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Cornwallis Adventure Playground

Cornwallis Playground is closed until Monday, 9 August 2021.

Welcome to Cornwallis Adventure Playground – where we have our very own pirate ship. Are you ready to take charge at the helm of the ship or will you make a treacherous landlubber walk the plank? Swing, crawl and climb through the rigging with your fellow pirates, as you steer your ship to safety.

Feeling a bit peckish after that? Sit by the campfire, sing a few sea shanties, and make pirate pizza or jungle toast. And remember, if you find yourself stranded on a desert island, there are plenty of places at the playground to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

Don’t worry if you’re not the seafaring type. There’s lots more to do; from games on our multi-sports pitch to climbing walls. And if you’d prefer to hang out indoors, there’s a whole range of materials that you can make, build and experiment with.

Play is free for six to thirteen-year-olds and supervised by our Awesome playworkers – all you have to do is register and book to have fun. No matter what you enjoy doing, there are plenty of fun things for every adventurer to do at Cornwallis Adventure Playground.

Family play sessions - Temporarily suspended

Our fantastic family play sessions are packed with fun things for the whole family to do. Supported by qualified playworkers, you’ll be introduced to new and exciting play experiences. All sessions are free and open to all families in Islington every Saturday from 11.30pm – 1.30pm during school term time at Barnard, Cornwallis, King Henry’s Walk, Three Corners and Waterside Adventure Playgrounds. There’s no age restriction for children, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult – just be prepared to get messy! #FunComesFirst

Who to contact

Contact Name
Michael Potten
Contact Position
Playwork Coordinator
020 7281 0094


Cornwallis Road
N19 4LP
Accessibility notes

Cornwallis has a cosy feeling Swiss cottage style log cabin building, with high ceilings and a natural wooden feel throughout. Situated at the side of Cornwallis Square Park and a short walk from Holloway Road, the venue is self-contained with a 3G style pitch to the front and adventure playground to the rear. The building hosts one square-shaped hall and large kitchen. Outside we have a floodlit sports pitch that can be used for group games and multisports.

Cornwallis Adventure Playground is an ideal venue to hold your event, whether it’s a training day, band practice, holding a community meeting,  workshop, running a fitness class or children’s party.

Contact us for more information or to request a booking.

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
School Term time: Tuesday to Friday, 3.30-6.30pm. Saturday, 11.30am to 1.30pm and 2-4pm. School Holidays and Half Term: Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 1.30pm, and 2.30-5.30pm; Lunch 1.30-2.30pm. There is a £5 charge for the lunch hour, but Lunch Bunch food is available for all children, even if they don't book to stay over lunch.

Other Details

Cost Details
Free; all children will be given a free healthy packed lunch as part of Islington's Lunch Bunch!
Who is this service for?
For children and young people aged 6 to 13 years.
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Please visit our website to register your child and see the parents guide for information on attending any of the six adventure playgrounds we manage.  

Additional Languages
All staff trained in BSL basic sign language

Childcare information

3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
Tax-free childcare

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/07/2018Inspection (Childcare Register)Met
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 28/07/2021