You know, for kids!

Brockley's a relatively benign place to raise young kids - a reasonable amount of green space, fairly quiet streets and good sense of community. It's also pretty well served by things for pre-school kids to do.

The best of which, in my view, is the pre-school centre in Telegraph Hill. It's a pretty innocuous building beside the play area for young kids in Telegraph Hill's lower park (the black blob on the map above). If you've only visited the park on a weekend, you may have assumed, like I did, that it was some kind of storage shed, thanks to its dark shuttered windows and lack of signage.

I was led to it one day by my son, who spotted an array of plastic cars to play with, outside its front door. The cars led like a trail of sweeties, inside the building, which turned out to be a lovely play centre, as relaxing as any room full of toddlers fighting over a pretend microwave oven can be.

I think it's a degree nicer than St. Andrew's, particularly given its beautiful setting. The park itself was reopened in 2005 and boasts the best slide this side of Tate Modern.

Opening hours are 9.30 - 3.30pm Monday - Friday.


Anonymous said...

Ha,yes! My three year old won't leave those cars alone when we go to Telegraph Hill. There's no tempting him with the rather excellent slide, or the bucket seats. No, only going round and round that tiny space playing dodgems with the other kids will do.

kate said...

How do i get to telegraph hill from Lewisham high street? And is this place expensive to go to?

Brockley Nick said...

Sorry, should have said, it's completely free. As to how to get there, it's just off Drakefell Road if you're coming from Brockley Station. Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Getting to Telegraph Hill from Lewisham High St - get the 484 bus, which stops right outside the park.

Brockley Central Label Cloud