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As children, most of us would take for granted the chance to get out and about, exploring, climbing trees, visiting the park and hanging out with friends, but for many children and adults with a special need, it just isn't possible.  If you have a physical disability, the difficulties are more obvious, but, if you have a learning disability or sensory problems, you may find it hard to relate to other people and to join in their games. Since 1982 the Thames Valley Adventure Playground  has provided a chance for children & adults with all types of special need to enjoy the fun, freedom and friendship afforded by the opportunity to play and share experiences in a safe and stimulating environment, with users travelling from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, London and beyond. Wheelchair-accessible roundabouts and swings, elevated walkways allowing someone with profound and multiple problems to enjoy the excitement of 'climbing' trees, multi-sensory rooms to stimulate and relax, with specially-trained staff to provide help and support - these are just a few of the things on offer.

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There is something in the air, with more challenges afoot.  Louise Reynolds is making 2014 a year of challenges.  She's started with the Reading Half Marathon and now has the Marlow Half Marathon and the Maidenhead Easter Ten,  the Dorney Lake All Nations 10k and the Marlow FM 10k now under her belt, with a 30-mile Charity Cycle Ride coming up at the end of June.  Visit her JustGiving page to find out more . . .


At the end of May Paul Furnell is running at Edinburgh on behalf of the Playground, and, later in the year, in the Berlin Marathon!  You can support Paul via his online fundraising page!

For accompanied children, 12 and under with no special need.
Every Saturday - 10 'til  3.30.
01628 628599.


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Queen Anne's School, Caversham


Thomas the tank engine and roundabout

TVAP is committed
to safeguarding
and promoting the
welfare of children
and young people
and expects all staff, volunteers and
visitors to share
this commitment.

Soft play area

Calling all Toddlers

The Playground's integrated toddlers' group meets every Wednesday morning


Last year over
4,000 visitors made nearly 13,500 visits to The Playground, with users travelling from all over the Thames Valley and beyond as there is nowhere quite like The Playground closer to home. 
As a registered charity, it costs in excess of £350,000 a year to keep the Playground going.  With as little as 5% of the money we will need this year coming from
local authority funding, the support of the local community is absolutely crucial in helping to maintain a service which is of huge benefit to so many children and adults who have a special need.