HAF- Barnard Adventure Playground

6-13 Years. Barnard Adventure Playground isn’t just home to a dragon – we’ve got jaw-dropping canyon cliff rope swings too. Come and jump from a platform across a swamp of hungry crocodiles. Let your imagination loose!

Parents/carers must pre register their children with Awesome to attend one of the playgrounds they manage (Register Now). 

The playground has an afternoon session please enquire at the playground for more information. The Playground closes for 1hr between 13:30-14:30 each day.

Opening times: 

10:30-13:30 14:30-17.30

Islington's HAF programme provides free healthy holiday activities with a meal for Islington resident children and young people from 4 years to 16 years who: 

  • receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM) 
  • have an allocated Social Worker or Family Support Practitioner 
  • have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) 
  • are referred to a holiday activity provider by a professional working with the family to offer early help and support services

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Dolan
Contact Position
Playwork Coordinator
020 7278 6635 020 7278 6635
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Charlotte Terrace
Junction with Copenhagen Street
N1 0FB

Barnard Adventure Playground is a short walk from Angel or King’s Cross station situated in the west corner next to Barnard Park, with views reaching over King’s Cross to the West End. The building at Barnard is light and airy, with skylights offering natural light, in a flexible and comfortable space. The ground floor hosts the main hall that overlooks the outside play space and amphitheatre. In addition to the main hall, there’s dual access to a basement with a small open space and kitchen. The kitchen has a serving hatch that opens out into the small open space. If you fancy yourself as an entertainer, our outdoor amphitheatre is the perfect place to showcase your talent.

Barnard is an ideal venue to hold your event, whether it’s a training day, band practice, a community meeting, workshop, fitness class, children’s party or outdoor performance.

Contact us for more information or to request a booking.

Time / date details

Opening times/date
Monday-Friday 10:30-13:30 14:30-17:30
Time of day

Other Details

Who is this service for?
For children and young people aged 6 to 13 years.
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Referral Details

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
Other notes



Childcare Information

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

Ofsted Information

Inspection Outcome
Inspection Outcome
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/07/2018Inspection (Childcare Register)Met
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

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