Welcome to Thames Valley Adventure Playground!
Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) is a charity that offers a unique range of adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, catering for both children and adults with all types of disability, however mild or profound. We offer opportunities and vital Respite breaks that support the families and carers as well as the special person they care for.
TVAP is celebrating 40 years since we first opened our doors
TVAP 40th Anniversary Appeal
The Thames Valley Adventure Playground first opened its doors in 1982. During that first summer holiday around half a dozen children visited each day. Now over 15,000 visits a year are made by children and adults with all types of special need.
The whole philosophy of TVAP is to provide the opportunity for play and socialising to those who, for various reasons are unable to enjoy the chance to have fun like other children and adults.
The Playground was opened by Terry Wogan in July 1982 as a Summer Playscheme, with one playleader, supported by volunteers, we had never closed until Covid.
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Visit The Playground
TVAP provides a unique space where children and adults with any kind of disability can enjoy a wide range of play and recreation activities. If you and your family would like to visit, find out where to find us, how to book, and everything you need to know about your visit here.
Get Involved in Activities
We regularly run activities and events that help our children, young people and adults, and their families in a variety of ways. We also hold fundraising events to support the ongoing running of the playground. Find out about what's on and how you can get involved.
We couldn't support the thousands of families and organisations that we do without the generous donations of our supporters. Find out about how you can help financially, give a one off donation, or, if you are a business, find out more about becoming a Guardian.