The Play Service includes settings for after-school and weekend sessions and daily sessions during school holidays.

The service provides all year round open access provision for children aged 6-14 years situated within the local community.

The service also works in conjunction with the voluntary play sector through Wirral Play Council to delivery a summer holiday programme and a specific play facility for children with special needs.

Play workers endeavour to support, rather than direct the children, to facilitate a play environment based on children's wants and developmental needs which stimulates their creativity whilst maximising their potential. Children also have the opportunity to take risks using the safety net of play workers with support, tolerance, openness and possibility. Play settings also offer children support, practical help and opportunities for social and personal development.

Some of the activities that children and young people have enjoyed since 2017:

  • Intergenerational Days (children enjoyed joint activities with parents and grandparents)
  • Hallowe'en parade
  • World War 2 evacuation project
  • Bidston in Bloom
  • Christmas Bingo
  • Summer activities (Greenacres Farm and Applejacks Adventure Farm)
  • Christmas Hamper Appeal
  • Generation Gap
  • Healthy Lives Campaign

Find a Play Centre

Location and Map Contact Opening Times

Beechwood Play Scheme

Open Access

Fifth Avenue,
Beechwood,
CH43 9LB

0151-678 3939

Term time:

Tuesday to Friday
Sessions between 3pm to 7:30pm

Saturday
9:30am to 12:30pm, 2 to 4pm

School Holidays:

Mon to Friday
10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 4:30pm

Leasowe Adventure Playground

Open Access

Oxley Avenue,
Leasowe,
CH46 1PF

0151-639 3060

Term time:

Tuesday to Friday
Sessions between 3pm to 7:30pm

Saturday
9:30am to 12:30pm, 2 to 4pm 

School Holidays:

Mon to Friday
10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 4:30pm

Gautby Road Play Scheme

Open Access

Gautby Road,
Birkenhead,
CH41 7DS

0151-652 5645

Term time:

Tuesday to Friday
Sessions between 3pm to 7:30pm

Saturday
9:30am to 12:30pm, 2 to 4pm 

School Holidays:

Mon to Friday
10am to 12.30pm, 1pm to 4:30pm

Wirral Play Council

Summer Playschemes and various projects

1 Berner Street,
Birkenhead,
CH41 4JY

0151-650 0030 School holidays:

Monday to Friday 
10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm