Enriching lives through play

At Play Action International our mission is to create opportunities for disadvantaged children to learn, develop and heal through play



Play is the best way to help children recover from trauma. Help us give Ukrainian refugee children the gift of play today.

Play is a powerful yet simple way for trauma affected children to process their experiences, express their thoughts and feelings and reduce stress. Play Action International’s Ukraine Play Box Appeal, aims to give boxes of toys and play materials to as many Ukrainian children seeking refuge as possible, both in the UK and in Eastern Europe.

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“No longer afraid”

When Peter arrived at his new home, a refugee settlement in Uganda, with over 200,000 others, he was afraid and traumatised. His Social Worker, Isaac, told us his story…

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Our work

Our work

We work with communities to enable them to realise the far-reaching benefits of play for children

We create and implement innovative and exciting playgrounds, play based educational materials and training programmes for disadvantaged communities across the world.

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