Playing Around East Hampshire

Welcome to the new changing face of children’s sport and play - ‘Playing Around’ East Hampshire Play Service!

Since 2006 the Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) has been providing play activities for children and young people aged 4-11 years in rural areas of East Hampshire during school holidays. RAPP has welcomed more than 21,000 children through its doors and opened opportunities that they may not have otherwise had the chance to have a go at. Winning both national and regional awards for its innovative approach to promoting children’s health & wellbeing, RAPP has grown and developed to meet the needs of the growing population.

In 2008, Get Activ8d was developed and introduced great local sporting activities from local providers for young people to try. The project aims to work with local sports coaches and groups to encourage new junior members to their clubs. Activities have ranged from archery, climbing, pro-jumping, basketball and many more to entice young people to get active across the district.

Moving into 2019, we have launched our RAPP+ service which is serving the needs of working parents by delivering full day sessions for young people aged 8 years+. Parents can drop off their child(ren) with the team for the day and know they are in a safe, secure welcoming environment with a range of age appropriate activities, all they need is a packed lunch and a willingness to have fun!

  • RAPP sessions are suitable for ages 4 years+ and cost £6 per session per child (unless otherwise stated)
  • Get Activ8d sessions are suitable for ages 7yrs+ (unless stated otherwise) and vary in price from £6 –£25 depending on the activity and length of the session
  • RAPP+ sessions are suitable for ages 8yrs+ and cost £25 per day (just over £4 per hour) for a full day’s activities

All sessions can be booked via the ‘MyEastHampshire’ account on the portal.

What else can we offer?

Playing Around East Hampshire also offers a variety of services to meet the needs of the wider community. For example:

  • After-school clubs
  • Pop-up play events
  • Activity workshops
  • Wedding packages
  • Parties packages

All other enquiries regarding these additional services can be answered by contacting the team directly. Please email rapp@easthants.gov.uk or call 01730 234384 during office hours.