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Hackney PlayBus

Kingsmead Kabin,
8-9 Kingsmead Way,
E9 5QG
Telephone: 020 8510 3335
Telephone: 07930 310396
Website: Hackney Playbus


Who we are:

Hackney PlayBus is a fully converted double decker bus that is taken to estates and parks, Children's Centres and other venues in and around East London.

Parents and their children under 5 years old are welcome to join the PlayBus for Music and Movement and Messy Play sessions.

What we do:

Hackney PlayBus has been providing free play and support for families in East London for over 40 years.

New parents with children under 1 years old can find support, friendly advice and a cup of tea at our Rollers and Crawlers sessions.

We encourage outdoor play in all weathers by providing a wide range of outdoor toys and shelter when the weather requires it.

The term time PlayBus sessions are perfect for children aged 0-5 years old and their parents.

During school holidays children 8 years and under are welcome.

There are regular free PlayBus sessions in Hackney.

Find out more:

Record Last Updated on: 12/10/2018

Local Offer


The PlayBus has trained, experienced and police checked staff who can be booked for crèches.

If you are looking to book a crèche, please get in contact with the service to discuss your requirements.

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

See timetable on website

Other Details



Referral required?


Referral Details

No but we are happy to receive referrals

What to do if you have a complaint

Write to: Director, Hackney Playbus at Kingsmead Kabin, 8-9 Kingsmead Way, London E9 5QG

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

This is a mobile service that travels around the borough.

Please see their website for their timetable to find out when they will be in your area or to find out about sessions you would like to attend. 

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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