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Playrangers

In line with Government advice on social distancing, our service is running at a reduced capacity and our session dates will be subject to change. 

Playrangers is an exciting project which encourages children to play freely outdoors. All children are welcome to join the free sessions that are held after school in five locations around Guildford (under-8s must be accompanied by an adult). 

The Playrangers are qualified and experienced play workers who run play sessions based on using the natural environment as well as child-led play.

Playranger sessions run during term-time every Tuesday, Wednesday and every other Friday. Sessions run from 3:30pm until 5:30pm.

They are a great way for children and young people to get outside, be active and make new friends. Sessions are aimed at 8 to 12 year olds, however under-8s are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Playrangers will continue to have a comprehensive cleaning regime. We ask that all participants sanitise their hands when attending the sessions.

Playranger dates

Playranger sessions have stopped for the winter break. We will be back in the New Year with fun filled sessions for children.

Playranger Sessions

The sessions are free and the Playrangers come equipped with lots of play resources, games and ideas.

Week 1

The service will alternate between these two weeks.

Tuesday - Pirbright Village Green, GU24 0JE 

Wednesday - Park Barn Drive, Guildford, GU2 8EU

Friday - Hornhatch Green, Chilworth, GU4 8AX

Week 2

The service will alternate between these two weeks.

Tuesday - Coronation Gardens, Ash, GU12 5DN 

Wednesday - Bellfields Green, Bellfields, GU1 1JT

Please see our map for the more details on locations and days that the Playranger sessions are available. (Click on an icon for more information.)


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Information for parents and carers

The Playranger Project is an open access service which means children are free to come and go as they please. This is not a childcare service. Children under 8 will be able to take part but must have parental supervision throughout the session. Please read our Icon for pdf Information for Parents [458.15KB] for more information. All parents with children will be welcome to join in at sessions.

Children will need to wear something appropriate for the weather and expect to get dirty. Playing outside is fun and messy and is likely to lead to grass and mud coming home on children's clothing.

Playrangers believe that children can play in all weathers as long as they have appropriate clothing, and will deliver sessions in all weathers, adapting their activity to ensure the children have fun. 

Please do not forget sun hats, sun cream and plenty of drinks for your children during the warm weather and gloves, scarves and hats during cold winter evenings.

We need all parents to complete a Icon for pdf Registration form [358.14KB] on their first visit to a session.

Following initial registration, each child will be asked to provide the Playrangers with their name and age only for the register for each session.

All parents and carers with children attending will be requested provide contact and emergency details.

Benefits of play

Children will be encouraged to assess risk and learn how to take precautionary measures to keep themselves and others safe.

They may have a chance to take part in an activity not otherwise accessible to them.

Activities will enhance development of fine motor skills, hand/eye co-ordination, plus team working and communication skills.

Playranger sessions help build social interaction skills and encourage the sharing of food and equipment.

Children will experience a sense of achievement and accomplishment in learning to use a new skill, boosting confidence and self-esteem.

Fun ideas from the Playrangers

Watch our video for fun and creative ideas to keep children and young people entertained.

Book Playrangers for your event

Our Playrangers team has a wealth of experience in supporting and encouraging children to play freely outdoors.

Activities offered by the team include:

  • smoothie bike
  • marshmallow toasting on the fire bowl
  • face painting
  • den building
  • sumo suits
  • arts and crafts
  • steel pan drums
  • obstacle course
  • tarpaulin slip and slide
  • whittling

Making an enquiry

If you are making an enquiry, we need to know the:

  • date and location of your event
  • length of time the team will be required at the event
  • target group for the event
  • expected turnout of the event
  • activity choice

For more information, please call 01483 505050.

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