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Adventure playgrounds

Play is an important part of every child’s development and essential both to their health and happiness.

Islington’s adventure playgrounds are open for outdoor play sessions with social distancing and other Covid secure measures in place to ensure the safety of children, families and staff.

Islington’s adventure playgrounds are free to children aged six and up who live or go to school in Islington and are safe, welcoming and fun. They give children the opportunity to safely socialise with others outside their household, burn off energy and boost their physical and emotional health.

Read our guide to Islington Adventure Playgrounds.

Adventure playgrounds are free to access and there is no booking required, but children will need to register. There may be a limit of how many children can be on the playground at any one time to ensure compliance with Covid safety measures.

Opening times for the following playgrounds:

Cape, Cornwallis, King Henry’s Walk, Three Corners, Waterside and Barnard Park

  • Tuesday to Friday: 3:30pm- 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 11.30am to 1:30pm and from 2:00 - 4.00pm

Please note. Cornwallis playground is closed until Monday 9 August, due to staff having to self-isolate.

Opening times during the school holidays

10:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm;

Stay and Eat 1.30pm - 2.30pm Children will need to be provided with a packed lunch; there is a charge of £5 for the lunch hour.

Free healthy snacks and meals will be provided for children as part of Lunch Bunch and Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) programmes.

For more information please visit Awesome Adventure Play.

Crumbles Castle, Lumpy Hill, Toffee Park and Timbuktu Adventure Playgrounds

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm (close for an hour for lunch and cleaning)

Opening times during the school holidays

Monday to Friday: 10.30am to 5.30pm

Free healthy lunches will be provided for all children as part of Lunch Bunch, Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) and Social Kitchen programmes.

For more information visit Islington Play Association.

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* Please note: Adventure playgrounds are not a childcare service. Adventure Playgrounds are spaces where children are free to play how and when they want to. This puts children's choice at the centre of our work. Children decide how and when they play, with who and where.

This means that parents and carers should be available on the phone if their children need or want to go home. There may be an unusual situation in which a parent/carer may be asked to collect their child. If this is not possible then we advise that you book a childcare service. Childcare services can be foundon the Islington Directory.

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