London Adventure Play Awards

The London Adventure Play Awards celebrate excellent adventure playgrounds – their importance to their communities and the special role they fill in children’s lives. 

The inaugural London Adventure Play Awards took place in the year 2000, with the top award going to Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground. 

Since 2011 this event has taken the form of a film premiere, showcasing short films made by the  children who play at London’s best adventure playgrounds. 

Groups from all the shortlisted playgrounds are invited to a screening of their films and to watch awards and prizes announced in a messy, fun, joyous event hosted in recent years at the Prince Charles Cinema in the West End. 

You can explore here to find out about the reigning champions, previous winners – and how to enter your playground for next year’s awards.

London play news
A Hackney adventure playground has ‘outplayed’ others from across the capital to win the title of London Adventure Playground of the Year 2023. Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground was one of 16 shortlisted in the London Adventure Play Awards last week.
Past winners: London Adventure Playground of the Year
Enter the 2022 London Adventure Play Awards DEADLINE: 03 October 2022


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