Come to our Woodland Fun Day on 7th October!

Help us celebrate the Jubilee Award, won by the Playing Field, and the improved access work in the wood.

Bring a picnic… and maybe a teddy bear.

  • Kids’ games and competitions
  • Prize for best-dressed teddy bear
  • Charcoal-burning demonstration
  • Guided walk in wood
  • Craft demonstration
  • Live jazz from Graham Pike Jazz Quartet
  • Britain’s best sausage rolls from LJ Horner’s
  • …and more!

7 October, 2pm – 4.30pm

Muswell Hill Playing Field, on the meadow next to Coldfall Wood.



Delay to scheduled works

The recent heavy rains have delayed the works scheduled for April and May. We are now looking at a start date of 23 July, weather permitting!

Double celebration for Coldfall Wood and Muswell Hill Playing Fields

Coldfall Wood and Muswell Hill Playing Fields are celebrating Jubilee Year with a major £50,000 grant and Queen Elizabeth II status.

The funds will improve access, help combat water pollution and create a new boardwalk area, while the Queen Elizabeth II status will guarantee the area’s future.

The Friends of Coldfall Wood and Muswell Hill Playing Fields are a voluntary group working to preserve and improve the natural beauty of this ancient woodland bordering Muswell Hill and East Finchley. The group applied for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme, managed by Groundwork UK, for several important improvements to the wood and were delighted to receive £49,999.

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Groundwork UK funding application update

The group’s  application for Groundwork UK funding to restore the failed reed bed and improve the access points from the fields into the woods is at stage 2 and we hope, if we are successful that work will commence in April. We also have applied to build a platform and crossing over the swamp area at the end of the stream which is fast becoming a natural pond.