Children love to play. They need to play. So why not get your kids involved in a school holiday play project?
They might get muddy. They might even get a graze or two. But they will love it 🙂
We’ve teamed-up with local community councils to run projects in Cefn and Acrefair, Coedpoeth, Abenbury, Gwersyllt, Offa, Rhos and Johnstown, Rhostyllen, Brymbo and Rhosddu.
Sessions are usually held two or three times a week. They’re free, and they give children the chance to get out and play in their local community.
We want kids to play!
Wrexham Council has pledged to support play opportunities for children.
Councillor Andrew Atkinson has lead responsibility for youth services. He says: “Play should be a huge part of every child’s life. It’s right at the heart of how they experience and enjoy the world, and it helps them develop valuable skills.
“These school holiday projects are part of our Play Pledge to support play in Wrexham, and I’d encourage parents and children to go along and take a look.
“The sessions strike a really good balance between supervision and freedom, and seeing the kids enjoy themselves is absolutely brilliant.”
Tyres, crates and cardboard…
The projects don’t offer tightly-organised activities – the aim is to provide youngsters with the time, space and permission to play the way they choose.
Jay Davies, play development worker, explains: “Our playworkers run the sessions. They create a fun environment and provide lots of different resources like wood, tyres, crates, rope, paint and cardboard, as well as tools…so they can build and make things.
“The playworkers help keep the children safe, but they don’t tell the youngsters what to do. They let them explore their own ideas, and test their own limits and abilities.”
Come and see…
Parents are welcome to come and chat to our playworkers and see what’s going on.
And registering your child is easy. Just fill-in a form the first time you visit.
However, these sessions don’t provide formal childcare, and playworkers do not have a responsibility to keep your child on site…they can come and go as they choose.
So it’s a good idea to agree any rules or arrangements with your kids and playworkers beforehand.
Summer sessions kick off the week beginning Monday, July 22 and will run until the end of the school hols in early September.
Take a peep at the details below…
Cefn Mawr and Acrefair
- Mondays and Wednesdays at Plas Kynaston Park (next to the library)
- Fridays on Acrefair school field
- Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Adwy Field
- Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pentre Maelor (at the play area)
- Mondays and Tuesdays at Pendine Park
- Wednesdays and Thursdays at Bradley Fields
- Fridays at New Road, Summerhill
- Tuesdays at Luke O Connor House
- Wednesdays at Bryncabanau playground
- Thursdays and Fridays at Bellevue Park
Rhos and Johnstown
- Mondays and Tuesdays at Morton Circle (Johnstown)
- Wednesdays at Bryn y Brain
- Thursdays and Fridays at Ponciau Park
- Mondays to Fridays on the fields behind the Parish Hall
- Mondays and Tuesdays at Cheshire View
- Wednesdays at Miller Road (Brymbo)
- Thursdays and Fridays at Cae Merfyn, Tanyfron
- Mondays at Garden Road (outside the Salvation Army premises)
- Tuesdays at Ashfield Park (behind the tennis centre)
- Wednesdays at the Village Green, Garden Village (in front of Wat’s Dyke School)
- Thursdays and Fridays at Prices Lane skate park
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