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 (Temporarily Closed)

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 is working 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 will house offices, play space and maybe even a café…watch this space.

History:

The Crumbles’ was the name given to the local Beaconsfield Buildings which were regarded as the worst 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 over 3 years; 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 0BJ
Telephone: 020 7713 6997
E-mail: crumblescastle@islingtonplay.org.uk

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Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Hire Crumbles Castle

All our spaces make fantastic places to party. Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground can be hired after school on Mondays and Tuesdays or on Sundays and then throughout the Summer holidays you can also use the site on Saturdays. We can offer the space for your child and their friends with rope swings and equipment or you can choose a package that includes cooking over the campfire, bush craft skills or organised party games. Some of the spaces are available for grown up, evening parties too!

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