Play in the Community

Through the PEACE IV Programme and The Play Strategy, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council developed the Play in the Community Programme.

At present, there are no Play in the Community Programmes live.

If you would like more information regarding the programme, or you have funding to run a programme, please contact Joan on

Play in the Community

Programme Information

Following on from the Play in Community sessions, volunteer outdoor play and learning training was developed and delivered.

This bespoke training programme awarded participants with an OCN Level 2 in Outdoor Play and Learning. The programme was aimed at improving skills, knowledge and developing an understanding of the value of outdoor play for children’s learning and development. Following completion of the programme,  participants are able to promote, plan and deliver effective outdoor play activities whilst also promoting inclusion and identity.

In order to complete the training, participants were required to complete 26 hours contact time.

This included:

  • Classroom based training.
  • 5/3 hour volunteering at 1 play session.
  • Volunteering at a play event.

At present, we don’t have any Play in the Community Volunteer Training live. For more information or advice, please contact Joan

What is the play in the community programme?

This programme provides you, your family and your community the opportunity to build positive relationships through play. We are providing play for children up to 16 years old, regardless of ability, along with parents. Parents and family members are offered the opportunity for training in Playwork and to gain qualifications.

What happens at a play session?

Play sessions are based on traditional play and games and children will have the opportunity to play independently or with their family/friends.  All children aged 0-16 can come along to play, regardless of ability.

We would encourage families to come along and learn more about traditional free play. For adults who engage with the programme, there is an opportunity to attend information sessions on play and, if interested, receive Playwork training.

Where does the Play in the Community Programme take place?

The Play in the Community Programme can happen anywhere in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.

When does the Play in the Community Programme take place?

We currently have no programmes live.

Parent/Volunteer Sessions

We currently have no volunteer sessions running.

How much does the programme cost?

We currently have no programmes running.

How do I register for the programme?

We currently have no programmes running.

Attendee information

Play sessions take place outdoors, so please come prepared. In warm weather, please ensure that sun cream is applied and on wet days, bring appropriate clothing but be prepared to get wet!

Play sessions last two hours. There will be no food or drinks provided however, children are free to bring along their own. Also, there are no toilet facilities on green spaces.

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