Since the adoption of “The Right to Play” as an international focal theme for terre des hommes Germany, tdh has been supporting play programmes and advocacy work in Southern Africa. A Chance to Play Southern Africa (tdh partner) and terre des hommes Germany were invited to a Seminar on co-creating playful cities in Johannesburg by UNICEF to be part of the discussion on advocating and strengthening play networks in the Region. The seminar took place on the 25th February in Pretoria, South Africa. Different stakeholders and child rights organisations shared experiences and discussed lessons and reflections on co- creating playful cities in Johannesburg. Ntsiki Mackay- Anderson (founding director and researcher for Hummingbird) did a presentation on her experience on working with children in formal and informal settings in Johannesburg, South Africa and in London. The presentation sparked an informative debate amongst the attendees at the seminars where they discussed the advantages of having pop up play settings all over Johannesburg. Pop- up play is when facilitators play or play ambassadors set up a play environment in informal setting, bringing toys for everyone to join in and play. Pop Up play has been popular in other countries as it is considered as a cheaper way to stimulate play for both parents and children. Representatives from different organisations also shared their experiences on different play models discussing the advantages and disadvantages. The main purpose for the seminar was to create a strong network amongst child rights organisation in Co-creating playful cities in Johannesburg by adopting each other’s successful experiences on advocating for play and putting together different play models.