Parks & Playgrounds

Parks & Playgrounds

Park life is an essential part of any parenting journey so we’ve braved the rain, sleet, snow, hail, blazing heat and damp mizzle to bring you a selection of our tried and tested favourite parks and playgrounds.

They are so green and healthy, they must count as one of your five-a-day (along side chocolate – chocolate is definitely one of your five-a-day – it’s made from cocoa, and cocoa is a plant. Fact.).

Take a picnic, but be sure to pack Gin alongside the organic hummus and finger sized pepper strips you’ve slaved over and they won’t eat (just take crisps and Cheesestrings – we won’t judge you).

Please send us your favourites too.

(This section has local sized parks, if you’re after something bigger, check out ‘Woods and Country Parks‘.)


‘Waterworks Fountain’ (Fountains at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Remember squealing with excitement playing in the garden as a child with the sprinkler system? Well The Waterworks fountains at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic...

Beckenham Park Place

Beckenham Place Park is the largest green space in the borough. The park is great for walks and nature spotting, with 60 acres of...

Swanley Park

'Swanley Town Councils' jewel in the crown. Traditional town park set in 60 acres of landscaped parkland' ( Lovely little park with a fabulous mini steam train...

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was built in East London for the 2012 Olympic Games. It is a modern Park with various sports venues holding...


Blackheath stretches across the very top of South East London from Greenwich Park into the pretty village. It’s often a bit breezy across the...

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