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Active Play

Play is fundamental to a healthy and happy childhood. Every child needs a safe environment in which to test and explore their skills, somewhere they can run, jump, climb and move without constraint. Good play experiences help children to grow, develop and understand their place in the world.

Our Play Programme provides open access, inclusive play for children aged 5-13 years after school and during the school holiday periods.

We work within the most disadvantaged wards in Darlington to encourage informal learning through natural play using traditional games.

“I love it, I can be me!
Alisha, 9

My youngest child has gone from being shy and introverted to being a confident, smiling, happy child. Thank you!
Parent of four children