Activities for Children
The Parasol Project supports disabled and non disabled children aged 5-12yrs in accessing a variety of inclusive play schemes throughout Oxford city during the school holidays. We offer an action-packed programme of activities centred on free-play for children with a range of care needs.
Disabled children are often excluded from their local provision as a result of the level of support they need and the fear (resulting from lack of information and experience) that many have of working and interacting with disabled people. One of the magical and unique things about The Parasol Project is its emphasis on inclusiveness. We champion equality and have created a unique ethos and culture that is present in all of our work.
Parasol assists mainstream service providers around the city in being inclusive by recruiting, employing and training enablers and placing them in settings that disabled children wish to access. Our team of experienced enablers help to break down the barriers facing disabled young people by challenging inequality, providing appropriate care needs, acting as advocates for the young people and their families and providing examples of good practice.
The Parasol Project operates from Tower Playbase in Northway, Oxford. In addition to this site we also work with a number of provisions across the city including Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground (BLAP), Dovecote, South Oxford Adventure Playground (SOAP), Barton playscheme and Donnington Doorstep.
We take registrations for our children’s service all year round. If you have a child who you would like to register please head to our contact page and get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
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