Dexter Road playground open for half term

Dexter Rpad adventure playground
The temporarily closed Dexter Road adventure playground on Railton Road will be open for half term week beginning Monday 24 October. Some sessions will be at the nearby Brixton Community base on Talma Road.

Young Lambeth CoopYoung Lambeth Coop logo (YLC), set up in May 2014 as part of the “co-operative council” initiative, will run the sessions.

Opening times will be 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

The timetable is:


Monday 24

AM: Registration and introduction, including safety information.

PM: “Forest school” – wild outdoor activity.


Tuesday 25

AM: Playground closed. Session in Brixton Community Base, Talma Rd SW2 1AS – behind the playground via Kellett Road.

T-Shirt design and print workshop,

PM: Free play, plaster-cast moulds of (artificial) animal tracks


Wednesday 26

AM: Forest school – wild outdoor activity.

PM: Free play, treasure hunt with quizzes and challenges.


Thursday 27

AM: Bags and carryalls print and design workshop in Brixton Community Base.

PM: Multi-sports activities and games.


Friday 28

AM: Pumpkin carving and Halloween masks.

PM: Free play, video diaries/


YLC said this timetable is only a guide to some of the activities and facilities available and is subject to change.

It said: “For more information about what is on, please come in and see for yourself, or, if you must, call 07399 658 058.”

More than 700 people have signed a petition asking Lambeth council to keep open Dexter Road and other adventure playgrounds in the borough.

Most of the borough’s 16 adventure playgrounds are now run by voluntary organisations, but the council said no organisations had been prepared to run Dexter Road or the Max Roach park playground, so they had been temporarily closed.

Jane Pickard, Lambeth council’s cabinet member for children and families, said the council did not intend to close the two playgrounds permanently and was involving local parents and young people in finding organisations to run them.


  1. It would been a balance Article if you have been bothered to contact the children and parents who used the services for 3 years.On 26th Aug 2016 it was closed for good as they have no funding gov cuts. This changed over many weeks to we cant find a provider.We worked hard for this to happen .This is our first demand and with a lot pressure they opened it.This is worrying as local news paper you must be voice of the average person as well as people we elect.

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