Welcome to the South Gloucestershire Holiday Playscheme

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

The playscheme offered free play for children from 5 – 11 years of age for 4 weeks over the 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 ran from Monday to Friday, starting at 10.30am and finishing at 2.30pm, including a packed lunch.

Our summer report will be published late October 2021.

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
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, Patchway Council, Almondsbury Charity, Awards for Everyone, South Gloucestershire Council – HAF Funding Department of Education, Tesco Bags.