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Are There Enough Playgrounds in the UK?

There are more than 16,000 playgrounds provided by district councils in England, but are there enough to serve the 11 million children aged under 15 nationwide? Well, those figures equate to around 690 children to each playground, so there’s clearly a problem here. What are the consequences of a society that doesn’t invest in play?

This report uses data from the England and Wales 2011 Census, Fair Play for Children’s survey of 326 local authorities and

Parish councils and privately or community-funded playgrounds are not included.

How Do Things Play out in Your Local Area? Search for your nearest parks with – how many can you find in your area? We thought we’d try a little experiment. We checked our local area, managed by East Hampshire District Council.

East Hampshire District Council provides a grand total of 16 play areas in the region to serve (as of the 2011 census) over 20,000 children under 15 years old. That’s 1,250 children...

Music Activities: Schools' Autism Awareness Week

We’re coming to the end of the first ever National School Autism Awareness Week (14-18 March) led by the National Autistic Society. During the week schools have been encouraged to get involved in a wide variety of activities to raise autism awareness and equip a new generation with the knowledge to accept and empathise with autistic people.

There are at least 1 in 100 people in the UK with autism. Autism is a complex developmental disability which affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviours and is a ‘spectrum disorder’ that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.

Music and autism research supports the benefits that music and music therapy has on individuals with autism. The most compelling evidence lies in the areas of social and emotional communication, reduced anxiety, increased speech output and increased interaction with peers.

Autism and music do definitely go together and there...

​Report finds disabled children ‘being excluded from play’

Yesterday, the former Labour Home Secretary Lord Blunkett and the national deafblind charity, Sense, launched a national report, ‘The Case for Play’. The report revealed that play opportunities for the 570,000 disabled children in England and Wales and specifically the 100,000 with complex care needs, are failing at every level, resulting in these children missing out on play vital to their development.

Lord Blunkett found the report “both illuminating and thought-provoking” as it identifies a lack of attention by government, insufficient funding at a local level and negative attitudes towards disabled children and their families. It follows a three month public inquiry into the provision of play opportunities for disabled children aged 0-5 with multiple needs.

Sense, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who have sensory impairments and complex needs, are campaigning for changes to the way play services are designed and delivered and plans...

Pancake Day Musical Fun and Activities and Songs to Sing!

Happy Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday (known as Pancake Day) is the traditional day of feasting and fun before the forty days of Lent that lead up to Easter. The idea was to use up any luxury foods that will not be eaten during Lent. To do this they made pancakes using all the eggs, butter and milk, and then enjoying them with a variety of tasty fillings. The next day, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the period of fasting begins.

Shrove Tuesday has more than its fair share of unique and unusual songs, rhymes and poems. It’s a great opportunity to read stories and poems, sing songs and play music before cooking up a stack of yummy pancakes, flipping them, racing with them and then of course eating them!

Here is a few Pancake Day songs to sing outdoors before the pancake tossing begins!

Tune of ‘Skip To My Lou’

Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan That’s for my dinner today


National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) Members enjoy no-fail music making!

Percussion Play were delighted to join up with Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory to exhibit at this year’s National Farm Attraction Network annual conference and trade show.

With over 250 members, The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) originally started as a networking organisation. Now, as well as knowledge sharing and encouraging best practices, it keeps members up to date on the latest advice from HSE, represents the farm attraction industry at government meetings, provides ongoing support and guidance and runs regular member events such as open days, roadshows and workshops. The NFAN Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition is their biggest event of the year.

Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory specialise in designing and creating amazing indoor and outdoor play areas with quirky twists for farm parks and adventure parks such as Peppa Pig World, Cannon Hall Farm, Heads of Ayr Farm Park and Knockhatch Adventure Park to name just a few.

A day out at a Farm Park just isn’t...