Welcome To Thames Valley Adventure Playground!
Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) is a charity that offers a unique range of adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, catering for both children and adults with all types of disability, however mild or profound. We offer opportunities and vital Respite breaks that support the families and carers as well as the special person they care for.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO TAKE YOU TO VITAL PRE-BOOKING INFORMATION
!!! WE ARE REOPENING !!!
We are very pleased to tell you that we are planning a cautious and restricted reopening of the outside areas of the Playground on 1 July.
We will be open for families (self-contained households) and adult residential units (groups of adults who live together permanently). We will not be open for groups, Schools, play schemes or respite at this stage. You will need to pre-book your session and make your contribution by phone.
The outside Playground will be open for 2 sessions per day between 10am – 12 noon and between 1pm – 3pm for up to 3 families or residential units at any one time.
We will be taking booking enquiries from 0900hrs on Weds 24th June on 01628 628599. Click here to see more infomation on our 'BOOKING' page
!!! TVAP Covid-19 Appeal !!!
Please help us weather this pandemic!
Alec Black, Chairman of TVAP, “We provide a vital service to children and adults with special needs and their families. At a time when many special needs schools and colleges have been closed – with many only considering re-opening in the Autumn, our services offer what might be the only break or relief from which some families can benefit.”
“We understand how many families with special needs members have felt totally alone in this pandemic. Many have felt isolated as they struggle to juggle caring, providing therapy, home schooling, and keeping up a job if they can, as even the BBC has highlighted*.”
“We are desperate to fulfil the important role TVAP plays for such families, and whilst we hope our fund-raising events will be resurrected later in the year, we urgently need funds now to help safeguard it's future. We are extremely grateful to Big Picture Charity Films for helping publicise our need and ask anyone that can contribute financially however small to please support us.”
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Our President Tim Brooke Taylor
All of us at TVAP, Trustees, staff and volunteers, are devastated that Tim Brooke Taylor has passed away. For over 25 years he has been our President, our team mate and our friend. His commitment and passion to help the thousands of children and adults with needs and their families and carers that benefit from our charity’s work has been hugely helpful and truly wonderful.
Tim was such a lovely person - kind and funny, and incredibly supportive of the Playground, giving so generously not just of his time, but also in keeping us in his thoughts when it came to spotting fundraising opportunities. Always ready to don his Presidential hat compering quizzes, acting as auctioneer, even, on one occasion, auctioning himself (and Christine!) to host a dinner. From the time he first took on the presidency, he has been totally committed to the Playground. Whenever we asked, he was there, ready for anything and always fully engaged with whatever we needed him to do.
We will all miss the lovely man and the gentleman that we were proud to call our President. Our thoughts are with his family.
Find Out More
Visit The Playground
TVAP provides a unique space where children and adults with any kind of disability can enjoy a wide range of play and recreation activities. If you and your family would like to visit, find out where to find us, how to book, and everything you need to know about your visit here.
Get Involved in Activities
We regularly run activities and events that help our children, young people and adults, and their families in a variety of ways. We also hold fundraising events to support the ongoing running of the playground. Find out about what's on and how you can get involved.
We couldn't support the thousands of families and organisations that we do without the generous donations of our supporters. Find out about how you can help financially, give a one off donation, or, if you are a business, find out more about becoming a Guardian.