Spooky Parade 2012

Spooky Parade 2012

Thanks to all those who joined in with this years Halloween Spooky Parade in Hartcliffe and Withywood. Over 170 children were involved in the workshops, parade and activities after, with many many more families coming out of their houses to cheer us on our way.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped CSV make this into a fun community event and thanks to our funders as without you it wouldn’t happen:
BYCA, Bristol City Council, Dundry View NP, Safer Bristol and Knightstone.


summer 2012

ImageImageWow what a great, if wet, summer!

The CSV Play Rangers have been out there engaging 4200 children and young people, delivering outdoor play in Hartcliffe, Withywood, Knowle West, Stockwood, Knowle, St. Pauls, as well as at the Bristol College Green Playday event. The team have cooked on fires, created dens, organised playful Olympics and made medals, make rope swings and ladders. We have decorated, opened and playfully used the new Park POD in Withywood park.

The CSV Out2Play team have also delivered Forest Skills days for the CAF Family Bonding project and the HAWKES Stepping Stones summer program, all of which were really good fun even in the rain. The Stepping Stones program ended with a film showing of the summer 2012 project at the Knowle West Media centre which was a great way to celebrate the end of the summer.

CSV Out2Play have supported and had help from many volunteers over the summer: 20 adults and 10 young people gave between 10 and 60 hrs of their own time to be involved in summer eventsWe thank you for your hard work and appreciated the time you have given to CSV and the children we work with.

Many thanks to all our funders:

Bristol City Council, BYCA, Henstock Neighbourhood Partnerships, Knightstone Housing Association, CAF, HAWKES

And our partners:

The Park, Withywood Park Group, The Big P, HWCP

Spooky Parade is back!

After the success of Spooky Parade last year CSV Out2Play are working with community groups and local residents to deliver another week of Halloween fun in Hartcliffe and Withywood.

There will be arts workshops including making fancy dress, bike decor and creating puppets for the parade run by our Play Rangers 12-4pm Monday – Thursday building up to the parade on Halloween – Sunday 31st October.

Monday 25th Oct and Wednesday 27th Oct – Willmott Park with the Big P on Wedneday

Tuesday 26th Oct and Thurs 28th Oct – Withywood Park

Sunday 31st Oct the Parade starts at 5pm at the Rising Sun carpark on Queens Rd and will wind its way to the bonfire in Willmott Park at 7pm, there will also be a free family disco at the youth club from 7.30-9pm

For more information call 0117 978 2187 or e-mail out2play@googlemail.com

Many thanks to our funders for making this happen-  Bristol City Council, BYCA, Safer Bristol, Withywood Park Group- and our partner Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership.



Spooky parade inc. the route


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!!

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  www.peytu.co.uk 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 resourcelibrary@gmail.com

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.

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.

Play Resource Library 1

Play Resource Library 2

Spooky Parades and Playdays in Stockwood & Hartcliffe for Hallowe’en


Free Playdays with costume and lantern making workshops. 12-5pm.

Tuesday 27th & Thursday 29th October.  Cottle Road Park.

Spooky Parade.

Friday 30th October. 5.30pm from Cottle Road Park to Craydon Park Open Space.


Free Playdays with costume and lantern making workshops. 12-5pm.

Monday 26th October. Kings Head Park.

Wednesday 28th October. The Big P in Wilmott Park & The Core.

Thursday 29th October at Withywood Park.

Spooky Parade.

Saturday 31st October. 5pm minibus pick-up from Kings Head Park and Bishopsworth shops.

5.30pm Parade starts from Withywood Park.

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.

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.

Summer Play Program

The Out2Play team are really busy this summer, not only with their regular play sessions which continue through out the year in Hartcliffe and Knowle West, but also with one off Playdays and Puzzle Island sessions.

We are spending 5 weeks piloting a new drop-in Puzzle Island program in Bishopsworth and Stockwood from 27th July – 27th August. We will hold this imaginative outdoor game in local parks and encourage children to navigate the island, rise to challenges and bring the ‘magic’ back.

We will in involved in the huge notorius Bristol Playday, College Green on 5th August providing challenging adventure play along with all the Bristol Play Rangers. http://www.playday.org.uk

We are offering an exciting Playday in Knowle West on Broadplain House playingfield, Wednesday 19th August 11-4pm with a summer fair theme.  Play Rangers will be at most the Big P events in Harcliffe, Willmotte Park held on Wednesdays during the summer holidays as well as at the Millenium Green Funday on 3rd August.

All this and much more ……..

for details call us on 0117 978 2187