1. South East and London
  2. Greater London
  3. London

About Thames Barrier Park

When it comes to family-friendly destinations in London, the Thames Barrier Park stands out as a hidden gem that promises a delightful day for visitors of all ages!

This charming park, situated along the majestic River Thames, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, recreational activities, and educational experiences.

Let's dive into why Thames Barrier Park is a fantastic destination for families!

Thames Barrier Park: A Riverside Oasis

Nestled in the heart of East London, Thames Barrier Park is an urban oasis that provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This public space is also free to enter! 

Spanning over 7 hectares, this park boasts lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and picturesque water features. The park's stunning landscape alone is enough to captivate the hearts of both young and old...

Did you know that it was London's largest riverside park landscape for over 50 years?! It's also won many design awards in both UK and USA!

You'll find over 32 fountains in a stone courtyard that are currently closed work takes place at Pontoon Dock. Another stand-out feature is the 40-metre-long sunken garden with wavy hedges, that run diagonally throughout the park. And a Green Dock that provides a microclimate for wildlife and a variety of plants! The park is carefully designed to provide a habitat for birds, insects and other animals too. 

The Green Dock also features beautiful scented gardens, extensive lawns crossed by gravel pathways and flower gardens. Not only can you explore the lovely gardens, but also fantastic views of the London skyline and stunning views of the Thames River.

It's a glorious day out for the family! 

Activities for Kids and Adults

Thames Barrier Park offers a wide range of activities that cater to the needs and interests of every family member. Here are some of the top attractions and things to do:

- Adventure Playground: The park's adventure playground is a haven for little adventurers. Equipped with swings, slides, and climbing frames, it provides children with hours of fun and excitement. Parents can relax on nearby benches while keeping a watchful eye on their kids.

- Picnicking: Bring along a picnic basket and enjoy a leisurely meal amidst the park's beautiful surroundings. There are designated picnic areas equipped with tables and benches where families can gather for a delightful lunch or snack.

- Sculpture Trail: Explore the park's unique sculpture trail, featuring contemporary artworks that are sure to spark the imagination of young ones. It's a great opportunity to introduce children to art and creativity.

- River Views: Stroll along the riverside promenade and take in the breathtaking views of the Thames River and the iconic Thames Barrier. You can watch boats passing by, spot wildlife, or simply enjoy the tranquillity of the water.

Thames Barrier Park is a true hidden gem in London, offering a perfect blend of nature, education, and recreation for families... With its riverside playground, educational programs, and stunning scenery, it's a destination that both kids and adults will love! 

For families seeking a day filled with fun, learning, and natural beauty, Thames Barrier Park is the ultimate destination. Whether you're swinging on playground equipment, exploring the sculpture trail, or simply enjoying a picnic by the riverside, this park has something for everyone. So, plan your visit to Thames Barrier Park and experience the magic of this urban oasis along the Thames River!

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Regular Times
  • Monday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Tuesday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Thursday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Friday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Saturday, 07:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday, 07:00 - 16:30
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General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : Free
  • Adult (17-18+) : Free

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Thames Barrier Park
Barrier Point Road
Greater London
E16 2HP

Tel: 02074763741

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