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Home Park Adventure Playground

Youth services during lockdown

During lockdown we are running at a reduced capacity. We're working in level AMBER of the National Youth Agency's readiness framework.

For vulnerable young people we can provide:

For all young people we offer:

Charlotte Lavender    Youth, Play & Community Manager

Site Telephone: 020 8676 0929

Email: Charlotte.Lavender@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07392 191 237

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 

Term-time opening times

Due to changes in coronavirus restrictions and a new contract with Lewisham Council, youth club opening times are changing (more info here).

Please contact the Senior Youth Worker for the most up to date information.

Tuesday
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Wednesday
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Thursday
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Friday
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
Saturday
12:15am - 5:45pm
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.

New opening hours will soon be announced for 1 June 2021 onwards.
Times will vary in May due to training.

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.

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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