Spylaw Park Playground

{Edinburgh} Spylaw Park Playground

This past weekend, we took a trip down the road to see the famous Colinton Tunnel mural (review to follow) and stopped off at Spylaw Park playground while we were there. Spylaw Park is a small park in a wood clearing on the riverbank of the Water of Leith, just off the main footpath through Colinton Dell. With a large grassy area to run around on, picnic tables and benches, and the fenced off playground, this is a perfect spot to stop off at on a riverside walk or to visit the Colinton Tunnel mural – as we did – which is right next to the park.

Spylaw Park Colinton
Spylaw Park Playground

Although the playground is probably more suited for younger children, it was a welcome break for the boys to have a run around and does also include some swings suitable for bigger kids. As well as public transport to local buses, there’s also a small car park. And just up the road in Colinton Village, a few minutes walk away, you’ll find public toilets and a convenience store if you need to stock up of snacks or refreshments.

Spylaw Park Playground
Spylaw Park Playground

Playground Stats

Name: Spylaw Park
Location: Colinton Village, Edinburgh 
Map coordinates: 55.90585, -3.26195
Best for: Toddlers, Juniors
Ground cover: Wood Chip; Grass
Rating: Thumbs Up

Play Equipment

  • Toddler play unit with climbing wall, fireman’s pole and slide
  • Rotating bowl
  • Balancing bridge
  • Swings
  • Bird’s nest swing
  • Pinball game


  • Benches
  • Park area
  • Picnic benches
  • Water of Leith riverside walk
  • Parking (at Colinton Tunnel)
  • Public toilets (8 mins walk)
  • Co-op convenience store (8 mins walk)

How to get there

Spylaw Park is located at Colinton Village, alongside the Water of Leith. If you arriving by car, there is a small car park at the entrance to the park, under the bridge. There are also two bus routes that stop nearby, just a few minutes walk way.

Closest Bus Stop

No. 10 Lothian Bus: Barnshot Road

No. 45 Lothian Bus: Colinton Village

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!

Spylaw Park Colinton

(Edited 02/05/22 to update photos and add playground to our map)

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