Adventure playgrounds in London
Time Out suggests great playgrounds all over London
Many of London’s parks have fantastically imaginative adventure playgrounds that will keep the brood happy for a whole day. Time Out picks the best ones in each area of the city. Think we've missed a great adventure playground? Tell us in the comments below
Adventure playgrounds in east London
The Children's Park here is the place to head for a colourful and imaginative space that has a rope slide, scrambling wall, complicated climbing frame, swings and a see-saw, as well as a dedicated area for under-fives that includes a vast sandpit.
- Grove Rd, E3 5BH
Vicky Park is wonderful for youngsters: the V&A Playground is equipped with swings etc, and the fantastically designed Pools Playground encourages creative play. Victoria Park is seeing multi-million pound improvements in preparation for London 2012.
- Victoria Park Rd, E3 5SN
The idea behind this community project was to create a space where children can take controlled risks while they are playing – and Glamis Adventure Playground must be one of the few playgrounds in the country where children are actively encouraged to build and light a bonfire. There’s an amazing climbing structure, as well as swings and slides, and a vegetable garden to get grubby in. Indoor activities include arts, crafts and cooking. The playground won Adventure Playground of the Year 2007 and there’s a play-scheme organised during school holidays.
- 10 Glamis Road, E1W 3DQ
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