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TVAP CIO is a unique Charity, originally founded in 1979 to provide a range of adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities for children and adults with disabilities, mild or profound.

The voluntary Board of Trustees of the CIO operate the Thames Valley Adventure Playground just outside Maidenhead providing a safe, caring and stimulating recreation and learning environment where families and individuals are supported in their play  and enjoy some much needed respite.

The TVAP CIO supports children and adults with varied additional needs as well as the families and carers of the special person they care for. The TVAP is an inclusive play space and we welcome siblings, friends of the child with additional needs and children from the local community to come and join in the fun and experience a special TVAP play day.

Maybe when we think of a playground we think of slides and swings, maybe a sand pit?  But to our beneficiaries we are so much more - not only special equipment and appropriate resources but also a  supportive place to play and be safe. TVAP is friendship and respect and a real chance to get out, as a family, as an individual or as a group and have some fun and make happy memories together. 

TVAP is one of those rare places where you can just be yourself and relax, without fear of judgment or negativity, a special place where there is absolutely no pressure to 'fit in' or pretend, where everyone is accepted and valued for who they are, regardless of abilities and no one really has to explain themselves - everyone just 'gets it’ and gets on with it!'

To our beneficiaries we are often called a lifeline.

To see our visiting families enjoying an all-too-rare opportunity to play together is truly heartwarming.

Sensory Garden at TVAP

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.

Child having fun at TVAP

Financial Support

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.


Visit The Playground

Fundraise For Us