Shakespeare Walk

Adventure Playground

Winners: 1st Nov 2013

Day to remember!

Adventure Playground of the Year 2013

Mulit Award Wininng

Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground is not short of an award or 2 to be proud of, see below

We have won 3 consecutive years at the London Play Awards and we shortlisted for an London Play award 2013 and we WON!

Children keep nominating us for London Play Awards, they believe we are a well derserving community adventure playground, their playground; Our aim is to continue to do our very best by SWAPA's young users and the community.

The Benefits of Play

 Play promotes children's development, learning, creativity and independence

 Play keeps children healthy and active

 Play is therapeutic, it helps children to deal with difficult or painful emotions or circumstances such as stress due to medical treatment and alike

 Play gives children the chance to let off steam in a safe environment and in the way they want and choose                                                                                                                                                           

Play Council 1998

We believe every child has the right to play and to be included.

SWAPA 1976 -2013







Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground locally known as SWAPA


(Sponsored by APEs Adventure Playground Engineers)

Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground Highly commended in the Best variety in an adventure play setting 2013

Winners; London's Most Open Adventure Playground Award 2012

Winners; London's Friendliest Adventure Playground Award 2011


  ^ Go Wiew SWAPA Play Gallery ^

What We Do


Activities include indoor and outdoor play, arts & crafts, drama, dancing, all forms of creativity, gardening, music, computers, bike repairs, cooking, the use of tools, outings, den building, gardening, consultations with users and ongoing workshops.


We are constantly fundraising in order to raise capital to deliver new projects and trips which is just one way of broadening children and young people's  horizons and showing them another side to life.


Our Successes


2018 was our 42nd year of being a community adventure playground that remains free and open access allowing children and young people access to lay.

2017 has saw us win London Play's annual Girl Kart competition, 2016 saw us celebrate 40 years of open access adventure play!

London children nominated SWAPA us for three consecutive years and we are  proud and honoured after winining London Play's Award in 2011 as the 'Most Friendliest Award', in 2012 the 'Most Openness Awards' 2012 and in 2013 taking the acolade after being voted London's BEST Adventure Playground!



Schools Out we're OPEN!

After School

Tuesday – Friday 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday - 12:00pm - 4:00pm   

Halfterms & Holidays

Offering extended opening time during Hackney's school holidays/term breaks

  • Half terms
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Christmas School Breaks                               

* Monday – Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm

* Please note:

We close on Bank Holdiays &  Christmas, Easter Holidays

Who say's I can't be KING?

I crown Myself KING of SWAPA for the day!

SWAPA © Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground

Tel 020 7249 8405  swapan16@swapa.org.uk

© All Rights Reserved Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground Copyright © 1976 - 2016   Charity Reg. 1156526