Go Wild summer playschemes


BDCA have been running high quality, affordable summer play schemes for 8-14 year olds every year since 2003. Each year, our experienced Project Coordinators recruit a team of local young people to help us plan and deliver the fun-packed 3 week programme of sports tournaments, games, outdoor play, crafts, creative workshops and trips. We only charge a minimal fee of £5 per child per day (equivalent to £1 per hour) to help cover our running costs. Last year's play scheme attracted 226 children and provided work experience for 43 local young people.

About Go Wild 2020



Pending funding, BDCA run our annual play scheme from 10am - 3pm every weekday for the first three weeks of the summer holiday. Exact dates will be published in Spring 2020.

How to book...

Registrations open from June each year. In order to attend the scheme, all children must have a completed registration form signed by a parent/carer. Forms are available at The Well and Pavilion from June or we can post them to you if you email families@bonnydowns.org in advance. from The Well Community Centre bring your form to The Well Community Centre (49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham E6 6DQ) during office hours on Tuesday– Thursday. We need one form for each child. Alternatively, you can book at the pavilion on the first day that your child wishes to attend. Please be aware that we have limited spaces and operate on a first come first served basis so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Info you need to know...

Children must sign in at the registration desk at 10am every morning and be collected at 3pm sharp. Responsibility for your child’s care cannot be taken outside of these times. Children must arrive before 10:45am as our gates will be closed after this. If you would like your child to walk home alone, please indicate this on the booking form. You must let us know in advance if someone else will be collecting your child.

Please ensure that your child: 

  • Does not bring any valuables on site as we cannot be responsible for any loss/damage.

  • Has a packed lunch or enough money to buy food and drinks from our on-site café. (Free water is provided)

  • Wears suitable clothing and footwear for sports, outdoor activities and messy play.

  • Brings bottled water, sunscreen and any medications that they require such as asthma pumps, epi pens etc.

Map of the entrance:

Here is a video of a previous summer scheme made by our former young leader  Jay Shukla to give you a taster of the programme:

To find out more about BDCA's summer playschemes, contact our team at families@bonnydowns.org or call them on 0208 586 7070 

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