Colinton Mains Park Playground

{Edinburgh} Colinton Mains Park Playground

Just  quick post today to add a review on a playground we recently visited. Colinton Mains Park is one of Edinburgh’s busiest parks for sports usage, it offers three full-size and three sevens football pitches. There’s also a small playground in the north-east corner of the park, which includes swings, nets, wobble board, play units with climbing features and a slide. In the south-west corner of the park, there’s also an area specifically for teenagers, with a sheltered seating area, and a small surfaced area that has a football goal and basketball hoop.

Our rating for this playground was neutral. It seemed well maintained, but was quite small so not worth travelling to just to visit the playground. We had visited as an extension to a trip to the nearby Braidburn Valley Park, which doesn’t have a playground itself, and with only an extra ten minutes walk this playground was a great and convenient add on.


Playground Stats

Name: Colinton Mains Park
Also known as: Oxgangs Playground
Location: Colinton Mains/ Oxgangs, Edinburgh 
Map coordinates: 55.91198, -3.22538
Best for: Toddlers, Juniors
Ground cover: Rubber
Rating: Neutral
Last visited: 4 January 2023

Play Equipment

  • Toddler play unit with climbing board, bridge and slide
  • Play unit for older children with climbing wall and nets
  • Swings
  • Toddler swings
  • Bird’s nest swings
  • Spring board
  • Small spinning net


  • Benches
  • Playing fields with goal posts adjacent to the playground
  • Basketball net alongside a shelter with seats on the other side of the park

How to get there

The nearest bus stops to the playground are either Oxgangs Crescent or Braidburn Valley, on Oxgangs Avenue, less than a 10 minute walk away. Both are serviced by Lothian Bus 5 & 16. The nearest bus stop to the area for teenagers is Oxgangs Terrace on Colinton Mains Drive (Lothian Bus 4 & 27).

Check out our A to Z map of public playgrounds in Edinburgh to plan your next playground visit, and let us know your favourites that you think we should check out in the comments below!

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