Peckham Rye Playground was refurbished in 2018 and is more popular than ever. Here you can find play areas for different age-groups, nicely separated to reduce the risk of children clashing together. There is also a nice cafe which is a very popular meeting place for local families during weekends.
Peckham Rye Playground was renewed with a focus on creating challenging play areas for both younger and older children. For older children, there is a climbing forest that includes multiple levels to stimulate children to improve their physical abilities. A treehouse provides kids with a great vantage point being able to slide down into a tunnel coming down. The play area for older children is separated to avoid younger children being trampled over. This is great, and we also like the open landscape making it easy to keep an eye on kids playing in different areas.
Peckham Rye Playground is great for younger kids in summer
For younger kids, the water and sand play area is the big centrepiece. With manual water pumps, push pumps, little diggers, climbing frames and swings this is heaven on earth for the smallest ones. Especially on hot summer days when nobody needs to care about getting wet because it is hard to not get wet if you want to fully enjoy this area of the playground. Which is something to keep in mind, if you are visiting during the cold season. Make sure to bring a set of dry change of clothes from top to bottom!
Challenging and slightly risky climbing forest
While we fully support this type of parks with different sections for different skill levels, keep in mind that some of the play areas are very challenging. When arriving at the park we witnessed a child falling down trying to climb up the treehouse, so pay attention and evaluate if you want to take the risk. From the playgrounds we have been to, the climbing forest is definitely on the difficult side and we wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a child that is a confident climber. We didn’t take any chances and climbed up in the tree-house with our 5-year-old.
Getting to Peckham Rye Playground
Address: London SE15 3AA
Web: Official website