Family Information Service

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Room 238, Civic Centre, Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AN
T: 01685 727400

Playful Childhoods

Playful Childhoods

The Playful Childhoods website aims to help parents, carers and grandparents give children time, space and support to play at home and in their local community. It’s also useful for local groups and town and community councils to provide play friendly neighbourhoods in their areas. The resources can also be used by professionals in their work with children and families.

The website provides:

  • Practical ideas about providing time, space and stuff to play with
  • Top tips, ‘how to’ guides and ideas for children’s play
  • Information about raising awareness about the importance of play
  • Guidance about planning a community play area
  • Examples of playful communities and projects across Wales
  • Links to information on play opportunities available in every local authority in Wales


Playful Childhoods Guide


Last updated: October 2019