Every child has the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
For December we are looking at the right that children have to find times of enjoyment through play and relaxation. Children and young people have the right to have fun in the way they want to, whether by playing sports, watching films, or something else entirely. They have the right to rest, too.
Children and young people should be able to take part freely in cultural activities, just like adults. The government should make sure it's easy for them to do this whether or not they have a disability.
The right to play is as fundamental as any other right in the UNCRC. Being able to relax and unwind in the way they want to is vital to a child or young person’s health and happiness, and to making sure they are as fulfilled as they can be.