Opportunities to run fitness sessions in our parks

We have a great opportunity for fitness professionals to run sessions in our parks. This includes personal training or group fitness sessions including pilates and yoga.

If you would like to use a Tower Hamlets park to run a group exercise or personal training session, you need a licence.

Find out how to become one of our licensed fitness operators. We do not allow unlicensed businesses to operate in our parks.

The Children's Play Pavilion and Park

MEP playground

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


There is a fantastic, fully inlcusive playground in Locksley Street.

  • A castle to climb on.
  • A dry riverbed with boats and bridges
  • An imaginative sand pit
  • All play equipment is fully inclusive.
  • An interactive water feature which operates in the school summer holidays.  

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.

There is a kiosk in the playground. The kiosk serves drinks, teas, coffees and snacks. 

From Monday 30 October playground opening hours are 10am - 5pm daily.

There are portaloo toilets in the playground. There are no baby change facilities.

The playground is closed on Christmas Day, 25 December.

If you are bringing a school group to the playground please contact us in advance to let us know the size of your group. We may turn groups away if the playground is over capacity.

Tel : 020 7364 5227
Email: mileendpark@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Stay and Play

Play sessions

Stay and Play sessions are held in the Children's Pavilion. Sessions take place, Monday to Friday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm (term time only)

The session is aimed at under 5s and is a parent led session, where children have an opportunity to take part in a number of activities. There is no need to book, but spaces are limited.

To take part in these sessions parents and carers will need to register their chidlren. This can be done using this form before you arrive.

All those in attendance need to follow our promises and the play work principles throughout their visit to the playground.

Toyhouse run early years sessions for under 5s on Mondays and Wednesday (term time)

All play sessions are free and all children resident in Tower Hamlets are welcome.

Baby changing faciliites and accessible toilets are available to those attending play sessions.

The building is fully accessible.

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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