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Play Sessions

Open Access Play Sessions

Ready, Steady, Go!  - funded by Children in Need


These are open access sessions, which means children are free to come and go as they please.

We have a duty of care to children who attend, but parents/carers remain responsible for your children at all times. All our playworkers have enhanced DBS (police) checks and at least one playworker per session is first aid trained.

Playing outdoors is great for children’s physical, social and emotional health. It also improves confidence, communication and life skills.

Here are just some of the things you can do…

  • Make friends
  • Take part in sports games
  • Have a go at circus skills
  • Get crafty and make everything from dinosaurs to adventure kits
  • Join in the Playworks Obstacle Challenge
  • Be part of a team
  • Build a den and play in nature
  • Plus lots, lots more ... Let us know your ideas!

Sessions run from 3.30pm to 5.30pm Tuesday and Thursday:

The sessions are closed for the Winter months, we are back in on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st February 2019!

Tuesday Sessions @ Queens Walk Recreation Ground, NG2 2DF 

Thursdays  Sessions @ Forest Recreation Ground

Free Family Play Sessions

Saturday sessions

Scrap Saturday family sessions are on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12noon at PlayWorks.

These two hour sessions provide the perfect time for some family crafting with a theme each month to inspire your creativity. You will be using ScrapStore materials to build and make your creations at PlayWorks.

One parent said ‘We love the Saturday craft sessions – to have all the materials available and help on hand is brilliant. My daughter loves the freedom to create and my son has been with his carer and enjoyed it too!’


Community Initiative 

Our Park - funded by HealthRegard 

A new community intiatiative delivering play sessions in partnership with local residents and young people, empowering local people to create a positive change in their community creating a sense of belonging, making their neighbourhood an attractive place to Play, live and work. “Our Park” play sessions have started in St Ann’s and will be rolled out in other communities in Nottingham. These play session enable children to assess fun, safe play sessions in their local park, sessions run weekly after school and in the holidays. 



Previous Locations of Play Sessions

PlayWorks has been delivering sessions on different Parks, Streets and Green spaces for a number of years, these are a list of some of the areas we have been in the last couple of years; Arbouretum, Aspley, Basford, Bestwood, Clifton, Hyson Green, Meadows, Lenton, Radford, Snienton, St Ann's and more!