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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Latest News

SOFA18 is here!!

Young people have been working hard with Ella to put together an exciting programme of activities for disabled and non-disabled young people age 12+ years. New for 2018, Dragon Boat Racing and Dirt Scooting. All young people are welcome to take part and if you have used SOFA before, the programme will be sent out next week in the post or by email. We will also be sending out to every Secondary School in B&NES and Youth groups.

Please use the quick links above for SOFA for more details.


Work for us? We currently have the following vacancy for a new member of staff:


Bath Area Play Project are looking for a warm and friendly early years practitioner to join their team as Maternity Cover from September 2018. You should have experience of working with children from birth to school age, preferably hold a relevant qualification but willing to undertake training where needed, The job requires an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and two satisfactory references.

Part time, working 3 days/week, Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8.45- 15.15, 21 hours with some flexibility for team meetings. Additional hours may be available to cover for staff holidays and illness.

You will have experience of working with babies and pre-school children, hold an early years level 2 or 3 qualification, safeguarding and First Aid and/ or be willing to attend training.

The Hut Nursery & Pre-school is a small, term time only setting registered Good by Ofsted where children are not separated by age. We focus on learning through play, evidencing progress on the EYFS and supporting children to flourish and enjoy their learning.

If you can work in a child- centred way, are hard working with a passion for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

To apply, please email caroline@bathareaplayproject.co.uk requesting an Application Pack. Closing date is 27th July with the job to start September 2018.



Outdoor Play - Community Play Rangers

Thanks to funding from Quartet Community Foundation and Curo, Community Play Rangers will be running again in Foxhill.

Come and meet Ollie and Kev who will be facilitating an exciting range of play opportunities after school on Mondays 4–6pm in Springfield Park. Children will need to register by completing a simple form and the sessions will be FREE every week (term time only).For further information, please contact the BAPP Office (01225) 832479



Co-operative Local Community Fund

Please choose BAPP as your local Co-operative charity (extend the search to 10 miles to find us).


As a member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund. The money raised by all the members in your community, together with the shopping bag sales, helps to fund projects in your local area. 


Membership info: You've already helped us raise £234.83!

Star Project of the Month – Family Play & Support Service


Bath Area Play Project are working in partnership with Southside delivering the early help Family Support & Play Service covering the whole of Bath & North East Somerset. 

The service provides targeted support and early help to vulnerable families with children aged 5-19yrs. It works alongside Children’s Centre services and Connecting Families to deliver a co-ordinated early help offer to families. One of our Family Support Workers Ellie talks about her role in our latest e-bulletin. For more information on this service please call: 01225 331243.


To submit your entry for next months 'Star Project of the Month' please request the template from gilly@bathareaplayproject.co.uk



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. You will also be able to choose BAPP Family Wheely Fun Days as your charity to support!


Please support us - all money wil help with playdays including Wheely Fun Days! Thank you if you have chosen BAPP, as together you have already raised £422! Register here and choose BAPP Family Wheely Fund days. Depending on where you live, extend your radius so you can find us!


Current Events and Flyers


SOFA summer '18

Summer 'Stamp around' Keynsham

Summer Play Days 2018

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