Dundas Avenue Playground

{Edinburgh} Dundas Avenue Play Area

Rounding of this week of reviews is the last stop on our recent trip to North Queensferry, the Forth Road Bridge, and South Queensferry. Dundas Avenue Play Area is situated just a ten minute walk from the train station, and we ended up here after just missing a train and realising the next one wasn’t for another hour. Much better to spend the waiting time at a playground than sitting on the station platform.

Dundas Avenue Playground

The Dundas Avenue playground was a bit tired looking, with quite a few holes in the rubber surfacing. But the play equipment itself all seemed to be in working order, with two multi-play units – one for toddlers and one for older children. The only big downside is that it only had toddler swings, not any other swings too. But the playground was very popular with the local children. 

Dundas Avenue Playground

While for those from further afield it’s probably not worth making a trip just to visit the playground here, it’s worth a stopover as part of a day trip to South Queensferry – especially if you miss your train and have some time to kill!


Playground Stats

Name: Dundas Avenue Play Area
Location: South Queensferry 
Map coordinates: 55.98486, -3.38813
Best for: Toddlers, Juniors
Ground cover: Rubber
Rating: Neutral 
Last visited: 3 June 2022

Play Equipment

  • Toddler swings
  • Carousel
  • Toddler play-unit with net, slide, climbing features and musical pipes
  • Multi-play unit with monkey bars, nets, climbing features and slide 


  • Benches 

How to get there

If you’re coming from central Edinburgh or from Fife, Dalmeny train station is just a 10 minute walk away. There’s also the No.5 Lothian Bus that stops at the Ashburnham Road stop on Station Road just a 5 minute walk away, or a number of buses that stop at Provost Mill Grove and Sommerville Gardens stops on Scotstoun Avenue.

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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