Play

A place for everyone

Challengers Play schemes are places where disabled and non-disabled children aged 4 to 12 can come together to play, have fun and make new friends in a safe space.

Our Play schemes run at weekends during term-time, and weekdays
during half-terms, Easter, and the Summer Holidays. 

Keeping children safe

Our staff are highly trained to cater to every child’s needs and we work with parents to determine whether their child requires 2:1, 1:1 or non 1:1 support from staff, so when they come to Challengers you can feel reassured that they are safe, supported and happy.

Our non-exclusion policy means that we’ll always find a way to make sure that every child can come along and enjoy themselves at Challengers – even if that means our team investing in new training or equipment.  

Facilities &
activities

Each Play scheme has a variety of areas set up for different types of play. These include areas for art and creative activities, larger open spaces for noisy and active play, outside space for accessible bikes and trikes, a sand and water play area, and a quiet sensory space. 

Our Playworkers put on different activities every day to keep children entertained. From arts and crafts, cooking and karaoke sessions, to visits from the local farm to make furry friends – there’s something to appeal to everyone. 

Locations

We currently run Playschemes in: 

  • Basingstoke (8-12 years only) 
  • Eastleigh 
  • Farnham
  • Guildford 
  • Kingston  

If Challengers sounds like the place for your child, follow the instructions below to register to book!

Our Play schemes

Location: Chalk Ridge Primary School, Sullivan Road, Basingstoke, RG22 4ER 

Dates: One Saturday a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Samantha Horwood 

Phone: 07792 584 899

Email: BasingstokePlayscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Chandler’s Ford Infant School, Kings Road, Eastleigh, SO53 2EY

Dates: One Saturday a month | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: AJ Clarke and Amy Wittish

Phone: 07816 337384

Email: EastleighPlayscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Challengers Farnham Playcentre, St James Avenue, Farnham, GU9 9QF

Dates: Saturdays | Alternate Sundays | Half-term (Mon – Fri) | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Ellen Fenton and Hollie Steele

Phone: 07590 878 987

Email: FarnhamPlayscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Challengers Guildford Playcentre, Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, GU1 1TU

Dates: Saturdays | Alternate Sundays | Half-term (Mon – Fri) | Easter & Summer Holidays (Mon – Fri)

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £30 per day

Key staff: Katie Potter, Ben Watters and Joe Edwards

Phone: 07881 376 915

Email: GuildfordPlayscheme@disability-challengers.org

Location: Kings Oak Primary School, Dickerage Lane, Kingston Upon Thames, KT3 3RZ

Dates: Saturdays | Easter & Summer Holidays

Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free for Kingston and Richmond residents (spaces funded by Achieving for children)

Key staff: Emma De Whalley and Dawn Garrett

Phone: 07814 997 994

Email: kingstonplayscheme@disability-challengers.org

How to book

If you’d like to book a place for your child to attend Challengers, please visit our Bookings page to complete the Registration form.

Once registered, our Play and Leisure Team will be in touch with more information on how to book sessions with us.  

If you have any queries, you can contact the team on 01483 230 939 or by emailing PlayandLeisureTeam@disability-challengers.org