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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 the
three earth shetered buildings in the park.


 There is a fantastic 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.  This is now turned off until summer 2022.

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. This service is operated by a third party supplier and not by Tower Hamlets Council.

Playground opening hours are10am - 5pm daily.

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

The playground will be 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


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.

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

Toyhouse libraries also run run regular play sessions in the Pavilion.  Please visit their website to see their current timetimable. 

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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