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.
We have a team of Playworkers who supervise the children and facilitate play. Please note that no adults are permitted in the AP unless they are providing 1-1 support to their child with additional needs. We would be happy to show you around the AP but you must be accompanied by a Playworker – please ask at the desk.
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.
Under Ofsted Regulations if your child is 5 but is in Reception Class they may only attend the Adventure Playground for 2 hours a day. If they are 5 but in Year One they may attend longer. It is your responsibility to ensure your child only attends for two hours.
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:
“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.
Summer Activities 2019
We will be running a summer packed full of fun activities alongside our already awesome play space! Activities will run from 1.30pm each day - we will aim to bring you the timetabled activity but may need to substitute for something just as fun at short notice.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CUSTOM OVER THE 2019 SEASON IT'S BEEN A FANTASTIC SUMMER!!
THE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
WE WILL RE-OPEN IN APRIL 2020
The Inclusive Play project (additional needs), continues Saturdays 10am-12pm
TBC for the 2020 season