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Events Stories

Keep Playing exhibition and celebration

Its March 2015 and by the end of the month our 4 year Big Lottery funded Keep Playing project finishes!   In these 4 years we've worked with Tower Hamlets Registered Social Landlords and thousands of children and families to improve play for c...
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March 2nd 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

We love play

Thanks to all the Play Champions who came to our celebration of play Tasty smoothies were made with pedal power at Weavers Adventure Playground along with flour filled stress balls. At Oxford House children dressed up for The Mighty Booth, with...
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February 19th 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Celebration of Play

Join PATH in the February half term to celebrate children's play. This great play session on Wednesday 18th Feb for children and their families will run from 3-5pm in the basement of Oxford House and spill out on to Weavers adventure playground too...
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February 3rd 2015
A story by about Play Celebration in Bethnal Green . It is a 'Events' story.

Keep Camping at Suntrap 2014

Since our last camp at Suntrap in June 2013 more children have been asking to go camping, and for longer than one night. Camp projects are expensive but worth every penny so we applied to Henry Smith and were sucessful in the application to buy new...
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August 22nd 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Traditional games at Mile End Childrens Park

Thursday August 28th 2.00 - 5.00pm Traditional games are remembered fondly by adults and still played with enthusiasm by children we meet. July saw a mile long hopscotch around Mile End, involving lots of local children, adults, some passers by...
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August 21st 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Keep Playing summer sessions

In addition to the PATH play sessions on estates the Keep Playing team have planned weekly play events and outings to playful spaces.  Wednesday August 6th (National Playday) at the Play Pod in Mile End Park 12.00 - 4.00pm We'll be trying ...
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July 29th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image about summer fun in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

Hopscotch around Mile End

  Saturday July 26th was a beautiful sunny day, unlike the previous day when torrential rain washed away the hopscotch grid painted by 100 volunteers. So we did again on Saturday morning with local children keen to help. Being out chalking...
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July 28th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

Can you hop a mile?

Join the PATH playworkers and the Shuffle Film festival to test out your hopscotch skills this summer.  Head over to Maplin St on Saturday July 26th and you will be astounded by an amazing mile long hopscotch chalked out on to the pavement. ...
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July 16th 2014
A story by about Mile Long Hopscotch in Mile End. It is a 'Events' story.
This story is related to East End Homes.

Play Promenade

Last week we met a very enthusiastic lady called Lucy Thane. Lucy and her colleagues are putting together a film over the course of this year. She wants loads of people to get involved and make it a really exciting project. You don't have to get involv...
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March 18th 2014
A story by Suzannah Walker about cafe at the Hub building in Victoria Park . It is a 'Events' story.

Keep flying kites

February 8th was national kite flying day and half term is on the way so more time to play Check out the activities and ideas page for some kite making and flying tips.... Go to the PATH web site to see the February postive play campagin postca...
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February 12th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

What's On this Half Term?

There's no shortage of places to go and scary activities to keep you busy this half term  Follow this link for a selection from PATH Tower Hamlets Mumsnet also have a full set  of listings here For parks and play spaces take a loo...
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October 23rd 2013
A story by about Play Projects in across Tower hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

Pizza Club banquet

After the Keep Playing team were invited to try pizzas cooked in a hand made clay oven at The Canal Club Community Garden Play Champion Gabrielle suggested setting up pizza club so local children could get involved making and cooking their own pizzas. ...
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October 16th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Halloweek Victoria Park

The autumn half term holiday in Tower Hamlets is no longer complete without a Park in the Dark event. This year the swamp monster has been given a year off (perhaps) and the walk has shifted to Victoria Park with the help of some ghoulish hounds. Parti...
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October 14th 2013
A story by Suzannah Walker about V&A childrens park and building in Victoria Park . It is a 'Events' story.

