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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Log Cabin?

The Log Cabin is an inclusive adventure playground for children and young people  who have additional needs or disabilities or who are in need. Our services are available to children aged 4-15.

My child does not have additional needs. Can he or she still come to the Log Cabin?

We have some places available for mainstream children.

Can my child come to the Playground without my filling in any forms?

All children need to be registered with us in advance. We can take bookings only on a booking form. We will confirm if your child has a place at the Log Cabin.

How many staff are there on the Playground to supervise children?

We have a 1:5 staff to child ratio, as well as further staff giving 1:1 support to those who require it, and a number of volunteers. There is a Senior member of staff on duty at the Log Cabin at all times.

What are the Log Cabin’s opening hours?

After School Club – 3 pm – 6.30pm

Holiday Playschemes – 9.30 am – 3.30 pm 
or 8.30 am – 5.45 pm (extended day)
Saturdays – 1pm – 5pm

Can you provide transport?

Transport to and from the Log Cabin can be provided when necessary for children whose parents are unable to bring their child. However, we are unable to provide transport for children booked for the extended day during Holiday Playschemes.
We are unable to give exact times that your child will be collected. However, as a guide, during the Playschemes our buses leave the Log Cabin at 9.10am. Your child will be collected from home between 9.15am and 10.30am, depending on traffic. At the end of the day, our buses leave the Log Cabin at 3.10 pm, and your child will be dropped off between 3.15 and 4.30pm, depending on traffic.
During After School Club our buses collect children from special schools at the end of the school day to bring them to the Log Cabin and leave the Log Cabin for home at around 5.45.

"What happens if I am late in picking up my child?"

There is a £15 penalty charge for each 15-minute period that you are late collecting your child.

As a reminder, the following are the latest times for collection from the Log Cabin:

After School Club: 6.30pm

Playscheme – normal day: 3.30 pm,

Playscheme – extended day: 5.45 pm

Is the Log Cabin available to hire?

Yes. The Log Cabin is available to hire on Sundays for children's parties. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Location

The Log Cabin
259 Northfield Avenue, W5 4UA

  • Registered Charity No: 1174220
  • Registered Company No: 10892952

Established 1978

Office opening hours

Mon-Fri: 11am - 6pm

Sat & Sun: closed