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Dumps Adventure Playground

Due to the lockdown in England, this site is open by invitation only.
For more information, please contact the Senior Youth Worker.

Last updated 7 Jan 2021

Site contact

Nicola Lambell    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8698 2991

Email: Nicola.Lambell@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07580 777 859


Dumps Adventure Playground
14 Oakview Road, Bellingham, SE6 3QF

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Public Transport

Farmstead Road 4 min walk (0.2 miles away) 181 
Highland Croft 6 min walk (0.3 miles away) 54 
Dunfield Road 6 min walk (0.3 miles away) 336 
Beckenham Hill 8 min walk (0.4 miles away) Thameslink Southeastern 
Lower Sydenham 18 min walk (0.9 miles away) Southeastern 
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Term-time opening times

Due to the lockdown on 7 January 2021, this site is open by invitation only.
This site is not operating under the usual hours that are shown below.

3:15pm - 6:15pm
ages 8-11 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
3:15pm - 6:15pm
ages 12-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
3:15pm - 6:15pm
ages 8-11 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 11
3:15pm - 6:15pm
ages 12-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
11:15am - 2:00pm
ages 8-11 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 11
2:15pm - 4:45pm
ages 12-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
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If your child is under 8 years old they can attend our adventure playgrounds but you must accompany them at all times. Under 8s and their guardians may be asked to leave the site if the unit is over capacity.

More about Dumps

Dumps Adventure Playground is one of the oldest playgrounds, built in 1973 to make use of land that had previously been derelict and used as a dump. It is from these humble origins that it gained its name.

At the time parents and children worked together to clear the land and use recycled telegraph poles and reclaimed timber to create the rope walkways and ‘bird’s nest’ views that are characteristic of the site to this day.

The site can boast three generations of staff and community who have previously been users of the site themselves and who now encourage their children to become members too.

The Dumps is a true hub of the community where you will always find a welcoming family atmosphere as well as challenging and exciting play. Recent developments have seen the addition of a media and chill out zone where young people socialise, get creative, compete in e-sports and watch movies on their own big screen. You will never get down in the dumps at the Dumps!

Accessibility: the adventure playground is partially accessible and the building is fully accessible. Please contact staff to discuss any specific needs.

From Tue 5 January 2021, England enters another lockdown and the youth sector moves into RED in the National Youth Agency's readiness framework.

This means that we can run:

  • Online + digital youth services
  • Detached/outdoor local youth services

and with high-need/vulnerable young people, we can run:

  • 1-2-1 sessions
  • Small group work sessions, by invite only

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