An American entertainer, Bob Keeshan once said that

“Play is the work of children. It’s very serious stuff”

We take play provision in a safe and supervised environment very seriously. For over 40 years, Marble Hill Playcentres has been providing children and young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with a unique, exciting and safe environment to play, explore, be active and get messy. Our Adventure Playground (over 5’s), One O’Clock Club (under 5’s) and SENsational Saturday Club (for children with additional needs), provide an opportunity for children to develop and express themselves in a safe, independent, stimulating space.

Marble Hill Playcentres is a voluntary organisation and registered charity located in the beautiful surroundings of Marble Hill Park, Twickenham. 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 together with our invaluable SENsational Saturday Club – both initiatives reflect our aim to keep this unique facility open for as many local children to enjoy as possible.


40 Years of Play at Marble Hill Playcentres

We want all ages from every part of the borough to continue to enjoy and benefit from our safe and beautiful space and most importantly, as Bob Keeshan would say, for children to continue their work.


Praise for Marble Hill Playcentres

“I had a lovely time here today with my 2 year old…..lots of toys and activities to do inside and outside…great venue”

Rachel H, One O’Clock Club

“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., Adventure Playground

“The playworkers who help at the sessions are excellent – patient, kind and understanding. We would be lost without it and it has become a key part of our week”

Parent, 2020, SENsational Saturday Club

“Lots of thought and planning is evident in their drive to facilitate play with the children, as well as exhibiting the value of inclusion and creativity. Very welcoming environment and would recommend everyone and anyone to attend!”

Ailing C, One O’Clock Club:

“This is the only place that my son really relaxes and trusts adults other than me to play with him and help him”

Parent, 2020, SENsational Saturday Club

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

John F., Adventure Playground

“From my point of view, this place has provided a sanctuary where I have access to a group of parents who understand what it is like to have a child with additional needs.”

Parent, 2020, SENsational Saturday Club