Sport & Exercise

Peffermill Playing Fields

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

 5-a-side pitch booking enquiries

For all other booking please use our Online Booking Form

Festive Opening Times Dec 21 and Jan 22

Key guidelines for visiting Peffermill

  • Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Book your session online in advance using our Online Booking Form 
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to session starting and do not congregate in groups.  
  • Please arrive changed and ready to play if you can, as only limited changing facilities are available.
  • Please wear a face-covering where physical distancing is difficult
  • Please wash/sanitise your hands frequently.
  • Please sanitise kit and any touch points before you complete your activity slot.
  • Please respect others and keep your distance.
  • Please follow signs and advice.
  • Please speak to any staff member if you have any questions about your experience.

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

Peffermill 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 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 for football and rugby

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 and rugby.

More sports & services

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

Peffermill Sports Village

Peffermill Sports Village
The future of Peffermill Playing Fields