Halton Play Council
Established in 1997 Halton Play Council is a local independent charity which supports, delivers and champions free play for all children in Halton (Runcorn&Widnes) Play is such a critical part of a child’s natural development that the United Nations have recognised this in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child(1989).At the Play Council we also recognise the importance of these rights and through play we do all we can to support a child’s capacity to develop social skills, build relationships, progress as individuals and keep healthy. It is our goal to provide all children of Halton the opportunity to Play.
Children's Support in Halton
The Play Council delivers a wide range of services, either from its purpose built headquarters at The Play Resource Centre, Mersey Road, Runcorn, or at a variety of venues throughout the Borough. Services include; retail shop and scrounge store, equipment hire, Helps scheme, training/meeting rooms, Toy Library, Play Schemes (in school holidays),Short breaks and play and leisure activities for children with additional needs, Saturday "open access” play and Play training.