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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 open 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.

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

Easter holidays (Monday 4 April – Thursday 14 April)

  • 10.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm

School term opening times 2022

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

Cape Adventure Playground

School term opening times 2022

  • Monday to Friday: 3.15pm – 6.15pm

For more information please visit Awesome Adventure Play.

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

Easter holidays (Monday 4 April – Thursday 14 April)

  • 10.30am – 5.30pm

All playgrounds will serve a free meal, made by the children themselves, from healthy ingredients that are provided.

School term opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Saturday:
    • 12 noon – 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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Important information

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 or 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 found on the Islington Directory.

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