COVID 19 Updates

Short Breaks at Arc in the Park during the current school closures

What is Available?

LBN have teamed up with Ambition, Aspire, Achieve to offer families most in need of a short break, the opportunity to attend Arc in the Park. A family group from the same household will be able to attend a 1½-hour session on either Saturdays or Sundays. There will be four sessions each day.

Arc in the Park is a self-contained and fully fenced indoor/outdoor activity centre based in Hermit Road Recreation Ground, Terence Brown Arc, Hermit Road Park, Bethell Avenue, E16 4JT. Families will need to enter the Arc via the pedestrian gate next to the fenced games area.

Four sessions are available every Saturday and Sunday at the following times:

  • 10:00 – 11:30
  • 11:40 – 13:10
  • 13:20 – 14:50
  • 15:00 – 16:30

The service is available to families at no cost, on a first come-first served basis. Families wishing to access the service can do so by contacting Arc in the Park directly on the phone number below:

To book a space Call Arc in the Park on - 020 7511 4253

Who is the Service For?

It is for families of a child or children with SEND that do not have access to an outdoor space at this time. Some families of children with SEND have told the Council they are struggling to keep their children occupied during the lockdown period. This is particularly challenging because many schools are closed, and no community-based and outdoor activities are currently available.

We recognise that not all families will want to access this service, but it is available to those families who are most concerned about the effect the lockdown is having on them during this challenging time. Given the need for social distancing, numbers are very limited; therefore, it is available on a first come-first served basis. Bookings will be managed by staff at Arc in the Park.

Activities include:


  • giant Connect 4
  • mini trampolines
  • hoppers
  • table tennis
  • frisbees
  • variety of bats and balls
  • skipping ropes
  • den building materials
  • large climbing frame
  • Multi-use games area


  • Lego/Duplo
  • stickle bricks
  • cars and roadway mat
  • wooden train set
  • Jenga
  • various musical instruments
  • floor keyboard
  • piano
  • basic arts/crafts materials
  • table football. 

Families will need to bring refreshments with them, as no food or drinks are available for purchase on-site.


Families are responsible for their own transport arrangements and there is free parking available nearby at the weekend if families wish to travel by car.

Health and Safety

Whilst we cannot fully remove the risk, we have taken the following steps to minimise the risk as far as is reasonably possible:

  • All reachable surfaces at Arc in the Park are professionally disinfected in the morning.
  • The appearance of symptoms is observed at all times.
  • Hand washing facilities are available.
  • PPE is available for on-site staff as required and appropriate
  • Disinfectant spray and tissues are available for families to use on equipment at Arc in the Park

 Additionally, we do a final check on Covid-19 symptoms and take temperatures on arrival - using a non-evasive distance thermometer.

Over and above the measures described above, the family remain fully responsible for the child/children in their care and any risk of infection whilst on-site.

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