New ways to play


Are you feeling stuck for new activity ideas to keep the kids happy and occupied? Check out the free play app from the British Toy and Hobby Association’s Make Time 2 Play campaign.

The not-for-profit campaign aims to make it easier for parents to access a host of play activities through its website, app and social media pages. With free daily play ideas and a library of resources on the benefits of play, the campaign also allows parents and carers to share their own play tips and suggestions with others.

Simply download the Make Time 2 Play app on your i0S and Android devices. Parents and carers can filter their search on the app by the age of their child, number of children participating, the play setting, the time duration and the different benefits of play. There’s something for everyone, from arts and craft activities to physical challenges and imaginative play – and for the time being the activities are limited to those you can enjoy in the home and garden.

Visit and follow the following social media channels:

@maketimetoplay – Instagram
@maketime2play – Facebook
@maketime2play – Twitter