Welcome to Play Action International, formerly East African Playgrounds in the UK. Read about our rebrand.


After 2 years of having to postpone our volunteer trips due to covid, we are now SO looking forward to summer 2022 and are confident that you will be able to have one of the BEST summers of your life!

We have over 10 years’ experience safely delivering life-shaping experiences for volunteers including during several Ebola outbreaks and national elections! All of our activities are risk assessed and insured, and once out in Uganda you will be supported by our highly experienced, local team.

Uganda currently has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality in the world. Where the UK is currently 4th highest the world in terms of total number of country cases with 8,317,443, Uganda stands at 108th with 124,924 cases. In terms of total number of deaths, UK is currently 8th in the world with 138,237 deaths, and Uganda is 88th with 3,179 deaths. For the total number of cases per 100k people, the UK stands at 22nd (12,731 cases per 100k people), with Uganda at 183rd (282 cases per 100k people). Numbers correct as of 15/10/2021.

Our team in the UK and Uganda are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and guidance to ensure that we can keep you up to date with everything you need to know. If you have any other concerns or want to chat things through, we’re here for you!


This is a very common concern but an unnecessary one! Uganda is an amazing country that over 1.5 million tourists visit each year and is classed as an excellent place to travel, due to not only to what it has to offer but also its stability and safety. Uganda has won awards for being the ‘Number 1 country to visit in the world’ and has the same risk level as Australia, Belgium and France. Since 2009 we have had over 2,000 volunteers safely visit Uganda with us. We answer some more common questions on Safety in Uganda here.

If you are concerned about the recent news concerning the terrorist attack in Kampala, please find our Uganda Safety and Security Update statement here.