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New Outdoor Space: Redbridge Family Hub

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New Outdoor Space: Redbridge Family Hub

Playhubs UK By Playhubs UK

We want to build a fantastic outdoor play area for our inclusive family hub & café, for parents and carers to socialise, go to classes, get advice and play with their kids.

Buckhurst Hill Idea stage

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Our project will convert disused squash courts and outdoor space into thriving family hub. We will provide a vibrant new location for families: A) To eat and play- healthy, reasonably priced refreshments will be available alongside educational and inclusive indoor and outdoor toys. B) To take part in baby/preschool classes, as well as activities for children up to age 11 (Year 6) during the day. Evening options such as mindfulness, art and yoga will be available for older children. C) To gain vital advice from qualified professionals or signposting to relevant local services. We have a midwife waiting in the wings for antenatal sessions and links with a sling library. There is an urgent need locally for a versatile and inclusive location for each of these three priorities. We are owned by a Community Leader, Teacher and Cambridge Graduate with a very active local profile- with a very soft launch, Playhubs has gained over 600 followers in three weeks with no formal marketing.

What we'll deliver:

  • A brand new all season, inclusive outdoor play area
  • A Qualified Surveyor on board throughout the project
  • A Qualified Solicitor on board throughout the project

Why it's a great idea:

Local families are already hugely enthusiastic about a hub where they can socialise, learn and play, with a multifunctional café. 1. We will especially showcase healthy, delicious and affordable snacks and drinks. Options locally for healthy sweet and savoury snack food for children are few and far between. 2. We will increase the local provision of educational classes for children from birth as well as providing parenting focussed classes on a daily basis. We will provide a huge range of ad hoc and affordable activities. 3. We will build on the outdoor learning and play that has been embraced by families during the pandemic, to avoid a return to extensive indoor play and screen time. Our play area will be the only inclusive, Montessori inspired public garden in the area. Instead of a focus on what we’ve missed and the difficulties 2020, the hub will showcase how brilliant and inspiring our children are and be a truly family friendly destination.

Steps to get it done:

  • Level the area and remove rubbish/old storage container
  • Buy and lay new astro surface
  • Build play equipment including crucial tunnel/hill.
  • Buy outdoor toys in three key categories- sensory, kinetic and natural world
  • Main opening August/September 2021


Location Buckhurst Hill

About the space

Redbridge Borders


London Borough of Redbridge

How will the money be spent?Total £23,487

Outdoor Play Garden - £15,504 (66%)
Surveyor, Solicitor & Legal Fees - £5,951 (25%)
Other - £2,032 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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Outdoor Play Garden
Surveyor, Solicitor & Legal Fees
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • An all weather cover for the play area
  • Additional play equipment for older children
  • Additional accessible/SEN play equipment

Total £23,487

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