(SisterHood Project, girls only)
ABOUT THE PLAYGROUND
Somerford Grove Adventure Playground is HarPA’s main base. Our open-access, free-of-charge play sessions at Somerford Grove are open to young people aged 5yrs-15yrs. The playground features amazing equipment, including a massive slide, a sandpit, a whaler, swings, zip wire and jumping-off platforms.
Young people who use the playground help to build and chose the play equipment, giving them ownership over their space as well as design and construction skills. We host a wide range of activities in the playground including arts & crafts, cooking, climbing, camp-fire & outdoor cooking, nature/sand play, den-building, bike rides, wood-craft and seasonal events.
Below you can browse our current and past play projects, at Somerford Grove and beyond.
Current Projects at Somerford Grove
We run Haringey’s only free adventure playground. Our space and our projects give young people the opportunity to develop, explore and have fun.
Schools mentoring Programme: Haringey Community Gold Partnership (funded by London Mayor’s Office – Young London)
One-to-one and group mentoring sessions based at Somerford grove Adventure Playground to support children and young people struggling to remain in mainstream education.
Young people and their families meet weekly at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground to learn how to maintain their bikes and gain confidence riding.
An innovative, girls-only project that creates a safe, challenging, co-operative space in which girls can experience themselves free from the pressures of ‘being female’. Play activities can engage them in being who they want to be, without judgement or the need to justify.
An arts project that culminated in a parade around the local area showing off the sculptures that the young people had made during workshops.
HarPA supported parents and carers to kick start resident-led street play by providing guidance and support online.
HarPA delivered play sessions in local housing estates with our play kits and experienced Playworkers and local resident volunteers throughout the 2016 summer holidays.