Play

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child specifically gives you a right to rest and relax
  • It’s more than just a right to chill out – it’s a right to have all sorts of opportunities and experiences outside of school
  • In Wales, your right ‘to play’ is recognised in lots of ways
Having time to relax, play and have lots of different opportunities to experience different activities is part of growing up. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives children and young people under the age of 18 a specific right to make the most of this. This is something that the Welsh government takes very seriously. The Welsh government recognises the right for children to experience the freedom and enjoyment of play and recreational activities, and is taking steps to make sure that all children have enough opportunities to play. Your rights also mean that you should be safe when you take part in these activities and that you should be treated the same as everyone else.

My Rights
Staying safe at play
Places to play
Clubs and organised activities
Time to play