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Let's Play Ireland

Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

Playing is central to children’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Children learn through play while developing resilience, flexibility and understanding of their world. Play in families enriches childhood. All children and young people have a right to play.

Play has never been more important, but during this time please follow the HSE advice on physical distancing and wash your hands. For more information go to

This week’s theme is Let’s Play Outdoors. For new resources on this theme please click on the Let’s Play Outdoors button below.

Have Your Say

The following survey has been developed to review the impact of coronavirus restrictions on children and young people’s ability to maintain their play worlds and friendship groups. The survey runs from 8am Tuesday 26 May until midnight on Tuesday 02 June. If you would like to take part please click here.

Let’s Play Ireland is part of a suite of initiatives for parents created by DCYA. For more parenting resources visit Parents Centre.