Thames Valley Adventure Playground
We are a charity supporting children and adults with all types of special need, however mild or profound, their siblings and parents and carers.
Our specialist indoor and outdoor play, recreational and learning facilities, are available to all children, teenagers and adults with special needs, whether they have a physical or learning disability, a sensory impairment, behavioural difficulties or autism, or whether they are socially disadvantaged or unable to make meaningful use of alternative mainstream provision. We provide unique support to its users, siblings, families and carers, including respite and advisory services.
Our Playground is an OFSTED-registered day-care facility built on a fantastic 2.5-acre site adjacent to the A4 in Taplow, near Maidenhead, which is open to children and adults with all types of special need, their families, schools, care homes, day centres, nurseries, playschemes and to other groups and associations supporting special needs people and their families.
We are run by a voluntary Board of Trustees, with on-site care provided by 8 permanent and over 20 sessional staff, supported by a loyal band of volunteers.
The Playground is open to people with a special need and their families throughout the year. To keep the environment appropriate for everyone we limit numbers and so booking is essential at all times. For families of children with special needs we suggest a contribution of £11 per child, siblings under two come in for free, as do parents and carers.
For accompanied children under 12 with no special need, we hold Playdays for All every Saturday.
Introduced by our Patron, Supporter and Friend - the late Sir Terry Wogan
TVAP is a place where families can come whatever their needs. They can play and laugh together. It is a teriffic and magical place where people are treasured and valued. I am very proud to be associated with it ...