Useful links Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation

Links to organisations related to our area of work.

Children's Play Information Service

The Children's Play Information Service (CPIS) is a national information service on children's play, part of NCB's Library and Information Service.


A magazine for practitioners in play

London Play

London Play aims for every child in London to have quality, accessible and inclusive play opportunities. We campaign for more and improved play spaces and services, and support playwork in the capital.

The National Playing Fields Association (NPFA)

Is an independent Royal Charter organisation, committed to acquiring, protecting and improving playing fields, playgrounds and playspace where they are most needed.

Play England

Play England is part of the children and young people's charity NCB and aims to promote children's play.

Playwork London

A not-for-profit social enterprise focusing on play and playwork education, training, research and consultancy.


A multi-faceted independent play and informal leisure consultancy working in the areas of design, planning, policy, strategy, local engagement, fundraising and organisational development.

National Public Radio

Video games article ' How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head - And Wallet'

International Play Association

IPA's purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child's right to play as a fundamental human right.

Pollock's Toy Museum Trust

Intelligent discussion on toys and play.

Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society

The local history society for the Leyton & Leytonstone area of east London

Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past

SSCIP is an international, multi-disciplinary society to promote the study of childhood and children in the past, from earliest human society to the twentieth century.

Free Play Network

The Free Play Network is an independent voice for play. We believe that children have a right to play and that play should be free for all. We aim to bring together everyone who values play.

Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation is part of the Faculty of Education & Health, University of Greenwich.