We hit Coram’s Fields Playground after visiting the John Soanes Museum.
With London now full of beautifully landscaped play spaces, the city’s first public playground Coram’s Fields, can look on first appearance a bit dated and tired.
But in my experience kids love it!
And it’s a must know for parents as it’s within 15 minutes walk – or scoot – of the British Museum plus the Petrie, Grant and Hunterian Museums as well as the John Soanes.
F hit it with abandon. She had to check out and go on totally everything.
And she liked the fact it’s so spread out because it made each new corner even more tempting to explore. There’s play equipment for all ages plus water and sand play.
Her fave was definitely the wooden tree house and giant twisty covered slide set under some enormous London plane trees next to the tiny city farm with its goats and chickens.
We’d planned a quick stop to run around and eat our picnic but I only finally managed to drag her out, exhausted but very happy, after several hours and a long play in the sand.
Right opposite Great Ormond St Hospital on Guildford Street, Corams Fields Playground is a very easy walk from the British Museum via Russell Square.
Russell Square tube is just round the corner. The number 38 and 55 Routemaster buses go along Theobalds Road.
We took a picnic but there is a small cafe in the playground.
Do hope your kids enjoy Coram’s Fields – really is a great pit stop in the middle of the city.
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