Autumn Play Statement

No Open Access Community Play Sessions

The continuation of restrictions on outdoor group gatherings as well as social distancing sadly means that we cannot currently return to after school community play sessions this Autumn.

We understand that this will be a big disappointment to the hundreds of children and families that come to meet our Play Rangers and enjoy our free active and creative play activities in their local park. Parks and green spaces are available for you to ‘Get Out and Play’ in with your family and friends, and many playgrounds across Gloucestershire have reopened too. Just remember that you do have to observe social distancing measures.

Our Play Rangers are looking forward to resuming our community play activities when restrictions are lifted.

My Park Project

We are still running our My Park project, funded by Sport England and the #iwill fund.  We will be meeting up with Park Activists for active walks and will continue to work with our partner schools.

Play 2 Recover

In October we will start a new project, Play 2 Recover, funded by a grant from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery.  We will be doing targeted, closed access Play Nurture work to support the most vulnerable children; we will also continue our Virtual Play Rangers and will connect with our Young Volunteers.  Thanks to the Government for funding this work.

Bags of Play

We are currently putting together Family Bags of Play, working with local charities and social care to distribute them to families in Gloucestershire facing difficult circumstances over Christmas.

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Play Gloucestershire is a registered charity that delivers active and creative outdoor play in urban and rural communities, whatever the weather, all year round. Activities are both school and community based, and our Play Rangers provide adventure, friendship and fun for hundreds of school aged children each year.

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