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What’s lurking in the swamp?

Get messy, climb, create a superhero lair, try indoor arts and crafts and junk modelling, paint masterpieces, collect minibeasts, play sports and games or simply read a book and chill out

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Playing at our adventure playgrounds is free. All you need to do is register.

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Make sure you’ve got your binoculars and maps handy because we’re going to explore! Get ready to make an award-winning nature documentary of Islington’s very own wildlife. Why not hop on the wooden bus designed by our very own adventurers or sail the seas to your destination? Perhaps you’ll see some newts and toads along the way. Heading for dangerous waters? Then swing to safety, make an emergency zip wire escape through the plum and apple trees, or use the climbing wall to clamber out of harm’s way… And try not to take a wrong turn in the maze!

If all that’s got you feeling a bit exhausted, sit down in front of the campfire and make some pizza or jungle toast.

Play is free for six to thirteen-year-olds and supervised by our Awesome playworkers – all you have to do is register and have fun. Oh, and King Henry’s Walk Adventure Playground isn’t just for explorers – we have plenty of budding scientists, superheroes, writers, artists, footballers and paleontologists too!

What's on?


“At King Henry’s Walk you have the freedom to be different”

Angela, Age 7

Information Boring bits!

Opening times

Term time
Tuesday to Friday: 3:30-6:30pm


Session 1: 11.30 – 16:00

Family play sessions:  Saturday 11:30-13:30(Term Time only)

Sunday and Monday closed for private hire

School holidays
Monday to Friday:

Session 1 – 10:30-13:30

Stay and Eat- 1:30-2:30pm

Session 2 – 2:30-17:30pm

Please contact the playground for more information

Saturday and Sunday closed for private hire

Planned Closures

  • Bank Holiday closures
  • 1st April 2024
  • 6th May 2024
  • 27th May 2024
  • 26th August 2024
  • Inset Day
  • 6th June 2024
  • 11th July 2024
  • 1st October 2024
  • 4th February 2025
  • 25th March 2025
  • Annual closures
  • End of summer closure:  3rd – 7th September 2024
  • End of year closure:  23rd December 2024 – 7th January 2025


Parents Guide

Contact Us

Tel: 0207 254 4783


How to find us

Address: 11 King Henry’s Walk N1 4NX
Where is it: In the East of the borough off Balls Pond road
Nearest tube: Canonbury (Overground)
Nearest bus route: 277, 30, 56, 38

Safari rangers

Meet the awesome playworkers at King Henry’s Walk Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead




Did you know?

vintage photo of King Henry's Walk

King Henry’s Walk has been part of the community for over 40 years. It was established in 1973 and built by local children using 20 foot telegraph poles! In its early days, King Henry’s Walk used an old industrial building as its indoor space. When the time came for something new, instead of going for the traditional log cabin design that’s typical of other adventure playgrounds, a modern building was constructed.

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