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Home Park Adventure Playground

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

Home Park Adventure Playground is owned by Lewisham Council and is currently funded until 31 March 2021.

Lewisham Council has funded Youth First to deliver at this site since 2016, a contract that ends on 31 March 2021.

Lewisham Council has proposed new contracts for Youth First to deliver services in the borough from 1 April 2021. This includes discussion about delivery at Adventure Playgrounds. While nothing is confirmed, we are working with the London Borough of Lewisham to ensure these start from 1 April. The contracts will likely be at a reduced value which will mean reduced provision. The details of the available future offer will be confirmed as soon as possible. In the meantime, any questions about what Lewisham Council is funding should be sent to them directly.

Despite the reduction in value, Youth First remains thankful for Lewisham Council's investment in youth services during this economically challenging time.

Youth services during lockdown

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

For vulnerable young people we can provide:

For all young people we offer:

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Site contact

Devon Carr    Senior Youth Worker

Site Telephone: 020 8676 0929

Email: Devon.Carr@youthfirst.org.uk

Mobile: 07580 777857


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 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 - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
3:15pm - 5:45pm
ages 8-19 SENSpecial Educational Needs to 25
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.

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.


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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