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Hampstead Heath

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Hampstead Heath

KidRated’s Hampstead Heath Top Tips:

  • Bring wellies!
  • Pop into Kenwood House or just have some tea and cake at the Brew House Café
  • Look out for wildlife, birds, mammals and SNAKES can be found

Hampstead Heath is the place to go if you fancy a taste of the countryside in Zone 2. The perfect park for kids and dogs alike, or really anyone or anything that likes to squelch about in the mud.


Visit Parliament Hill Fields for its great views of Central London as you can see for miles on a clear day.  The Parliament Hill area also includes an athletics track and a recently refurbished playground with an accessible swing and a paddling pool, if you or your kids are not quite ready to brave the bathing ponds and an accessible swing.


The Hampstead Heath bathing ponds are also a big draw to the park. Younger kids and not-so-confident swimmers should probably stick to a normal swimming pool as the water is very deep. The best but also busiest time to visit the ponds is the height of summer.


Kenwood House and Gardens can also be found in Hampstead Heath. As can Golders Hill Park which has a small zoo and a butterfly house in summer.

Booking Advice:

  • Entrance to Hampstead Heath is FREE
  • Entrance to Kenwood is FREE
  • Bring change if you plan to visit the bathing ponds



Gordon House Road

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7332 3322


How to get there:

Nearest train/tube stations: Gospel Oak, Kentish Town, Hampstead Heath, Highgate, Hampstead, Archway, Golders Green

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Teen Verdict

KidRated | Best Family Days Out, DIY Fun & Games in London


One of my favourite things to do with friends is to go on a walk and have a good chin wag. Hampstead Heath has also been a go to for that. It’s so gorgeous and has those country vibes that you don’t always get in London parks. Even when I was younger, I used to go a lot with my family. Sometimes we’ll go for a walk and then finish the day with a tea or coffee at the cafe. Other times, usually in the winter, we’ll do cold walk and finish it off with a roast lunch in a local pub. Highly recommend that!

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