Weekend of Play

Weekend of Play

Haringey's second Weekend of Play

20-22 April 2018

It is official - playing out together is good for our communities and definitely good for our children. Download the Playing Out Report (PDF, 340KB)

For Haringey's second Weekend of Play, children and families are invited to come to a play event or head to their local park for some free fun from 20 - 22 April 2018.

Remember to check with your child's school - they may be running an event for parents/carers and children to join in on some essential fun and networking.

Download the Weekend of Play 2018 leaflet (PDF, 850KB).

Photographs and comments

We are asking people who attend any of our events to share their photos via Twitter.

Please use the hashtag #weekendofplay and let us know which event you were at!

Programme of events


Organisation running the event



  • Friday 20 April, 3pm to 5pm
  • Saturday 21 April, 12 noon to 3pm

Haringey Play Association (HarPA) (external link)

Somerford Grove Adventure Playground, Park Lane Close, N17 0HLAdventure play for all - challenging, safe and fun! Big swings, giant slide, jumping off platforms, crash mats, campfire, climbing, running, skipping, chasing, hide and seek.
  • Friday 20 April, 3pm to 5pm
Basic Adult Dance Group

Downhills Park, N17 6AP - meet near the children’s play area

Inter-generational dance workshops for children and all the family, picnic.
  • Saturday 21 April, 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 22 April, 10am to 5pm

Pavilion Tennis (external link)

Albert Road Recreation Ground, N22 7XL

Tennis, basketball, mini tennis. Free for children.

  • Saturday 21 April, 2pm to 4pm
Bowes Park Community AssociationFinsbury GardensGiant board games and craft activities using seasonal foliage
  • Saturday 21 April, 2pm to 5pm

Lordship Sport and Activities Consortium (external link)

Lordship Rec Hub near the outdoor gymFamily rounders/kwik cricket games for everyone. Plus we want to develop a Women's 5-a-side football competition - anyone interested? This would be open to local women of all abilities.
  • Saturday 21 April 10am to 3pm
Wheely TotsLordship Rec Model Traffic AreaBalance bikes, chalking and story. Parent child sessions for over 2s up to 5 years old enjoy first steps to cycling gaining balance. Adults can try out our cargo bike. Building fun and cycling from early years.
  • Saturday 21 April, 11am to 4pm

Alexandra Palace Trust (external link)

Alexandra Palace Boating Lake, N22 7AY

Joyful treasure hunt/activity trail to explore flowers and plant life in the park
  • Saturday 21 April, 12 noon to 4pm

Pedal Power (external link)

Finsbury Park Track and tarmac, Endymion Road N4Fun for all the family - including cycling on the track and tarmac. All ability cycles available, plus tea and cakes!
  • Saturday 21 April, 12 noon to 3pm

Markfield Project (external link)

Markfield Park, N15 4RBInclusive, accessible, sensory messy play. Music, face painting, bonfire and games. Food and drink available.
  • Saturday 21 April, 11am to 5pm
Commerce Road Association of Residents and TenantsCommerce Road Ball Court, N22 8EE

Fun play with lots of toys, hula hoops and face painting in the ball games area and the grassed area at the side. Picnic for all!

  • Sunday 22 April, 11am to 4.30pm

Furtherfield Gallery (external link)

Furtherfield Gallery, Finsbury Park, N4 2NQ

Design your own giant rabbits and draw them on Finsbury Park by walking your rabbit route using GPS software in this artist led workshop.
  • Sunday 22 April, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Lordship Sport and Activities Consortium (external link)Lordship Rec Hub - near the outdoor gym

Fitness Football Session - two trainers will be here to help improve your fitness by using football training techniques. Tips for all

  • Sunday 22 April, 11am to 3pm

Tottenham Green Market

Tottenham Green, Town Hall Approach Road, N15Pollination Party event within the market for ages 2 to 12. Plus: bee face-painting, bug and bee hotels, arts and crafts, planting wild seeds
  • Sunday 22 April, 2pm to 4pm
They are Here - FurtherfieldFurtherfield Commons, Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park, N4 2DE

Come and join in a community spring planting day in the garden space. Contact the group via email: contact@theyarehere.net

We are inviting participants to build insect hotels which they can take home with them or leave to contribute to the garden.

  • Sunday 22 April, 3pm to 5pm
New London Performing Arts Centre (external link)Highgate Wood, N6A celebration of contemporary dance and a picnic

The Weekend of Play 2018 is supported by Haringey’s Obesity Alliance, aiming to tackle childhood obesity in a fun and practical way by promoting healthier living.

Contact smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk for further information.

If you’re interested in hosting a Play Street, see our Play Streets page or email smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk

Watch this space for updates and more information.

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23 April 2018

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