What is the Playbus?
The Brighton & Hove playbus brings exciting open access play opportunities into the heart of communities across the city, inviting all children to join us in playing inside and outside all year round. Our service, delivered by trained and dedicated play workers, is free, inclusive and open to everyone. We give children of all abilities and backgrounds the chance to play freely together, interact and make new friends.We believe that every child has the right to play and we’re committed to promoting the importance of play wherever we work.
The bus carries a wide range of equipment including lots of items to stimulate different aspects of play which include:
- physical play such as scooters, bikes, sports equipment, stilts and juggling equipment.
- indoor activities such as books, card games and Lego.
- creative play through the provision of art materials, face paints, music, and group games.
- challenging play which includes activities such as bonfires, climbing and working with tools.
- imaginative play which can involve dressing up and role playing with other children or staff.
The Playbus is currently being assessed for the Quality in Play assurance scheme. This is an accredited programme that measures good quality play work.
All children under 8 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Some of the activities are a bit messy, please wear appropriate clothes.
Winter Programme 2014
The Playbus sessions start from 3 February. All sessions run from 3.30pm - 5.00pm
Please note that the session on Monday 28 April is cancelled due to staff training.
|Monday||Haybourne Road playground, Whitehawk|
|Wednesday||Farm Green, Bevendean|
|Thursday||Harmsworth Crescent, Hangleton|
New Saturday sessions at The Level
As part of The Level restoration project the Playbus team and playwork volunteers will be running Saturday sessions from 1 February. These sessions will run from 11am to 1pm.
Come and join us
Take a look at our video to find out what it's like at the Playbus. Adults and children from Hangleton and Whitehawk talk about the Playbus and what it means to them. Why not come and join us?
You can download a written description of the Playbus video [PDF17kb]
The Playbus team also work with other organisations and services to provide free open access play across the city. For more information on these organisations and for other relevant links view our Playbus links page.
You can also contact us by post, telephone or email:
The Playbus Team
The Play Service
376 Carden Avenue
Telephone: (01273) 292733
Fax: (01273) 293592