Wolves Play Cafe's mission is to help create a safe, supportive and fun city for children of Wolverhampton to grow up in.
We do this by delivering play across the city in partnership with other great organisations who share the same values, creating and delivering Pay As You Feel stay and play sessions and distributing Play at Home Packs to families across the city.
We began playing in pilot play sessions in February 2019, talking with caregivers and listening to what’s important for play for young children in Wolverhampton.
We continue to listen and share stories by delivering a range of carefully developed early years stay and play sessions in community locations and schools across the city. Spaces have included Gatis Community Space, The Light House, Wednesfield Community Centre and All Saints Community Centre. Wherever possible, sessions are Pay As You Feel or subsidised by funding to create accessible play opportunities.
We became a Community Interest Company in July 2020 and opened our online shop with Play at Home resources and gifts to help strengthen the organisation and further our investment into accessible play across the city, particularly in this challenging time. Our Covid-19 response has included Play at Home Packs Project and outdoor play sessions in parks and community gardens throughout Wolverhampton.
We are working towards a permanent home for Wolves Play Cafe in the future and want to learn along the way with everyone so we can keep creating a fun and friendly place for children and caregivers of Wolverhampton to enjoy.
If you have any ideas or would like to support and help build the organisation in any way please get in touch with Lisa or Helen, we'd love to talk to you!
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We're always looking to hear from people who share our passion!
Wolves Play Cafe is so grateful of our funders and partners who are also passionate about play!
With thanks to:
The Light House
Gatis Community Space
Wednesfield Community Centre
Boundary Way Allotments
All Saints Action Network
Wolverhampton for Everyone
Midlands School of Social Entrepreneurs
Lloyds Bank Start-Up Programme
Millennium Point Charitable Trust
Postcode Community Trust
City of Wolverhampton Council - Holiday Squad
Low Hill Nursery School
Wolves Play Cafe is a not-for-profit organisation, all funds are invested into supporting young children and their caregivers in our city.