Barnard Park - kidelp

Barnard Park

Barnard Park is a 10-acre green space and is one of the largest parks in Barnsbury, Islington. It offers sports facilities such as a free play football pitch. There is also a playground for children who want to have fun and be active and interact with each other and a smaller extension park on Matilda Street which is perfect for dog owners.


The Adventure Playground is a great place for children aged 6 to 13. There is a variety of equipment and structures like swings, climbing towers, platforms, rope bridges and more.

The seasonal water play feature is perfect for the hot summer days when kids love to splash around and have fun with the interactive sprays. 

The Barnard One O'clock Club is a free morning play session on Tuesdays for parents with children under age 5 where they can explore the nature in the fenced grounds of the club. There are sometimes organised activities and games like bear hunts to create a memorable experience for the children.

Food & Drink

There are snacks at the park you can purchase as well as a Park Lunch for £5. You can also bring your own food and packed lunches and have a picnic!


There are toilet facilities in the children's playground.

Opening Times

Click here for updated opening/closing hours.

Getting There

You can get to Barnard Park by public transport and visit the TFL (Transport for London) website to plan your journey easily, knowing which bus or train to take at which times. The postcode is N1 0ER which you can use to help you to get there using a map or GPS device. Local parking is very limited so we advise getting there by public transport.

  • By Tube: The closest tube to the park is Angel.
  • By Train: The closest railway station is Essex Road.
  • By Bus: 19, 30, 91, 153, 205, 259, 274, 394