Let’s Play

Let’s Play is MASKK’s wider community arm. MASKK deliver a variety of activities that encourage children and families to play more and these are delivered in a variety of locations.

MASKK believe children today do not have the same opportunities to play freely, in a safe environment and in the way that many of us were able to do when we were children. Through play children develop social and interaction skills, whilst also supporting their physical and emotional development. Play allows them to discover the world around them, learn about each other and start to understand themselves. By playing, children try new things, negotiate with each other, make decisions, learn to cooperate, to pick themselves up and to try again if things don’t work out the first time. Play is essential to the development of a healthy child. It should be freely chosen and offer a balance of risk and challenge.

Let’s Play sessions are led by our Let’s Play Co-ordinator and our experienced team of Playworkers and Volunteers. All our session leaders have DBS checks, Playwork training, First Aid Training, Safeguarding Training, Food Hygiene Training and much more. We work closely with training providers to ensure our staff and volunteers have access to up to date and relevant training.


Each week MASKK provide, or support the delivery of, a variety of activities and through working with funders and partners we are able to keep the price low or even provide the session for free! Below are the details of our regular activities as of October 2017, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for details of one off and short term activities. Please note we close for 2 weeks during the Christmas School Holidays.

Day: Time: Activity: Location: Age Range: Notes: Cost: Meal: Funder/Partners:

(Easter & Summer School Holidays)

10:00 – 13:00 Stay, Play, Eat William Temple Church The whole family! All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer Collecting Donations Lunch Manor Community & Church Project, Manor Community Childcare Centre & Big Lottery Funding
(Term Time)
15:30 – 17:30 Tuesday After School Club Victoria Centre, Stafford Road 5 to 11 Parents with younger siblings are welcome to attend and stay too! £1 per child Snack Victoria Centre Enterprise
(Term Time)
15:30 – 17:30 Family Tea and Play – Lowedges Food Cycle Lowedges Community Centre The whole family! All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer Suggested Donation of £1, includes an evening meal! Evening Meal People’s Health Trust, Food Cycle, St Peters, St Mary’s & LBJ Forum
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00 Active Kids William Temple Church  7 to 13 Parents are welcome and siblings under 7 if accompanied by a parent/carer £1.50, including an evening meal! Evening Meal Manor Church & Community Project

What to know more? Please email letsplay@maskk.org.uk or call 07761492377.