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Sheffield Play Association


Sheffield Play Association is intended to begin to rebuild the playwork infrastructure in Sheffield and combat the isolation and lack of support that many play providers and playworkers experience.

The Association was initially set up by 4 local organisations: Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, MASKK, Friends of Richmond Park and Highfields Adventure Playground

Membership is open to individuals or organisations that deliver/facilitate play services

  • for children aged 5 – 14 years
  • in line with the Playwork Principles and
  • share the aims of Sheffield Play Association

Our aim is to promote public appreciation of the value and importance of play in children’s lives and campaign for, develop and sustain opportunities, in Sheffield, that support the child’s right to play in accordance with UN Convention on the Rights of Child, Article 31

We engage with the wider playwork sector within the region and nationally to keep abreast of new developments and contribute to initiatives about the future of playwork and the benefits of play for children.

We provide

  • monthly networking meetings for playworkers, to share ideas and problems, promote and share good practice in playwork.
  • twice yearly email newsletter
  • promote play opportunities, playschemes and events organised by members
  • an annual ‘Play Market’ event for parents, carers and playworkers

Through our members we hope to be able to provide guidance for anyone interested in setting up new community based play initiatives.

For more information please check out our facebook page, Sheffield Play Association. Our website is currently under construction.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Yanina Koszalinski
0114 273 7121

Where to go


Our monthly networking meetings rotate around different venues. Please email or telephone for further details


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monthly networking meetings are currently held on the first Friday of each month (except August and January) from 11am to 1pm.
Session Information
These are informal meetings. We start with news and updates then move onto a topic for discussion or an activity to try. Refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch.

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