We are happy to be able to welcome children back to their playgrounds on 20th of July, in line with government guidelines.
To keep children and families as safe as we can, families must book children in for two week slots. Children will be in social bubbles of 15 and will be supported in their play by the same 3 playworkers throughout the two week slot. Parents must register their children to take part, Register Your Child. When the registration is complete you can book your child for one of these slots.
1st slot: 20th to 31st of July
2nd slot:3rd to 14th August
3rd slot: 17th to 28th August
To Book email: Kira@islingtonplay.org.uk
Telephone: 07930 444 248
Telephone booking is between 9.30am and 11.30am
Lines open on Wednesday 15th of July
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.
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.