Unwelcoming communities stop children playing out

Intolerant attitudes and a lack of dedicated community spaces are preventing children from playing out where they live, survey results released today for Playday 2013 have revealed.

The survey, commissioned by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland, found that over 50% of adults reported playing out at least seven times a week when they were growing up, compared to less than a quarter of children (23%) today, with 40% of children saying they want to play out more.

Read the full article on the website for the Institute for Outdoor Learning.