Summer 2020

Adventure Playground Opening Days and Hours

  • Wednesday 5th Aug
  • Friday 7th Aug
  • Monday 10th Aug
  • Wednesday 12th Aug
  • Friday 14th Aug
  • Monday 17th Aug
  • Wednesday 19th Aug
  • Friday 21st Aug
    11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm (More dates to follow)

Email manager@gwealantops.org to book a place stating child’s name, age, day and time and what option they would like. 

We have been working hard to ensure that we meet Covid-19 government guidance for playgrounds and are pleased to be able to open the adventure playground this summer. However, we have had to change some of our practices to ensure that we keep everyone safe. As you will have noticed we have introduced shorter bookable sessions. This is to limit numbers to under 30 children on-site, split into smaller groups to be able to track and trace users in the event of a further outbreak. Each day we will be offering 2 sessions.

Staff will practice social distancing and we will encourage children to practice social distancing as well in line with the government’s current guidance. As the risk of transmission is considerably lower outdoors, our summer offer will be outdoors only on the adventure playground. In case of bad weather we have three spaces under cover where we will carry on activities.

The playground will be open for children aged 7 and over. The Options split the children up into three smaller groups of 8-10 children and show whereabouts on the playground the children will be. For each of the options below we will be talking to the children and finding out what they want to do in their group. We suggest that children try different areas and they also talk to their friends to meet up in the same small group. If the options are full, where possible, we will offer an alternative.

Option One:  Wheels Plus. This group is in the tarmac area in our back playground. A session for bikes, scooters and skateboards and so much more. Although we do have a few bikes and trikes we ask where possible that children bring their own wheels. We will also be playing sports and games or doing other practical activities.

EITHER  Morning: 11.15 -1.15pm                      OR                  Afternoon: 1.45 – 3.45pm

 

Option Two: Play Structures.This group will be on the main playground and around our large wooden play structures. We will also be playing sports and games, making camps and other practical activities.

EITHER Morning: 10.45 – 12.45 pm             OR                     Afternoon 2.15 – 4.15pm

 

Option Three: Create & Do. This group is on the main playground but around the smaller play structures and on our grassy area. Children will be able to ‘create and do’ using arts and crafts, making things, and having access to the smaller structures and jumping platform some of the time.

EITHER  Morning: 11 – 1pm                   OR                               Afternoon 2 – 4pm

To book a place please email manager@gwealantops.org with the option that you want, either morning or afternoon, date and child’s name and age. 

As part of the confirmation of booking a place this summer parents, children and young people will receive their allocated drop off (arrival) and collection times. We will be asking all parents/carers who collect their children to stay outside the adventure playground’s main gate and to keep social distancing measures using the physical distancing markings on the ground as a guide.

Once all the children have arrived, we will be closing the gates and children will not be able to come and go as they please.

Please note that we will not be providing any refreshments so children should bring their own flasks and drinks.

We will be reviewing our procedures and practices as the summer progresses and would welcome any feedback that you may have.