Our Adventure Playground offers over an acre of safe, staffed space where children & young people can come to play, make new friends, develop skills & try new things.
We are open to children of every background between the ages of 6 – 16.
- Children thrive with positive social interactions
- Play helps children develop responsibility through risk
- that children who can play freely develop strong social skills and positive connections with others in their community
- that children need space to take responsibility, explore and challenge themselves
We also have a Under 5s Stay and Play program, community volunteer days in our edible garden, corporate volunteer opportunities, 17-21 employment and training programs, and rent our premises for parties.
We believe that children in the borough of Lambeth between the ages of one and twenty-one have the right to play freely and safely in a healthy outdoor environment. We believe such activity is important to their social, mental and physical well being and as such contributes to their present and future lives.
We Believe in CHILD-LED PLAY!
So much to do
There’s a big emphasis on outdoor play with gardening and the Edible Playground as well as our exciting structures and free play. You can also come inside and try arts and crafts, cookery, table tennis and much more.
Recent activities, events & projects include:
- In partnership with Urban Growth we built a new growing area, pond and greenhouse & teach children and young people to gardening skills
- Bee Urban and our thriving bee hives produced over 120kg of delicious Slade Gardens Adventure Playground Honey – come in & try some! We sell our honey too.
- Brixton Chamber Orchestra held a concert.
- We had a community Sports Day in the summer.
- We love bringing the community together for Bonfire Night too.
- Last year we visited Clip & Climb, Flip Out Trampoline Park, Crystal Palace, Myatts Field Water Park, Vauxhall City Farm, went bowling, went to the movies, had a slime making workshop, made brilliant things out of scrap & recycling, designed T-shirts and much more besides
Want to come along?
Just turn up! All you need to do is register and sign in. Staff are on hand to ensure your safety and enhance everyone’s play experiences. Parents and carers are welcome.
Childcare groups and play schemes are also welcome but we ask that you contact us to book first to avoid overcrowding.
Sponsors, Friends and Contributors
As an organisation that relies 100% on grants, donations, gifts in kind, legacies, and volunteers, we are very grateful to the following
Awards for All
Children in Need
Lord Mayor’s Green City Fund
Pinebridge Global Funds
Power to Change Trust
St Matthew’s Church, Brixton
Social Investment Bank
Stockwell Park Residents Association (SPRA)
Stockwell Revolving Dinner
The Peter Minet Trust
Young Lambeth CO-OP
Volunteers & Partners
Bank of America
Karen Sorab, Beyond Autism
Churchman Landscape Architects
Friends of Slade Gardens
Fluro Finance Platform
Jam Jar Flowers
London Play Design
Price Waterhouse Cooper
and those that have left us a
Legacy in their Will
Donated GIFTS IN KIND
We would like to thank every one of our supporters past and present – we wouldn’t be here or having nearly so much fun without you!
You’ve made a BIG impact on the lives of the kids in Lambeth. Thank you!