Freedom Leisure- Sport, Art & Play Development &  Leisure Facilities

On behalf of Worcester City Council, the team at Freedom Leisure are responsible for developing and delivering a wide range of sports, art & play activities across; Schools, Youth /Community Centres, Parks, Clubs, Sport Centres and Open Spaces across the City of Worcester.

Play England

Play England’s aim is for all children and young people in England to have regular access and opportunity for free, inclusive, local play provision and play space. Through the Charter for Children’s Play (2009) the vision is “…for England to be a country where everybody can fully enjoy their right to play throughout their childhood and teenage years as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child, Article 31 and The Charter for Children’s Play”.

Play Day

Playday is the annual celebration of children’s right to play. www.playday.org.uk

Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club

A fantastic community facility offering groups and activities for 0 – 100 year olds

Worcester Snoezelen

This independent charity runs a multi-sensory activity centre for all people with severe learning disabilities. When you enter the centre everything you see, hear, smell or touch is designed to stimulate an active response. This encourages a feeling of being in control of your own environment and being able to explore at your own pace. Exciting and varied effects are created using projected images, fibre optics, bubble tubes, tactile objects and gentle music. Worcester Snoezelen provides activities all year round. For further information on Worcester Snoezelen visit www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk or contact snoezeymusic@yahoo.co.uk

The Love Outdoor Play campaign

Worcester Play Council is supporting The Love Outdoor Play campaign and is calling on everyone to take action to show that they Love Outdoor Play. This could be as simple as taking five minutes to map their local play space on the online map, signing up to regularly give money, time or skills to a local play project, or finding out about local – or national – volunteering opportunities to help more children play outside more often. For further information visit www.loveoutdoorplay.net

4Children

4 Children is the national children’s charity – for children and young people aged 0-19. 4Children works with Government, local authorities, primary care trusts, children’s service providers, and children and parents to ensure joined up support for all children and young people in their local community.

Uniformed organisations

  • Scouts
  • Girl-guiding
  • Independent youth groups
  • Voluntary youth groups
  • Faith youth groups

They are strongly committed to enabling young people to have fun, to feel secure and valued, and to learn to take greater control of their lives. Informal education programmes and activities are key to there work and provide a wide range of new experiences for children and young people. These can include:

  • Creative arts
  • Play
  • Sports
  • Health education
  • International opportunities
  • Outdoor activities
  • Residential breaks
  • Involvement in decision making
  • Environmental activities

Worcestershire County Council – Children’s Services

Worcestershire County Council’s guide to children’s services

Worcester Volunteer Centre

Get involved in volunteering throughout Worcester. All the info and answers are here!

Action For Children

Action for Children deliver early help services in Worcester City. Early Help services in Worcester City are being delivered by Action for Children, a national charity that supports the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK. The service includes Worcester City’s Children’s Centres and family support provision. To find out more about the services being delivered in Worcester City, please contact the local Children’s Centres.

Lyppard Grange Hub

http://www.lyppardhub.co.uk/