We are The Vench

A much-loved adventure playground and community centre in the heart of Lockleaze. For over 45 years, we have been inspiring imaginative play in a fun and supportive environment to help children and young people live happy and healthy lives.

We believe in the importance of providing young people and their families with a safe place to play, learn and create the change they want to see in the world.  

Working with our partners we offer a range of activities and initiatives to build resilience and confidence in the young people and their families, as well as providing an engaging space for families and the wider community

Our Vision

All children and young people in Lockleaze live happy and healthy lives.

Our mission

  • We provide a safe and vibrant place for children and young people to play.
  • We co-create opportunities with young people and their families to build their resilience and improve their future prospects.
  • We amplify youth voice in the decisions that are made in Lockleaze and the surrounding area.

Our values

At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to be:

  • child-led
  • inclusive
  • supportive
  • creative

Playground Promises

To create a safe and inclusive space for everyone, all children, young people and adults must agree to our playground promises whilst on site:

  • We are kind to everyone.
  • We keep ourselves and each other safe.
  • We look after our space.