We would like to draw your attention to three exciting disability friendly family play events that Play
Association Tower Hamlets are organising on behalf of Victoria Park
Each of the three themed events offers a chance for disabled children, their carers and family a
chance for a day out in the park to catch up with friends and enjoy some fun in a safe and nonjudgemental
atmosphere. There is no need to book in advance and there is no charge for
attendance or materials.
Sat 4th October – Treasure
Sat 6th December – Elves
Sat 7th March – Dens
Each session will be based in the Hub building (Where you’ll find a lovely café and accessible
toilets too). The Hub is next to the skate park on the east side of the park.
We’ll start at 11.30 am and finish at 3.30pm. As well as 4 dedicated playworkers. PATH will also
have resources and ideas on hand ready for families to play with and to help them explore the play
spaces on the east side of the park.
Families can reserve a treasure bag for the 4th October, just email Suzannah Walker
email@example.com by 30th September to confirm your attendance and it will be
ready for collection in the Hub on 4th October.
We’d really appreciate it if you could forward the news of these events to your staff, service users
and others that you think would be interested.
Here’s some more detail:
What’s on offer on the day?
Play Association Tower Hamlets have booked the community space in the Hub building enabling
children and young people a warm comfortable play space for when they tire of being outside
Four playworkers from Play Association Tower Hamlets will be supporting the session. They will
be on hand to deal with enquiries, help with the play resources and play with children and families.
– you can see pictures of the team here
There will be resources in the Hub to take out and play with on each session. These will fit the
themes of each day – treasure, elves and dens.
The indoor space in the Hub building will be a space to relax and enjoy some indoor play
There is also a café in the building http://www.theparkcafeinvictoriapark.com/ where you can get
food and drinks.
Who can come?
This is an open session targeted at disabled children, young people and their families and friends.
Do I need to pay?
No – this is a free service funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Can I drop my children and pick them up later?
No, this session is designed for all the family and we do not have enough playworkers and
volunteers to offer such a service.
Each drop in disability friendly family play event is themed and facilitated by skilled playworkers
who cannot offer 1 to 1 support but can support your family to have a great time.
Can I get there by public transport?
You can take the tube to Mile End and then the 277 or 425 bus to Victoria Park rd. It is then a
short walk in to the centre of the east side of the park. There are downloadable maps and further
information on this webpage: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=12670.
Can I drive in to the park?
If you are a blue Badge holder you can access the east side of the park. A Radar key will grant
access through St Mark’s Gate South Car Park, off Cadogan Terrace. (E9 5HT) Go through the
car park at St Mark’s Gate South and the electronic gate is at the back. Alternatively, when at the
gate call and a ranger will be happy to open the gate for you. We recommend you arrange this
with the park rangers team in advance 020 8985 5699 more information about the park
Park users in any vehicle are asked to follow the same 5mph speed limit observed by staff and
For more information on the accessibility of Victoria Park, please see the Victoria Park DisabledGo
page. http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/tower-hamlets-council/victoria-park note the Hub
Building is not currently on DisabledGo, but they hope to change this is December 2014.
Who can I talk to about these events?
Contact Suzannah Walker at PATH for more details firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find information on the PATH website: www.playtowerhamlets.org.uk and
our Keep playing website www.keepplaying.org.uk (look in the events section)
Look for us on twitter @playPATH