Welcome to the South Gloucestershire Holiday Playscheme

South Gloucestershire Playscheme, formerly known as the ‘Four Towns Play Association’ run free playschemes for children in the school holidays at venues across South Gloucestershire including Patchway, Severn Beach, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke, Kingswood and Yate.

The playscheme offers free play sessions for children from 5 – 11 years of age who live or go to school in South Gloucestershire. We support local children to play and learn in the presence of others in a safe and child-friendly environment. Last summer we hosted four weeks of play sessions, one week at Christmas, February half term family fun days, two weeks over the Easter 2022 school holiday and Whitsun half term family fun days.

Circus skills
Creative Play
Visiting theatre companies

Summer Holiday Playscheme 1 – 26 August 2022

We are currently planning our summer holiday playscheme and we are pleased to confirm the following:

VenueDatesAge Group
Patchway
The Patch Youth Centre
1st – 26th August
10.30am-2.30pm
Monday to Friday each week
5-11 year olds
Stoke Gifford
Little Stoke Community Centre / The Poplar Rooms
1st – 26th August
10.30am-2.30pm
Monday to Friday each week
2 weeks in Little Stoke and 2 weeks in Poplar Rooms
5-11 year olds
Bradley Stoke
Bowsland Green Primary School
1st – 26th August
10.30am-2.30pm
Monday to Thursday each week
5-11 year olds
Yate
St Nicholas Family Centre
1st – 26th August
10.30am-2.30pm
Tuesday to Thursday each week
5-11 year olds
Kingswood
Beacon Rise Primary School
1st – 26th August
10.30am-2.30pm
Tuesday to Thursday each week
5-11 year olds
Barton Hill
Wellspring
25th July – 2nd September
2-6pm
Tuesday to Thursday each week
7-11 year olds

Bookings will open on 1st July for children on BENEFIT RELATED free school meals. This does not include children who get free school meals as they are in key stage 1. It is only if you are on benefits and get them for this reason. This is a requirement of a few funders who provide a large part of our funding. 

Bookings will open for everyone on 4th July. 

Photo of 2 children balancing

Our aim is to ensure children have fun and also to provide a break for parents.

The scheme provides a safe and fun environment for children to enjoy a range of activities including arts, crafts, sports and team games. 


“This has helped my child, who has struggled not seeing friends”

Parent in Easter 2021 Playgroup


If your child struggled during the lockdown this is ideal to help make up for some social and educational losses during lockdown. 


“My son needed this safe space. I am so glad he is talking to the team about how he feels.”

Parent in Easter 2021 Playgroup


Every year we apply to lots of different funding pots.  We feel it’s important to ensure that there is no cost to the families that attend our scheme.  

We would like to say a huge thank you to the following funders that have given us funding so far this year:

Bradley Stoke Town Council, Stoke Gifford Parish Council, Patchway Council, Almondsbury Charity, Awards for Everyone, South Gloucestershire Council – HAF Funding Department of Education, ASDA.