Gascoigne Estate playable space

On September 25th the new playful space next to The Hut, on Gascoigne Estate, opened for play. Gascoigne Neighbourhood Association have brought The Hut, a small community centre, back into use. Play Association Tower Hamlets run regular play sessio...
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October 2nd 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about The Hut in on Gascoigne Estate. It is a 'Events' story.
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Pirates at Whitehorse

  The sun shone for our last playful event of the summer holidays with Albion Kids Show pirate ship, soft play and Whitehorse Adventure Playground open there was plenty to do for all ages. Thanks especially to Laura for ideas and promoting...
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September 3rd 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Whitehorse open space. It is a 'Events' story

Great Day Out at Glamis Adventure Playground

Glamis Adventure Playground     Presents on Friday 30th August 2013       An afternoon of arts and crafts with Jacqui Gunn, (artist in residence at Glamis), with puppet workshops, pop-up cardboard sc...
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August 30th 2013
A story by about Glamis Adventure Playground in Shadwell. It is a 'Events' story.

Summer Fun Day at Weavers Adventure Playground

It's nearly time to go back to school. But don't feel sad Weavers Adventure Playground have organised a wonderful fun day to keep away the back to school blues. Join them from 12-5pm on Saturday 31st August for rounders, a barbecue, circus and danc...
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August 30th 2013
A story by Suzannah Walker about Weavers Adventure Playground in Bethnal Green. It is a 'Events' story.

Play Walk Today in Victoria Park

Join us for a playful walk through Victoria Park on Thursday August 8th. See if you can spot some little owls...There are playful things all around Victoria Park, have you seen the palm trees by the paddling pool, a canoe or found any owls sitting...
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August 8th 2013
A story by about Victoria Park in Bethnal Green. It is a 'Events' story.

Ahoy There Pirates

Join our Pirate Ship on the Ocean (estate) The pirate ship will be anchored on White Horse Open Space E1 0ND between 1 to 5pm on Thursday 29th August.  As well as the boat there will be games and fun for all the family.  Please br...
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August 2nd 2013
A story by about a family fun day in Whitehorse open space. It is a 'Events' story.

Summer Events, Play Cheques

Here's some top play events in the borough this summer - keep visiting this page as we regularly update it. Thursday 22nd of August. 11am-4pm. Where? Mudchute Park and Farm. Pier St. E14 3HP. What? Come to our free play street event and hav...
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July 25th 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres about Playcheque funded events in in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

A Great Day Out in Victoria Park 3rd August

Tower Hamlets favourite destination park is hosting a packed day of entertainment for all the family this Saturday. Take your family and friends down to  Crown Gate East (the Lido Field) between 11-5 and the parks team promise you'll find plen...
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July 22nd 2013
A story by about a family festival in Victoria Park. It is a 'Events' story.

Summer Holiday Events

Keep on checking our Events and Activities sections for places to go and things to try out at home across the summer holidays Please also use the Submit a Story  section to recommend places to go or add your own Play Story of what you've been ...
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July 22nd 2013
A story by about Great things to do in the summer holidays. It is a 'Events' story.

Playful Celebration of Cockney Heritage Festival

Play Past and Present The Keep Playing team and some willing volunteers are running a playful celebration to mark the first ever Cockney Heritage Festival this summer.   On Tuesday 23rd July, come and meet us at the Hub build...
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July 22nd 2013
A story by about Hub building by the Slides Park in Victoria Park. It is a 'Events' story.

Bicycle Swap Shop and More

Wheel your outgrown bike down to Bethnal Green Gardens on Saturday 27th of July between 11am - 1pm and you could be riding home on one that fits you! Local cycle service, Bikeworks will manage the swapping and have mechanics on hand to ensure that ...
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July 22nd 2013
A story by about Bethnal Green Gardens in Bethnal Green. It is a 'Events' story.

Day and Evening of Fun 13th August

Attlee Youth and Community Centre invite local families to join them for a day of playful activities on the 13th August. Although funding has been tight this year, the centre will be opening it's doors for this special family day, thanks to young v...
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July 17th 2013
A story by about Attlee Youth and Community Centre in Thrawl St E1. It is a 'Events' story.

