Birthday Parties at the Peggy Jay Centre

The Peggy Jay Centre is a colourful children's play facility in the middle of green, leafy Hampstead Heath.


Situated at the Gospel Oak end close to the lido, it also makes a superb place to have a child's birthday party.


It can be booked on weekdays 3pm-7pm during the summer time or on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 6pm all year round. There is capacity for up to 40 people indoors or 80 if the weather is good enough to use the outside play area as well as seating for 30-35 children available. 

It's also worth considering if you are a practitioner planning an activity aimed at children or if you want to hold an event. 


Minimum hire is for three hours, with costs starting at £55 per hour.


For more details, please contact the head office at 020 7267 6635 or email

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What does the hire of the PJC include?

Hire includes use of the Peggy Jay Centre, it's small tea room as well as the outside and inside play areas. Use of any books, toys etc. found in the centre is permitted so long as the space is returned to proper order at the end of the hire (more details can be found in our terms and conditions)

How long can I hire the space for?

Minimum hire for the PJC is three hours, at a fee of £55 per hour, please include within the hire to facilitate setting up or cleaning after a party has concluded.

Can I bring any extra items?

Soft toys, music, games, props, entertainers and other outside objects are permitted so long as no extra items are left in the centre after a hire has concluded.
No inflatables are permitted in any QCCA hire spaces as per our health and safety guidelines.

How many people are permitted?

Maximum capacity for the PJC is between 40 - 80 depending on weather. It is recommended that attendees not exceed 60 individuals to guarantee an enjoyable event for those present.

There is seating for 30 - 35 children provided on site