Birmingham PlayCare Network (BPCN) manages a scheme that sees teams of play workers delivering open access play provision in parks and recreation grounds. These schemes run in the school holidays throughout the year and the aim is for children and their families to reclaim the green spaces around their homes, love outdoor active play.
BCPN support the Play England manifesto which sets out 3 simple pledges for all children and young people to have the freedom and space to play enjoyed by previous generations.
- To make all residential neighbourhoods child friendly places where children can play outside
- To give all children the time and opportunity to play throughout childhood
- To give all children somewhere to play – in freedom and safety after school and in the holidays
Play in Parks Playdays
Play in Parks and playday events provide play opportunities in parks located within particular areas of Birmingham and is aimed at children aged 5 to 13 years. They normally take place during the half-term and summer school holidays in different parks across Birmingham, and give local children the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities, including playing in team games and engaging in messy play.