As it is International Day of Families on Monday, we wanted to share with you some of our favourite London Parks as those are the places we make many memories with our families in London.
Holland Park always had a special place in Dina’s heart since she was a little girl, Holland Park was where she played with her friends and family. “The park’s playgrounds have slightly changed since those days but its beauty remains the same. When I became a mother, I felt an enormous sense of joy taking my kids to the same park I went as a child bringing back joyful memories. The parks in London are where I adventured out with my babies for the first time, its where my children learned to explore and play, where I met up with other mums and where I went looking for some piece and quiet during harder times. I have the most beautiful memories of family picnics and fun summers.”
Here are Kensington Mums Favourite Parks around London
- Holland Park. Adventure Playground and Kyoto Garden
- Kensington Gardens is an all time favourite for its fun playground named after Princess Diana as the Diana Memorial Playground. In this park there is so much to see and enjoy, from the Italian fountains to the Peter Pan statue as you walk through it. Just one road separates Kensington Garden to Hyde park which is another stunning park where so much happens, from horse riding to Christmas fun fairs in the winter and lots of amazing concerts throughout the Summer.
- Bishops Park, just a short walk from Parsons Green and Fulham and along side the river. This park has so much to offer, 3 different playgrounds for children of different ages, a lovely pond to take the children look at the ducks and a fun sand pit and water area for kids to enjoy on a sunny day. From Bishops park you can enter Fulham Palace, The historic home of Bishops of London with the most beautiful garden for families to enjoy for picnics and children to play and explore.
- Regents Park. The colours in spring are just great, make sure you pop into London Zoo when your are nearby.
- Battersea Park is not just a park but has its own Zoo which is definitely worth a visit with little ones.
- Greenwich Park. You could spend a whole day in this park and not get enough of it. This is the best place to visit with your little ones as there are many playgrounds but also the most wonderful ‘date’ spot or Zen moment once you reach the top of the hill and can enjoy the breathtaking view of London. If you plan a visit, do pass by and visit Mudchut Park and Farm.
- Brook Green. This small play area is great for little ones and its normally packed after school and on weekends.
- Richmond Park, although a little further away from Kensington and Central London is still one of London’s greatest Gems. Spotting the reindeers are our family’s favourite.