Our aims

We aim to stimulate imagination through engaging children in creative play, unlocking a brand new world of open-ended discovery in which children can thrive and families can flourish.

We aim to inspire families to get more involved in creative and cultural activities, and to celebrate and delight in their local environment, heritage and locality.

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Our mission

We engage children, young people and their parents/caregivers through an enjoyable, lively, stimulating and diverse programme of high quality participatory arts, creative learning and outdoor play activities, enriching lives, building confidence and self-esteem and helping individuals to fulfil their potential whilst combating barriers to taking part in the arts, be they economic, social, cultural or access.

At the heart of our work lies a firm belief in the importance of nurturing children’s innate creative potential from the earliest point and the critical role of families in supporting their children’s play.

It was upon this guiding principle that The Carousel Project was founded in 2011.

Our proven track record in delivering highest quality creative arts activities demonstrates the therapeutic benefits of helping children and young people to express themselves through creativity, music and story-telling and the positive impact of supporting carers. 

The learning gained from our experience has shaped our relevant and innovative portfolio of work since 2011, having a positive and lasting impact on hundreds of families across Devon.

Please see our portfolio.