The Shadwell Community Project manages Glamis Adventure Playground, a community playground that enables children and young people to engage in supervised play opportunities for free. The organisation though has an interest in supporting the local community based within Shadwell, young and old to lead happier, healthier lives. This shift in our focus is currently being implemented across the organisation. This has been a result of recognising the gaps in local provision and the knock-on effects this has on the children and young people who attend our playground.
- We run a staffed adventure playground with open-access for children aged 6 to 16 years. We are open four days a week, 50 weeks a year), providing opportunities for people, especially local people, to volunteer to help local children and families.
- We also run a children’s bike workshop, food growing project, healthy eating cafe and provide a range of activities specifically for girls.
- We host a range of student placements, including training places for local young people who are acquiring write my dissertation uk for National Vocational Qualifications in play work or undertaking under graduate research and, on one recent occasion, post graduate research.
- We host local musicians, theatrical groups and circus performers with whom our children and young people play.
During school holidays the site is open daytimes, Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. As many of the children have working parents, the children stay the whole time the adventure playground is open.
The children participate in building play structures, dens, swings and tree houses. Changes to the site 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.
We are currently open 4 days per week, 50 weeks per year.
Holidays opening: Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday. 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Term time open Monday (girls only), Tuesday, Friday 3:15pm to 7:00pm. Saturdays 12:00pm to 6:30pm.
If you are making a special trip, please call us before hand on 02077028301, just to make sure the information on this website is up to date.
We do not open on Saturdays during holidays, and before and after each holiday.