Homerton Grove Adventure

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By Sean Pollock

 

About Us
Homerton Grove Adventure Playground is a place where children and young people can come and just be themselves, with lots of opportunities to run, jump, scream, get dirty, make things, destroy things, challenge themselves, build dens, make the space theirs and find ways to play with and along side other children and young people.

The playground and it’s activities are designed for children aged 6-15 years old. Under 6’s are welcome if closely supervised by an adult.

The playground is open access so it is free. The gates remain open during opening hours and children can come and go as they please.

The Playground is staffed by our trained and experienced team of Playworkers who work towards the Playwork Principles using a range of techniques focused around supporting children and young people to discover and resolve things for themselves, wherever possible. They work with the spontaneity and flexibility of play by offering a combination of staff led activities whilst being ready to respond to the needs, ideas and impulses of children and young people in the moment.

The playground is open all year round in all weathers.

The playground is home to a community of regularly attending children and young people as well being open and welcoming to new-comers.

 

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Opening Hours

April-October in Term Time

Tuesday-Friday          3:30pm-7pm
Saturday                      12noon-5pm

 

Nov-March in Term Time

Tuesday-Friday          3:30pm-6pm
Saturday                      12noon-4pm

 

School Holidays (except Christmas)

Monday-Friday         10:30am-5:30pm
Closed on Bank Holidays

 

The playground is usually closed for the Friday and Saturday before school holidays and the Saturday after school holidays. Please call to check opening times 0208 985 9202

 

Please note that:

  • Children aged 6 and over are welcome to come and play and, once registered and settled, can be left to play
  • Children under the age of 6 are also very welcome but must be supervised by an accompanying adult at all times.
  • When children play they can get messy so please make sure they dress with this in mind.
  • Personal items such as money, phones, etc. are brought on to the playground at your own risk.
  • We reserve the right to exclude any child or adult acting in a manner that is harmful or abusive.

 

For info: Our staff team take part in research into children and young people’s play. For example Hackney Play Association and University of Gloucestershire created a report called ‘Co-creating an Adventure Playground’ which you can read here.