Forest Skills workshops – book now!


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

We look forward to seeing you in 2011


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.

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

Play Resources Catalogue

Take a look at our Outdoor & Environmental Play Resources Catalogue by clicking on the links below.

The catalogue lists the inventive activity kits, sports and games equipment and sturdy outdoor gear available for hire here at the Out2play Resources Library, Bristol’s one stop shop for outdoor play resources.

Scroll down and click on the map link to locate our premises in South Bristol.

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Available for hire…

We are soon to add a link to the Resource Centre catalogue, but in the meantime to give you an idea of what there is to borrow, here is a quick summary of our stock. Following each heading are a few examples of stock from this category.
Sports: football, tennis, cricket, hockey, pogo stick, helmets, sports days’ equipment.
Games: space hoppers, giant outdoor board-games, circus skills, parachutes.
Arts and Crafts: Glitter making kit, sock puppet making kit, bicycle decorating kit
Imaginative Play: junk-modelling box, dressing up box
Scrap: Carpet tiles, fluorescent rip stop (streamers), plastic tubs, recycled fabric.
Environmental Activities: pond dipping, bird feeder making, soap making, tree Investigation, mini beasts investigation
Essentials: wellington boots, water carriers, safety bags
Fire and Cooking: kelly kettles and fire woks
Adventure and Survival: shelter building kits, rope ladders and swings.

To be sent a hard copy catalogue or membership pack, please email or call us. You can also download a membership form using the link below.

Pictures of stock from our Resource Centre

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Resource Centre – Open from 21st of January


The Out2Play Resource Centre – Bristol’s one-stop-shop for outdoor play and
environmental education resources – will be open from the 21st of January on Wednesdays from 10.30 am – 5.30 pm.

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Annual Membership Fees:

Voluntary, small organisations & individuals: £15 Other organisations: £25 Statutory and public sector groups: £40

Hire costs:

Large, expensive and consumable items hired out at between £1 and £10. All other equipment and books hired out for free. Donations for individual activities instruction sheets. Month long hire period for all items.

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Download Resource Centre membership form (.pdf)

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