Home Park Adventure Playground

There are lots of things to do at Home Park, which are sure to keep young people active and entertained. A large outdoor play structure features a trampette, walkways and a triple decker play area. There's also a sports court for basketball, netball and football games. Other activities include arts and crafts, archery and cricket.

Home Park Adventure Playground is currently closed but we're running sessions at Bellingham Gateway instead:

  • Tuesday to Friday at Bellingham Gateway 3.30pm-6.45pm
  • Saturday at Bellingham Gateway 12:15pm-5:45pm

Term-time opening times

Tuesday
3:15pm - 6:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Wednesday
3:15pm - 6:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Thursday
3:15pm - 6:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Friday
3:15pm - 6:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Saturday
11:15am - 4:45pm
ages 8-19 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.

Site contact

Chantel Simpson    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8676 0929

Email: chantel.simpson@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07580 777857

Location

Home Park Adventure Playground
Winchfield Rd, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5TH

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Public Transport

Highclere Street 4 min walk (0.2 miles away) 194 202 356 450 
Lower Sydenham 10 min walk (0.5 miles away) Southeastern 
Sydenham 14 min walk (0.7 miles away) Overground Southern 

More about Home Park Adventure Playground

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.

Located at the top of Home Park, after which it is named, the playground attracts young people from the local community as well as those passing through the park. It is regularly named in the Annual Park's survey as the best place in the area. Its long narrow and ingenious design cleverly fits multiple swings, cargo nets, a zip wire, a slide and two indoor areas. It provides a range of challenges and activities for ages 8 (numerical) to 19, and up to 25 with special needs.

When the weather allows and the playground gets crowded, the staff spread outside the playground to make great use of the park. The APG regularly offers a bouncy castle, football, rounders and other games and sports.

When the weather is less than ideal the indoor cabins give young people a space for cooking, playing football, pool, dance and the opportunity to take part in workshops. The latter includes a bike maintenance program.

This long standing partnership with the police and the team at the APG enables many young people to learn about bike repair and how to rebuild and customise donated old bikes. The project is exemplary of why Home Park is so much more than an adventure playground.

Accessibility

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

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