By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
KIDS Adventure Playground - Hackney opened in 2002.
It’s a place for disabled and non-disabled children to play together adventurously, creatively and safely.
The service is suitable for children between the ages of 6 – 18 years old
Who we are…
KIDS Adventure Playground - Hackney provides the opportunity for stimulating, accessible, inclusive play on a closed access site.
Closed access means the site is securely fenced and all gates are locked whilst children are on site to keep them safe.
The playground is below Springfield Park on the edge of the Lea Valley Nature Reserve and gives many children their first taste of:
A space to play
A place to make friends
Learn to ride bikes
Find new places to explore
Enjoy painting and creating
Have fun being themselves
Through play the playgrounds environment helps children build confidence, independence and freedom of choice whilst encouraging a shared social experience with others.
What we do…
Different projects are run with the children and Young People, which they are able help choose and plan.
Examples of previous projects are:
- A Healthy Living Project being run by the Youth Group, where they grow and cook their own food
- A music project with making, mixing and ‘DJ’ing
- A Graffiti / Street Art project
Although KIDS Adventure Play - Hackney is a specialist playground for disabled children and young people, it is not exclusively for those with disabilities and welcomes all children. This means, if appropriate, siblings can attend with your child.
The playground has purpose-built outdoor and indoor equipment. Children who attend are free to choose how they play in a setting that is welcoming, fun and supportive of their requirements.
KIDS Adventure Play - Hackney staff are able to fully support children with a range of complex medical and intimate care requirement. Please contact the playground to discuss your child’s needs.
Facilities also include:
Soft play room
Arts and crafts
Chill out lounge
Water play room
Large raised wooden play structure
Sheltered outside play space
Bikes and trikes
Large play space
KIDS Adventure Play - Hackney is part of KIDS a national charity, founded over 45 years ago. KIDS provides a wide range of support services to disabled children, Young People and their families with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.
To find out more click here: Other services available in Hackney from KIDS
After School Club - Term time – Weekdays: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - Time: 3:45pm – 6.15pm
Weekends: Saturdays 10.30am – 4pm
Every other Sunday term time - Fun Day Club for children with multiple and complex needs 10:30 – 4pm
Holiday Playschemes: Monday to Fridays - Time: 10.30am – 4pm
School and Community Sessions Term time - Tuesday to Friday - Time: 9.30am – 3pm
The after school club is free to children using their Short Breaks allocation or Care Package allocation. Other funds that can pay for this service are Independent Budgets, Direct Payments and Personal Budgets.
KIDS Adventure Play - Hackney are Ofsted registered.
Families can claim Childcare Element of the Working Tax Credit where applicable.