Thursday, 11 July 2013

A Walk in Wimbledon Park

Situated next to the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club
Wimbledon Park is a modest and unpretentious London park, 
very family and sports oriented, with a characteristic old-time charm.

A Mum in London
Rose garden, Wimbledon Park

In a Glimpse
You'll see mostly young people, families and people working out
Few dog-walkers. The chalet-like café and fun facilities, 
like the crazy golf and beach volley courts, 
give the park a feelgood/familiar/casual 80s feel to it
Unlike the über posh and perfectly mowed golf courts across the lake...


A Mum in London

Tennis, Golf or Sailing?
Wimbledon Park is great for a fun day out. 
Athletic types will be spoiled for choice: 
there are tennis courts, a very big lawn for all kind of sports 
(or camping & queuing during the Wimbledon tournament), 
a lake with a water sports center, an athletics track, a bowling green 
and plenty of shadowy spots to lay a blanket and have a picnic.

A Mum in London
Splish, splash in Wimbledon Park

And the kids?
There is playground with a big sandpit and old school 
metallic play equipment which, to be honest, has seen better days
This doesn't matter though, as there is a great (and free) paddling pool 
to keep the little monsters happy and refreshed on a hot summer day!

Wimbledon Park's Paddling Pool is open from June 1 to August 31, from 10am to 5pm. 
You can get there with the District Line, station "Wimbledon Park".

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6 comments:

  1. We lived "up the road" from here for many years and I had no idea that was even there! Sounds great! :)

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    1. Yes, it's a nice and fun park. Shame you missed it when you lived here :)

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  2. Brilliant to know about the paddling pool - thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Kriss! It can get really crowded, especially on weekends, but it's really fun!

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  3. It sounds lovely, especially the paddling pool!

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    1. Yes, it is! It's definitely worth a visit :)

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