A fun session of themed sensory play activities aimed at encouraging parents and their children to enjoy time together.

What is Playtime?

We run these sessions to give families a chance to enjoy time together without the clearing up! We hope families who come, leave the session with fresh inspiration to spend time playing together. Ideas can easily be copied at home.

The activities are designed to use all of the senses, encouraging fun and learning to happen at the same time. At Hope we firmly believe that play is important because:

  • It makes family relationships stronger
  • It helps children learn, even more so when adults join in with them 
  • Children love adults spending time with them

There is no right or wrong way to play with the resources on offer but the Hope volunteers running the session are there to offer suggestions and support on how to use the equipment and resources if needed.

Who is it for?

The sessions are aimed at families with preschool children, although holiday and Saturday sessions can be enjoyed by older siblings as we add in table top games for all the family to enjoy.

We think that 18 months is a good age to start bringing your little one as by then most have stopped putting everything in their mouths! However, all the age suggestions are just a guide, as every child is individual in how they enjoy playing so we leave it up to you to visit one time and decide if the sessions are relevant for your family.

Who can host a playtime?

Playtime is a very accessible project for churches to partner with. It works well either as part of an existing toddler group or community café. Equally they can work well as an independent way of extending the care and contact with families in their locality.

Contact us if you would like to explore the possibility of partnering with Hope through Playtime sessions. There is great flexibility in how Playtime can be used to fit in with the individual needs of a location.

Join a Playtime

Check out the locations where we currently have Playtimes setup, and get in touch if you would like to come along.

The Methodist Church

3rd Saturday morning of each month (Restarting date tbc in 2022) Methodist Church, 10 to

Court Bushes Community Hub

2nd Thursday of each month, 9.30 to 11.30

If there’s nothing in your area but you would like to be involved with a Playtime please get in touch.

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