About us

The playground is staffed by qualified playworkers and youthworkers throughout the year, opening after school Tuesday’s to Friday’s (3.30 – 6pm) and Saturdays (10.30-2, then closed for lunch, re-open from 3pm – 6pm)  during term times and Tuesday’s to Friday’s all day during school holidays. We have two evenings a week dedicated to our young people (ages 11-17), Mondays & Thursdays 6.45pm -8.30pm.  We have over 1,000 registered users plus accompanied casual use by up to another thousand children. We can see usership from 450/day to 20/day (summer holiday/winter after-school). In addition to open access play, the site has become known as a place to get informal (ie not ‘official’) support, is a food bank and clothes/bedding bank distributor, a referral point for children and parents into other services and a meeting point for parents and families, many of whom experience isolation.

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