Falcon Road Park Playground

{Edinburgh} Falcon Road Park Playground

We visited our second playground of the year last weekend. This wee hidden gem just off Falcon Road is one we often stop by at on our way home from walks to the Hermitage of Braid or Blackford Pond.

Falcon Road Park Playground

My 11 year old is probably getting too big for this one, though there are some regular swings suitable for his size, but my 7 year old still really loves this. There are three different slides, as well as plenty of different climbing opportunities and a set of monkey bars which both boys are desperately trying to master. Just need to keep building up that upper body strength! It’s a great little surprise to find this in a quite heavily built up residential area, but be aware it can get quite busy being directly next to a school and with another school being built


Playground Stats

Name: Falcon Road Park
Location: Morningside, Edinburgh
Map coordinates: 55.92902, -3.20563
Best for: Toddlers, Juniors
Ground cover: Rubber
Rating: Thumbs up

Play Equipment

  • Multi-play unit with 3 slides, climbing nets, climbing wall, climbing frames, balancing bridge, monkey bars, noughts & crosses game
  • Spring rocker
  • Swings
  • Toddler swings 


  • Benches

How to get there

This is a playground that’s a little hard to find. It’s tucked away in a residential area, next to St Peter’s Primary School. It’s not one you’d pass by chance, and you really need to know what you are looking for. It can be accessed from two sides. The closest is from Falcon Road at the school. It may look like the steps/ ramp lead down to just the school, but don’t be deterred. Go right past the school gates, and you’ll find the playground in your right. You can also access the playground from Canaan Lane – there’s a path leading up to the playground that starts just across from where Canaan Lane meets Woodburn Terrace. Due to being tucked away, there are no bus stops immediately next to the playground but there are buses that stop on Morningside Road, just a 3-5 minute walk away.

Nearest Bus Stop

No. 5, 11, 15, 16, 23 & 36 Lothian Bus: Springvalley Gardens

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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