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For 25 years until 2015, RBKC play service provided school based play centres, breakfast clubs, holiday playcentres and support for community adventure playgrounds. The service was outsourced to Epic CIC however in April 2020 as the pandemic hit, Epic ceased to trade. The council is 'in talks' with other providers but many services have been paused in the meantime.
Run by The Venture Community Association (who also manage Notting Hill APG, one of the oldest Adventure Playgrounds in the country), Flashpoint shares the community centred ethos of the other playgrounds in the Venture stable: "Our playgrounds are a pillar of support to our community as they provide children a safe space to play, eat and enjoy."
Situated on Hampstead Heath with some of the best views over London, The Adventure Playground and Clubhouse is a fun and welcoming space. Children can access free play sessions and take part in activities of their choice. The sessions are supervised by skilled playworkers, and provide opportunities to socialise, develop confidence, and keep healthy.
The Glyn Hopkin Abbey Hub, the second neighbourhood play and youth club from AAA, opened its doors in 2018. Providing inclusive play space and community resource for children, young people and their families living in Stratford, the centre now runs a varied activity programme throughout the year.
Run by the community organisation AAA, Arc in the Park offers Adventure Play, sports and youth hub running projects all year round. The Arc provides a Newham-wide delivery and resource base for young people with disabilities and/or additional needs and the playground is fully inclusive.
Home Park was originally built by youth workers with funding from the Big Lottery. The current structure was rebuilt and opened by the Mayor of Lewisham after it was destroyed by fire in the 2011 riots and is regularly named in the Annual Parks survey as best in the area.