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Play Bradford

Improving the lives of children in the Bradford District by using the power of sustainable play as a catalyst for social change.


Under the latest government guidelines, we are now able to deliver our open access adventure play sessions, where no booking is required. Although we are pleased that we can now welcome more children and families through our gates, we have put the necessary steps in place, in order to try and keep individuals as safe as we possibly can.

If you have any queries or concerns about our Covid-19 safety policy. Please email or call 01274 613254 / 07939394271

Please see more information about The Big Swing’s summer timetable here.

Our Mobile Adventure Play Sessions (M.A.P), are still running within the community. For more information or how to book onto these sessions please contact

Farewell Gracie!

It goes without saying, that Play Bradford wouldn’t be where it is today, if it wasn’t for our amazing staff team. Each member brings something different, broadens ours and the children’s horizons on a daily basis. Over the years, we haven’t seen that many people come and go so when one of our team does…

Keighley Healthy Living | Bradford Community Play Partnership

Keighley Healthy Living is a registered charity based in Keighley, West Yorkshire which develops and delivers a range of  healthy living initiatives. As a Lead Agent for Community Play, our Bradford Community Play Partnership, has recently been commissioning them to delivery valuable play sessions at The Sue Belcher Centre in Bracken Bank. It’s a wonderful…

Pictures speak a thousand words

So, we have some news that we wanted to share with you, following the latest government announcement. Drumroll please…on Tuesday 9th March, we opened our gates for the first time this year at The Big Swing! We honestly, couldn’t have been more excited to welcome the children back onto site. Although we are only hosting…