A play and picnic site
for children with special needs

Where I can
meet my friends


The play & picnic site will open from Tuesday, 18th May - in line with Government advice on outdoor playgrounds.

NEW JOINERS for 2021 will be limited as we catch up from last year.
Please check our guidance notes below to see our top priorities for places : "Who is Bournstream for?"
We are not going to allow parties or groups (other than small, special school groups in term time) for this season only - to reduce any risk & allow everyone space

As Bournstream is not staffed we must ask all users to follow the guidelines - to take full responsibility - in line with the declaration you made in signing our joining form.


  • Please bring gloves & antiseptic cleaner/gel for all hard surfaces - gates/padlocks & all toilet areas - before and after use.
  • Respect other users' space at all times & observe social distancing of 2 metres.
  • Please restrict your visit to one vehicle only - meaning only one family unit - & for no more than two hours.
  • No parties, groups or schools class groups will be allowed this season.
  • If the car park is FULL - only use the lay-by to wait for someone else to leave the play site.
  • Close, lock and clean all gates immediately behind you.
  • Please take all wipes, gloves and other rubbish away with you to dispose of.
  • Contact us via our website contact page with any queries or concerns.

We need everyone to think of others please, to follow these guidelines which have been carefully considered, so that we can re-open for space and play - but most especially so that we can all keep safe and well.
We hope the play site continues to give families and youngsters the freedom they most need.

Thank you for abiding fully by these guidelines.

The Bournstream Trust Committee.

For Any Donations- Please click here

Contact us

Our main contact for mail and donations is as below. Please make any donations payable to Bournstream Trust.

If you want to join

If you wish to join please ring Jinny Rawlings on 01454 238083 and leave her your name, address and contact number.

You will then be sent joining details & our play site rules - after which one of our volunteers will be in touch to arrange to meet you at the play site on a day & time to suit you.
Children are welcome but really need another adult with them please - so that you can see over & fully understand how Bournstream works, as it is not a staffed project. Our volunteer will show you over, answer any questions & complete our joining papers with you.
The one-off membership fee is £10 - payable on the day.


We have a questionnaire about our playsite for you to fill in and return to us through one of the methods below.

By Post:

(not for joining - please see above)

Main Contact:

Mark Pasco,
28 Bradley Street,
Gloustershire GL12 7AR

T: 01453 845568 (not for joining)

By Email:

Please contact us using the email address provided below or via the contact form on this page. Feel free to send us you comments, suggestions and any photos that you are happy to share.

E: info@bournstream.org

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Donations- click here

To have fresh air,
know they are safe
& having fun.

Bournstream is now entering a new chapter - with new people and new ideas - but Barbara Saxton's abiding 'vision' continues.

We hope you can and make good use of all that it offers - to see the exciting changes, enjoying this unique space in your own way - and let others know all about it too, by giving them our website details and our current leaflet.

Guidelines for groups or parties at Bournstream:

Bournstream is not a venue for a very large group outing for reasons of safety, car park capacity & consideration for all the other users.

Parties are for the disabled child, their families & friends, other support or special school groups.

* Maximum numbers 12 children – & up to 12 adults or helpers

* Maximum parking of vehicles – minibus plus 2 cars or 6 cars. Always park inside the main gate for safety.

Responsible adult role :

This person must assume gate security & full responsibility for the group at all times.

The road entrance gate should be manned at all times on arrival – not just left open for others expected - & locked immediately after you all get in. The same applies to the inner gate.

Full play site rules & other specific reminders are on the website contact page to refer to.

Payment – minimum donation of £20 please.
Either to be sent or left on the day in the donations box on site. IF you can GIFT AID this a form can be printed off our website, thanks.

Please ring to BOOK a party on 01453 845568 & give us a contact number for the responsible adult.

We keep a diary to avoid clashes if possible – including regular schools using the play site & fortnightly grass cutting when known.

Thank you for reading & abiding by all the above.

Barbara Saxton