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Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

A special place for children's boost their creativity

Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

We have different activities every day

Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

A place where all children can play together in peace

Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

We also run a paid for childcare service

Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

Martin Luther King Adventure Playground takes up a whole corner of Paradise Park and is a special place just for children.

It is important that parents and carers understand that our playgrounds are not childcare services, they are play services. You should read more about this by following this link. Our open access adventure play service is for children aged 6 years and upwards. All of our playgrounds are free of charge.

Our friendly staff love meeting new children and welcoming old friends and there are a range of activities happening every day. At present Islington Play Association does not provide any childcare for children aged 6 and upwards.

MLK is named for the famous civil rights activist and it was set up with money from his foundation because it is a place where all children can play together in peace.

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


In 1968 (the year of Martin Luther King’s assassination) this area of Islington was crowded and condemned; there were high levels of poverty and racial tension amongst local people.  A parent group approached the Greater London Council to set up a temporary adventure playground here, on what was then a demolition site of 10 acres.  It was the only open space for children to play on at the time and proved to be an instant success. As a result, the parent group were given a quarter acre space, including the disused Woodbine factory building on a permanent basis.  Originally funded by The Martin Luther King Foundation and Christian Aid and later funded by Islington Council, the Adventure playground has welcomed generations of Islington’s children to play.

Find Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

Address: Sheringham Road, London N7 8PF
Telephone: 0204 501 1808 /07539 288 023
Email: martinlutherking@islingtonplay.org.uk

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Martin Luther King Adventure Playground

Hire Martin Luther King Playground

We are not currently taking party bookings or private hire requests. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment. We hope to resume later in 2024.

Martin Luther King is available for parties all year round on Saturdays and Sundays and provides a lovely private space for you and your guests to enjoy the equipment and structures and to play hide and seek or other games. You can use the kitchen and the hall to create your own party environments. Soon you will be able to book one of our special packages that will include party games and fireside cooking. We will be launching this next year – sign up for the newsletter for the latest info.

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