Play team brings family fun to Horfield Common

April 25 2013
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Youngsters will find outdoor fun and creative activities waiting for them at Horfield Common after school every Thursday.

Youngsters will find outdoor fun and creative activities waiting for them at Horfield Common after school every Thursday.

The APE (Art, Play and Environment) Project is running the free weekly sessions until 5pm during term-time, welcoming children and their families.

Each week, youngsters will help build a fire to cook some food and can join in outdoor play and creative activities.

The first event, on April 11, saw around 18 youngsters cooking bread, playing on balancing boards and climbing frames and working together on a large drawing.

A spokesperson said: “We bring along a medley of adventure play equipment and always a creative activity. We also have activities based around renewable energy and alternative technologies with a strong focus on cycling and the environment.”

The APE Project is a not-for-profit organisation whose outdoor play and learning sessions at parks across Bristol have been funded by neighbourhood partnerships and the John James Foundation.

The target age group for activities is eight-14, although all ages are welcome. Organisers point out the project is for children and their families, as opposed to an after-school club providing childcare, and children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

The project will set up at the entrance to the Ardagh every Thursday afternoon after school. Find out more about the APE Project at  http://apeproject.co.uk.