Your Choice

Leaders in Community (LiC) is a youth led voluntary organisation run by a group of active young adults aged between 18 - 25 from across Tower Hamlets. LiC offer employment guidance, work experience and training. In addition to this they involve you...
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July 16th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story

Keep Playing Summer activities 2013

  The Keep Playing team at Play Association Tower Hamlets has a big play session planned for the last week of the summer holidays. With something for all ages come along and play all day Thursday August 29th - Outdoor play and pirates at ...
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July 15th 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres. It is a 'Events' story

Youth Day in Mile End Park

You can spend a fantastic sport Sunday in Mile End Park!  Join other young people from across East London and play different sports with your friends! Remember, 11th of August from 1pm to 5pm in Mile End Park... Wait to see you there!...
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July 15th 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres about My Day,Your Day, Youth Day in Mile End Park. It is a 'Events' story.

Run in to Summer

Celebrate the approach of the summer holidays with Weavers Adventure Playground.  Join volunteers and staff who will be putting on an active afternoon of fun and games on Sunday 14th July from 12 - 5pm. It's all free and there's a barbecue...
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July 4th 2013
A story by Suzannah Walker about Weavers Adventure Playground in Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green. It is a 'Events' story.

Playing at the Pod

The sun shone on our buggy event Friday May 31st was the Buggy Buddies event in Mile End Park and the sun came out all day. We had lots of ideas to try out in this lush and lovely area of Mile End Park. With the lake nearby for sailing paper bo...
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June 3rd 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about The Play Pod Mile End Park. It is a 'Events' story

Hopscotch Day

We've declared June 1st as Hopscotch Day. Try out a game of Hopscotch near your home or in your local park see rules and a short film here  (on wikiHow) if you have never played before or you need a reminder. There's a wonderful FaceBook pag...
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May 30th 2013
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Dig and Delve - theatre for the Under 7s

Dig and Delve is a 40 minute performance for children aged 3-7.   What can be found through the garden gate? Come and dig, hoe and till in the rich soil in our magical garden where, as the winter turns to spring, a world of exciting advent...
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May 30th 2013
A story by about Half Moon Theatre in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

Buggy Buddies

Buggy Buddies Friday May 31st 2.00 - 4.00pm Mile End Park Come along for a wheel play session whether you have a bike, scooter or a baby in a buggy this is a playful session for you. The Play Pod is the mystery green container in Mile End Park,...
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May 28th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about The Play Pod Mile End Park. It is a 'Events' story

Holly Folly in Victoria Park

Holly Folly Come and join the Keep Playing team to create a piece of playful art in Victoria Park. Following on from sessions making clay holly leaves with young people at Bethnal Green Academy the Keep Playing team and a local artist will be i...
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March 27th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Victoria Park. It is a 'Events' story

Play Champions out and about in London

Play Champions are out and about in London The Play Champions at The Hut are a dynamic bunch with lots of ideas about places we could go and things to do during school holidays when its warmer. Okay so February is not the warmest month but lets...
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March 4th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about London. It is a 'Events' story

Play Champion London trip

Play Champions are on half term February 2013 Hurray it's half term and more children will be out playing around Tower Hamlets, whether playing at your local Adventure Playgroud, at home with friends or family, riding your bike in a park or going s...
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February 21st 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about River Thames. It is a 'Events' story

Calling all Play Champions

Calling all Play Champions for 2013 ideas January is the time of year to plan ahead. Thanks to Near Neighbours funding we run an afternoon session on Thursdays for parents at Whitehorse Adventure Playground, parents have a go new things and pick up...
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January 15th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about London and beyond. It is a 'Events' story

Museum of Childhood event

Play Champions visit Museum of Childhood Thanks to everyone who came to the Museum yesterday to see the Modern British Childhood exhibition. Children and staff from Trailblazers after school club and families from nearby estates joined the Keep Pla...
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November 30th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Museum of Childhood. It is a 'Events' story

Join Keep Playing in the Museum of Childhood

The Keep Playing Team is very excited to be able to run a session at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. We will be meeting in the basement of the museum on Thursday 29th November from 3.15pm. As well as a chance to meet  Suzannah a...
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November 21st 2012
A story by about a special Keep Playing event in Museum of Childhood. It is a 'Events' story.

