Great summer 2011….

CSV Out2Play had a great summer at Playdays, running Forest School sessions and Play Rangers:

A big thank you to all our volunteers :

  • 35 young people were part of the ‘CSV Summer of Service’ volunteering program where they experienced working with children, landscaping, team work and bike maintenance.
  • the many parents and local people who helped out on our summer playdays in Hartcliffe, Withywood and Stockwood
  • not forgetting our faithful regular volunteers: Zillah, Mandy, Ryan, Luke, Zoe – thanks for all your hard work

Summer Playdays

Play Rangers are in Stockwood, Hartcliffe and Knowle West regularly over the summer providing free outdoor creative and adventurous play.


CSV Environment’s Out2Play team wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in 2011


Spooky success

Summer successes


PlayRangers enjoying PLAYDAY


CSV Out2Play have had a brilliant summer running Forest Skills, green arts and Puzzle Island days with holiday playschemes and organised many Playdays.


Adventure net play


The Play Rangers delivered playdays in Knowle West, Hartcliffe and Withywood as well as being part of Bristol’s massive PLAYDAY on College Green. Children had the opportunity to take part in giant water play, cardboard city, carving, adventure swings and nets, making fancy dress and much more……

We had fun, hope you did too!!

CSV Out2Play part of Bristol Cycle Festival 2010

Out2Play’s Play Rangers are working with APE Project for the next 2 weeks as part of the Bristol Cycle Festival.  There will be free bike related activities for young people during Play Ranger sessions in Hartcliffe and Withywoood between 3 and 5.30pm:

Mon 13th Sept: Spin painting tricycle at Willmotte Park
Wed15th Sept:  Decorate APE project tricycle and kids own bikes at Withywood Park
Thurs 17th Sept: Decorate APE project tricycle and kids own bikes at Withywood Park
Wed 22nd Sept:  Spin painting tricycle at Withywood park
Thurs 23rd Sept:  Crazy bikes at Withywood Park

The Play Rangers will be encouraging young people to take their decorated bikes to the Freewheelin’ Carnival on Sunday September 19th in Queens Square, Bristol to join the APE Project decorated tricycle in the UK’s first dedicated pedal-powered carnival. To find out more go to

CSV Out2Play Playdays 2010

Our Play Rangers are offering playdays this summer in Hartcliffe, Withywood, Stockwood and Knowle West. The days run 12-4pm, they are open to everyone, there is no charge and activities will be accessable to all ages and abilities.  Sessions will offer adventure play, arts and crafts, water play, sports, spin painting, cardboard city, giant games and much more.

Dates and places:

Hartcliffe – Wednesdays at the Big P

28th July, 11th, 18th and 25th August in Willmotte park

Withywood –

Thursday 12th August, Withywood Park

Stockwood – Tuesdays

27th July, 10th, 17th and 24th August at Cottle Rd Park

Knowle West – Thursdays

29th July and 19th August – Knowle West Health Park

5th and 26th  August – Newquay Road

12th August – Filwood Broadway


Many thanks for making this possible to CSV Environment, Bristol City Council, The Lottery and BYCA

Outdoor play and learning workshop fortnight

Monday 15th of March – Thursday 25th of March

These workshops are aimed at engaging people who work with children or teenagers in an outdoor setting, or who are interested in adapting their practice to the outdoor environment. FREE membership to the Out2Play Resource Library is offered with each place booked as well as a brief induction to how the Resource Library works.

Fun, messy and practical workshops showing you ways to encourage children to cycle, to cycle safely and to get interested in taking care of and fixing their bikes. Bring a bike if you can.

Try out easy and interesting outdoor play activities including getting children involved safely in fire making and using tools to create things out of wood. Take away example Risk Assessments to use in your play setting.

Facilitating the creative use of defunct objects & recycled household scrap in children’s imaginative play. With a choice of workshops take back examples of activities you can do with the children you work with.

Discuss the issues around challenging behaviour in play especially when outdoors and look at ways of dealing with this behaviour both for the playworkers and children involved.

2 day certificated course aimed at outdoor play.

Be prepared to handle some basic tools and get a bit messy as you test your prototype and, by the end of the workshop, you will have a large working spin painting machine to take away with you.

