Burnley Play Association

Burnley Play Association & The Vanguard Centre, established in 1983, is a unique community organisation and charity providing wide ranging activities and support services for childrenadults and the elderly, and with specialised support for children with educational needs and disabilities.

Meeting local needs in an holistic way, we are here to support families, children, those in need and those facing isolation, to access support through a local community-based centre.  

Our children service provides term time activity provision on Saturday mornings and later this year this will include an evening group for 8 to 16-year-olds.

During school holidays and across the Summer we offer our Play Camps, from Monday to Friday each week.  Activities include arts, crafts, sports and games and Forest School activities in our park area.  We offer wellness and mindfulness activities for children within our Sensory Centre.