Avast me hearties! Your little landlubbers can be pirates for the day on Captain Hook's huge wooden pirate ship at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.
Everyone loves this imaginative play area. Nestled between the trees in Kensington Gardens, it's inspired by J M Barrie's novel, Peter Pan.
Designed to be accessible and inspiring, kids love playing in the teepees, on the beach, and running between the sculptures.
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
Broad Walk, Kensington GardensLondonW2 2UH
Lovely children's playground, with all wooden construction. No plastic in sight here. From pirate ships to a music garden and sea monsters- you can find a variety of play areas for different age groups.
Weekends and holidays has a queue of people waiting to get in as they only allow a fixed number of kids inside at a time.
If you are an adult without an accompanying kid, your chances of...more
This is probably the best playground I've ever come across. Grass areas, sand areas, mulch areas, water areas--it has it all. Heck, there's a ship here for kids to play on. There are no kids allowed without an adult, and no adults allowed without kiddos. Opens at 10 am.more
This very cool playground in Kensington Gardens is probably best for kids in the 4-6 age range. My guys (ages 6-10) had a good time jumping off the pirate ship and checking out the other themed areas, but had enough after about 45 minutes.
The surprisingly decent take-out cafe next door and clean bathrooms inside are nice bonuses.
Also, the friendly front-gate guard watching for parentless...more
One of the best kids parks I've ever been to - anywhere. This is one of the first stops we make when we come to London with the kids (2 and 4). They love this park, and so do we. The full size wooden boat provides endless climbing and playing. The crow's nest is about 30' high.
There is a teepee area, and wooden fort area, a musical area, little houses, water play area, etc... And the...more
In the middle of Hyde Park is this not-so-hidden gem that memorializes Diana, the late Princess of Wales. Perfect on a warm sunny day (as it was when I visited), the fountain and play areas are a delight for the kiddies who need to work off some of that energy, running and playing and splashing.
Because I am sans children in the UK, I was not permitted to actually enter the park and had to...more