The contemporary American author, Diane Ackerman said
“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.”
Many of us will remember our childhoods building dens, swinging on ropes, getting messy and in the process making friends and learning about ourselves. Sadly for many children across the UK outdoor play space, in a safe and supervised setting, is in decline and frequently unavailable. At Marble Hill Playcentres our goal is to preserve that active, outdoor and perhaps risky play experience. As a charity our mission is to unlock the power of play and the magic of community, providing inclusive, supportive and sustainable play and education services to children and families
To achieve this we have five main objectives
Create an exciting and safe environment for children and young people to play, explore, be active and get messy.
Empower local families, children and young people to shake off the ‘cotton wool’ state of mind by encouraging exercise and increased access to outdoor play spaces.
Be inclusive for all children and young people regardless of their ability, culture and ethnicity.
Be respectful to outdoor environments and natural spaces, by encouraging the use of recyclable materials and keeping our emissions to a minimum.
Be committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.