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Where the fun begins!

Flintshire Summer Playschemes will be delivered in partnership with local town and community councils and Welsh Government.

The majority of our team are returning staff from last summer’s playscheme in 2023. They will have undertaken a full enhanced DBS check and will have completed a full and comprehensive training programme. Training includes risk-management; Health and Safety in the Workplace; First aid; Child Protection; Safeguarding and Disability Awareness.

All games and activities will be organised in compliance with Welsh Government Guidelines for the safe delivery of open access playschemes.


 

DATES
Monday 22 July – Friday 30 August (Weekdays)

DURATION
The number of weeks at sites are either 3 or 6 weeks depending on location. The 2024 site list will also indicate whether sites are to be delivered during mornings (10:30am to 12:30pm) or afternoons (2pm - 4pm)

NO COST
All sessions will be free-of-charge

AGES
5 – 12 YEARS – ALL SITES

CONTACT
English:
FCCsummerplayschemes@flintshire.gov.uk / 01352 704154
Welsh: cynllunchwaraesyff@siryfflint.go.uk / 01352 704154

The play sessions will be delivered by the Flintshire Play Development Team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is risky play?

Risky Play is important to a child's development, it allows the child to challenge themselves, test limits, overcome fear and explore boundaries. Risky play can involve climbing, jumping, balancing, sliding, swinging, sliding and other forms of play. Our team of staff will ensure that your child has the opportunity to access risky play under safe supervision.

What is open access supervised play?

Open Access refers to children being able to freely attend the playschemes and to leave when they want. Our staff will encourage children to stay on site, but we also encourage parents/guardians to discuss their expectations with the child before attending. It is for you to make the judgement that your child will follow your requests.

Supervised Play refers to the responsibility of the staff. They are there in a supervisory capacity to ensure children have a safe environment to play.  Staff are advised as part of their training to allow children the right to play without adult intervention but to join in if invited to do so.

Do I have to leave my child?

No, you are more than welcome to stay around on site with your child, bring a picnic and enjoy socialising with others. 

Where and what times are the Playschemes running?

We have morning and afternoon sessions across Flintshire, please refer to our list below for times and site list.  

Please also ensure that your pre-register your child online for each site. You can register them for multiple sites if you wish for them to attend more than one.

Site List

Playschemes commence across the county from Monday 24th July 2023 (Weekdays only)

  • 3 week playschemes will run from the 24th July until 11th August
  • 4 week playschemes will run from the 24th July until 18th August
  • 5 week playschemes will run from the 24th July until 25th August
  • 6 week playschemes will run from the 24th July until 1st September 

Morning Playscheme Sites – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Number of weeks for delivery in brackets)

  • Bagillt, Victoria Road Rec Ground (6)
  • Broughton, Brookes Avenue Playing Field (3) 
  • Brynford, Rec Ground (3)
  • Buckley Elfed Field (4)
  • Buckley, Westwood CP School (4)
  • Caerwys, Memorial Institute Playing Fields (3)
  • Carmel, Ysgol Bro Carmel (5)
  • Cilcain, Recreation Field (3)
  • Connah’s Quay, Central Park (6) (5 -11 years)
  • Cymau, Play Area (Tue/Thu) (3)
  • Flint Mountain, Play Area (4)
  • Flint, Albert Avenue Rec Ground. (4)
  • Greenfield, Community Centre (Ground) (6)
  • Gwernaffield Scout Hut (3)
  • Hawarden, Level Road (3)
  • Holywell, Pen y Maes Rec. Ground. (6)
  • Leeswood, Phoenix Park (6) 
  • Mancot, Playing Fields (3)
  • Mold, Parkfields Play Area (4) 
  • Mold, Ysgol Glanrafon (Welsh Medium) (6)
  • Northop Hall, Rec Ground (4)
  • Northop, Ysgol Owain Jones (3)
  • Pentre Halkyn, Play Area (3)
  • Pontybodkin, Play Area (Mon/Wed/Fri) (3)
  • Sealand Manor, Rec Ground (6)
  • Trelogan, Community Centre (4)

Afternoon Playscheme Sites - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Number of weeks for delivery in brackets)

  • Abermorddu, CP School Mon/Wed/Fri (3)
  • Aston, Gary Speed Playing Fields (3)
  • Bagillt, Ysgol Merllyn (6)
  • Buckley, Common (4)
  • Buckley, Drury Park (4)
  • Ffrith, Play Area Tues/Thu (3)
  • Flint, Coed Onn (4)
  • Flint, Cornist Park (4)
  • Flint, Dee Cottages (4)
  • Garden City, Welsh Road (6)
  • Gronant, Recreational Fields (4)
  • Gwernymynydd, Play Area (3)
  • Hawarden, Gladstone Playing Fields (3)
  • Holway, Meadowbank Rec Ground (6)
  • Holywell, Penrhyn Play Area (6)
  • Hope, The Willows (4)
  • Lixwm, Play Area (3)
  • Mold, Gas Lane Play Area (4)
  • Mostyn, Maes Pennant Rec Ground (3)
  • Mynydd Isa / New Brighton, Split sites (4)
  • Penyffordd (Chester), Play Area (4)
  • Penyffordd (Holywell), Play Area (4)
  • Rhydymwyn, Recreational Ground (3)
  • Rhosesmor, Play Area (4)
  • Saltney, Park Avenue Rec Ground (3)
  • Sandycroft, Playing Fields (3)
  • Shotton, 33 Club Field (5)
  • Sychdyn, Play Area (3)
  • Whitford, Glebe Field. (3)

My child is not 5 yet?

Unfortunately we are only allowed to Supervise children from the age of 5 years and up, but you are more than welcome to stay with them on site.