KIDS’ Adventure Playgrounds provide an opportunity for stimulating and inclusive play on a closed access site. Priority is given to children and young people with specific requirements and their siblings. However, young people within the right age range who live in the surrounding communities are also welcome.

Our Playgrounds vary in size however they all have a wide range of equipment including soft play, zip wires, sensory rooms, nest swings, climbing frames, tree houses, bikes and trailers. They are all securely fenced, providing a safe environment where children can explore freely.

How does the service work?

The Lady Allen Playground offers an accessible green space within an urban environment, where children can freely choose their play in a setting which supports their requirements.

Supported by qualified and trained staff, we aim to provide children using the playground with equal access to all activities.   Our Lady Allen Adventure Playground is child led and child-centred, this means play is personally directed by the children so they choose when, how and what they play with. This means they have a sense of ownership which enables them to make choices, develop friendships and have fun.

Who is the service for?

We cater for children across the entire range of disabilities. Currently our intake includes profoundly disabled children with cerebral palsy, visual impairments, hearing impairments, severe developmental delay, children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, children with varying degrees of learning disability, Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, children with ADHD and also children who are still being diagnosed.

We also take the brothers and sisters of the children registered with us who can come and play whenever their sibling does. We are also open to the general public at specific times.

After Schools, Saturdays and School Holiday Playschemes take children from “year one” until their 15th birthday.

Youth Club accepts children and young people from age 12 to age 19.


How much does it cost?

£3.50 per session per child  (1:1 funded by local authority + parent pays £3.50)

Note: The service is core funded by the London Borough of Wandsworth and as such it is primarily for Wandsworth residents the costs detailed above refer to Wandsworth children and young people only.

Children from other boroughs can attend but the costs of this would need to be discussed and agreed with playground staff in advance.

Availability:

Day

Term-Time

School Holidays

Monday 15:00-17:30  10:00-16:00
Tuesday 15:00-17:30  10:00-16:00
Wednesday 15:00-17:30  10:00-16:00
Thursday 15:00-17:30  10:00-16:00
Friday 15:30-20.00 (Youth Club) 10:00-16:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00 Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
     

Please note that this playground can open on other days by special arrangement.

How to access this service:

We provide a very accessible service with a minimum of paperwork and self-referrals are common. The initial approach of a parent or professional is quickly followed by an invitation to visit and have the child/ children assessed. This usually takes place on a Saturday in term time or on a week day in school holidays and this normally takes a couple of hours. During this visit the paperwork can also be completed. If the child does not require 1:1 supervision/support they could commence attending very soon afterwards.

If our assessment is that the child will need 1:1 supervision/support. Then an approach will need to be made to Wandsworth social care’s disabled children's team. They would get an assessment form from us and then normally visit the family before taking the case to a panel meeting which will decide on the number of sessions.

Contact:

Phone: 0207 228 0278
Email: becky.willans@kids.org.uk or sarah.oram@kids.org.uk 

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