Coram's Fields
Coram's Fields
3.5
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A free central London playground and park, not far from the British Museum, with play equipment for all under 16s including a huge sand pit for toddlers. There are even some farm animals and no adult can enter without a child so it's a safe space too.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
How to get there
  • Russell Square • 4 min walk
  • Holborn • 9 min walk
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cathywilliams4850
London, UK5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I visited last week,and was very disappointed as were my Grandchildren. Certainly did not match the description on their website. A real pity it's so rundown. Paddling pool was not in use,and looks like it has been I need for sometime. Wildlife garden was shut.So called farm had 2 goats few rabbits and chickens closed off.It would be nice if this large space was restored for benefit of the community and also I feel as great Ormond St Hospital is so nearby this could benefit families .
Written September 2, 2019
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UKLouG
UK168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Having heard about Coram's Fields I persuaded my 7 year old to walk with me from the British Museum. While it was a nice oasis, it wasn't really worth the walk. We found ourselves saying "oh that play equipment is in our local park back home" quite a lot. Nothing that "amazing" and some areas cordoned off. I'm not sure if that's due to replacing equipment or allowing grass to regrow.

In places some of the kit looked in quite poor repair, e.g. one of the roundabouts had damaged wooden boards, there was a water play area where the pump wasn't working. It just felt a bit sad. I know it's a charity but there are ways they could have used to help bring in income, e.g. snacks and drinks, charity donation boxes?

All in all, I expected so much more from the information I'd read online so I felt disappointed we'd walked out of our way to visit.
Written February 16, 2018
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John F
Tucson, AZ92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
This free children's playground has swings, climbing structures, slides, open space, fields, a zip line and other miscellaneous things. Many area green spaces have the open space, but few have the diverse playground structures. There is added safety since adults can only enter with a child. The gate has an adult monitor that ensures this. It is a relatively short walk from the British Museum and pairs well with that for children.
Written June 1, 2014
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drcrab12
London, United Kingdom60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
We had a nearby hospital appointment and before the appointment was due we took our kids (5 and 3) to this park and they had a ball of a time. It's fantastic that there was so much open space in the middle of central London which was free, and importantly, safe.
Written October 23, 2013
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GroovyTraveller01
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
A great place to burn off steam after a visit to the 'Pompeii' exhibition at the British Museum (which is excellent). The kids (aged 5-8) really loved the zipline and the fact they made new friends. They also liked the large wooden play structure with quite a high turret. Sweet little cafe on site. This is not a destination I would seek out (unlike the Princess Diane Memorial Playground and Fountains in Kensington Garden/Hyde Park which are really fabulous) but if you're near the area and want a dedicated, fenced-in play area, it will keep the kids very happy.
Written July 17, 2013
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wendyashford
Bradford, England, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
This is a place I take my grandson to on a regular basis because we can spend hours there, no matter what the weather is doing. We have so much fun enjoying all the facilities on offer in a little area of London. It has such a feeling of safety as the requirement is no child, no entry, such an easy but effective policy! The rest of the country needs to look at this place and replicate it wherever they may be! The café and its food is also well worth a visit and purchase from also.
Written July 5, 2013
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dollywashers
North East48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
Took my daughters aged 5 and 7 here for on a sunny May bank holiday weekend. We had a really lovely day. They enjoyed the huge sand pit and playing in the big paddling pool. They enjoyed the playground equipment too. We had lunch in the cafe which had lots of choice and was reasonably priced. Love that the park if free and that adults can't get in without a child. The staff were friendly and helpful and the toilets were clean.
Written June 28, 2013
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Cmw39
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013
If you want sandpits, slides, water features and lots of space to run around in with kids up to about 10, this is the place for you. It's all free (but do give a donation to support the upkeep). Avoid if you are easily irritated by potentially pretentious children or their yummy mummies, but otherwise this is a perfect parent and child haven in the heart of the city.
Written May 28, 2013
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jnortheast2
London, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
I visited on Friday 8th April 2016 at 4.30pm and was horrified by the state of things in the Fields. With no-one on the gate, single men and women, without the obligatory child, wandered in at will. A Youth (17/18 ?) rode his Bicycle through the playing children, not once but twice. I went with my friend's little boy to the extremely smelly Male Toilet while she took her toddler to the Children's Toilet which she said "Stank and had water all over the floor" Having been a Youth and Community Worker, and run Play-Schemes in the Borough for over 30 years I knew Coram's Fields well and was dismayed, to say the least, at the current state of the playground.
Written April 11, 2016
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kimparklee
Los Angeles, CA110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
You cant tell what this place looks like until you get here but I have to say, it is not easy finding children's playgrounds well equipped in London, whereas large formal and proper parks for walking and strolling is easier. So having said this, Coram's is 10 minute walk from St Pancras and the British Museum. There isnt much around here but the park itself has swings, a nice set of slides, and 2 great zip lines. During the summer, be forewarned, it is busy with tourists and summer camp kids. But overall, where else are you going to go in London for your kids to run around and enjoy themselves a bit ? The physical facilities are a bit frayed and not pristined and shiny but overall this park delivers in amenities and enjoyment factor for kids 2-12.
Written August 12, 2013
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