- Relax in one of the largest open spaces in the London Borough of Merton.
- Have fun taking part in sports activities just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous All England Lawn Tennis Club.
- Discover new and exciting water-sports and activities on the large lake in the park.
- Take part in the park’s events, including the annual fireworks show on Bonfire Night and the Wimbledon Park Food Festival.
Wimbledon Park in Wimbledon, London, is full of great family events and activities to take part in year-round. From tennis to fireworks, there’s plenty of things to entertain all the family in this park in southwest London.
Wimbledon Park is one of the best places in southwest London for outdoor activities and to have fun with a range of sporting activities. The neighbourhood of Wimbledon is perhaps best known for the annual tennis tournament that bears its name and takes place in the nearby All-England tennis club. You can show off your inner Andy Murray, Roger Federer, or Serena Williams on one of the tennis courts at Wimbledon Park.
While tennis may be the most popular pastime in Wimbledon, it’s not the only sport you can get involved with at the park. There’s also an athletics track, bowling green, crazy golf, and beach volleyball courts. The variety of choices at Wimbledon Park means it feels almost like a brilliant theme park, even though it is a regular park. There is also the Wimbledon Park playground, which is a great spot for younger kids.
On the large lake in the centre of the park, you can join in with water sports, including sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. The Wimbledon Park Water-sports and Outdoor Centre provides lessons and activities for school-aged children during the summer holidays and beyond. These amazing activities have a variety of different sports to join in with and have a go at, no matter your experience level, and there's even the option to attend a summer sports camp there.
In the north of the park is the Wimbledon sprinkler park, a free facility with six paddling pools and two interactive water features for younger kids to play in. A great choice during summer heatwaves, the sprinkler park is sure to make a splash with the kids.
The annual fireworks display at Wimbledon Park is a major attraction for families from miles around. The Wimbledon Park fireworks happen at the beginning of November each year, to mark the British holiday of Bonfire Night.
The Wimbledon Park Food Festival has been running for eight years and takes place during the August bank holiday weekend. A hit with families, the festival attracts visitors from all over London. There are over fifty food stalls and trucks, live music, and workshops to enjoy.
What to know before you go
- The local council asks that park-goers maintain the 2 metres recommended social distance while in the park. The park’s outdoor spaces have reopened, except for the splash park. Indoor areas, such as the athletics track changing rooms and toilets, remain closed for now.
- Wimbledon Park opening times are from 8 am till dusk during weekdays, and 9 am till dusk on weekends and bank holidays. The tennis courts are open until 9 pm from Monday to Thursday and until 6 pm from Friday to Sunday.
- The Wimbledon Park cafe sells a variety of snacks and drinks and can be found in the east of the park. The café is open but is currently only operating with a takeaway service.
- There are toilets in Wimbledon Park, but they are currently closed. There are accessible toilets, but no baby changing facilities.
- The park is wheelchair and buggy friendly, with tarmacked paths in the park and surrounding the lake.
- Wimbledon Park is a 40-minute drive from central London.
- For Wimbledon Park parking, there are two car parks. These can be found at the Revelstoke Road entrance and the Wimbledon Park Road entrance.
- Wimbledon Park is highly accessible by public transport. Located in TFL Zone 3, the park is a two-minute walk from Wimbledon Park Station on the District line of the Tube. Southfields Station, also on the District line, is a six-minute walk away from the north side of the park.
- Wimbledon Park is also a 20-minute walk from Wimbledon Station, which can be accessed by National Rail or the Underground.
- The 39, 493, and 156 bus services also have bus stops very close to the park depending on which entrance you use. The 156 stops close to the Revelstoke Road entrance, while the 29 and 493 go to the Wimbledon Park Road entrance.