Somerset Play Forum

Somerset Play Forum

Support for Play








Somerset Play Forum works to support play provision and play providers in Somerset.  Learn more about our











​2017 Play Conference








Wednesday 3rd May 2017 will be our next annual Play conference. Would you like to be a workshop leader? Do you have skills you can share with others? We are looking for  imaginative and exciting workshop leaders for our conference and networking events


Field to fork








Learn more about our Field to Fork project and how we work with schools and community groups from our base at Frogmary green farm.

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Play Development News

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Nominations have now closed and our winners and runners up will be announced at our glittering awards ceremony at the Octagon Theatre Yeovil on Tuesday 25th October.


Congratulations to Rachel Parish, Willow Set Pre-School, Stoke St Gregory,  who has just won the Nuirsery Award for Outstanding contribution.

‘As a ‘one in a million’ manager of this rural charity pre-school, Rachel led a committee which saved it from closure, and secured a move from church rooms to purpose-built premises on school grounds. Known for her ‘tireless dedication’ to her work over two decades, the ‘brilliant and loved’ sector leader also runs wraparound care and holiday clubs, provides support to other settings under Somerset County Council’s peer-to-peer support scheme, and represents the ‘voice of early years providers’ across the county. A request for testimonials in support of Rachel’s nomination was circulated, and a deluge of messages followed from parents, children, staff and businesses.

­Support for your Event

There are many ways in which the Play Forum can support local community groups with play events. This year we are looking to work with community groups from all areas of Somerset to help them create new outdoor play initiatives. We can offer support, guidance, advertising, training and even small grants.