Play Wales – This is why Play is so important

Play Wales have developed a new short film to celebrate Children’s Play in Wales – This is why Play is so important. Watch now!

The short film has a strong focus on children and teenagers’ voices – they tell us what play means to them. The film portrays why play is vital to children’s development, health, wellbeing and happiness. It also includes interviews with adults reflecting on their first play memory and how it has left a lasting impression on them.

Play Wales commissioned the film to highlight to adults working with children and families – as well as parents and carers – the importance of play in children’s lives in Wales, and how we can all support it. We hope the film helps everyone recognise and value that nothing could be more important to our children’s lives than… play.