York Playspace

Play Buddies

Join in and have fun with the support of a Play Buddy.

Are you aged 7 - 17? Want to join a club or do an activity on a weekend, evening or during the school holidays?

Our Play Buddies are trained and experienced play workers who are able to provide 1:1 support and supervision for young people who want help taking part in local activities.

What sort of activities can a Play Buddy help with?

Weekend, evening and school holiday activities such as Brownies, Scouts, Swimming, the cinema, trips to the park. Let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll see if we can arrange it.

How much does it cost?

York Playspace has subsidised this service and the cost to you for the support of a Play Buddy is £10 per hour. Direct Payments can be used to pay for a Play Buddy.

Entrance/admission fees for your chosen activity will still apply.

Where is this service offered?

York and the surrounding area (including East Yorks).

Want to know more?

Call us on 01904 627285

Email playbuddies@yorkplayspace.org.uk


York Playspace

Play Buddies is delivered by York Playspace. York Playspace is an innovative organisation providing affordable, safe, enjoyable, creative play opportunities for all children and young people successfully for over 35 years. We are supported by experienced, qualified professionals committed to valuing families and communities.
Currently, our activities include:
i) The Play Buddies project
ii) Providing "Chill-Out Zones" (similar to youth clubs) and Summer Play Schemes in areas of social deprivation.
iii) School projects and activity sessions
iv) Recruiting, training and supporting youth and adult Play volunteers.