Age Range: 5 – 12 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 by testing their limits, discovering how things work and what they really enjoy to do. Adults are not permitted in the AP, giving the children freedom to make their own choices, giving them the opportunity to play and form new friendships with others outside of their usual peer group. We have a team of playworkers to supervise the children, facilitate play, and organise daily activities. If you have a child with additional needs who requires adult 1-1 support please email us so we can help identify the right support for your child.

Parent Carer Information Saturday Play Session 2020

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Operations during the Covid Pandemic

The Adventure Playground has historically been an open access site where children are free to come and go as they choose. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic we are currently unable to operate on this basis. We have conducted a Covid risk assessment and together with government guidelines have made the decision to operate on a closed access, pre booked basis for the foreseeable future. This means that instead of offering one off drop in sessions we will offer blocks of very limited capacity sessions to ensure that children are minimising who they are coming in to regular social contact with but still getting all the benefits of playing outdoors with their friends. We are constantly reviewing updated guidance and will adjust our service offer as soon as guidelines allow.

Weekdays

We will be operating our new closed access creative activity club ‘Playtopia’ for schools in walking distance of the Adventure Playground. Playtopia is for children in years 3-6 and operates a walking bus to collect children from schools on dedicated days. This sessions are being provided by Brilliant Play CiC for MHPC. Please click the button for more information.

Weekends

We will be offering two prebookable play sessions on Saturday afternoons from 1.00-3.00pm and 3.30-5.30pm. These sessions will be facilitated by our Play Team in the same way as our regular child led AP play sessions including access to all the ropes, loose parts and arts and crafts. These sessions are for children aged 5-12 years and are bookable by the half term.

Please click here to book Saturday Session 1: 1.00-3.00pm

Please Click here to book Saturday Session 2: 3.30-5.30pm

Opening Times & Entrance Fees

Term Time

  • PLAYTOPIA Mon-Fri 3.30pm – 6.00pm

  • Saturday Play Session 1.00 – 3.00pm & 3.30-5.30pm

  • Sunday: Closed for Private Hire

School Holidays

  • TBA

(see registration page for membership options)

Testimonials

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