Over the next few weeks we’re focusing on the fun things to do outside with children. This is in celebration of our new category ‘Out & About’ and also due to this wonderful whether we are experiencing. Today we’ve got a selection of our favourite outdoor spaces for children in London.
The adventure playground within Battersea Park is great fun for children, you’ll also find Battersea Children’s Zoo has a good play area with sand play, as well as Go Ape which we’ve previously written about here.
The sand play and water play area are great in the summer. There is also a toddler playground in addition to the junior playground, which means children of all ages can have fun. Fulham Palace is just a short walk away which provides a wonderful backdrop for a picnic. We’ve had many a day playing at Bishops Park.
We’ve heard the adventure playground here is a great place for children to play with equipment suitable for all ages. You’ll also find sand play and a zip wire. There is also the Wet Play area which is perfect for under 10’s in the Summer months and if you can brave the queues Brockwell Lido.
Clissold Park in Stoke Newington offers a wonderful playground with sand, giant slide and lots of space. A lovely deer enclosure with chickens, goats and exotic birds. A children’s paddling pool and a large duck pond where you can occasionally spot a tortoise or two.
Diana Memorial Playground
Situated in Kensington Gardens, this pirate themed playground is one of our favourites in London. Children really can get lost in a pirate adventure, with sand play and all that imaginative play we know children will be entertained for hours.
A beautiful smaller park with a butterfly house, small animal enclosures including owls, deer and lemurs. Tennis courts and a putting green as well as a small but well equipped playground.
Situated just behind the London Eye Jubilee Garden Playarea – a great location if you find yourself in central London and need to let your children burn off some steam. You’ll find a large climbing structure for children to climb and space to picnic afterwards. The Southbank also offers great entertainment for families.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
If you find yourselves at the Olmpic Park the Tumbling Bay playground is one not to be missed. Tumbling Bay playground is based on a natural environment involving wobbly bridges, treehouse and sand pits. There is also a climbing wall and waterworks fountain which attract many families. Not to forget the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide which is the the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can make an amazing day out.
A big park, great for scooters and bikes. Fabulous playground with lots of wooden play structures. It also has a boating lake with a good cafe next to it. A couple of smaller lakes with ducks, a deer enclosure and a skatepark on the east side. Within easy walk of the V&A Museum of Childhood.
What are you favourite play spaces in London? Check out our previous post on play fountains in London to help cool off your little ones.