In line with Government advice our playground sessions at Indigos Go Wild, Wild Fox and Fort Apache been closed for a while; we then opened in the Summer with a Bubbles system; and you have not been able visit us at ASRUS… ☹

BUT we have designed a PLAY PACK with bundles of scrap and craft materials for families – thoughtfully assembled so that the contents can lead to many different possibilities!

Thanks to the National Lottery, Devon Community Foundation and Sanctuary Housing, Play Torbay is delighted that all the children, young people, parents and carers who regularly come to the playgrounds in Foxhole, Barton and Brixham and those who come to ASRUS and Great Parks have been receiving a PLAY PACK on their doorstep full to the brim with lots of amazing stuff to make and do.

Play Torbay have been contacting all the families by phone to let them know about how they can join with friends and come ZOOMING WITH PLAY PACKS starting on Wednesday 22 April.

Alternatively Play Torbay have been making contact individually about ways to use the PLAY PACK

Each Tuesday at 5pm there is also a live streamed video session for everyone on Facebook from one of our Adventure Playgrounds with fun things to try at home and lots of fun.

A lot of the materials in the Play Packs are from the Children’s Scrapstore in Bristol, a reuse charity dedicated to helping businesses divert reusable waste away from landfill to improve play and creativity for children and families – making waste things play things.

If you know a family who would enjoy a PLAY PACK please introduce them to us and we will see if we can help. We are applying to different funders to raise funds to create more PLAY PACKS and we are actively exploring creating packs with recycled materials from local sources so that costs can be reduced.

We can be contacted by email on admin@playtorbay.org.uk

For more information on our Play Packs and Tutorial videos if you miss a Zoom session, please click here: http://playpack.uk



And below is a beautiful video made by the Brooks family (thank you Trina and Tjay) – we are so happy that so many of you are really enjoying the Play Packs!


The Play Torbay team


Email: admin@playtorbay.org.uk

Phone (during Lockdown): 07725 860407

Address: 1, The Barn, Brixham Enterprise Estate, Rea Barn Road, Brixham TQ5 9DF

Play Torbay is an incorporated charity and Company Limited by Guarantee (Charity no. 1137551 and Company no. 7269045)