National lockdown: parks and leisure update

The government announced on Monday 4 January, following a rapid increase in Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, there will be a new national lockdown.

Government guidance is to Stay at Home. You must not leave, or be outside of your home, except where necessary.

See the latest information on leisure, parks and markets.

The Children's Play Pavilion and Park

Mile End Park Sandpit

The Children’s Pavilion is a modern building in Mile End Park.  With the Art Pavilion and the Ecology Pavilion It is one of three earth sheltered buildings in the park. 

Stay and Play sessions are held at the pavilion. There is also a fantastic playground.   

  • Water fountains,  

  • A castle to climb on. 

  • A dry riverbed with boats and bridges 

  • An imaginative sand pit  

We are committed to inclusive play so that children with and without disabilities can play together. Our play equipment helps children to have fun and creative play. 

Organisations that run regular play sessions in the Pavilion include: The Play Association Tower Hamlets, Toyhouse libraries, Al Huda After School Club, and the Somalian Home Educational Children 

The building is fully accessible. In the playground a platform see-saw is wheelchair accessible. 

Coronavirus update

The playground is open.  Opening hours are: 

  • 10am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday  

  • 11am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  

  • There are no toilets or baby change facilities. 

  • The play pavilion will remain closed until further notice. 

The playground will be closed on Christmas Day, 25 December. 

More information

Direction to the Children's Park from Mile End Underground.

For more information on the accessibility of Mile End Children's Park, please see our DisabledGo page.

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