Welcome to the 2021 South Gloucestershire Holiday Playscheme

In the summer holidays 2021, South Gloucestershire Playscheme, formerly known as the ‘Four Towns Play Association’ is running a series of free playschemes for children. This year it will take place at venues across South Gloucestershire: Patchway, Severn Beach, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Bradley Stoke, Kingswood and Yate.

The playscheme offers free play for children from 5 – 11 years of age for 4 weeks this summer who live or go to school in South Gloucestershire. The playscheme supports local children to play and learn in the presence of others in a safe and child-friendly environment.

Sessions will run from Monday to Friday, starting at 10.30am and finishing at 2.30pm, including a packed lunch.

Two boys in Olympic style sack race
Olympic style sack race challenge
Photo of 2 girls doing creative play
Creative Play
Photo of Mr Peculiar and his side kick doing science tricks.
Mr Peculiar Live Show

The play dates will run in the following venues:

Patchway Youth Centre;

Stoke Gifford Trust Hall;

Severn Beach Primary School;

Little Stoke Community Hall;

Bowsland Green Primary School;

Kingswood – Beacon Rise Primary School;

Yate – St Nicholas Family Centre.

More information, including directions, can be found in the Locations page.

Runs from 2 – 27 August 2021
Photo of 2 children balancing

Our aim is to ensure children have fun over the summer 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


Photo of group showing their Olympic medal craft.

Every year we apply to lots of different funding pots.  We feel it 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, Almondsbury Charity, Awards for Everyone, South Gloucestershire Council – HAF Funding Department of Education, Tesco Bags.