Paul Hocker from London Play explains how to make some simple musical instruments using things you will find around your home.

About London Play

Founded in 1998, London Play is the advocate for children and young people living in the capital to access their right to play. Our team are campaigners, creators, innovators, and facilitators who strive to ensure the capital’s children and young people have the best free play opportunities near to where they live.

Although small, we are influential. Our track record includes award-winning street play initiatives and innovative nature play projects, which not only provide a multitude of benefits for thousands of children but pave the way for others to engage in these activities. We have received regional and global recognition for this work, including coverage from the BBC, the Guardian and Sky News.

We forge important and inventive partnerships to spread the word of play. This has encouraged others worldwide to partake in the trail-blazing ideas we create here in London. Using our expertise, London Play informs and advises both corporate and institutional organisations, ranging from IKEA to the Mayor of London, on crucial play-related matters.

At our core is the fight for the children and young people of London to have access to play. This is no mean feat, but we have the passion and drive to continue. We are agile in our work, and have adapted with changes in the sector, growing responsibilities, and funding wins and losses. In the last few years, drastic cuts to play provisions means that other providers have suffered. This has piled a lot more pressure on us, but we have risen to the challenge and continue to create bright ideas that make happier London childhoods.

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