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The Oxfordshire Play Association is inviting researchers with fun hands-on activities to attend their 'playdays'. If you have an activity appropriate for primary aged and pre-school aged children then get in touch!

Playday is the annual celebration of the Children's Right to Play in the UK.

Oxfordshire Play Association are arranging a series of playdays across the region and would like to invite researchers to bring their interactive science activities.

Their main target audience is primary aged and pre school children.

Anything that is fun, stimulating, visually engaging for young people, and with a component of play is welcomed; ideally they will be activities that can be repeated at home, on a budget, or clear information/provision of materials can be offered to do something at home*. They should be drop-in activities that are flexible in duration.

The following dates have been confirmed:

  • Towcester Weds 6th April

  • Greater / Blackbird Leys Tues 31st May

  • Witney Weds 1st June

  • RAF Brize Norton / Carterton Thurs 2nd June

  • Vauxhall Barracks / Didcot Sat 18th June

  • RAF Benson / Wallingford Sat 25th June

  • Dalton Barracks Sat 2nd July

  • South Abingdon Sat 9th July

  • Wheatley Sat 16th July

  • Cutteslowe Sat 23rd July

  • Bicester Elmsbrook Tues 26th July

  • Banbury Peoples Park Weds 27th July

  • Eynsham Thurs 28th July

  • Wantage & Grove Sat 30th July

  • Berinsfield Tues 2nd August

  • Brackley Weds 3rd August

  • Bicester Garrison Thurs 4th August

  • Faringdon Fri 5th August

  • Kidlington Sat 6th August

  • Deanshanger Tues 9th August

  • Banbury Princess Diana Park Weds 17th August

  • Kings Sutton Sat 27th August

  • Towcester (Oct Half Term) Weds 26th October

There is no participation fee to be involved.

You can get a sense of what these events are like by taking a look at their previous events. Click here to read the report from last year's Eynsham playday (PDF).

Please note, that there is no electricity or water on site and you will need to provide tables, shelter and any other furniture needed. We have some equipment we can lend on a first-come, first-served basis, please contact Michaela (email below) to see if we can help.

*We can provide hardcopies of the 'Just Add Imagination' booklet (click here to see the Just Add Imagine booklet).

If you are interested or have questions, click here to email Michaela Livingstone-Banks, including information on which date(s) you're interested in and a very brief description of the activity you'd like to offer by 1 April 2022.