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Cape Adventure Playground

At Cape Adventure Playground adventurers can get creative, explore nature and play outdoors, making full use of the labyrinth of rope bridges and tree houses. Bounce on a trampette, create a theme song on a piano or design your next costume in our play building.

Play is free for six to thirteen-year-olds and supervised by our Awesome playworkers – all you have to do is register and have fun. Oh, and Cape Adventure Playground isn’t just for superheroes – we have plenty of budding scientists, explorers, writers, artists, footballers and paleontologists too!

Family play sessions - currently 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
Contact Position
Playwork coordinator
020 3875 3662
Awesome Adventure Playgrounds


Crouch Hill
N8 9EG
Accessibility notes

The Cape Building is a large spacious modernised pre-1970’s Railway Electricity Station with high ceilings and large windows, illuminated with natural light from the surrounding tranquillity of the green woodland nature reserve of Parkland Walk. The building is multi-story with two main hall spaces for hire, one on the ground level and one on the first floor both with their own entrances. The ground floor hall is a flexible child and family-friendly space that can be divided into two with a cafe-style kitchen that serves the section overlooking the woodland. The first-floor hall has large windows on two sides of the room with views of the tops of the trees across the nature reserve. Adjoining the first-floor main hall is a dance studio with large mirrors, ballet bar and each floor has its own kitchen and toilets. We also have a rooftop terrace from which you can see many of London’s iconic landmarks. Cape is the perfect venue for training courses, children’s birthday parties and conferences, but this flexible space can be used for a whole range of activities and events. 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.Stay and Eat 1.30pm - 2.30pm Children will need to be provided with a packed lunch; there is a charge of £5 for the lunch hour.
Time of day

Other Details

Cost Details
Free. Half term: Stay and Eat 1.30pm - 2.30pm Children will need to be provided with a packed lunch; there is a charge of £5 for the lunch hour.
Who is this service for?
6 to 13 year olds
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

Please visit our website to register your child and see the parent's 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
05/08/2021Inspection (Childcare Register)Met
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Record updated: 15/10/2021