Sport & Exercise


The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill playing fields boasts some of Scotland's top playing surfaces.

 5-a-side pitch booking enquiries

For all other booking please contact our Business Development Team

Wild Peffermill

We're turning the University's playing fields at Peffermill into a wildlife haven, and you're invited to be part of it. We will be working with the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability to support nature and biodiversity at Peffermill , setting the stage for our Wild Campus vision.

Find out more and get involved in the Wild Campus Vision

About us

Peffermill Playing Fields
Our facilities, opening times, directions and more.

Upcoming Events

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The latest events taking place at Peffermill Playing Fields.

Peffermill Outdoor Gym

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We have collaborated with US based company PLAE, to deliver a new outdoor fitness solution to Peffermill, the first of its kind in a UK or European Higher Education setting.

5-a-side pitches

5-a-side pitches
Peffermill offers nine premium artificial grass 5-a-side football pitches

Conferences, meetings and events

Peffermill meeting room
Peffermill is a fantastic venue for your city centre meeting, with onsite parking for up to 160 vehicles and a choice of catering options.

3G Pitches

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Our multi-sport 3G artificial pitches cater for a range of sports including football, rugby, lacrosse and recreational games/events.

Hockey and all-sport pitches

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Peffermill is Scotland’s National Hockey Academy with two floodlit water based astroturf pitches as its centrepiece.

Grass pitches

Football pitch at East Peffermill
Peffermill's natural turf pitches are acknowledged as being amongst the best in the East of Scotland and are used for a wide variety of sports including football, rugby, lacrosse and shinty.

More sports & services

Archery, cricket and sprint track facilities are also available at Peffermill.