What We Do

** Coronavirus Update 24 July 2020**

Dear Children and Families,

Due to the impact of Covid-19 we are just starting our annual programmes of safety inspections and maintenance. The delay means that we will not open the Playcentres during the rest of July or August but are looking at the possibility of a late summer/autumn 2020 opening. 

We know that the Playcentres play an important part in children’s activities in the summer and we are sorry for any disappointment that this news may cause. We will do our best to get things back on track as soon as possible.  

Best wishes,

The Marble Hill Playcentres Trustees


Click here to see a short video of Marble Hill Playcentres in action and why it is vital to our community.

Marble Hill Playcentres is a voluntary organisation and registered charity located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

For over 40 years, Marble Hill Playcentres has been providing kids and young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with a unique, exciting and safe environment to play, explore, be active and get messy. In a world where many kids spend significant time in structured, controlled environments, the Playcentres provide an opportunity for them to develop and express themselves in an independent, stimulating space.

Once a Council-funded facility, Marble Hill Playcentres became a charity 17 years ago when funding was sadly stopped, and since then has been reliant on the generosity and support of volunteers, users and the local community to keep operating.

We continue to provide free passes to low income families and are proud of our long running Saturday morning Inclusive Play Project for children with additional needs – both initiatives reflecting our ambition to keep this unique facility open for as many local children to enjoy as possible. Detailed information on prices and opening times is listed on the specific One O’Clock Club and Adventure Playground sections of this website.

  • The Playcentre is available to hire for local clubs and community groups. Please get in touch via info@marblehillplaycentres.com for more information
  • You can also hire the One O’Clock Club and Adventure Playground for children’s parties. Go to the Venue Hire section on this website where you can book your party online.

Remember, registration for the Playcentres (mandatory for all users to register at the start of each season to ensure we have correct contact information in case of emergencies) is quick and easy on line – please register YOUR CHILD’S DETAILS before you come. If you do forget to register beforehand, it’s easy to do it yourself on your mobile device.

Thanks for taking the time to read about our wonderful Charity. If you would like to donate (we openly welcome your time, skills and money!) then please do so via the green button or get in touch with our team – we’d love to hear from you.