Spooky Parade 2014

Friday 31st October 2014
CSV Play Rangers will be delivering a free play and Halloween activity session from 2-4pm @ Cottle Rd Park, Stockwood. We will be getting ready for the ‘Spooky Parade’ which will start from the park at 4pm with music, decorated floats, and everyone in costume to spook the night away! We will then return to the park for hotdogs, dancing and more Halloween fun!
Come and join in and have some Spooky fun in Stockwood!

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Halloween half term activities in south Bristol!

There will be skeleton hunts, costume making, running around games, cooking and much more!

Monday 27th – 2-4pm Craydon Rd green space, Stockwood

Tuesday 28th – 1-4pm Health Park pod, Knowle West (part of ‘Busker Fest’ with Knowle West Media Centre)
Tuesday 28th – 10-1pm Eastwood park, Broomhill
Tuesday 28th – 2-4pm Withywood park with Street Games

Wednesday 29th – 12-4pm Big P @ Wilmott park pod, with LPW and Street Games (Walking bus from Withywood park at midday)
Wednesday 29th – 1-3pm Puzzle Island @ Windmill Hill City farm
Thursday 30th – 10-1pm play and picnic @ Victoria park, Windmill Hill
Thursday 30th – 2-4pm Wilmott park, Fulford Rd with Street Games

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Wow! What an amazing summer 2014

We have been all over south Bristol from Hartcliffe to Stockwood, from Knowle West to Headley Park and all soooo much fun! We have watched the amazing Spinning Kia with her fire show and learnt how to hoola hoop and make juggling balls as well as soak the clown! We have played as cowboys and Indians panning for Gold, shooting tin cans and making hobby horses to race over hay bales. We have spray painted plastic bottle flowers, drawn with the charcoal we made on an open fire and made huge butterfly wings. The Giant Big P road closure was fantastic with crazy bikes and ramps in the street, town junk modeling and making willow baskets.

It has been the BEST summer holiday yet so keep checking out where and when the CSV Play Rangers are going to be as you don’t want to miss out!!1910261_10152391418852732_1995362222952830637_n 10559735_10152391418367732_6268315970467231118_n IMG_0800 10504891_1506508782896352_8234006262048969307_o 10264078_1506508909563006_2336713899237351554_o 669_0096 P1040380 P1040417 P1040421 P1040426









The sun was shining as hordes of families came to support the Headley Parkers at their first community playday this year in Headley Lane park. There was Easter fun with an egg hunt, prizes for the best Easter bonnet and egg colouring in competition. The CSV Play Rangers were out in force offering a massive hammock, football and badminton, face painting as well as painting huge egg bunting and making chick gardens to over 150 children and their families.

The Friends of Headley Lane Park group have been working hard on improving their community park over the last year and were recently successful in a bid to the Mayors fund for Bristol to provide events in the school holidays during 2014. The group are fundraising for new play equipment and are always looking for volunteers to help. Hannah Knight, Chair of the friends group, said “We are so happy to see this as a success and hope everyone can see how important the park is to our local community.”

Look out for future dates at www.headleyparkers.btck.co.uk and facebook: ‘Headley Parkers’ or ‘CSV Out2play Bristol’



The Friends of Headley Lane Park group are a not for profit community group run by volunteers to help improve and maintain our park.

CSV Out2Play offer outdoor play and learning across Bristol as part of the national charity CSV. They have been delivering Play Rangers and forest school in Bristol for the last 8 years.

February free playdays in south Bristol

February free playdays in south Bristol

come along to the CSV Play Rangers event this week in south Bristol. All free and open to all children and their families!

Play Ranger team in Hartcliffe Bristol :)

The children and young people at the Groves in Hartcliffe helped make an excellent film last year about the work that the CSV Play Rangers do in their local green space.

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 www.csv.org.uk.

Alternatively, contact Avril Parker on avril.csve@gmail.com or 01179782187 quoting reference number LRN1344

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!