NEWS ARCHIVE: 2019


13.12.2019 Christmas Shutdown


The Wirral Play Development Centre will be closed over Christmas and New Year from Friday 20th December until Monday 6th January, 2020.





09.12.2019 Clothes Sale


Our first clothes sale event, held yesterday here at the Play Council, raised a total of £130.00. Thank you to the staff who volunteered their time and all those who came along and supported us.
We will hold another clothes sale, next spring, and we'll have lots of brand new summer clothes for that one.




29.08.2019 Summer Success


Well that's another succesful summer finished, and what a summer it was.
This year, we managed to provide free play opportunities - and healthy lunches - to 2,041 children over four weeks across eight Wirral sites.
The feedback we have received from all areas has been absolutely fantastic and so a massive thanks goes out to all our hardworking playworkers, we hope you all had a wonderful time and will come back again, next year.

Also, we'd like to thank Wirral Borough Council, Magenta Living's Umbrella Group, Feeding Birkenhead and Merseyside Playing Fields Association for their continuing support, as well as the parents and well-wishers who kindly passed on donations at our sites. Without all your help we could not make this happen each year.

Very special thanks must go to these amazing people for taking the time to help us; Windows Writing Project from Liverpool, who provided us with two free Creative Writing courses which the children absolutely loved; Prenton Library, for inviting the children along to two theme days were they learned all about Chester Zoo and also got to meet the 'Owl Man' and his feathered friends; and the staff of Wallasey Fire Service, who gave the children a tour of the station were they got to try on the uniforms, sit in the fire engines, and operate the fire hose.
These visits really put a smile on the children's faces. Thank you all.




31.07.2019 Coffee Morning Donation


Thank you to Maritime Grange's Patrons of Coffee Mornings for their kind generosity in raising another £200.00 for Wirral Play Council. This lovely donation will be divided between our Summer Playschemes and Additional Needs Group Projects.




29.07.2019 Summer Playschemes Are Go!


Our summer playschemes start today and will run for four weeks, Monday to Thursday, up to the 22nd August.




06.06.2019 Summer Playscheme Details


Here are the details of our summer playscheme provision for 2019. This year there will be eight schemes spread out across the Wirral.
All of them will be providing free play activities and lunch.




05.02.2019 Coffee Morning Donation


Today we received a marvellous donation from the lovely members of Maritime Grange Coffee Morning, who have raised £300.00 to go towards the Additional Needs scheme.

We thank you all for your kind generosity.




23.01.19 Cake Sale Donation


Today, we had a surprise letter through the post from, Miss Claudia Benitez. Enclosed was a cheque to the Additional Needs scheme, for £611.42, that Claudia had raised at a cake sale, in West Kirby. That's a lot of cake!

A big thank you, to all those sweet toothes that contributed to this event.