Adventure Playground

Age Range : 5 - 15 years

The adventure playground at Marble Hill Playcentres is completely unique in this borough.  With its huge wooden structures and large open spaces, we provide a special place for thousands of children each year.

Here children learn fantastic life lessons, how to negotiate, to work with others, to be patient, to share and to listen.  They test their limits, discover how things work and what they really enjoy. Mostly children have freedom to decide what they do, when they do it and for how long.  It’s the kind of freedom we had when we were young and we know that our children need it too.

We run activities every day but mostly we listen and respond to the children.  If there is something they want to do and we can, we do it! Last year we made a swimming pool and built go-karts because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

There are family play sessions every weekend when parents and carers are welcome to join their children in their play, but after school and during the holidays no adults are permitted inside the playground.  This gives the children the chance to set up and manage their own play.  Of course if you would like to have a quick walk around on your first visit that’s absolutely fine too, just let us know.


Open Access Provision:
The Adventure Playground is an open access site which means that there is no need to pre book and children can come and go as they please. This might seem unusual but there are many similar sites around the country and we are very experienced at ensuring everyone is kept safe. Open access does not compromise our Duty of Care to the children attending the Playcentres and we always have a member of staff on the gate checking who is coming and going.

There are some misunderstandings about what Open Access provision means and so we urge to you to speak to the staff onsite if you have any concerns.

Before you arrive:
Everyone needs to register before entering the Adventure Playground. This is just to make sure that we have the right contact details in case we need to call you in an emergency and to give us the data we need for our funders.

Last year it took a little over 4 minutes to complete the application form and it is designed to be work perfectly on mobiles and other handheld devices, so please register before you arrive to save yourself some time.

Comments from our users in 2017:
“My 5 year old son has been a few times and loves it. He can be quite shy but the team there are welcoming, fun and really helpful. The adventure playground caters for those who are fearless about climbing, leaping and rope swinging and for the more timid there's plenty to build, create and play with.” Siubhan R.

“Well organised, staff happily play with children - mums & dads banned! :-)” John F.

Opening Times

Launch party 24 March 2018 12:00-17:00
Opening for the season on the 03 April 2018.

After school:
Tues-Fri 15:30-18:30
Saturdays 12:00-18:00
(New for 2018 - first Saturday of each month will be Family Day - a chance for parents and carers to enjoy the Adventure Playground alongside the kids!)

School holidays:
Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00
Saturdays 12:00-18:00 (monthly Family Days as above)


£4 per child or 10 visit pass £30 (=£3 per child)
20 visit pass £50 (=£2.50 per child)

£6 per child or 10 visit pass £50 (£5 per child)

We accept card payments at the Playcentres.

* Please note you may be entitled to a free pass if you are from an low income family/have a disability and/or a child with an additional need. Please speak to a Senior Playworker, Evidence valid in the last 3 months will be required.