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Children play in a tunnel made from logs at a Hampstead Heath event.

Hampstead Heath diary

Pick up the Hampstead Heath diary (available on the Heath) to find out about all of the Heath's facilities, sports, children's activities and events.

Find our events on Eventbrite and book tickets for events throughout the year.


Hampstead Heath provides excellent facilities for organised sport. With a lack of open space in surrounding densely populated boroughs, Hampstead Heath has a crucial role to play in providing sporting opportunities and promoting good health.

We have dedicated pages with facilities and pricing information for a number of popular sports and activities, including:

For information on other activities around Hampstead Heath, and for car parking prices, please see below.


The following clubs are also active on the Heath. See their websites for more details of what they do and how you can get involved.

Bowls and Croquet

Bowls at Parliament Hill

From April to September, bowls are available for hire every day from 10am to 4pm at the Parliament Hill located near the public toilets.


£4 per player, per hour; plus a £20 deposit.

For more hire information or to join please visit Parliament Hill Bowls Club website.

Croquet at Golders Hill Park

During the summer months, public croquet lawns are available daily in Golders Hill Park between 8.30am and dusk on a pre-booked basis. To book, phone 07786 583990.


£5 per hour for members, £8.50 per hour for non-members.

For more information, or to join please visit Hampstead Heath Croquet Club website.

Car parking

​Hampstead Heath operates a number of car parks, charges for which are as follows:

​Charge ​Fee
Up to 2 hours​ £3​.60
Up to 4 hours​ £7.20
Additional hours or part-hours above 4 hours ​ £6​.50


The 20th Heath Duathlon will take place on Sunday 1 September 2019, starting at 7.45am.

Entry forms will be available at Parliament Hill Lido from the beginning of July.


​Football pitches at Parliament Hill and on the Heath Extension are available from September to March.


​Charge​ ​Fee
​Reserved match pitch £90
Reserved match pitch for junior use £54​
Hire of goal nets​* £15​
Changing room facilities with hot water​ £46​
Refundable deposit for changing room keys £25​
School use (standard session charge)​ £54

* Damaged nets will be billed to the hiree at cost, plus an administration fee.

For more information and to book pitches, please contact us on 020 7332 3773 or email us.


​The Hampstead Heath orienteering course ranges all over the Heath and can be adapted for different levels of difficulty. There is also a course at Golders Hill Park which is especially suitable for young people.

Orienteering maps and information can be downloaded from the London Orienteering Klubb website.

Playground and paddling pool

Traditional playground

Our traditional playground at Parliament Hill Fields is open from 10am to 3.30pm throughout winter.

Paddling pool

​Our paddling pool at Parliament Hill Fields is open from 10am to 5.30pm from the beginning of May to the end of September each year.

The paddling pool is for children under 10 only. All children using the paddling pool must be supervised at all times by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

  • For visitor safety and enjoyment, the following are prohibited when using this facility:
  • Running
  • Diving (shallow water 0m – 0.3m deep)
  • Ball games
  • Inflatables
  • Glass bottles
  • Food around the poolside
  • Hot drinks
  • Smoking/vaping
  • Littering
  • Nude swimming (children must wear swimming costumes)
  • Nappies (only swim nappies may be worn in the pool)


​A putting green is available from May to September at Golders Hill Park.

​Charge ​Fee
One round (Adult) £3.50
One round (Concessionary) £2

Lost or damaged putters and balls will be charged to the user at cost, plus an administration fee.

For more information, please contact us on 020 7332 3511.


​Rugby pitches on the Heath Extension are available from Saturday 15 September 2018 to Saturday 6 April 2019.


​Charge​ ​Fee
​Reserved match pitch (Adult) £88
Reserved match pitch (Junior)​ £53​
Private changing room with hot water £45​
Refundable deposit for changing room keys £25
School use (standard session charge)​ £53​

To book pitches, please contact us on 020 7332 3773.


Running is a great way to get fit and very popular on Hampstead Heath.

There are several suggested running routes varying between 2km and 5km in length.

You can also join clubs that use Hampstead Heath, including ​​the Highgate Harriers, London Heathside​​ and Parkrun​​.​