London with toddlers: Coram's Fields
Coram's Fields is a lovely little place near Russell Square. Tucked behind Great Ormond Street Hospital, between Russell Square and King's Cross Stations. I used to live practically next door to this park for years but I never visited. Not because I didn't want to, but because I couldn't.
Coram's Field is a park for kids and young people up to 16 years old. It really is a children's park - if you are an adult, you can only enter when accompanied by a child. Last week I took my little one there for the first time.
We ran around, up and down the slides, after the pigeons, with the other kids, away from the other kids... For about two hours straight, running around this huge park, from one place to the other. There were so many new little playmates and so many new and exciting things to play with. The whole park was just non-stop fun.
We loved it. We stayed there two hours, and we could have easily spent even more time there.
As far as parks in London go Coram's Fields is quite special. It has everything for all ages. Climbing frames from little toddlers to big and strong kids, fields and courts to play ball games in for tweens and teenagers, a sandpit, swings, slides, round-a-bouts, and water features. There are even a couple of goats and chicken and bunnies, and a little cafe for weary parents to grab a cup of tea at. I didn't have a chance to sit down and enjoy my cuppa, but maybe next time.
After hours of fun and running around, I would have thought my little one was just about to fall asleep... Well, no, and we ended up going to another park for another two hours. Toddlers and their toddler energy, it is just never-ending!
We loved the park and I am sure we will find our way back there. If you ever end up around Kings Cross / Russell Square area with your kids and have nothing to do, well, you now know a place where you can go!