Things to Know

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THINGS TO KNOW

• We always listen to feedback from residents and our activities are no different. We are delighted that following on last year, we have put together a new and exciting programme of events to keep your children and young people.

• All sessions are free, but participants or their parents/carers must register each child at every activity they attend by signing in. Providing us with emergency contact details, medical requirements and non-compulsory equalities data. In the event of an emergency every effort will be made to contact parents or guardians using the information supplied

• Signing in at each session opens at the advertised session start time, allowing approximately 15 minutes enrolling before activities commence We recommend to maximise the opportunities to join in users attend from the outset of the session

• We deliver open access sessions, which mean that Children and young people are free to come and go as they please. We can only supervise children and young people that have signed in and while they are on site and participating in the activities

• Appropriate clothing – play is not always clean and dry, so please ensure that children wear something suitable for the weather conditions or activities attended, preferably clothes that will not cause upset to the children and young people if they get dirty or torn. Please bring drinks and a snack if required.

• Risky play – we encourage children and young people to take appropriate risks in play. Whether this is climbing a tree, participating in sports, woodland craft and fire play or using hand tools such as hammers and nails, and we encourage children and young people to assess how much risk is involved in a situation for them and make an informed decision whilst they are in a supervised environment. This helps them understand risk for the future and empowers them to make their own decisions.

• Children can get involved in the activities regardless of race, gender, religion, culture, physical or mental ability

To find more participatory information for activity sessions visit watford.gov.uk/play
For more information about play activities and events in the borough, why not follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at watfordcouncil or sign up to our e-newsletter at watford.gov.uk/newsletter

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