Marble Hill Playcentres
Award Winning Adventure Playground, One O'clock Club and Toy Library.
Marble Hill Park, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL

Charity Number: 1110615 Company Number: 4191336

Marble Hill Playcentres is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people’
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Marble Hill Playcentres is a Charity and Voluntary organisation that operates an:

Adventure Playground (5-15 years)
this is the only open-access Adventure Playground within Richmond borough. The big wooden structures set in the beautiful parkland of Marble Hill make it an unforgettable destination for children and young people. We welcome everyone aged from 5 to 15. We offer a staffed adventure playground that aims to provide challenging and stimulating play opportunities of all types, from the rope swings to exploring nature, art & craft activities, sports and fire play.  

One O’clock Club (0-5 years)
We offer a happy, busy play environment for children to enjoy, and a friendly social environment for parents and carers. Our drop-in play facility offers a variety of activities to cater for babies and children from 0 to 5 years. Experienced Playworkers are always on hand to offer play opportunities for parents and carers and to offer help and advice.  

Our Aims

  Create an exciting and safe environment for children and young people to play, explore, be active and get messy. 

To 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.

Respectful to outdoor environments and natural spaces, by encouraging the use of recyclable materials and keeping our emissions to a minimum. 

Committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people

We are now closed for this season

We re-open in
April 2015
We are open for party bookings at the One O' Clock Club throughout the winter, email:-

Opening times:

April - September

The Adventure Playground
Term Time

Monday - Friday
3.15 - 7.15pm
12noon - 6pm

School Holidays
Monday - Friday
12noon - 6pm
(closed on bank holidays)

The One O' Clock Club

Monday - Friday
1pm - 4pm
(closed on bank holidays)

Inclusive Play Sessions
Term Time
Saturdays 10am - 12pm
School Holidays
Fridays 10am - 12pm

(Our inclusive play sessions are designed for children and young people with additional needs, their parents or care givers and siblings)

For party bookings and enquiries please contact
020 8891 0641
Adventure Playground parties:
07597 355 967


History of Marble Hill Playcentres

The Adventure Playground and One O’clock Club were conceived by a group of local parents around 35 years ago.

The GLC (Greater London Council) built and took on the running of the facility, which passed over to Richmond upon Thames Council when the GLC disbanded. Richmond council voted to close these facilities when faced with massive budget cuts in 2000.

Rather than loose these well loved and well used facilities a group of local parents and residents formed a voluntary management committee to take over the day to day running.

The Toy Library started in 2009 at marble hill, but has now grown and runs not only at marble hill, but out of 5 different children's centres too, Membership has increased and its catalogue of toys to borrow has expanded to 350 items.

11 years on, the Playcentres is now a registered charity, have won 3 awards and are going from strength to strength.

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