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

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

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

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

  3. It sounds lovely, especially the paddling pool!

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


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