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Adventure Playground

GAPA’s fantastic Open Access Adventure Playground and has a welcoming, safe and respectful environment for children and young people aged 5 - 14yrs.  All the activities and sessions are supervised by a team of dedicated, experienced and qualified Playworkers and Volunteers who all work together to provide the best adventurous risk taking play opportunities possible. We are registered with OFSTED and a copy of the latest report is  available on our policies page.

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Term Time Adventure Playground

Monday to Friday - 3:30pm till 6pm. 

Saturday - 12pm till 4pm. 

We have a daily walking bus service from St Georges school. This service is available to working parents or in extreme circumstances that parents/ carers are unable to collect their child. The cost of this service is 50p per child. To book this service please speak or see a member of staff for more details.

Holiday Playscheme

Monday - Friday

See playscheme page for details of holiday opening times

Open Access

The Adventure Playground is open access and free to registered children and young people. We are not a care facility, we are 'open access' this means children may come and go as they please. Staff cannot accept responsibility for ensuring children remain on the premises or escort them home.  In emergencies GAPA may have to close without warning, so please check that your child knows where to go in the event of a closure.  If you require a childcare facility please contact the Lincolnshire’s Family Service Directory on      0800 1951 635

Play

GAPA offers an extensive activity programme during school holidays as well as year-round after-school play  provision.  We  encourage child-led play experiences both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and throughout the seasons. Activities such as music, games, sports, cooking and arts and crafts are facilitated by playworkers with the children’s  consultation. The staff offer support and encouragement for children to try new experiences, gain confidence, take risks and push boundaries. The playground can be a messy place at times with lots of paint, glue etc so please ensure that old clothes are worn during playsessions.

Registration

All children must be registered as members with GAPA.  When children first attend GAPA they will need to have a membership form filled in and signed by a parent carer they will then be given an induction and paired up with a buddy if needed.  Please ensure your child's information is always up to date.  All personal information is stored securely and not shared with others without prior consent.  Access to the playground and all its activities are at the playworkers discretion at all times.  Any threating or abuse language towards the staff will not be tolerated and could lead to children/adults being asked to leave If you have any suggestions or complaints, please see a member of staff who will be happy to assist. 

Cost

The Playsessions are free  unless otherwise stated.  We do ask that you consider making a yearly voluntary contribution of £10 per child, per year on registration.  This is purely voluntary and if you do not wish contribute you will still receive the fantastic service and will not be excluded from any activities or events. 

We also appreciate donations not just of cash but are always looking for other things such as pallets, crates, art and craft materials, den building materials, sport equipment, cardboard tubes and toys such as lego, dinosaurs, cars.

We hold lots of fundraising activities throughout the year including Bingo, Fun Days, Raffles, Bag Packing etc if you have any fundraising ideas please see a member of staff.

Food

We offer a nutritious two course meal during the evening sessions at lunch times, on a Saturday and in the school holidays.  The cost of this is £2.00 and must be ordered in advance.  We also have a tuck shop selling a range of snacks and drinks this is opened during the play session after the meal is served.  Water or squash is available at all times.

Other Information

No responsibility will be taken by any of the staff or volunteers for any properties brought onto the playground this includes coats, toys, phones bikes and scooters.  

 

For the health and well being of everyone, no child will be accepted onto the playground if they have been absent from school through illness, or if they have been ill on the  morning of a playsession.