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Registered
Charity No.
278336

Welcome

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us, visited us, volunteered with us, laughed and cried with us and just been there when we needed them.

We are looking forward to 2019 and the opportunities it will bring to enjoy another year of fun, friendship and general mayhem!

With love from all of us here at the Playground

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We are closed from 23rd December. We will be open again on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th January 2019.

We will then be closed for maintenance for a couple of weeks - reopenning on Saturday 19th January.


Click here to watch clips of the Playground in action and some testimonials 

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, sensory problems or autism, you may find it hard to relate to other people and to join in their games.
A Registered Charity (No. 278336), 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 difficulties 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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For those with, and without, a person with special needs in their life, the TVAP COMMUNITY is a space on Facebook for all those who have been to the Playground to share tips, events and experiences - the good, the bad and the helpful!  It aims to include, respect and support all who wish to be a part of 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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

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

Castle

Last year over
5,000 visitors made over 15,100 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.