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20mph campaign

We’ve been working with Bristol City Council to deliver some awareness sessions around the new 20mph zones.

The team have been out all over Bristol appearing at events.

The young people in Knowle west pictured here educating their peers

on the benefits of slower cars, safer streets and active communities.;

They were our goody bag winners of the day.

Come along and find us at one of our up coming events to be in with a chance of winning.

Children with lolipop

Let’s All Play – Southmead Adventure Playground

Tomorrow we will be at Southmead Adventure Playground from 12:00 to 16:00.
Adventure Play sessions for Children with additional needs ages from 5-15 years old (Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) Booking advised.

Volunteering with Bristol Playbus

Bristol Playbus is always looking for new Volunteers, roles include: Playworker, One to One Support and Weekend Inclusive Playworkers.

Check out this case study from a student who came to work with us

“I found it very enjoyable working with Playbus. My role was to help encourage the children to play, often the children did not have facilities where they lived so the bus travels to them to provide a safe play area.”

“The people who work there are so friendly and welcomed me immediately. A lot of responsibility was given to me, and I was grateful because it meant that I was able to extend my experiences and face a challenge.”

“I have gained knowledge about working with children alongside their families. My previous experiences did not cover this and so it was interesting to find out how much I enjoyed it. The experience has also opened my eyes to see that not all children have the chance to play, which to me is an essential part of childhood. I also got to see a lot more of Bristol other than the City Centre.”

“By carrying out voluntary work, I am able to gain an insight into various types of childcare and child services. I am able to work with a diverse range of children from different backgrounds and of different ages so am able to make choices about who I would like to work with in the future. It also looks great on your CV, so I would recommend volunteering to everyone, no matter what their interests!”

If you would like to volunteer with us give the office a call on 0117 9551561

Or download an application form Volunteer-application-pack-2016

Supporting Bristol Playbus

If you would like to support Bristol Playbus via a regular or one off donation you can click here

for more information and to set up your details



Trustees Needed



Bristol Playbus is seeking trustees for it’s Management committee.

We are looking for skilled professionals who are passionate about Play

and good quality mobile services.

If you are looking for an exciting challenge maybe trusteeship is for you.

We are looking for high quality individuals with a knowledge of business, H.R, marketing or finance.

Bristol Playbus is a well known and trusted project in the local community with a committed and enthusiastic staff team.

You can read more about what we do here  http://bristolplaybus.org/background/

If this sounds like something you might be interested in you then you can download an

application pack here  Trustees-Application-Pack-2015 and return via email

to : trustees@bristolplaybus.org

We are actively seeking volunteers from our diverse local community.

Promo & campaigns

Take a look at these photos from our recent campaign with public Health to promote 

the 20MPH message across South Bristol.

We helped to distribute merchandise, themed activities and to have a presence at local events over the Summer.

This worked well for both of us-allowing The Playbus to support local families and local events whilst carrying the message about 

  • Road safety
  • Why the new 20MPH limits were coming into force
  • To talk about cycling and getting fit

and we were able to pass onto families additional resources to take home and continue to have those conversations with their children at a later date.


  • Do you have a campaign or message that you’d like to get across ?
  • Have you ever thought about going mobile ?
  • Talk to us about how we can support you
  • Phone the office and talk to Kate on  0117 9551561

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Sensory Truck update

1 year on we are still looking for funds to expand our sensory Truck services to Disabled children and families across Bristol and South Glos-if you would like to support our appeal you can donate using Paypal by simply clicking on the button below or why not have a fundraiser with your school or community group and donate the funds.

You can register your fuindraiser through My Donate


Volunteer Playworkers needed

We are looking for Volunteers  who would like to gain some experience in Playwork.

To  work on outdoor Playranger sessions, Inclusive play sessions at Adventure playgrounds or on board our Playbus.

We are also looking for local people in the St.George or Speedwell areas to support our new ‘Walking Playranger’ scheme. This would be to support the team in walking children from local schools to the Playranger sessions at either

  • George’s Park or
  • Meadow Vale Park.
  • For this you will need to:
    • Be fit and enthusiastic.
    • Have some basic knowledge of the local area
You would be joining our enthusiastic and highly skilled Play team, carrying out well-established play sessions.
  • Opportunities for training & progression
  • Potential for paid work for the right candidate

Click here to download a Volunteer-application-pack-2015

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