Leyland Playscheme was founded in 1974
with the intention of not only providing fun activities
for younger children of South Ribble and the surrounding
areas; but also to provide young adults the chance to
give something back to the community. To this day it's
aims remain the same and it is unique in it's organisation
and character. It is rare in today's society to see
evidence of such a large scale feeling of community
spirit and volunteering from a wide cross-section of
After many successful years running the Leyland Playscheme we expanded and now also run the Samlesbury Mega-Fun Week for the Canberra Club at British Aerospace at Samlesbury. This week provides facilities for a further 1000 plus children for the week prior to Leyland Playscheme.
Our primary activity are the Playscheme weeks themselves at the end of July, beginning of August. We entertain up to 1000 children everyday providing a massive range of activities from Arts & Crafts to Archery and from Sports & Games to Snooker and Swimming. We cater for children aged 5 through to 14 and they are split into three distinct age groups.
INFANTS ages 5 to 7 | MAINSTREAM ages 8 to 11 | TEENZ ages 12 to 14
What else do we do?
Throughout the year we organise activities such as Road shows, and a wide range of fund-raising events to underpin the work we do in the summer. These events are growing and growing and are becoming as widely anticipated as the Playscheme itself.
We also carry out our staff training at local high-schools across the county in May, June & July. Our training programme is constantly reviewed and enhanced to kepp up to date with all relevant legislation.