SWAPA is an open access playground in Stoke Newington N16, Hackney for 6 -15 year olds, staffed by qualified and trained play workers. We provides a range of open access play services for all children and young people, being an open access playground means all the children are able to use the facilities free of charge.
All children over 6yrs attending on their own are required to be registered with SWAPA, children under the age of 6yrs need to supervised by an appropriate adult at all times during visit. We are an inclusive play provision in Hackney for up to 15 year olds and sometimes older depending on their contribution and effect and agreement of other users.
Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground contributes by improving children’s play, learning and social opportunities, SWAPA provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for children to access; from cooking, jumping, swinging, climbing, den building and lots more besides…
It is local, it’s free, we encourage neighbouring and related friends to all play together. The playground is accessible, all inclusive. It enables disabled children to share in the freedom of choice and adventure along with their peers.
The playground contributes to child development by encouraging children to discover and test themselves against the environment, using tools and materials for safety, promotes hygiene whilst cooking in the kitchen and supports diversity by mixing with other children.
The playground is staffed with on-site qualified first aiders and professional playworkers who are on hand ensuring the safety of the children at all times, we provide a stable and positive environment. Playworkers encourage children to explore, problem solving, to push them-selves, create and rebuild their playground, allowing the children to feel right at home when at SWAPA!