Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Touch Wood Enterprises Ltd
Telephone

Address

Address 1
Bower Ashton Woodyard
Address 2
Kennel Lodge Road
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS3 2JT

Categories

Categories
Culture, Sports & Leisure Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

Outdoor social and play spaces are essential for children’s interaction, expression and development. Touch Wood structures are designed to help facilitate the many different ways that children play, move, interact, explore and learn. Engagement and participation are seen as crucial for changing attitudes and realising the play potential of every outdoor space. Furthermore, the process helps to resolve conflicts and create positive bonds between different groups within the community.

We have developed innovative methods for using traditional craft techniques to involve communities in creating a product that they can use for years to come. They can be involved right from the beginning in the design stages through to the construction. We run workshops in the wood to explore the natural environment and inspire the children’s designs. Involving people in this way ensures everyone has a stake in the final product.

Possibilities for community involvement:

We have various methods for involving the community in our projects, some involving scheduled groups and some involving drop-in groups. The process is based on engaging with children’s own experiences, ideas and skills as outlined below:

1. Providing children with positive environmental play opportunities in local natural sites, eg den building in woodland, to expand their awareness of play opportunities.
2. Using loose parts, including both natural and artificial materials, for children to use and manipulate within their play settings as a ‘designing for real’ activity.
3. Creating, with children, small-scale models of outdoor playscapes that allow children’s imaginations to genuinely contribute to the final design.
4. Providing structured mobile craft workshops for children to use tools and learn traditional crafts and skills in building structures and features for themselves.

Mobile Craft workshops:
These take place in school grounds or on site at the park depending on the groups transport needs. They take place with either a scheduled group or on a drop in basis.

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?

Costs

Costs

Type of group: School groups, groups from youth centres, groups who sign up.
Cost: £850.00 per day plus travel and accommodation plus materials.
Group size: 8 at any one time rotating for three sessions a day.
Number of tutors: 2
Possible products: 1 day a= bench, 2 days a= throne seat, 3 days a= shelter seat, 5 days= circular shelter

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
No
Is there a car park nearby?
No
Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No
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