Play Rangers in 2014

Play Rangers in 2014

Play Rangers are regularly HERE in term time in south Bristol 🙂

New job at CSV with the Out2Play team:

Walking Play Ranger


Staring salary £8,973 pa for 16 hours per week (equivalent to £19,623 full time)

Job ref: LRN1344

We are looking for an exciting and innovative person to work as a part of our CSV ‘Out to Play’ team based in south Bristol. The Walking Play Ranger will be responsible for walking children from a local school to an outdoor free play session with the aim of combating car congestion outside schools and increasing physical exercise in children. You will oversee and deliver the project working closely with the Play team at CSV as well as schools and families.

A NVQ Level 3 Play Work, teaching qualification or equivalent is required, together with an excellent range of practical skills and a thorough understanding of best practice in risk management and child protection.

A CRB disclosure will be required for the successful applicant.

Closing date:  4th November 2013

Interviews: 6th November 2013

Funding for this post is currently secured until 31 March 2015.

For more information and to download an application pack, visit

Alternatively, contact Avril Parker on or 01179782187 quoting reference number LRN1344

More Spooky Play…

And in the rest of south Bristol…

Halloween PLAY


Monday 28th October – Newquay Rd Park KW

Tuesday 29th October – Withywood Park

Wednesday 30th October – Big P Willmotte Park

Friday 1st November – Health Park KW


Play Ranger session are free and open to families, all ages and abilities but children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. Play Rangers provide fun, challenging and healthy play in open green spaces and parks. 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 do not take responsibility for children coming and going however we are responsible for making the activities as safe as possible and we will not tolerate any bullying, racism or any form of prejudice.




   Delivered by CSV Play Rangers,                    

   for more information call 0117 9782187



   Funded by the Big Lottery Fund



Halloween Spooky Activities

CSV Play Rangers are delivering  their legendary Spooky Parade in Stockwood this year. Come and do your Spookyist dancing for prizes and share a hotdog after the parade in Cottle Rd Park!


South Bristol summer activities

South Bristol summer activities

come and have fun in the sun!

Want to work in Outdoor Play & Learning?

Join the Out to Play Team at CSV Bristol……

Casual Playworker job


Are you an enthusiastic and professional outdoor play worker?

Join our fantastic PLAY AND LEARNING team in South Bristol.

You will be working in parks, green spaces and woodlands offering free quality play, sports and activities to children and young people.

We are looking for casual sessional workers to join our bank team and work alongside our permanent staff to deliver extra work we receive. Most of the work is after-school time and in the school holidays.

You should have a level 2 Playwork qualification or similar with experience of working with children or young people. You must be well organised and good at working in a team.

Appropriate checks will be required for this post.


Salary £7.02 – £8.64 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience.)

Please send a CV to Nicky Jones by e-mail – or in the post to CSV St Davids Centre, Bishopsworth, Bristol, BS13 8LF before 29th April 2013

 Call 01179782187 for more information

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 2011

Halloween is here again and the Spooky Parade is back for its 3rd year in Hartcliffe, south Bristol

Come and join us on 31st October to win a prize for your scary costume and vote for the best dressed house on route.

Meeting at the Rising sun pub car park on Queens Road, Bishopsworth at 4.30pm to walk to Wilmott Park for a bonfire, hot food and Spooky dancing!


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