We had a lovely May Day holiday weekend and kicked off the fun by meeting friends at Coram’s Fields on Friday. It was our first visit to this children’s park near Russell Square and we were mightily impressed!
We started with lunch at the Austrian cafe, Kipferl, which serves distinctly above average park cafe sandwiches, coffees, cakes etc. Before too long, containing the toddlers became impossible and they ran off (all in different directions) to play. The park has plenty of toddler friendly swings, slides, rockers and a play area for older children too (which, of course, LS wanted to play on). She tried to escape from the toddler play area and fell off the little wall, resulting in a cut lip. Mummy needs to start carrying round antiseptic cream and plasters I think! Especially given we had more cuts and bruises over the weekend for our intrepid adventurer.
The star attraction of the afternoon was the paddling pool nestled amongst the two sandpits. Perfect fun for a gloriously hot day! If I’d known about the pool I’d have packed swimmers but the toddlers were happy playing in the water in their vests. LS was so excited and kept running over to me saying “WATER” and running back to play in it! I had to call time a little earlier than she would of liked due to a soaking wet nappy and a very, very long overdue nap.
Coram’s Fields is a charity and the park is funded by donations and fundraising. Entry to the park is free and the park is open all year round from 9am until dusk. Entrance is only granted if you are accompanied by a child! The Kipferl cafe is open during summer months only.