Happy Kids

I Love Summer Fun

This project will provide 90 deprived children aged 18months- 5 years, in Hackney and its neighbouring boroughs, with a 3 week summer playscheme where they will participate in fun and healthy activities otherwise denied to them.

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It ran from 11:00 AM, 16 May 2016 to 11:00 AM, 18 May 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131849)

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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 Summer Fun so that we can provide play opportunities during summer 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.