Toffee Adventure Playground is "open access" with a secure entry system. This means all children and young people must be registered, there is no charge and users are free to come and go as they please. While children and young people are on the playground our playworkers have a legal duty of care, which means they must act in the same way as a caring parent would. This does not extend to preventing children and young people from leaving. As part of this duty we must ask you to make sure that any child under the age of 6 is accompanied to and from the playground by a responsible adult over the age of 16.
All children under 6 years of age must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent/carer. If your child is outside playing, you must be outside with your child. Playworkers are not responsible for under 6's. During busy times, under 6s may be asked to stop using the structures to make way for older more boisterous children and young people.
The parent/carer responsible for the under 6 child must take full responsibility. If you leave your child with another parent, please inform staff, so that Playworkers know who is responsible for your child at any given time.
All users 6-13 years old with or without disabilities need to have a completed registration form signed by parent/guardian
Safety and maintenance
We take our users health very seriously. All our structures are built to high standards. Our designs and finished structures have to meet health and safety standards and there are regular detailed inspections carried out by our own staff as well as outside safety professionals. For safety during the winter months the playground is floodlit.
Damage is sometimes caused to our site without our staff being aware of it. For this reason our staff check the playground and the structures every day to look for any possible dangers. If you see anything that could be a potential danger, please let a member of staff know immediately.
We do provide a place to hang coats and bags; however we advise children to hand valuables to a member of staff for safe keeping. Please discourage your child from bringing their own toys or valuable items to the playground as we do not take responsibility for loss or damage of any items not handed in.
We advise that all our users wear clothing and footwear that is practical. Adventure play can be dangerous to your children's clothing. Dressing to impress will cause your purse distress!
Toffee Park uses every opportunity to recycle materials donated to us. We value the support of the local community and business. If you have something we may be able to use, we would be glad to hear from you.
Health and Safety
Sometimes children and young people have accidents. Please inform a member of staff to help or if you require first aid. A first aider will always be available onsite. All members of staff are qualified at giving first aid. We ask you not to move any child who appears unable to move themselves following an accident
Fire drills and evacuations
Under the health and Safety at Work Act we have to carry out a fire drill, (Which includes a full evacuation of the site). We understand this can irritate some people, but we are sure that you realise it could save lives in an emergency. The building must display an official fire notice which gives details of our formal evacuation procedures, if you notice that fire exits are blocked, please tell a member of staff immediately.