DONATE: Help support our work ... MORE

EVENTS: Upcoming events...

SUMMER PLAYSCHEME: Dates for our Summer Playschemes are now available ... MORE

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB: Thornhill Adventure Playground ... MORE

HALF TERM What's on at Half Term ... MORE

PLAY DAYS: Something different for today... MORE

VACANCIES: Current staff and volunteer vacancies ... MORE


SCPA is a registered charity no. 266109, receiving support and part funding from Southampton City Council and from other sources.

Ofsted voluntary registered.

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Vacancies 2017

SCPA currently have no vacancies for paid staff. If you would like to enquire about working with SCPA please contact the office for more details and an informal chat. Please note you must be 18 for paid employment.

We also are still looking for volunteers.

Also we are currently looking for voluntary committee members.



Ralph Gordon who is the treasurer of Southampton Children's Play Association did a sponsored skydive on the 17th September 2016. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored him which help fundraise money that we can put back into the community by putting on more playschemes across the city of Southampton in areas of deprivation.

We would like to give a huge thank you to Ralph for raising nearly 700 for SCPA

About Us

SCPA was established in 1973. We provide organised play facilities through Holiday Play schemes and after school Junior Clubs for all children aged 5 and over throughout the City of Southampton. All our projects are free of charge and open access.

Our Aims

To organise and provide a wide range of play experiences, to include home corner, drama, cold-cooking, games, collage, drawing, painting, sport, sand and water play, messy play and a quiet area.

To encourage local parents/carers to actively participate at our Play Projects with support and training offered by SCPA.

To provide child centred play, as this is essential to the well being and development of a child as through play children learn to develop their social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional skills.

SCPA Believes that every child has a right to freely chosen play.


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- *SCPA M Suite 9.3 Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton SO14 0QB E office@scpaplay.org.uk T 023 81849355