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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Christmas shopping online?

 If you do your shopping online please think about supporting BAPP via the Amazon Smile scheme.. AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com (please click link below). The donation will be made at no extra cost to you and you can choose from nearly one million public charitable organizations.




Bath Area Play Project Christmas Fayre

BAPP are holding their Christmas fayre on Wednesday 5th December 2018 3.30 -5.30pm at the Odd Down Community Centre. We will be having a santa's Grotto (book tickets at: https://localgiving.org/grotto2018), lots of crafts and making activities for children (and parents!) gift stalls, tea, coffee and cakes, a fantastic raffle and weather permitting BBQ & beat the goalie games outside! Why not come along and join us!


New Job Vacancy:

Family Play Support Worker 34 hrs/wk over 5 days £20,138-£22,658 pro-rata

BAPP are looking for an experienced practitioner with a passion for making a difference and who understand the power of play for positive change for children and families.

You will have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and families, be a confident communicator who is sensitive but can challenge appropriately when needed. You will be able to work flexibly over 5 days/wk year round, have a sense of humour and a playful and creative approach to work. Further details see our vacancies page.

Closing date of the 6th December 2018. Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 13th December and the job will start on the 3rd January 2019.



Wanted Bath Half runners!!

BAPP have 10 charity spaces for the Bath Half 2019 and we are looking for some volunteers to run for us who would be willing to raise £175 in sponsorship. Please contact gilly@bathareaplayproject.co.uk for more information. 



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 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!


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