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Play ideas and activities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We have put together some play ideas and activities for children, young people and families. There are lots of different ideas including themed play, arts and crafts videos, activity sheets, word games, puzzles, outdoor and indoor games.


The library of ideas will grow as we add more fun things to do.




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Every year we run a free National Playday event in one of the city’s green spaces.

Playday is an annual celebration raising awareness of children’s right to play and the importance of play in the lives of all children.  Play has huge benefits for children and young people, supporting their well-being and enabling them to explore and develop their understanding of the world around them.



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​​We have put together some fun arts and crafts activities for you to try at home:


Bubble wands activity sheet (530kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

List of what you will need and step by step instructions to make a bubble wand.




Outdoor flying parachute activity sheet (489kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

​List of what you will need and step by step instructions to make an outdoor flying parachute.










String pots activity sheet (563kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

​List of what you will need and step by step instructions to make a string pot.


Paper kites activity sheet (579kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​​​

List of what you will need and step by step instructions to make a paper kite.​​





We have put together some fun sensory activity ideas for children and families to enjoy at home. These activities include lots of different textures and colours.

Balloon stress balls activity sheet (140kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​

​​​​List of what you will need and step by step instructions to make a balloon stress ball.


How am I feeling activity sheet (260kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​

Step by step instructions to make a handprint to show how you are feeling.​


Sensory bottle activity sheet (266kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Information on how to create your own sensory bottle.



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