Happy Kids


Project I Love to Control will provide 245 deprived children in Hackney and its neighbouring boroughs, with holiday play schemes during the school holidays of 2018/2019. They will enjoy fun play opportunities, novel arts and crafts sessions and nature trips, which they are otherwise denied.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131849)

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  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
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Children in these boroughs hardly have the play opportunities required to promote healthy development. 'Many children live in overcrowded conditions and are denied opportunities to play in a safe, tolerant and fun environment' (Hackney Council 2008). 'out of 49 settings in Hackney, only three provide out of school provision... (Hackney Play Strategy 2007-2012) This lack of play opportunities negatively affects children's development.


At Happy Kids we believe that 'Regular enjoyment of time, space and opportunity to play is fundamental to children's happiness and essential to their healthy development' (Adrian Voce, Director of the Children's Play Council). We have therefore created project I love to Control so that we can provide play opportunities during school holidays when play is so important to children and to their parents many of whom carry work related responsibilities in addition to their household responsibilities.