Youth & Children

RAF Benevolent Fund: Airplay Project

Airplay is the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24 million support programme for RAF families.

The charity is providing a huge range of facilities, equipment and activities for toddlers through to teenagers on 28 RAF stations across the UK.

Airplay has three main elements:

• Airplay Parks: brand new multi-use games areas (MUGA) and rejuvenated play parks
• Airplay Youth Support: safe, supervised activities delivered by trained youth workers
• Airplay Childcare Centres: making childcare more accessible and affordable by building childcare centres on or near 27 RAF stations

Find out more on the Airplay website:


4Children is the national charity dedicated to creating opportunities and building futures for all children. From children’s centres to extended schools, childcare to play provision, parenting support to support for young people - 4Children is at the forefront of delivery and supporting innovative children’s services ensuring that all children and families get the support they need in their community.

4Children Website

Sesame Workshop's Talk, Listen, Connect website

This excellent website provides a number of publications and videos aimed at helping the children of US Service personnel before, during and after deployment. There are items for all ages from 2 upwards and although it is designed for the US market, you may find some of the material of use to our community:

Talk, Listen, Connect