Hyde Park is the largest and perhaps the best known of the Royal Parks. There’s plenty of family friendly fun to be had here including swimming in or boating on the Serpentine, the Serpentine Galleries, dipping your toes into the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, a modern wooden playground to the south of the park, deckchairs to hire and a range of wildlife to spot including wildfowl, birds, bats and minibeasts. There are two family friendly eateries with children’s meal options, a few refreshment kiosks and plenty of places to picnic.
Address: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Telephone: 0300 061 2000
Opening hours: Daily 05.00-00.00
Getting there: Various entrance points are 5 minutes walk from from Hyde Park Corner or Knighstbridge tube stations (both Piccadilly line) in the south or Marble Arch or Lancaster Gate tube stations (both Central line) in the north.
(NB Lancaster Gate tube station is closed until July 2017)
Age range: Any age
Cost: Free (there are charges for various activities)
Facilities: Playground, water play, sports facilities, deck chair hire, accessible toilets, water fountains, information point, various family friendly cafes and refreshment points
Where next? Pop into Harrods in Knightsbridge for your tourist / retail fix – it has a fantastic toy store (be warned).
(Please note: whilst we regularly check our listings for accuracy, we always recommend you check the finer details directly with the venue before setting out! Listing last updated February 2017.)