Northfields Adventure Playground is a charity-based organization ran by a voluntary management committee built from parents and ex users in the local area. We provide safe, stimulating play activities for children 6-16 years and have been doing so successfully for over 35 years. We aim to be fully inclusive and all children are treated as individuals with individual needs. The children socialise, build lasting friendships and learn to take acceptable risks in a controlled environment supervised and supported by our fully trained staff team in order to facilitate on all levels.
We have a large outside area with many different levels of structure leading to a giant slide, a sports area, rope swings, sandpit, a fruit n vegetable patch, a nature walk and more to cater for all ages and stages. Inside we have Internet access for games and homework, pool tables, table tennis, over 10's youth room, a dance studio and a sensory room. We encourage children to learn key skills such as cooking, personal hygiene and recycling. Children/young people are actively encouraged to engage in physical activities ranging from dance, drama, tag, hide and seek, tennis, football, cricket and more. We like to offer opportunities to take part in a range of activities to help them grow into themselves as they progress on to adulthood, a lot of which they would not otherwise have access to.
The playground strives to eradicate racial and social barriers and encourage children to integrate with others in a safe and positive environment. Our staff team work around the clock to secure funding and specialized equipment to ensure that our work ethos is met. Over the years we have worked hard to make our setting inclusive for those with additional needs ranging from mild to severe learning difficulties and we are currently able to offer one2one support via our additional needs worker.
Our after school club runs 5 days a week during term time and we run a playscheme during the school holidays. We are only closed for 2 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays.