Timbuktu Adventure Playground


Set up by local residents in the 1970’s with no building, Timbuktu has a colourful past including a stint in a laundry and a double decker bus! The playground moved to its current site in the mid 1980’s and has been a huge part of the lives of generations of Islington children. It was also voted London’s Coolest Adventure Playground 2019…


Grenville Road Islington N19 4EJ
Phone Number
Run by
Islington Play Association (charity)
Opening Hours
Term Time: 3.30 – 6.30 (Tues-Fri) Sat: Family Day 12-5 School Holidays: Mon-Fri 10.30-5.30
Football pitch, accessible toilets, Main Hall with arts and crafts, reading area, chill out area, Music, water fountain, fire pit, climbing structures, sand pit, drop slide, border swings, building a climbing net, pond/ecology sensory garden, climbing trees, home corners.
Age Range
Buses / Tube & Rail Station
Bus: 91, 210 Train/Tube: Crouch Hill