About Mapa

The playground is staffed by qualified playworkers throughout the year, opening after school and on Saturdays during term times and Monday to Friday all day during school holidays. 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.

More About Mapa

We open two evenings a week just for teenagers (although dozens do come after-school as well) and we also support other voluntary youth work in the surrounding area. And two days a week we work in partnership with SoLO (Solihull Life Opportunities) who bring groups of disabled children and/or young people to the playground – we want to build on this so that more of these children can come at other times too.

Meriden Adventure Playground

Fun with Family & Friends

The playground is staffed by qualified playworkers throughout the year, opening after school and on Saturdays during term times and Monday to Friday all day during school holidays. 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.

Fun in the Outdoors

We offer an open access staffed adventure playground providing an after school/playscheme service to local 0-16 year olds and their families, plus project and ‘free time’ use by schools and pupil referral units on weekdays. We also open two evenings a week just for young people. The playground aims to compensate for the lack of play opportunities to children in the area caused by heavy traffic and roads, an unsupportive attitude to children’s play from adults and both real and perceived dangers of crime, drugs and predatory adults.