Felix at 50

This year Felix Road Adventure Playground celebrates its 50th Birthday! To mark this historic anniversary, Eastside Community Trust is planning a series of celebrations, events and activities in 2022 

Films and Talks about adventure play
Friday 22 July, 6 to 9pm
Easton Community Centre

New mural

Exhibition of archive material and interviews

Food celebration

Felix at 50 Celebration Day
Sunday 25 September 1 to 5pm
Felix Road Adventure Playground

Felix Road a history

In 1972, Felix Road was opened to address the lack of opportunities to play for children in a part of Bristol undergoing huge redevelopment. There was a strong need for a community project that would provide a playful and creative sanctuary for children in a rapidly changing area.

Through the persistent hard work of parents, playworkers and community activists Felix Road would exceed all expectations of survival, and in 2022 has reached it’s half century. It remains one of the most diverse, widely used and well-loved adventure playgrounds in the UK.

Opened up off the back of the ‘pop up’ playground scene at the time, the Felix Road plot – an old colliery – was seen as a potential solution to the large numbers of children out in the streets with little to do in an urban environment still recovering from the war.

It would quickly become a very popular space among local children, much to the annoyance of the residents of the time! Over the years, the playground has seen many changes, but its essential inclusive and vibrant spirit has remained much the same. It is a testament to Felix Road’s nature that it is hard to imagine Easton, or indeed Bristol, without it.

Scribble + Sketch

Scribble + Sketch

11 June, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Easton Community Centre

Join Scribble and Sketch artists at Easton Community Centre on Saturdays once a month for FREE family workshops.
Adventure play training

Adventure play training

Join the course and learn from some of the countries leading experts in adventure play, childhood, health and wellbeing, and children's rights.
Felix at 50 – an evening of films, talks + conversation

Felix at 50 – an evening of films, talks + conversation

22 July, 2022 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm on Easton Community Centre, Bristol

Join us for an evening of films, readings, talks and conversation about adventure playgrounds and childhood.

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