Our mission, aims, and objectives



Our mission for Lollard Street Adventure Playground is to create and maintain a rich environment where children and young people can play, freely, with their friends, following their own interests in their own way.

We aim to create a child-centred, free, adventurous play space in the heart of Kennington, where children and young people can come and explore, create, build friendships and generally hang out.

Play is a crucial part of childhood. It is essential for children’s all-round development and promotes positive well-being. We feel that if we can create a rich and varied play space, the whole community can benefit.

We recognise that the impacts of modern society may restrict children’s opportunity to play. Therefore we are committed to creating – and maintaining for the long-term – a space where children can play freely and engage in a wide range of playful activities.

As in previous generations, children today need to be given the freedom and independence to decide for themselves when, where and who they play with. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that ‘every child has the right to play and rest’ (article 31). Here at Lollard Street, we do our best to make sure this right is respected and that local children and young people will always have a free space to play in their community.

Overall Aim

To improve the well-being of children and young people in the Kennington area, through developing and maintaining a safe, free, adventure play environment for them to use.

Specific Aims

  • Nurture a more inclusive culture of play

  • Sustain and increase play opportunities whilst advocating for play.

  • Encourage children and young people to manage risk independently


  • Deliver high-quality inclusive play provision

  • To engage the local community in maintaining and expanding play provision in Kennington

  • Work to create rich and varied play opportunities every day.

  • Have decision-making opportunities for children and young people.

  • To further diversify income streams in order to become more sustainable