Free volunteer run stay and play for children 12.30 - 3pm term time only.

About us

The Big Red Bus Club in Charlton is a little hidden gem located in the corner of Charlton Park.

We are a volunteer led family wellbeing centre which puts local families at the heart of everything we do.

Stay and Play – free under five stay and play Monday to Friday 12.30pm – 3pm term time only

Play Plus – Monday am (10am -12pm)  SEND and siblings stay and play with local artists and therapists (funded by Children in Need and True Colours Trust)

Volunteer Acorn project – training and support for volunteers to gain confidence and vocational and life skills (funded by Peoples Health Trust)

Wellbeing – Thursday am and various times in the week - a suite of activities focusing on the wellbeing of local familees, regular running clubs, bike rides, waste food distribution (organised by Skillls and Care through the Neighbourly project).

Community events – From Thai Night to the Great Charlton Bake Off our community events take place throughout the year.



We are open Monday to Friday 12.30pm -3pm during term time.
Monday 10-12pm Play Plus - for children with additional needs

Wednesday 10-12pm for our Ukrainian Stay and Play
Thursday 10am - 11am Large and legging it running group.