Welcome to Sparks Play and Care!!


Sparks Play and Care is the first childcare co-operative in Bristol. It is managed by a team of qualified Playworkers as a workers cooperative and is a company limited by guarantee. Sparks Play and Care caters for school aged children from 3-14 years and runs a breakfast, afterschool and Holiday club during the school holidays.Sparks also runs a teenager club called 'Taningua', which is a sepaprate club that runs on Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays for 10-14 year olds. Sparks has also recently set up a new Forest School club called 'Sparkan Foragers' that runs after school on a Friday from 3-30-6.60 (click on the sparkan foragers page for more info!).

At Sparks we provide children with a wide range of fun and stimulating play opportunities to aid childrens growth and development and to enable them to experiment and gain new experiences, express themselves freely and most of all.. to have fun!! 

At Sparks there are different activities planned every day for children to get involved in and try something new including; cooking, crafts, outdoor games, early years activities and ongoing projects. All activities are optional and children are free to play indoors and outdoors as they wish. At Sparks we encourage freedom of choice and act as advocates for childrens play. At sparks we value each child as an individual and work as an inclusive setting.

We currently have spaces available Monday-Friday Afterschool Club and Breakfast Club. Please book now to secure a place!!


Sparks summer holiday club is running this year from the 23rd July- 29th August. Each week is jam packed full of fun planned activities, workshops, trips and games. Each week has a theme and activities are based loosely around this theme. All of the planned activities are optional and children are free to play and explore inside and outside. Due to building work in Ashley house over the summer, we are going to be based in the scout hut, Williamson Rd from the 23rd July to 1st August and then the green terrapin in the grounds of Sefton Park School for the weeks after this.


Our themes are;

Week 1- ‘Desert’ - 23rd-25th July(Scout Hut, Williamson Road)

Week 2- ‘Hedgerow’ - 28th July- 1st August (Scout Hut, Williamson Road)

Week 3- ‘Zoo’ – 4th-8th August (Green Terrapin, Sefton Park School)

Week 4- ‘Farm’- 11th-15th August (Green Terrapin, Sefton Park School)

Week 5- ‘Native Americans’ – 18th- 22nd August (Green Terrapin, Sefton Park School)

Week 6- ‘Under the Water’- 26th-29th August (Green Terrapin, Sefton Park School)


Our teenager club 'Taningua'  will also be running again this year for 10-14 year olds and we have separate activities planned every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the holiday.


WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS...  We can get very busy over the summer so please book now to secure a place!

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Please see our Activity plan (below) for Holiday club activities, Taningua activities and more details..

SPARKS summer holiday plan 2014(2).pdf

 If you have any questions or queries about anything then please  give us a call on 0117 9244439 or send an email to coopsparks@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at Sparks soon.

Many thanks,

The Sparks Team J


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