Dear parents, families and friends of the playground,
We are working hard to make sure that the children of Islington still get access to excellent play opportunities whilst they manage a second lockdown. After School Provision has closed and the playground is open as an Outdoor Playground only throughout the lockdown period. To keep the children safe we have a maximum capacity of 30 children on site at any one time, there is regular hand washing and social distancing in place. All food and drink are banned on site during the lockdown and we are asking that all parents remind children that they must keep their distance from others whilst on the playground. Please also make sure your children are dressed for playing outside – it is getting colder! The playground operates on a one in/ one out basis and we are very sorry that we cannot allow more children in. We hope you understand the restrictions imposed by the government and will abide by the lockdown rules. We hope to reopen as the adventure playgrounds you know and love very soon.
Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground is a warm, welcoming space where children can run free, have water fights, help out in the vegetable garden and join in the kick about. The space is created just for children and it is children who decide what happens each day from using hammers and nails to building new structures to cooking homemade pizza in the outdoor clay oven. We have a lovely campfire area where we enjoy each other’s company and tell stories of adventure and sing songs.
Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground was first opened in 1970 across the road from its current site. It was originally called North Road Adventure Playground and was an open space with no building. The management committee at the time, which included children from the playground, would hold their meetings at The Lamb Public House. The playground then moved in 1975 to its current site which included a log hut. The playground is built on the former site of Market Road cattle market (the gates to the playground are the original gates). Even though the playground had an official name it was known by local children as “The Hut” and was famous for its Community Days and Friday night discos. The Adventure Playground has since welcomed generations of Islington’s children to play.