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
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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
Kids can swing around on monkey bars, climbing frames, big swings, tyres and ropes at this recently-refurbished adventure playground; there’s also a brilliant BMX track to zoom round. (If you don’t have your own BMX, you can usually hire one at the playground.) There’s also a five-ramp skateboard park for those that favour four-wheeled stunts.
- King George’s Park, Kimber Rd, SW18 4NN
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