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Every Child Has a Right to Play

BAPP is a local voluntary organisation and Registered Charity. We promote and facilitate opportunities for children and young people to play and participate in positive activities. We promote the importance of self-directed play for child development and the rights of children.

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For information on BAPP's summer activities HAF2021 - Please see our playservice pages here.

All sessions are free, but spaces have to be prebooked.

Ecclesiastical Movement for Good

Can you help us?

Your nomination for Bath Area Play Project will put us in the running of winning £1,000! This will go towards buying resources and equipment that we use in play sessions for children and families.

With your help last year we won £1,000, please help us again!

Please spread the word and share with friends and family - the more votes we get, the better chance we have of winning!


Our Charity Number is 1013897 and we are a Community charity https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/


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Current Job Vacancies -


Summer Playworkers & Youth Workers
BAPP are looking for friendly and playful people to work as part of teams supporting children aged 5+ years to have a fun time playing and socialising with their friends and families during the school holidays.

You should have experience of working with children and or young people, hold a relevant qualification if possible or be willing to attend training, have a sense of humour and willingness to give anything a go!

Some positions involve working with disabled children/children with additional needs and experience of working or volunteering in this area would be useful although not essential. A positive attitude and inclusive approach is just as important and we welcome applications from those looking to gain experience.

All posts require satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check which we will pay for. We will provide access to Safeguarding training, Paediatric First Aid and other more specific as required e.g. Hoist training.

Work is during main school holidays including from 22nd July to 18th August either in holiday playschemes in Bath or community pop up play sessions across B&NES. You will be working with experienced playworkers who will support and coach you and we provide access to training.

Dates are:

Three Ways Holiday Playscheme

Thurs 22nd July to Wednesday 4th August can be worked with SOFA or the Hut

The Hut Holiday Playscheme Thursday 5th– Wednesday 18th August

SOFA – Thursday 5th– Wednesday 18th August with an overnight on 12th/13th August

Community Pop up Play – Thurs 22nd July to 18th August 4 days each week, morning sessions at a base and different locations in the afternoon. There may be additional hours available for 6 Sundays plus some prep.

The roles are meaningful work which genuinely make a huge difference for children and families and this summer, will be even more important than ever before to support and enable children to enjoy their right to play. Come & join the team and apply now!

Pay £10.34/hour inc HP



Saturday club play worker:

We are looking for playworkers for a new Saturday club for children 12+ with additional needs. Working Saturdays 11 - 2.30pm either in Bath or Midsomer Norton. For more details please email caroline@bathareaplayproject.co.uk



Shopping online?  When shopping online please think about supporting BAPP via the Amazon Smile scheme. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. Please click link below and the donation will be made at no extra cost to you.


Are you a Co-operative member and have a blue card?  Or if not, you can become a member for £1 and earn cash back on your shopping.


Once again, Bath Area Play Project have been chosen as a local Co-Op Community Fund Cause!  This runs from 25th October 2020 until 23rd Oct 2021, in which we receive two lump sum payments. This will go towards resources and venue costs for family play sessions to support families to play together.


How this works...... every time you shop in the co-op using your loyalty card, 3 local charities benefit. You can support all 3, or log in through the members portal and select BAPP. Wherever you are in the UK, once you are a member, you can choose BAPP – just extend the search radius to one that would include Bath BA1  or BA2 and then you will find us! Or use our cause number 48529


Every time you buy selected co-op branded products you will earn a % for local causes as well as earning your own points to spent at your leisure. Nice wee bonus in time for Christmas!


What to do next.....

Get your co-op card and start spending! You can apply here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration or ask in store.



Bath Area Play Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and embed this into practice


Current Events and Flyers


Family Breakout - Weston Pop Up Play sessions 2-4pm

Family Breakout - Twerton & Southdown

Pop Up Play

Summer Breakout -Junior & Family dates and locations

See Our Current Annual Review 2019-20

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