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. BAPP recognises and promotes the importance of self-directed play in relation to child development and the rights of children and young people. 

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The Trustees would like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30th March 2017, 6.30pm at Odd Down Community Centre, Odin’s Road, Odd Down Bath BA2 2TL There will be a brief business meeting followed by light refreshments. RSVP – please let us know if you can attend or not. We look forward               Click on imagefor flyer             to seeing you. (01225) 832479 or


Pre-school Worker with SEND experience 21 hours/week, term time only £16,180 pro-rata. We are looking to recruit a Pre-school Worker for our term time Pre-school based in Twerton, Bath The role will include planning and providing play and learning opportunities for children of mixed ages and

                abilities. Monday, Tuesday and Fridays 08.45 to 15.15. Read more 

Bath Area Play Project (BAPP) are looking for a Trustee with an HR background or Business/Fundraising experience who is able to support alternative income generation ideas to enable BAPP to move away from reliance on commissioned income. More Information.

Family Play Partnership Project Independent Evaluation Report. The Foundation for Social Improvement based in London, have recently completed an  independent evaluation of our Lottery funded Family Play Partnership Project which finished at the end of 2016. The data showed that                   75% of parents increased their understanding of managing and    

                understanding their child’s behaviour with one parent showing a 233%    

                increase! 58% of parents felt their confidence in playing with their children

                had increased with 100% of children increasing their ability to make friends

                and playing with their parents/carers. Overall the report evidences the

                significant difference the support made to 86 families and their children

                which, with funding, we plan to continue. Read Report here.

New Family Support & Play Service. Bath Area Play Project are pleased to announce that from November 2016, they will be working in partnership with Southside, delivering the new early help Family Support & Play Service. This work has been developed from the B&NES Play service and will now cover the

                 whole of Bath & North East Somerset. Find out more.

Save Summer Playdays!  This is our new appeal on LocalGiving. The Summer Play Days are a valuable resource for many families who live in Bath and those who visit during the holidays. You may have seen our staff team in local parks and open spaces, bringing activities and play equipment to encourage children

                 to have fun outdoors - whatever the weather! We are the only organisation

                 providing these play opportunities in Bath and we know families would like

                 them to continue. We can only do this if we raise sufficient funds.  Please

                 support us if you can. Donate here. 



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