Your visit

At Eastside Community Trust we want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for all our community, visitors, staff and tenants. If you have any concerns about access issues, please call us and we will do our best to help.

Easton Community CentreFelix Road Adventure Playground

Easton Community Centre

The centre is located in the heart of Easton, not far from City Academy, The Plough Pub and close to local shopping district St Marks Road.

Easton Community Centre
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Access

  • Step-free access
  • Automatic door, main entrance
  • Lift access to all levels of Easton Community Centre UNFORTUNATELY OUR LIFT AT EASTON COMMUNITY CENTRE IS CURRENTLY OUT OF SERVICE. THIS MEANS THAT THE ACTIVITY ROOM IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE UNABLE TO USE THE STAIRS. WE ARE WORKING HARD TO FIX THIS ISSUE AND APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. A new lift is on order and should be installed in summer 2024. The new lift will be larger and more accessible than our previous lift. 
  • Accessible toilet
  • A disabled parking bay at the front of the building fits two vehicles. However, there is no drop curb from the road to the pavement
  • We are very happy to welcome assistance dogs and well-behaved family pets and drinking water is provided for them

Family friendly

We offer a range family-focused activities as well as family-friendly facilities, food and drink. 

Baby changing facilities are available in female, male and neutral toilets.

Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Bristol Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme – You are welcome to breastfeed your child anywhere at Easton Community Centre. We commit to upholding a woman’s right to breastfeed by ensuring that if someone complains, the complainant is moved, not the mother. 

Period Friendly Bristol – Free sanitary products are available, please ask at reception.

Little Bag of Calm

Our Little Bags of Calm are sensory bags for you to use for the duration of your visit to Easton Community Centre. SEN+D children or anyone who would like a pack to make their visit more comfortable are welcome to borrow one. Please make sure to return your bag at the end of your visit.

The small shoulder bags contains: an animal puppet, coloured fabric, a fidget toy, and visual symbols. There are two bags available.

Ear defenders are also available.

Felix Road Adventure Playground

At Felix Road we believe all children have the right to free play. Creating a welcoming and accessible play environment is core to our values.

Growing together at Felix Road
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Access

  • Step-free access through the main gates and into the main building 
  • Accessible toilet 
  • All on one level 
  • Flat tarmac path around much of the site 
  • Double yellows outside the playground mean blue badge holders can park outside for up to three hours
  • Some children might require additional support to access the playground safely. In these cases we ask that you speak with a playworker to determine how best we can support your child. It may be that they need to be accompanied by an adult
  • We are very happy to welcome Guide and Assistance Dogs 

Family friendly

We offer a range family-focused activities as well as family-friendly facilities, food and drink.

Baby changing facilities for those with young children.

Bristol Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme – You are welcome to breastfeed your child anywhere at Felix Road Adventure Playground. We commit to upholding a woman’s right to breastfeed by ensuring that if someone complains, the complainant is moved, not the mother.

Open access

Children aged 8 to 14 years old are free to come and play unaccompanied by an adult. Our playworkers are trained to ensure the playground is safe, adventurous and playful.  

Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

SEN+D

We have many elements that are designed to encourage and meet the needs of children with SEN+D including: 

  • Swings 
  • Hammocks 
  • Ramps on to play structures 
  • Nature area 
  • Treehouse 
  • Coloured lenses on play structures 
  • Places to hide 
  • Places to climb high safely 

Tips for getting the most out of your visit

Please introduce yourself to one of our playworkers when you first arrive. They will be happy to show you and your child around the playground and discuss any needs your child might have.

Depending on the needs of your child, we may be able to apply for funding to work with them on a 1 to 1 basis. This requires a commitment to attend once a week for at least a term. Please email Kate if you wish to discuss this further: kate@upourstreet.org.uk  

Quiet hour

Every Sunday (1 to 2 pm) and at special events we have a quiet hour for children who need calm and a more relaxed environment to play in. These sessions are aimed at children with sensory and additional needs who may find an open-access session overwhelming or maybe just need a bit of space to get comfortable before we open the gates to everyone else. 

During this hour you can expect: 

  • The gate will be closed – this is to give families the confidence that their child can play freely without fear of running out into the road 
  • A playworker will be at the gate to welcome you and your child/ren 

Little Bag of Calm

Our Little Bags of Calm are sensory bags for you to use for the duration of your visit to Felix Road Adventure Playground. SEN+D children and adults or anyone who would like a pack to make their visit more comfortable are welcome to borrow one. Please make sure to return your bag at the end of your visit. 

The small shoulder bags contains: an animal puppet, coloured fabric, a fidget toy, and visual symbols. There are two bags available.  

Ear defenders are also available.