Adventure Playground Apes build playful structures such as the Waitrose LOVE Life Slide for children & sometimes adults. On adventure playgrounds in Parks and public spaces & as art installations.
Old friends of the playground APEs have offered us the Slide if we can raise the funding to relocate it and rebuild it at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham. The LOVE Life Slide is 15 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. The sides are 1 meter high. The whole structure is built around a wooden frame clad in plastic sheeting with a stainless steel wavy slide surface and a 'run off' at the end.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Children and adults enjoy the sensation of sliding. Somerford grove has been open for 8 years and we have built 3 big slides before. the problem always is that the plywood rots and splinters and quickly becomes a hazard. for you older folks out there you may remember playing on make shift play grounds and getting splinters a plenty. For a charity like ours an Insurance claim for a splinter could close us down.
Children need places to play that are wild messy and allow for rough and tumble. Our playteam are patient and practical CRB checked adults responding to need without judgement.
The playground environment needs to be at once exciting and free of hazard. It also needs to be fresh!
Steps to get it done:
Somerford Grove had its brief moment of fame in 2009 when we were featured on a BBC TV program 'Secret Millionaire.' Just like a fairy tale our millionaire Keven Morely funded our playteam for a year as well as the construction of a 2 rope Tango swing.
Haringey Play association website www.Haringey-play.org.uk
We are a registered charity number 1097752 to view our page on the charity website with our current accounts and anual report.
About the space
An outdoor community play place
London Borough of Haringey