Sport & Exercise

Peffermill Playing Fields

The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill playing fields boasts some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland.

View our opening hours during the festive season in December 2023 and January 2024

 5-a-side pitch booking enquiries

For all other booking please contact our Business Development Team

About us

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

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.