Our schemes promote independence, creativity and risk taking to nurture children to learn, grow and most of all, have tonnes of fun! SCPA offers FREE play projects both after school and during school holidays. The schemes are drop in and children over the age of 5 are welcome to attend without parents or carers. Children under 5 are also welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

SCPA is Ofsted registered and our play workers receive comprehensive training including health and safety,  paediatric first aid, autism and disability awareness. SCPA believes in equal opportunities for all and do our utmost to help all children to play and learn. 



A very special catered scheme

As part of the national, government initiative to promote better nutrition for children, SCPA is now offering a catered playscheme. The scheme is offered during term time breaks. SCPA brings the fun and a nutritional lunch, absolutely FREE. With additional food provided for families to take away if they want, including cereals, vegetables, bread and more! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates!



These schemes operate Monday to Friday, with morning and afternoon sessions. While parents, carers and guardians are not required to attend schemes, we do encourage them to come along and join the fun! Our schemes always offer a variety of different activities and operate from a number of locations, such as:

  • Townhill

  • Shirley

  • Sholing

  • Woolston

  • Weston

  • Milbrook

  • Thornhill

  • Harefield

All of  our schemes are advertised through local schools, with flyers. For live updates on play schemes, please visit our Facebook page. 



We run after school sessions throughout the city, during term times. Like our holiday schemes, these are advertised through schools, via flyers. Sessions run for 2 hours and offer a wide variety of activities for children to choose from, including:

  • Dress up, drama and role playing

  • Musical instruments

  • Cold cooking

  • Face painting

  • Arts and crafts

  • Sports

  • Games

  • Sand play

  • And much more!