What we do

The playscheme is designed to support children in the local area to play and learn in the presence of others in a safe and child-friendly environment. 

It’s all about fun and encouraging the children and young people to learn and develop their skills through playing with others. Many of the activities undertaken encourage learning and creative play.

  • Creativity and crafts 
  • Performing arts 
  • Team play and puzzles 
  • Sports 
  • Outdoor and indoor games 
  • Dressing up 
  • Face painting 

We offer themed weeks with special events that circulate each of the venue. You can see the detail on Ticket Tailor.

We hope they have a brilliant time making friends and learning new skills as part of the South Gloucestershire Playscheme. 

“This year so many children will benefit from this! My children love it!”

PARENT FROM EASTER 2021 PLAYSCHEME

Easter crafts
Bristolian Productions perform Hansel & Gretal
Performance of Hansel & Great
Boys exploring
Summer Half Term Family Fun Days

We’re busy planning free family fun days for the summer half term. Parents / carers and their children can join in with activities like pebble painting, Nerf gun games, giant garden games, glitter tattoes, and lots, lots more.

Weather dependent it will take place in a mix of indoors and outdoors. So come along and bring a picnic. Refreshments will be available to buy, but lunches won’t be provided this time.

There are no age limits for children – but they must be accompanied by a parent / carer.

They will run from 10.30am – 2.30pm in the following venues / dates:

  • Monday 30 May – Kingswood Park
  • Tuesday 31 May – St Nicholas Family Centre, Yate
  • Wednesday 1 June – The Patch Youth Centre, Patchway

Booking isn’t required for these events, so simply turn up on the day. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. It is free, but donations are welcome.

2021 SG Playscheme Round Up

Last year we are proud to have run 184 play session over half terms, Easter, Summer and Winter school holiday that reached 1593 different young people across the South Gloucestershire area. To find out more read our 2021 Report.

Our winter holidays playscheme ran from 20 – 23 December 2021 with free events in Patchway, Yate & Kingswood. The themed events included Snow Day, Hanuka, Christmas and New Year and pantomime performances from Bristolian Productions. AND Christmas elves.

Photograph of racing on upside down cups
Photo showing marshmallow and pasta construction creativity.
Marshmallow mega structure building
Our staff bring different play skills

Each location has a team leader with four play workers who bring different skills to their group. So when we recruit staff to the play-scheme, we try and spread this skill base around so that all sites are equipped with a variety of skilled staff.

However, it may be worth checking out different locations to see how they do things differently or to experience their approach to dance, sport, painting and games. 

Photograph of group singing and recording their own song.
Song writing and recording sessions with Notivate.

South Gloucestershire Playscheme is a small charity that values its staff.  Our staff work hard and deserve to be paid accordingly.  Working with children can be challenging at times, but can be rewarding too.  The pay should also be rewarding.

Logo accredited to Living Wage employers
Youth Work Training Opportunities at the Playscheme

Having fun, qualified and professional Youth Workers running the play sessions is the corner stone of what we do. 

This is why we also deliver Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles and Level 3 Diploma Youth Work Practice courses, which are accredited by the NOCN – National Open College Network.  In fact, 17 learners have already passed the Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles with some continuing on to the Level 3 Diploma. For more information …

“Thank you, my children really needed this.”

PARENT FROM EASTER 2021 SESSION

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