Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Come and play in the grounds of a real castle!

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Get transported out of the city and into a nature-filled wonderland

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Our staff are on hand to provide hands-on experiences

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

An exciting and safe space for children to really jump, climb and run

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

A unique space for children to explore

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Built from the old buried courtyards of Crumbles' tenements

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Come and play in the grounds of a real castle!

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

A place filled with imagination and adventure

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Crumbles Castle overlooks Bingfield Park nestled between Kings Cross and Caledonian Road. As you enter the Castle grounds you will find yourself transported out of the city and into a nature-filled wonderland with hidden swings and secret places to climb and explore.

Crumbles Castle provides an exciting and safe space for children to really jump, climb, run and enjoy playing out, meet neighbours and friends and explore the world of their imagination.

Islington Play Association has worked closely with Islington Council to extend the playground and to adapt an empty building on the park into a welcoming space for young people that now houses offices and a play space.

History:

The Crumbles’ was the name given to the local Beaconsfield Buildings which were regarded as the worst slums in Islington and demolished in 1971. Soon after, the Bemerton Adventure Playground Committee asked architecture students from Regent Street Polytechnic to design what we know today as Crumbles Castle. Cobbles from the old buried courtyards of Crumbles’ tenements and the market site on York Way can be found in the tower and walls of the castle. Local children and their parents helped build the castle between 1968 and 1971; it was recognised that ‘building’ was an extension of the children’s play throughout that time. Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground has welcomed generations of Islington’s children to play.

Visit Crumbles Castle

Address: Bingfield Street, London N1 0DP
Telephone: 07984 791 473
E-mail: crumblescastle@islingtonplay.org.uk

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Hire Crumbles Castle

All our spaces make fantastic places to party. Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground can be hired during term-time on Mondays  or on Sundays and throughout the school holidays the site is available to hire on Saturdays and Sundays.

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