Play Across the City
Such a lovely session. Great to be outdoors, in a safe environment for play. Good range of open ended play equipment to stimulate children's creative thinking. Mix of age groups and parents/ carers attended. Children enjoyed playing together and adults had a nice opportunity to chat with other adults too. Very welcoming hosts. Have recommended to other friends and their children." Satty, August 2022
This year, drawing on feedback from play friends who had come along to play before, we delivered these sessions as drop-in between 10.00 and 2.00pm through August 2022 so that there was a time to suit everyone's routine and schedule. For the final play session, with support from Active Black Country, we were able to partner with the Dr Bike team who brought along the opportunity to celebrate the location of the Commonwealth Games Cycling Trials at West Park including balance bikes for little ones and smoothie bikes for big ones!
Wolves Play Café and the local families of the parks are very grateful and pleased with the successful Play in the Parks programme this summer. We will be back playing in Ward Street Park in April 2022 with support from Grantham Yorke Trust and would love to play again at West Park and Phoenix Park by securing further funding to ensure accessible play sessions for young children in the city can continue in the spring and summer school holidays to August 2023.
This would mean little ones and their caregivers can come and play again, we can see how much you've grown and hear your stories, helping to create long-term positive impacts and outcomes for physical and mental wellbeing in Wolverhampton.
If you would like to support the project, we'd love to talk to you at firstname.lastname@example.org
With gratitude to Grantham Yorke Trust and the below funders of August 2022's Play in the Parks Programme.