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 charity 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 families, regular running clubs & bike rides
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.
This term the Big Red Bus Club weekly stay and play for children and their families, Play Plus, has hit the jackpot. With a fantastic grant from the Postcode Lottery, volunteers and families at the Big Red Bus Club have been able to expand the whole group, get some great equipment for children with additional needs and work with a range of therapists to create a mindful and enriching environment.
Play Plus is here to support families with children under five, to make friends and get the support they need before, during and after diagnosis.Read more
A big thanks to all the volunteers who came along today to plant two new borders. As ever it's a real hodge podge jasmine and honey suckle for the nose, gladioli to touch, a riot of colour for the eyes and an apple tree for tasting. Volunteers and thier children took advantage of the glorious weather to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.