Local Fountains & Paddling Pools

☀️ The sun has got his hat on - and we're all in need of some fun cooling down options.

Water play areas are great for the whole family and -once again- we are lucky to be boasting a few splashing choices in our fantastic child-friendly area.

Let us know which one is your favourite and why!? 💦

Hampstead Heath

Parliament Hill Fields Playground with paddling pool next to athletics track (nearest entrance Nassington Road)

Paddling pool for children <10years

Open all year

9am - 7:30pm

Swiss Cottage


Big square with fountains between Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre and Hampstead Theatre

Lots of options to sit and watch the kids including grassy areas to have a picnic.

Delicious coffee & food available right opposite at Neli Deli (formerly Del'Aziz) inside the leisure centre or in the Cafe of Hampstead Theatre.

Coram’s Fields, Bloomsbury

93 Guildford Street


9am - dusk

Bus 168 to Russell Square or 46 to Eastman Dental Hospital

No parking on site. Metred parking £4/hr

This ‘queen of playgrounds’ in the heart of London between Holborn and King’s Cross offers 7 acre playground and park including a large paddling pool, two zip wires and lots of different climbing frames and slides. The whole park is fenced in and there is only one small gate so its quite safe and relaxing to be able to let the children run wild.

Great option to visit The Foundling Museum just opposite!

Russell Square, Bloomsbury



Bus 168 to Russell Square

Very friendly family-run cafe http://caffetropea.london open all year ( 7am-6pm in summer) or bring a picnic!

Central London’s second largest, beautiful garden square offers a central plaza with water feature away from the roads and hustle.

Very close to the British Museum!

King’s Cross, Granary Square

1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA

Northern Line or Bus 46 to Chenies Place

Large city plaza with over 1,000 choreographed water jets/splash fountains

(colorfully lit at night).

The square is surrounded by lots of benches as well as a great choice of child-friendly restaurants, a big Waitrose, an ice cream parlour and plenty of space to have a picnic. What more could you want?

Make sure to visit lovely Skip Garden, Camley Street Natural Park and House of Illustration too!

London Zoo

Small fountains and water play area at the back of the zoo, close to the goat and sheep petting area.

And ZSL London Zoo’s brand new Animal Adventure Zone will be opening on Wednesday 31 July with a new play area including a water splash zone!

Regular summer zoo opening times 10am-5pm (last entry - zoo closes at 6pm)

Entry £24.30 adult £18 (3-15years) but free for members

(from £99 adult and £66 child p/yr)

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