About Us and Contacts

Children drawing chalk people along the road during a Play Street session in Hackney


Hackney Play Association is a local charity that aims to improve children and young people’s health, well-being and quality of life, through play.

Our vision is for Hackney to be a child-friendly borough, in which all children and young people have access to a range of high quality, inclusive play opportunities in their locality.

We believe that play is vital for children and young people’s health and wellbeing, particularly for children facing barriers due to poverty, disability, gender and race.

Contact details

Main Office

Hackney Play Association
Homerton Grove Adventure Playground
Wardle Street
E9 6BX
020 8525 7932

Training and Play Development

Hackney Play Association Training Centre

Pearson Street Adventure Playground, 28 Pearson Street, London E2 8EL

020 7033 4322


Hackney Play Streets

If you are interested in running playing out sessions in your street, contact:

Claudia Draper, email playstreets@hackneyplay.org or call Mob: 07947 095069

Play Services in Hackney

In addition to the two HPA  run play facilities, Homerton Grove Adventure Playground and Clapton Park Play & Youth Project, there are a range and variety of community-based play services across the borough. These include seven adventure playgrounds, two mobile play organisations, numerous after school clubs and holiday playschemes plus play spaces in parks and public areas.

Further information about supervised play settings can be found here.

Complaints Procedure

Hackney Play Association welcomes comments and feedback on all of the services it delivers.  We view complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve in future.  If you wish to make a complaint about any of our services, the complaints procedure is attached here.