Where do the children play? Larp

  • Free
  • Workshop
Photograph of two adults in a children's playground. The woman is standing and smiling holding a tape measure. The man in the photograph is crouching near a car tyre on the ground.
Event in a children's playground, Dave Sayer. Source: Wellcome Collection.

What you'll do

Come along to an afternoon of live action role play (larp) inspired by the exhibition Play Well. Join artist Adam James to let loose your inner child or pretend to be a grown-up at Crumbles Castle Playground, as adults and children temporarily swap roles.

Set in the 1980s, this afternoon of games, workshops and role play will have you remembering playmates and silly games, and get you thinking about barriers to play. You don’t need any previous experience of larping to join in. This event is suited to all fitness levels and we will provide refreshments.

This event is open to adults and children aged eight or over, and any children need to be accompanied by an adult. When you book, we will send you an email with important information about the event.



Need to know


Crumbles Castle Playground is located on Pembroke Street, London N1 0DP.

First come, first served

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts and we advise arriving before the scheduled start time to claim a place. We hold some spaces for people with access requirements. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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