Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August.
On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.
As well as a celebration of children's right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.
Play is an essential part of every child's life and is vital for their development. Through play, children explore the world around them and develop and practise skills.