The Glamis Adventure Playground is a professionally staffed adventure playground with open-access for children aged 6 to 16. 

 

Children participate in building play structures, dens, swings and tree houses. Changes are discussed with children and we keep to the traditional “adventure play” way of running the playground, which means the children have access to tools, timber, paint, nails and so on. There is, therefore, already an established culture of involvement. Ideally, kids would leave their front door and there would be their play environment, rich in challenges, natural, free and full of other kids to play with. 

 

In today’s environment, especially in urban environments and in the centre of the city of London, those boundless opportunities are often absent. At Glamis we attempt, with sound play work practice, to provide that play environment that supports a young person’s development allowing them to grow.

 

Being aware of the children’s needs for activity, fresh air, reduced time watching TV and staring at computer screens, and a generally less sedentary lifestyle, we focus on healthy eating and exercise, specially outdoor activities. We have witnessed that if children have the offer of healthy food and if they learn to cook it themselves, they will develop an appetite for vegetables, pulses and the like.

uilding play structures, dens, swings and tree houses. Changes are discussed with children and we keep to the traditional “adventure play” way of running the playground, which means the children have access to tools, timber, paint, nails and so on. There is, therefore, already an established culture of involvement. Ideally, kids would leave their front door and there would be their play environment, rich in challenges, natural, free and full of other kids to play with. 

 

In today’s environment, especially in urban environments and in the centre of the city of London, those boundless opportunities are often absent. At Glamis we attempt, with sound play work practice, to provide that play environment that supports a young person’s development allowing them to grow.

 

Being aware of the children’s needs for activity, fresh air, reduced time watching TV and staring at computer screens, and a generally less sedentary lifestyle, we focus on healthy eating and exercise, specially outdoor activities. We have witnessed that if children have the offer of healthy food and if they learn to cook it themselves, they will develop an appetite for vegetables, pulses and the like.

Our trained playworkers ensure that children can explore their own play experiences. We try to include elements such as:

• Playing out of doors

• Working with their hands to experiment and build

• Awareness of the seasons, growing plants, natural environment

• Loose parts that children can use to make dens, shelters, imaginative games

• Playground structures children can adapt and modify themselves

• Tools to repair bikes

 

Our staff supervise the site to ensure it is a safe place for all every time.

“At Glamis Adventure Playground, we share our tea outside, coming and going from the open fire. We feel the rain in our faces, the wind in our hair, the heat and the cold. It’s all a part of the Glamis play experience.” 

Candace, Manager on site

Opening Times:

Thursdays

3:30 – 6:30 pm

Fridays

3:30 – 6:30 pm

Saturdays

11:30 – 5:00 pm

© 2023  Shadwell Community Project

Shadwell Community Project is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity in England. Charity No  1100271 Company No. 04647229 Registered offices at Glamis Adventure Playground, 10 Glamis Road, London E1W 3EG

Call us:

02077028301

Find us: 

Glamis Adventure Playground

10 Glamis Road

Shadwell

London

E1W 3EG