Middleton Play Area Closure

Last week the Parish Council and UTASS had a discussion regarding the Middleton Play Area closure and the possibility of using the UTASS minibuses to take children to other play areas in the vicinity. The comments on Facebook have prompted further discussion and as a result we are going to try and get something up and running.

It’s difficult to know what’s best, so please could you give us some feedback as to where and when you would like to go.

As a starter we will take a minibus from outside UTASS to Eggleston play area on Thursday 9th August 2018 leaving at 2.00pm and returning at 4.00pm.

Unfortunately, all children will need to be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them.

In order to reserve a place please contact UTASS on 01833 641010. We are closed on Wednesday but you can leave a message on the answerphone.


UTASS struggle to find volunteer drivers for our minibuses and any future outings will be dependent on a driver being found. If anyone is prepared to drive for these trips please contact staff at UTASS to discuss this what is required in terms of driving licence, etc.


UTASS had trips planned during the summer holidays, but some have been cancelled due to a lack of interest. These trips are led by qualified youth workers.

There are closing dates for most of the trips as the venues require booking in advance

There are places left on the remaining trips at the moment as follows

15th Aug. 5pm – 9pm.  Planet Leisure (bowling and laser tag) Cost £15 deposit £5, Closing date 13th Aug

22nd Aug 5pm – 8pm Local Parks Cost £1 No closing date but on a first come first served basis

29th Aug 5pm – 9pm Karting (8yrs and over, plus minimum height of 1.27m). Cost £30 (subject to a minimum of 8 persons) Closing date 20th Aug

Again these trips can be booked via UTASS on the above number.

These trips have all been chosen by the children who attend the youth activities at UTASS, but if you have any ideas for future trips we would welcome your suggestions