Join Us For a Walk in The Park in the Dark

If you fancy seeing Mile End Park in a different light, join Eleanor (Keep Playing Team) and the PATH playworkers for a twilight play session on Monday 26th November 2012. We'll be meeting at the Play Pod (which is opposite Solebay Bridge...
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November 16th 2012
A story by Suzannah Walker about the Play Pod in Mile End Park. It is a 'Events' story.

Playful Carvings for Victoria Park

What would you do with these 2 tree stumps by the pools park in Victoria Park? In late summer a chainsaw carver will be coming to turn them into beautiful play structures. But what should they look like? How can we make them fun for children? ...
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August 10th 2012
A story by about the pools park in Victoria Park. It is a 'Events' story.

Champion Events

Come and Join the Keep Playing Team for fun over the summer holidays. PATH playworkers and the Keep Playing team will be out playing in different places 6 days a week throughout the summer. Take a look at the events lined up below W...
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July 5th 2012
A story by about Keep Playing events in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

Article 31.1

Come and celebrate Article 31, the child's right to play. This Sunday July 1st a collective of creative minds concerned about freedom and the the right to play, for humans of all ages will be at Weavers Adventure Playground. Come along from 12....
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June 29th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Weavers Adventure Playground. It is a 'Events' story

Meeting the mums and dads at the Tarling Centre

Normally we talk about encouraging risk in children's play rather than safety so we were surprised to be invited to a safety event for under fives in the South West of the borough. The event was organised by local Children's Centres all of whom had bro...
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June 21st 2012
A story by about Tarling Centre. It is a 'Events' story.

Family play session

The family play session on April 3rd was planned with the Whitehorse play centre, the Adventure Playground, parents from local schools and the Keep Playing team.  We had a full range of quirky and playful activities for all ages, go karts, fli...
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April 13th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Whitehorse open space. It is a 'Events' story

Easter Fun at SPLASH Play

Why not try out some of SPLASH Play's range of adventurous activities this Easter Holiday? They have trips, crafts and a best of all a Playday. For more information and trip booking please contact Voon on: 07875277308 Email: Voon@splashplay.org For m...
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April 4th 2012
A story by Suzannah Walker about South Poplar and Limehouse. It is a 'Events' story

Idea Store web site sessions

Become a Keep Playing reporter The Keep Playing Team will be at the Idea Store Bow on Thursdays starting March 1st Junior Play Champions will work with the Idea Store and Keep Playing Team to write articles, make videos and upload stories about...
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February 22nd 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Events' story

Festive play, fire and craft at Mile End Children's Park

The Keep Playing Team are planning a festive event for all Play Champions and friends at Mile End Children's Park on Thursday December 8th 3.30 - 5.30pm. The event is public, we will be making a campfire, sharing some wintery snacks and making some...
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November 23rd 2011
A story by The Keep Playing Team about Mile End Children's Park. It is a 'Events' story

Want to help plan an event?

Would you like to plan an event with the Keep Playing team? We know there have been some great Halloween events happening around the borough some put on at play places like Mile End Park and others that people have organised locally. Tell us what y...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Eleanor Goes Back to School

How many schools are there where there is a fire pit in the school playground? It's a well kept secret but the boys at Cherry Trees school in Tower Hamlets have a purpose built adventure playground. Every day they can dig in the mineshaft climb up ...
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October 5th 2011
A story by The Keep Playing Team about play area in Cherry Trees School. It is a 'Events' story.