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.
UPDATE: Due to the new restrictions
FROM THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER WE WILL BE OPEN:
Fridays (for Adults) 10 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4
Saturdays (for Children) 10 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4
Sundays (for Children) 10 - 1
(Respite will continue as normal on these days)
We are OPEN!
Keeping us all safe from Covid is our priority!
"Had a great visit this weekend! Really well organised to ensure every hygiene requirement was met - tick! Thank you everyone for your help and friendliness." 26th July 2020
There are less people here which means very easy social distancing!
“We really appreciate all the work that has gone into preparing the Playground. Information about the new service/process were all very clear, we felt very safe.” 10th July 2020
Our new booking system ensures we are Covid-secure!
“Very straight forward booking process and all very clear and organised.” 1st July 2020
“Really liked all the precautions taken by staff and the phone calls prior to the visit, we look forward to coming back!” 2nd July 2020
There is plenty of space and lots to do!
"Amazing morning. Very well thought out and the children didn’t notice anything different!” 20 August 2020
Below is a film showing the covid restrictions in our outside spaces. For more videos see our 'Covid-19 changes to TVAP' page in our Booking section.
!!! TVAP Covid-19 Appeal !!!
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.”
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.