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


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


Latest News

Please help us raise some money for our 'Play 4 Calais' fundraiser. Some of our playworkers are going over to work with children in the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk and we are raising money to help us offer lots of sensory and creative play opportunities out there! We would value any donation you can give toward this!

Please share this lin to our 'Go fund me' page.

Bath Half 2019

Thank you to our amazing Bath Half 2019 runners who raised a fantastic £2500 for BAPP!  We are so grateful to them all. If you would like to run for BAPP next year (2020) do get in touch!


Monday Motivate is a new weekly session for disabled Primary aged children and their parent / carer.


We offer play opportunities for children, giving parents/carers the chance to have a cup of tea & chat. We aim to provide a supportive & understanding environment for those with newly diagnosed children & for any parent/carer of a disabled child.


We also hope to signpost to appropriate organisations and information sources. Group numbers will be kept small.


Play Rangers

Play Rangers run weekly sessions in Sydney Gardens (BA2 4DB) on Wednesdays 3.30 - 5.30pm. Free after school play opportunities for children ages 5+ Children under 8 must be supervised by a responsible adult. For more information please see our leaflet below or call 01225 832479


Job Vacancies - please see 'About Us Page' for application forms



BAPP are looking for new Playworkers to join teams working with disabled children and non-disabled aged 5 to 19 years. We have vacancies during most school holidays, Saturday's, lunchtime in term time and other sessions. If you're passionate about the child's right to play, a real team player and good communicator who's willing to give anything a go, then get in touch caroline@bathareaplayproject.co.uk for further details.

Play Service Manager

The Play Service Manager is a role managing a commissioned Early Help service providing support for children and families before the statutory threshold is met or joint working. The role also involves working across the project supporting and developing other services.

Closing date 21st June 2019



2019 is BAPP's 40th Anniversary! We are thinking about ways we can celebrate this at the moment... Check out our facebook page for photos throughout the years. Share your memories of BAPP with us if you can.


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.

This month's Star Project: Odd Down Youth Club

Organised and run by Dave Joyce from Bath Youth For Christ, this youth club runs on Friday evenings 4 - 7pm at the Odd Down Community Centre, for young people aged 9 - 14 years old. Excellent range of fun activities and great opportunity to socalise with friends in a safe space. Why not come along and give it a go!



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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