Playtime is a monthly day and night event based in the heart of bustling East London. A magical land of adventure and creative inspiration for children and an equally indulgent day and night day of food, music, art and relaxed fun for adults, parents and friends!

In a time and environment when it is more important than ever to support our local community and all the independent and artistic business’s within it, Playtime recognizes and supports the abundance of creative talent that our Borough exudes. Adding a hive of activity and social elements to you and your children’s weekend routine, Playtime aims to inspire us as parents, friends and artists to interact with one another in a safe and local space...and have a really good time doing it!

Taking Place in the beautiful Space Studios on Mare Street, Hackney – Playtime take’s over the stunning industrially charmed 400m2 Courtyard and the inside Gallery. Every event we shake up our plethora of locally sourced entertainment and arts and crafts, making it a new and exciting experience all day, every month. From coffee and tea to authentic French and Mediterranean food stalls, contemporary and vintage fashion and accessory designers, live music and entertainment, beauty and hair treatments and more...all accompanied by of course – the bar!!

And that, is just for the adults to indulge in

Move inside the Gallery for the ‘Playtime Kids Corner’ - hosting face painters, puppet shows, theatre. classic cartoons and storytelling to keep your little monkeys entertained while you relax! All proceeds from the Kids corner will go the Grasshoppers community Nursery in Hackney - a much loved staple in many of our children’s days.
Grasshoppers is run and managed by parents.
All activities will be monitored at all times by fully qualified ‘Ofsted’ supervisors for your peace of mind.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Here's a link to Space Studios and Grasshoppers nursery

We’d love to hear from you if you would like any more detailed information on Playtime and of course, if you’d like to come and be involved as a trader or entertainer we’d love to hear from you.

Please join our mailing list where we’ll send you regular information on what and who we’ve got joining us at Playtime every month.

E mail:
07557 308 240

Note that stallholders want to get involved (Hire table)
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Who is on

Marilyne Defer (Organic baby Clothes)

inspired by my own experiences as a new mum since June 2008, I have decided to create a selection of baby poducts that are stylish and accessible
Covering the 0 months to 24 months age gap.
The products and clothes chosen are from designers and manufacturers based in the Uk , France, Holland and Sweden. All products are certified organic and fairtrade of modern and stylish design. Accessories such as toys offered are made of entirely natural products, eco friendly and made with non-toxic materials making them safe for babies and giving peace of mind to parents


Emilie Poisson (graphiste et illustratrice)




Shannay (Beauticians)

•Mini manicures mini pedicures  (which means file push back cuticles hand and foot massage then paint)   
•Eyelash extensions 
•Face threading or waxing 
•Eye last tinting and eye brow tinting
•Hopi ear candle( great to unblock the air drum) 


Moulding memories

Is offering a bespoke Life casting service for babies and children. Mould of babies/children tiny hands & feet which can be treasured for ever.
All the materials used are hypo allergenic & safe.
Hand painted/ decorated letters can also be made on the day a great addition to children bedrooms.

The courtyard. market day

The courtyard. market day

The gallery( Kids Area)

The gallery( Kids Area)