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Every Child has a right to Play

BAPP is a registered charity and local voluntary organisation. 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.

Bath Area Play Project are a small voluntary organisation established in 1979 to support the child’s right to play and facilitate a range of play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.


To find out more about our services please see the about us Tab:

Our services include: The Family Support Play service, Free nurture groups in schools, Short breaks provision for children with additional needs, holiday play services, inclusive family play sessions & our nursery & preschool.


Current Job Vacancies -


We are currently looking for: Saturday Club play workers, a Saturday Club play Leader, Teenage Rampage sessional youth workers, Summer play workers and Early Years Practitioners. 


Please see our job vacancies page for more details.




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.

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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.

Bath Area Play Project have been chosen as a local Co-Op Community Fund Cause!  Money raised will go towards resources and venue costs for family play sessions to support families to play together.


How this works...... every time you buy selected branded products using your loyalty card you will earn a % for local charities. You can select to specifically support BAPP – just log in to your account, extend the search radius to include all of Bath or use our cause number 48529!


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


Summer play days 2022

Shortbreak services for children with SEND

See our Annual Review 2020-21


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