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Choose Play

Family playing with building blocks picnic in the meadow 2021
Photo Credit: Chris Bailey

We believe choosing to spend your time in a playful way is essential for everyone’s health and wellbeing, no matter what your age. In fact, we think it’s time we all took play a bit more seriously!

Frome is already full of fantastic play opportunities and a variety of green spaces such as the Old Showfield, Rodden Meadow, the tennis courts, skate parks, running tracks, outdoor gym and many play areas. But we want to challenge and encourage people to think about play differently.

Throughout the summer of 2021 the Choose Play team was out and about across the town and at events, chatting to residents to discover both the well-loved and traditional play activities but also the more unexpected ways of being playful as we get older. 

We ran a survey in conjunction with Children’s Scrapstore Bristol who were contracted to help us build a picture of what play means to Frome and who created a participatory play strategy for Frome. The strategy is aspirational and forward thinking, with inspiration and recommendations across three areas; Space for play, Time for play and Freedom for play.

The strategy provides a framework for developing an inclusive provision, connecting spaces and places, building a manifesto for play to enhance opportunities across the town, developing pop-up play opportunities, continuing to support and identify third sector organisations to deliver and coordinate play opportunities and building a play brand across the town.

Read the Play Strategy in full:

9 July 2021
Last Updated
24 May 2024