INSIDE: Fun Nature play at Jubilee Playground in London. Updated 2018.
We love a nature playground.
This find, spotted from our capsule on the London Eye, goes straight to the top of our list of cool architecturally-designed play spaces for kids.
The sign on the gate says “Adventurers must be under 11 years old, AND accompanied by a parent” but I don’t think this policy is policed regularly.
It’s a teenager’s dream hangout zone.
I don’t blame them. I wanted to join in too!
Jubilee Adventure Playground is a SUPER DOOPER FUN climbing playground for all ages. We’d rate it as one of the best parks in London for kids.
- 1 Jubilee Gardens Adventure Playground
- 2 Jubilee Playground Equipment – Activities for 7-11 year olds
- 3 Jubilee Gardens Playground Equipment – Activities for 3-6 year olds
- 4 The Inside Scoop – Jubilee Playground London
- 5 Map of Jubilee Gardens London Playground
- 6 Toadstool Rating (by the kids) – Jubilee Adventure Playground London
- 7 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN Places to Visit and Things to Do with Kids in LONDON?
Jubilee Gardens Adventure Playground
This playground near London Eye is also cool because once again, it sits smack bang in the middle of classical Victorian buildings.
Roam the Gnome and I were instantly transported into the world of Mary Poppins, with chimney spouts, arched brick windows with shutters, decorative wrought iron railings, and buildings shaped like my childhood drawings.
Standing among these architectural beauties, I felt a big sprinkle of POSH rain down upon me! Oh, one can dream.
Jubilee Playground Equipment – Activities for 7-11 year olds
Jubilee playground is divided into two sections.
The main structure for the older children is a series of large logs criss-crossed and bolted together to form a wonderful 100-metre long web of walking planks with rope nets the kids can use on their quest to scamper from one end to the other.
Teenagers love to ‘hang’ on this structure, climbing up and sitting right on top.
It’s a modern day version of how we used to climb trees, finding hidey-holes and perch seats in the branches for our private kid-only conversations.
Jubilee Gardens Playground Equipment – Activities for 3-6 year olds
Smaller kids have a miniature version to the right of the big one.
- walk-the-plank swing log
- a smaller net, and
- two rope swings.
A barnyard of wooden animals gather by the front gate, ready to “greet” this younger bunch.
The Inside Scoop – Jubilee Playground London
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of.
Address: Jubilee Gardens playground is located at Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London, SE1. This playground near London Eye is located on London’s South Bank, opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Email: Contact Page (guest relations)
Website: Jubilee Gardens Website
Opening Hours: The playground is generally open from dawn until dusk every day.
Entry Fees: FREE entry!
How to get there:
- By tube: Jubilee Gardens is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Blackfriars and Westminster. Jubilee Line stations have disabled access.
- By rail: The closest rail stations are Waterloo, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Blackfriars.
- By boat: You can travel to the Jubilee Gardens on the Thames Clippers. Exit at London Eye Pier.
- By bus: Bus routes include The Riverside Bus (RV1) and sightseeing tour buses. Visit TFL to plan your journey.
- By car: Please note that Jubilee Gardens is within the Congestion Charge Zone.
As well as meter bays located around the streets of South Bank, there are also a number of car parks including the Hungerford Car park, the Hayward Gallery Car Park, National Theatre Car Park and The Union Car Park.
Map of Jubilee Gardens London Playground
Nearest takeaway coffee and/or food options:
Southbank has lots of different dining options. Walking just a few yards along the Thames past the London Eye you will find:
- Gillrays at the Marriott Hotel County Hall
- Locale, Belverdere Rd
- Skylon, Royal Festival Hall
The closest coffee shops to Coca-Cola London Eye are Jenny’s Cafe and Starbucks, both located on Belverdere Rd.
Toilets: The nearest toilet facilities are located by the North West corner of the Gardens. These facilities are open from 10am daily and are charged. Please note these are not owned or managed by the Jubilee Gardens Trust.
Disability access: Limited
Closest ATM: Southbank shops
Shade: No. BYO hat and sunscreen
Enclosed: Fenced all round.
Ground cover: Artificial grass
Picnic tables: No, but plenty of seating around edge of playground.
Water Bubblers/fountains: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: No
- Visit southbanklondon.com or download the FREE Riverside London mobile app from www.riversidelondonapp.com for handy maps and to explore events, shopping, eating, drinking and where to stay in South Bank.
This playground was last visited in December 2017.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids) – Jubilee Adventure Playground London
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