Community Play Rangers

Our Community Play Ranger sessions are open access and aimed at 5-13 year olds.

Community Play Rangers are qualified play workers, trained and police checked. They are there to manage risks and enable children and young people to make the most of their leisure time and have fun by supervising and supporting children in their play.

Children attending CPR Sessions are asked to give Basic information including Name, Age, Contact Telephone number (in case of accident) and to tell playworkers if they have any additional needs including allergies or medical conditions. Children are free to come and go as they please.




Children have missed out on their right to play throughout the multiple lockdowns, and we are very excited to announce that our Play Rangers sessions are restarting in Sydney Gardens, June 2021.


Starting on the 9th of June, every Wednesday, the play rangers will be in Sydney Gardens BA2 6NT from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, facilitating a range of different play opportunities for primary age children.


Sydney Gardens is one of the UK's last remaining pleasure gardens and currently having work done funded through the Heritage Lottery and B&NES including the children's play area.


Children can enjoy these free play sessions, making great use of the local environment and watch the project develop ready for reopening later this year. We are asking parents to book places for children rather than just turning up so we can ensure we are covid safe. To book places for your child/children, please click the ‘Book Places’ button at the side of this page.

After booking tickets, before your child attends the session, please  complete a registration form; This can be found on the ‘Registration Form’ button at the side of this page.


These free play sessions will help and support children's wellbeing to flourish, providing them with opportunities to explore, use their imagination, make a mess and have fun with friends new and old.


Any questions or queries, please call the BAPP office on (01225) 832479




Nurture Groups

Bath Area Play Project has begun successful engagement through schools where children are able to access the outdoor environment and try a range of activities with the Community Play Rangers, in a nurture group setting.


A nurture group is a small, discreet group which is emotionally secure. It provides a safe and predictable structured environment, giving children opportunities to revisit early missed ‘nurturing’ experiences whilst modelling positive relationships. There is an emphasis on the development of language and communication skills and a focus on social, emotional and challenging behaviour.


The aim of a nurture group is to build trusting relationships with reliable and consistent adults and with their peer group, which then establishes a foundation for healthy emotional development, enhancing self-confidence and the ability to take responsibility for their own behaviour, which increases chances of educational success. To date, Southdown Infants, Southdown Juniors, Combe Down Primary School, WASPS, Twerton Infants, St Michaels, Newbridge Primary, St Philips, Moorlands and St Johns have all taken up the opportunity to take part in this programme, with children from 5 to 11 years taking part in small groups.

Play Rangers outdoor play

Find us in Term Time


Sydney Gardens

Wednesdays 3.30 - 5.30pm


Poster for details



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