Princess and the Park – Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

Granny came to town last week and rather than pram push to the local park we thought we would go further afield and check out what the larger parks had to offer. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is such a breath of fresh air and I cannot believe we have not been before.  The antithesis to modern playgrounds full of tarmac and headache inducing colours, the Diana Memorial playground is a haven for parents looking for a more old-school and natural playground environment.  Every corner boasts a new adventure be it a wander through a Teepee encampment or discovering a cluster of little wooden houses.  Little A was a tad small for the showpiece of the playground, the giant pirate ship, but loved the wooden walkways and musical instruments hidden amongst the trees.  Lots of sand so good for non-walkers and an onsite cafe for pit stops.

All in the detail:

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is in the north west corner of Kensington Gardens – use Black Lion Gate.
For children up to the age of 12 and entrance is free.
Cafe onsite with children’s menu, loos and baby change facilities.
The opening times of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground are:
May – August: 10.00 – 19.45
April and September: 10.00 – 18.45
March & early October: 10.00 – 17.45
February & late October: 10.00 – 16.45
November – January: 10.00 – 15.45

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