These workshops are provided with help from the Lottery and Quartet (funded by Bristol City Council’s Cycling City fund) and booking is done via PEYTU 01179080601
For more detailed information, including dates, times click on the link below to see the poster, call CSV Out2Play on 0117 9782187 or email us at

Please go to the following link to find out about times and dates.

workshop weeks poster

We are looking at holding more workshops over the Easter school holidays, please contact us if you are interested.

Summer play – where and when?

We look forward to seeing you out2play soon!

All sessions are free and open access in outdoor spaces.
We are there in all weathers. Sometimes we cancel if extreme weather ; )

NB We are not a crèche and not liable for children during the session. Recommended age 8– 13 years old.
Under 8’s are very welcome, accompanied by a parent, carer or sibling.
Volunteer placements and free training for young people & adults.

MON 10TH AUG: Kings Head Lane Park, Bishopsworth: 2 – 5pm

TUE 11TH AUG: Cottle Road, Stockwood: 2-5pm
Knowle West Health Park (outing to KWMC): 2-5pm

Broadplain House, Broadbury Rd, Knowle West (outing to KWMC): 2 – 5pm
Big P @ Willmott ParkPod, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe : 12-5pm

THUR 13TH AUG: Eagle House, Newquay Rd, Knowle West (outing to KWMC): 2 – 5pm
Withywood Park, Keble Ave: 2 – 5pm
Craydon Rd, Stockwood: 2 – 5pm

MON 17TH AUG: Kings Head Lane Park, Bishopsworth: 2-5pm

TUE 18TH AUG: Cottle Road, Stockwood: 2-5pm

WED 19TH AUG: KNOWLE WEST VILLAGE FAYRE PLAY DAY, Broadplain House, Broadbury Rd, Knowle West: 11-4pm

Withywood Park, Keble Ave: 2 – 5pm

Kings Head Lane Park, Bishopsworth: 11-4pm

TUE 25TH AUG: Cottle Road, Stockwood: 2-5pm
Knowle West Health Park: 2-5pm

WED 26TH AUG: Big P @ Willmott ParkPod, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe: 12-5pm
Broadplain House, Broadbury Rd, Knowle West: 2 – 5pm

THURS 27th AUG : Withywood Park, Keble Ave: 2 – 5pm
Eagle House, Newquay Rd, Knowle West: 2 – 5pm
Craydon Rd, Stockwood: 2 – 5pm

Normal after school play ranger sessions resume after this in Knowle West, Hartcliffe and Withywood.

Play Rangers – where and when?

Play Rangers – providing free, fun and healthy play for all children in outdoor green spaces


Play Rangers promote free and inclusive play to school aged children. We provide fun, challenging and healthy play in open green spaces and parks. Play Ranger sessions are offered in after-school time, all year round and in any weather. We bring a range of activities from sports to crafts, offering safe risk-taking such as cooking on fires and making rope swings. Play Rangers aim to actively listen to children to ensure the sessions are child-led.

Play is a critical part of a child’s life, allowing for learning and social development, as well as building the blocks for a healthy lifestyle. The provision of play opportunities in communities across the UK is crucial in ensuring all children have equal access to play environments, regardless of their background and circumstances. Outdoor play is now seen as very important to community life.
Play England recently commented that ‘Play Rangers are a strong feature in most local authority play strategies.’

Play Rangers aim to keep children safe and, at the same time, provide challenges and risks with lots of outdoors fun, come rain or shine. Trained play workers help create positive opportunities for children to feel involved within their local community, as well as allowing children of all ages and backgrounds to play together safely. We provide support for children to resolve conflicts, allowing them to challenge each other and negotiate problems in a positive way.

Where and When?playrangers2

Knowle West from 3.15 – 6pm

Tuesdays – Parkpod at Knowle West Health Park, Downton Rd

Wednesday – Broad Plain House, Broadbury Rd

Thursdays – Opposite Eagle House Youth Club, Newquay Rd

Hartcliffe and Withywood – from 3 – 5.30pm

Mondays and Wednesdays – Parkpod at Willmotte Park, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe

Thursdays – Withywood Park, Keble Ave, Withywood

Sessions will run in any weather

-Sessions are free of charge and open to all school age children, but under 8’s need to be accompanied by a  parent, carer or older sibling.

-Children attending need to be able to walk to and from the session as we may occasionally have to cancel or finish sessions early.

-For their safety during the winter we encourage children to go home as it starts to get dark

For more information contact Out2Play – 0117 9782187