Kennington Association

Lollard Street Adventure Playground

Lollard Street Adventure Playground offers free play sessions for children aged 6 to 16. We run a child-centred free adventurous play space in the heart of Kennington where children and young people can come and explore, create and build new friendships.

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Donations open 11:00 AM, 23 June 2020 to 5:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161070)

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,210

Donations

51

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • I am 11-years old and I have been coming to adventure since I was 6. My favourite thing is the staff are so nice and kind and caring and there is so much to do. For example, going on the swings or playing different games is real fun.

    — 11-year-old girl who comes to the playground

  • The playground’s easy for making friends. If you go into the football pitch there’s somebody to play with. And people ask if you want a turn ... It’s good for running around ... But the best thing is climbing up towers to the very top where you can see everything.

    — 8-year-old boy who comes to the playground

Situation

The coronavirus crisis has brought an unprecedented change to the lives of children and young people in Kennington, which is in Lambeth. Our playground is based in an area that is among the 20% most deprived in the country. Most children will have had only limited opportunity to be outside and play during the lockdown, particularly with their friends. Yet play and fresh air is a vital to children’s wellbeing.

Solution

Every summer throughout the school holidays Lollard Street Adventure Playground usually offers free play sessions for children between 10.30am and 4pm. We usually get around 80 children each day and sometimes have to turn them away due to staff limitations. We’re also open three times a week after school during term time. Once lockdown restrictions for playgrounds end and it's safe to do so, we will move to reopen the adventure playground to provide as many children as we can with free play in the fresh air.