Morningside Park Playground

{Edinburgh} Morningside Park Playground

This morning, as we were waiting to pick up our eldest from his Brass Monkey Scouts camp (brrrr…), we took our 7 year old for a walk to the playground in Morningside Park. It was freezing, but he was feeling a little left out from all the adventure. Most of the photos below are from previous visits last year though, when the weather was a little sunnier.

Morningside Park Playground

Morningside Park is a nice wee park in the middle of a busy residential and shopping area. It’s tucked away behind Morningside Cemetery, and we didn’t realise at first that it was there. Since discovering it though, we’ve visited multiple times. The tall spiral slide, regular swings and spinning bowl are enough to keep even my 11 year old entertained – even though he wasn’t with us on this occasion – but there’s play equipment for toddlers too. So a good all rounder for visiting with kids of different ages. There’s also an adjacent ball court, and a grassy area for running around. If you get hungry or are craving a coffee, there’s also shops and cafes not that far away. The Leaf & Bean on Comiston Road (ca 10 min walk) is a favourite.


Playground Stats

Name: Morningside Play Park
Location: Morningside, Edinburgh
Map coordinates: 55.92331, -3.21717
Best for: Toddlers, Juniors
Ground cover: Rubber
Rating: Thumbs up

Play Equipment

  • Multi-play unit with slide, fireman’s pole, monkey bars, climbing frame, climbing net
  • Toddler play unit with balancing bridge and slide
  • Tall spiral slide
  • Spinning bowl
  • Swings
  • Toddler swings


  • Benches
  • Picnic table
  • Ball court with goals and basketball hoops
  • Nearby shops and cafes

How to get there

Morningside Park is tucked away behind Morningside Cemetery, between Morningside Drive and Balcarres Street. There are a couple of buses to chose from, that stop right next to the park.

Closes Bus Stops

No. 23, 38 Lothian Bus: Balcarres Court or Bruce Street (nearest stop depends on which direction you are coming from)

No. 36 Lothian Bus: St Fillans Terrace

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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    4 May 2022

    It’s the 36 bus that goes to Morningside playground rather than the 26

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