Youth and Play


The Happy Days Project

Happy Days play project was set up three years ago, and aims to provide children and families living in temporary accommodation a range of play activities, which are both fun and developmental. We work with children and parents together with the aim of families taking part in positive play activities together.  Our play workers engage families in play activities that can be recreated easily within the temporary accommodation setting, a more permanent home or the local area, and we try to support families to access other valuable local services, such as children’s centres to maximise the support they can receive during their time of re-settlement.

Funders: Various Charitable Trusts

Area of work: Refuges and Hostels across Nottingham City

Age group: 0 - 19 years old & parents

Type of work: Play Work

Project aims:

  • To provide positive play for homeless children and young people
  • To encourage families to take part in positive play activities together
  • To promote easy and affordable play options that can be replicated at home
  • To support children’s personal development through play
  • To support families during a period of significant transition
  • To encourage families to access local services and wider support provision eg. Childrens centres.

Some of the activities we have undertaken with the group are: Messy play, imaginative play, structured games, role play games, songs, rhymes and story reading, arts and crafts, outdoor play, seasonal activities, cook and eat, child led play, traditional games, and educational games


Groundwork Greater Nottingham is the trading name of the Greater Nottingham Groundwork Trust Ltd, a charity registered in England and Wales; number 1003426.


Registered address: Unit A, Tennyson Hall, Forest Road West, Nottingham. NG7 4EP.


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