It represents the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both outdoor and indoor play equipment and safer surfacing. Its member companies are the UK’s leading providers of outdoor playground equipment; indoor play equipment and safety surfacing for schools, local authorities, parish councils, leisure attractions, holiday parks, housing developments, hospitality venues and commercial enterprises.
The API campaigns at the highest levels for policy recognition of the value of play. Play delivers a raft of wide-ranging benefits to children’s development, health and wellbeing and every child has a fundamental right to play. The API believes that provision of high-quality play facilities has a vital role to play in tackling the nation’s physical inactivity epidemic and as well as addressing wider societal problems like exclusion and anti-social behaviour.