Summer is here and we are looking forward to welcoming children onto our playgrounds for the five week summer holidays. Our Adventure Playgrounds are free.
Children aged 6 years and upwards can join new friends and play on our four available adventure playgrounds – Crumbles Castle, Lumpy Hill, Timbuktu and Toffee Park. Children who use our playgrounds must be registered with IPA. If you are not already registered please follow the link Register Your Child If your child is already registered you do not need to register again.
Adventure Playgrounds are spaces where children free to play how they want. This puts children’s choice at the centre of our work, children decide how and when they play, with who and where, and let us know whether the playground is a good place to play or not. They can choose to leave if it is not good enough for their needs. We are a play service and not a childcare service.
We need you to be available on the phone if your child needs to go home. There may also be an unusual situation in which we ask you to collect your child. We will ask you or a nominated person to do this. If this is impossible for you, then you may need to book a childcare service. Childcare services can be found on the Islington Council website.
You do not have to book this year. We plan to have an unrestricted number of children on the playgrounds. However, as I’m sure you understand, all of our plans are subject to change in line with any government guidance.
Dates: Monday 26th of July to Friday 27th of August
Opening times: 10.30am to 5.30pm
We will have free lunches for all children provided by Islington Council’s Lunch Bunch and by The Mayor’s Fund for London’s Kitchen Social.
More information about how we keep our playgrounds as safe as possible during the pandemic can be found here Covid Safety: Info for Parents and carers, 2021 Adventure Playgrounds