Shakespeare Walk

Adventure Playground

Award Winning 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



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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 and equipment, outings, den building, gardening, consultations discussions 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 childrej and young people's horizons and showing them another side to life.


Our Successes


2017 has seen 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


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