Children's Charity | Halton Play Council Ltd


Children's Support in Halton

Halton 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.


Halton Play Council employs a team of highly qualified staff with many years experience working in the sector. Halton Play Council can be contacted at the Play Resource Centre Mon- Fri 9am to 4pm (Wednesday 9am to 1.30pm) on 01928 574087 or by e-mail

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 Halton 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.

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