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We are Leeds Play Network, the only charity in the Leeds area dedicated to promoting play and providing free play opportunities for children across the entire city. We have existed for over 25 wonderful years and made thousands of children happy over the years.
This makes us the local experts in play, which is what brought us a Child Friendly Leeds award in the Overall Contribution in January 2016.
We are very busy trying to keep at least 1,500 children playing each year and the demand for our services is growing. This is why we need your help and donations! As long-time passionate advocates for children’s happiness, we get incredible feedback from both children and adults; this keeps us going, but we need an extra-push...

Your money will be invested in all our projects and the results are visible and tangible. You can even join us on one of our play sessions to see exactly where the money has gone and what impact it had on children.

Will you help Leeds Play Network make children happy?

Along with being a play information hub, these are some of the things we do:
  • Mobile Play sessions, free, open access and with a focus on outdoor play, delivered during school holidays in parks, community and children’s
    centres or schools;

  • Play Partners service, a bespoke 1:1 short break support service focused on inclusion, that enables children and youngpeople with special needs to independently access mainstream play environments, different leisure activities or vocational courses;
  • Playstreets, a local project part of the national street play initiative which involves providing help and support for local residents to close their streets for children to play out;

  • Artful Dodgers, a series of arts and crafts
    workshops for children, delivered during the holidays in the city center;
  • REPLAY, a scrapstore providing affordable
    resources for play, arts and crafts.
Get in touch if you want to be involved in any of our projects.

Charity No: 1038534

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