Places to Play
Hammersmith and Fulham has a number of places to play for families and children.
For a full list of services in the borough, please contact the Family Information Service.
Here is information regarding provision currently run by PAHF:
Anthony Lillis Project for Vulnerable Children
This playscheme is a fully inclusive adventure service in Queensmill School, West Kensington. It provides a place where disabled children and children with complex needs can play adventurously, creatively and safely. We aim to provide all children using the playground equal access to all activities. We have a number of places for children who need individual support (1:1), and these places can be funded either by Social Services as part of a care package, or via direct payment. Our age range is 8 – 17.
The playground offers a wide range of fun activities, including:
- Large outdoor play area including a wooden play structure and garden area
- Indoor activities including drawing, painting, cooking and dressing up and much more
The purpose-built play building includes a play area, a sensory room and arts-and-crafts area, as well as a kitchenette and accessible toilets.
Opening times: We usually run a Saturday Club every Saturday during term-time and Playschemes during school holidays (subject to funding). The playground is open 10am – 4pm.
This playground is closed access. For further information on accessing the scheme, please contact Rachel on 02077 363699.
Merton Complex Needs Project
We deliver a service for the complex needs children of Merton from the Acacia Adventure Playground. We support them in a number of ways; we operate a Stay and Play family service on Sundays, a holiday scheme, provide development staff and also support some children to access the playground during mainstream sessions. We also provide play advice and best practice training for other service providers in Merton. For further information contact on this project call us on 02077 363699.
Holiday Fun is a mobile outreach project, which runs during school holidays. A bus, packed with games, toys and craft materials, visits a range of estates where a team of playworkers provide free play activities for children and young people. The project aims to provide free play provision to areas with limited play opportunities. It also supports local people to understand the importance of play and encourages parents and carers to understand the play needs of their children and to get more involved. Activities provided include painting, badgemaking, papier mache, sports activities, parachute games, cookery and board games.Sessions usually run from 10.30am-4.30pm and are free. We usually run every half-term or school holiday.
For more information on the venues or any other aspect of the service, please contact Rachel on 020 77 363699 or email email@example.com