New FREE Adventure Play Sessions on Horfield Common for children of all ages!


I am really pleased to report that starting this week there will be some brilliant new free adventure play sessions for children of all ages on Horfield Common!

Hosted by Guy Dobson and Rachel Davies from The APE Project, the open access ‘Stay and Play’ sessions will be held every Wednesday from 3.30 – 5.30pm for eight weeks and have been made possible due to funding from the Bishopston, Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership.

The free adventure play sessions include a mobile adventure playground and are a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

The sessions will be beneficial for parents and carers of children also, giving them a chance to get to know other local families.

The APE Project is a non-profit organisation which works for children, young people and their families and was formed on the basis that children want and need exciting and challenging outdoor play.


Guy and Rachel explain:

“The value of risky, adventurous physically active outdoor play with access to tools and the four elements is the recipe that we feel is best for kids. Our sessions are totally unstructured and children can engage or not with our activities and others.”

The adventure play sessions will run on a drop-in basis and will be held on the following dates on Horfield Common:

  • Wednesday 22nd February
  • Wednesday 1st March
  • Wednesday 8th March
  • Wednesday 15th March
  • Wednesday 22nd March
  • Wednesday 29th March
  • Wednesday 5th April

Then, on Tuesday 11th April there will also be a special extended Holiday Play Day from 12 – 4pm.

The new adventure play sessions promise to be great fun for local children over the next eight weeks!