About Us

Since 1992, Burghley Road Centre has been serving the children and families of North London. Our mission is to provide an enriching environment for our children to develop. The organisation is run 100% by volunteers - many of whom are parents whose children use the centre.


We also offer a much needed support network for our local parents and carers. It  is a place to make friends and become a part of the local community. 


As a volunteer-run charity we host a range of activities to support children under 5 and their parents and carers. We provide a relaxed, safe and stimulating environment, indoors and out. We have a brilliant ball pool and outdoor climbing frame with slide, as well as a comfy reading corner and soft play area. We get the children involved in gardening, crafts and hold a number of cultural celebration days.


Our core activity is running the PlaySpace, the only drop-in stay & play in North London, that is open Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 - 14.30, and during all school holidays. 


On Monday mornings from 10.30 - 12.30, we run a Portugese speaking group for babies and children under 5, and in the afternoons from 14.30 - 16.30 we host the Jolly Babies drop-in group for 0-3 years old.


Our emphasis is on healthy eating, sustainable living and embracing the rich cultural diversity of our area. 



Come along and see what makes our place so special!


*depending on volunteers



Our week at the PlaySpace
'Falando Portuguese
10.30 - 12.30
A drop-in Brazilian/
Portugese speaking group for babies and children under 5
Jolly Babies
14.30 - 16.30
A drop-in group for 0-3 year olds

PlaySpace Stay & Play 

10.30 - 14.30

Drop-in for under 5s


  • Entrance to all groups is £3 for one adult and one child, then £1 for additional child


  • Concession rates are available,  please ask one of the volunteers or email us for more information

  •  Babies under 6 months go free      

  • Hot and cold drinks, fruit and biscuits are all included in the entry price                                           

  • No lunch is served on Mondays but please feel free to bring your own food                         

  •  Tuesday to Friday lunch      prices are £1 child/£3 adult