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Play Friendly Communities



Our Inclusive Play Opportunities

We deliver inclusive open access play opportunities across the Vale, for ages 5 – 14 years. Our opportunities include: Playschemes delivered in community buildings including schools and community centres; Play Rangers delivered in parks and open spaces; Woody Wanderers delivered in forests and wooded areas. 



Our highly qualified playworkers provide all children with a child-centred, challenging, friendly and fun place to play.


Our Families First Holiday Club Play Provision is funded to support children with disabilities and additional needs who may require more support than can be offered in our open access settings.


Families First Holiday Club is registered with Care Inspectorate Wales, our most recent inspection report can be accessed here:


If you wish to discuss suitable provision for your child or a child you are working with, please contact 

Find local play sessions

Visit our EventBrite page to find and book local play sessions in your area:

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Play Cubes

Our Play Cubes Project sites 3m x 2m flat-packed shipping containers in communities across the Vale, with the aim of:

  • Extending existing play sessions

  • Building community cohesion

  • Creating a base for play in the community

  • Putting play on the map

Our pilot Play Cubes have been sited at Meggitt Road Play Area in Barry, and Plassey Square in Penarth, each container is filled with low-cost / no-cost play equipment and resources to support community play sessions.


If you would like to see a Play Cube in your area, or an area you are working in, please contact

Street Play


Vale Play Team are excited to be launching our pilot Street Play initiative in 2023. The pilot has been developed in partnership with Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Play Team; Highways; Legal; Active Travel; and with support from Play Wales. Those involved in the pilot will be able to apply for a ‘Temporary Street Play Order’ to close their street for two hours a month, creating a space for children to play out under the supervision of their parents and carers. 


"Street play, or ‘playing out’, sessions are short, resident-led road closures to let children play safely and freely outside their own front door. Streets are now doing this all over the UK and it’s having really positive benefits for children and communities." – What is Street Play? Playing Out


Playing Out are a national parent-led organisation who have developed free resources for residents organising play streets across the UK, see their website


Play Wales have developed How to organise playing out sessions on your street: A version of Playing Out’s manual for residents in Wales which you can download for free along with other useful resources here: 

Play Wales - Street Play

For more information on Street Play in the Vale of Glamorgan please contact us:

Our Policies and Procedures

You can access all our policies and procedures online here:

Vale Play Team Policies and Procedures


Supporting Play in Your Community

Find out more information to support play friendly communities on our other pages: