Who we are

We are a registered charity responsible for maintaining the Playground in Theydon Bois, Epping. The playground has no external source of funding, and relies completely on donations and fundraising. If you think you can help, contact us.

After several years of hard fundraising, we reached our target and the playground was refitted in the summer of 2018.  Pictures and updates can be found on our Facebook Page and Group.  A BIG Thank you to all that have helped us get to our target!

A bit of history…

The Playground at Theydon organisation (P.A.T.) was formed in 1990 when the
members of the local community led by Cllr Joy Wainwright and local village
constable David Simms sought to make better use of the derelict land at the corner of
Poplar Row and Green Glade and provide the children of the village and surrounding
areas with their own playground. Following three years of Jumble Sales at the
Church Hall, Quizzes and Coffee Mornings and with financial support from the
District Council, local people and businesses as well as the Parish Council and
Grange Farm Trust, the Playground was opened on 13th March 1993 by television
presenter Andi Peters and has now become as much a part of the village as the
Village green and sign!