Explore family-friendly Crystal Palace Park where you can pet animals in a children’s farm, get lost in a Victorian maze, skateboard in the skatepark or admire dinosaur statues that were erected in the 1850s.
What is there to see at Crystal Palace Park?
Kids will love seeking out the Victorian dinosaur statues that are dotted between the trees around the Lower Lake.
A visit to the Crystal Palace Museum will fill you in on the history of the park’s creation, while at the children’s farm you can see goats, sheep, pigs and some exotic animals such as lizards and snakes.
You’ll also find playgrounds, a concert stage, and a Victorian circular maze spanning 49 metres (160ft).
At the skatepark you can BMX, quad-skate, rollerblade, scoot and skateboard, while the park also houses the National Sports Centre, with three swimming pools, gyms and a running track.
How long does it take to go around Crystal Palace Park?
Crystal Palace Park extends to 200 acres and it’s best to allow around two to four hours for a visit.
Can you eat and drink at Crystal Palace Park?
Brown and Green Cafe offers a large selection of breakfasts, lunches, cakes and pastries, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Are there bookable activities at Crystal Palace Park?
Bookable activities and events include music concerts, outdoor cinema, childrens’ school holiday clubs, wildlife walks, organised runs and more.
Is Crystal Palace Park free to visit?
Crystal Palace Park, the museum and children’s farm are free to visit. However, there are some areas, activities and events in the park that may require the purchase of a paid ticket.
Where is Crystal Palace Park?
Crystal Palace Park is in south-east London, south of Sydenham.
How do I get to Crystal Palace Park?
The park is a one-minute walk from Crystal Palace Station and a three-minute walk from Penge West Station.
Alternatively, there are numerous bus routes serving the park.
What are the opening hours at Crystal Palace Park?
The park is open from 7.30am, Monday to Friday and from 9am on weekends and bank holidays. Closing times vary depending on the time of year.
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- Free entry