Clissold Park and Butterflies

cliss parkThe day we visited Clissold Park the sun was shining brightly and the park was full of families enjoying the afternoon.  Although busy there was plenty of room for everyone to play on the equipment in the large well equipped playground.

We then wandered around the small collection of exotic birds, chickens, goats and watched the deer in enclosures before getting some refreshments at the café in Clissold House.  We were too early in the year to see the butterfly dome so will be back when it is  open – April to September.

We were also too early in the year to take advantage of the paddling pool which is open in the summer months.

Where: Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, N16 9ES
Parking: Very Limited Street Parking – mainly residents with a few pay and display
Facilities: large playground , multi use games area  – ,table tennis tables, tennis courts
paddling pool open in the summer months
Aviary, butterfly dome,( open in the summer), large animal enclosure – deer, goats and chickens
One O’clock Club  0–5’s accompanied by an adult. Open 1–4pm, Mon to Fri T: 020 8809 6700
Clissold House includes the cafe
 Website: Clissold Park user group      Hackney Council Parks page

The park is home to a One O’clock Club which is open to 0 – 5 year olds.  The children must be accompanied by an adult.  The club is small and has indoor and outdoor play activities.  When we were here (April 2013) it was open 1 – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The original mansion has been restored and contains a café, with some seating indoors and a small terrace.  There is also a kiosk situated at the back of Clissold House .  If you prefer then Stoke Newington Church Street with its many little shops and eateries is only a short stroll away.

Parking nearby is mainly restricted to residents.

Getting There Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, N16 9ES
  see map  or  get directions       Public Transport  TFL Journey Planner  or  National Rail

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