2017 marks the seventh year that Guildford Borough Council’s Playrangers will be celebrating Love Outdoor Play Week, in association with Re:Play, the play association of the South East of England.
This special week focuses on highlighting the play opportunities on offer in the fantastic green spaces across the South East.
It is an annual celebration with events organised all over the region to help children and young people get out and play; encouraging and promoting outdoor play, whatever the weather. Reminding play workers, community workers and families alike that outdoor play is not just for the summer.
Aims and objectives
- to raise awareness of rising levels of childhood obesity and to encourage more outdoor play
- to contribute towards making children more physically active
- to improve and maintain physical and mental health and overall well-being
- to encourage children and their families to be active in the outdoors by providing free activities at sites around their home and local communit
- to highlight the importance of play in children’s development and well-being
- to provide opportunities for children of all abilities and backgrounds to play together in their communities.
Join in the fun between March 20 and 24 during the usual weekly Playranger sessions:
- Monday, March 20: Pirbright Village Green GU24 0JE
- Tuesday March 21, Coronation Gardens, Ash Hill Road, Ash GU12 5DN
- Wednesday, March 22 Westborough play area, Park Barn Drive GU2 8EU
- Thursday, March 23, The Green, Oak Tree Drive, Bellfields, GU1 1JT
- Friday, March 24, Hornhatch Green, Chilworth, GU4 8AX
Each session runs daily after school, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
There will be a variety of playful, creative and sporty activities available daily on the theme of ‘Giant Games’; such as giant art, giant, smores, giant table football, giant bubbles – all in all there will be a giant amount of fun!
The latest edition of the Joining In! booklet for Westborough and Park Barn is now published, containing details of things to do and how to get more involved in your community.
Once again, groups and organisations are listed with what they have to offer. There’s something of all interest for all ages!
Free copies have already been distributed to schools and churches.
Any other groups or persons who would like copies please contact David Rose on 07825 419408 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joining In! project aims to make it easy for local residents to find out how they can help out and volunteer in their neighbourhood.
To do that we need to make sure we have a good up to date list of all the opportunities there are for volunteering in both the Westborough and Park Barn area and also in Bellfields and Slyfield (Stoke ward).
We need a volunteer in each area to help us visit voluntary and community groups and find out what volunteer help they need and help them advertise these opportunities on the Joining In! website and in the Volunteer Centre.
If you like meeting people and believe that it’s good to get involved in helping out in your community then this is a role that will interest you. You will get full training lots of support from our team, hours are very flexible and can be arranged as to when you are available.
Contact us by filling out the application form by clicking here to Voluntary Action South West Surrey for the Westborough post and here to Voluntary Action South West Surrey for the Stoke post and we will get in touch and let you know more.
“Our focus is on creating a cohesive community network, whereby we can support groups and residents to assist each other in making Stoke a great place to live. “
Guildford Playrangers is an exciting, drop in, outdoor play service aimed at children and young people aged eight to 12, although children of all ages are welcome (under-eights must be accompanied by an adult).
Our fun-filled sessions are always held outdoors; in parks and open spaces. The sessions are free and the Playrangers come equipped with lots of play resources, games and ideas.
Volunteer opportunities: If you have lots of energy, are aged 18 and over and would like to volunteer on this project, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the lead Playranger. A Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) will be requested for the successful volunteers prior to appointment.
Thursday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm (term-time only)
Bellfields Green, Hazel Avenue
Amanda Pick, Play and Youth Development Officer, Guildford Borough Council’s Parks and Leisure Services. Tel: 07799 133608