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Adventure playgrounds

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

In Islington there are free, safe, open-access adventure playgrounds for children aged six and up. They have exciting outdoor structures and play activities in term-time, after school and during holidays. Playing outdoors can help children to develop self-confidence and social skills, as well as keep healthy. Our adventure playgrounds are designed and built with children and young people, and supervised by trained play workers.

Adventure playgrounds are free to access for children who live or go to school in Islington. There is no booking required, but children will need to register.

See our guide to Islington Adventure Playgrounds.

Cape, King Henry’s Walk, Three Corners, Waterside and Barnard adventure playgrounds

Summer holiday opening times (Monday to Friday, from 25 July 2022 to 2 September 2022)

  • 10.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm.
  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm (one hour of childcare for working parents at cost of £5).

School term opening times

King Henry’s Walk, Three Corners, Waterside and Barnard

  • Tuesday to Friday: 3.30pm – 6.30pm.
  • Saturday: 11.30am – 4pm (Family Play sessions).

Cape Adventure playground

  • Monday to Friday: 3.15pm – 6.15pm

For more information please visit Awesome Adventure Play.

Cornwallis adventure playground

Cornwallis adventure playground is closed for refurbishment until early 2023. During the playground closure the play activities will continue at a nearby local park, visit Awesome Adventure Play for locations and times.

Crumbles Castle, Lumpy Hill, Toffee Park and Timbuktu adventure playgrounds

Summer holiday opening times (Monday 25 July – Friday 26 August)

  • 10.30am – 5.30pm

Children will help to cook their own free lunches which will be served between 12noon and 2pm.

School term opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Saturday:
    • 12noon – 2pm - family time; parents and carers can bring children of all ages but children will need to be supervised.
    • 3pm – 5pm – open access play session for children aged 6 and up only

For more information visit Islington Play Association.

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