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Green Park One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking. Open all year, and free to visit.
Bishops Park A unique offering for London with not only interactive splash pad, playgrounds, skate bowl and sports facilities, but also it's own urban beach! You can also enjoy river walks, meadow strolls, and moat, sculpture and rose gardens beside the ornamental lake.
St James Park One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Hyde Park One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools; row, pedal boats and the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids!
Holland Park Adventure Playground This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones plus sports area.
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park Large park with a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playgrounds, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park!
Belair Park A pretty park with pretty awesome facilities including a skate park, an adventure play area,tennis courts, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area!
Ravenscourt Park Medieval 13 acre park with numerous play areas best suited to under 5s and one larger for older, ducks on the lake and sports facilities including netball, tennis, football and bowls.
Kensington Memorial Park Offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas and a children’s playground, plus tennis, football and junior cricket facilities.
Corams Fields has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins...
The Regents Park One of the Royal Parks, offering iconic landscaping, children's boating lake with pedalos, refurbished play areas and London's largest Rose Garden. Outdoor activities and events throughout the year, plus London Zoo, and an Open Air Theatre! Loads!
Granary Square Water Feature Modern tourist green space set around a working historic barge canal and featuring 1000 lit and choreographed water jets, surrounded by historic buildings and playing host to exotic street food markets.
Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs The world's first formal dinosaur sculptures have lurked here since the 1850s, now refurbished and accompanied by adventure playground, sand play zone, fun maze and great swathes of woodland. Brilliant for exploring!
Barnard Park Adventure Playground features loads of play equipment, football and basketball areas, fire pit, amphitheatre and a seasonal splash pad with water play equipment too!
Richmond Park One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds, and over 700 wild deer within the grounds. Lots of wildlife to spot, great for walks, biking, and horse riding. Free to visit.
Kew Gardens is a world renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's tree themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s!
Finsbury Park New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog free play area with an exciting water feature designed by children, for children, plus a skate park.
Victoria Park One of London’s most important historic parks, and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation. Splash pool open during the summer.
Golders Hill Park Facilities include a free public zoo, butterfly house, a bandstand, children's play area, cafe, toilets. Sports facilities include grass and hard tennis courts, golf practice nets and croquet.
Greenwich Park One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Clissold Park Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Woodberry Wetlands Open to the public May 2016 for the first time since 1833, Woodberry Wetlands is wetland oasis in the heart of urban London available for all to enjoy, and it's free!
Wild Kingdom Playspace s a unique and distinctive natural playspace on Three Mills Green, Newham, London. It combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure and imaginative seasonal change to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park From Tumbling Bay playground to a 30 piece BMX track, via loads of sports opportunities and climbing the UK's tallest sculpture, there's an amazing amount in the old 2012 games park plus amazing new slide top to bottom of the Orbit! Eek!
Brent Lodge Park With an adventure playground, family maze, and the always popular and well stocked animal centre, this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen! Highlights for small kids include The Butterfly House, prairie dogs and riverside woodland with seasonal fleets of colourful dragonflies!
Bushy Park The second largest of the Royal Parks, home to iconic landscaping, free roaming deer, a great children's adventure playground including sandpit and seasonal events.
Alexandra Park Boating Lake Best spot in the capital for messing about in boats… and dragons, swans and WV Beetle Pedalos! Plus loads of other supporting activities too: great!
Northala Fields Park with 2 adventure playgrounds, 6 fishing lakes, 3 wildlife ponds, a hidden art project and a modern visitor centre with refreshment and loo facilities, this place ticks all the boxes for a traditional family day out.
Danson Splash Park Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combination features! Safe perimeter fencing and good facilities within a popular public park that's free to visit!
Aldenham Country Park Amazing adventure playground for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Plus rare breeds farm, woodland walks, sailing, fishing, meadows, reservoir, annual craft fairs and events, refreshments kiosk, picnic area.
Painshill Park An 18th century Georgian landscape with an exciting range of Fun Family and Kids Only events throughout the year. During the school holidays there are adventures and craft workshops for families to enjoy
Swanley Park A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Capel Manor Gardens is a 30 acre estate with a Manor House. We have a jungle gym play garden for children, gift shop, restaurant and many gardens to explore. Can you also spot the meercats, Llamas and Shetland ponies grazing in our fields?
Denham Country Park Alive with birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers, this park is a real treat and the visitor centre will help you plan your day, give you maps and tell you how to use your river dipping net kit!
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre As well as being a popular area for recreation and enjoyment it is also of national and international conservation importance with two thirds of it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
Waltham Abbey Gardens Wander around the remains of what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country. Discover this truly magical heritage site where dragonflies flock!
Langley Park Family trails, orienteering, visitor centre and a fantastic adventure playground with wooden houses, tunnels and slides, see saws and swings, and natural landscape features to climb on. The dog's welcome too!
Rainham Marshes A medieval marsh near London with loads of wildlife to look out for and a lovely eco friendly visitor centre full of interesting facts. Two hides plus several viewing platforms for bird watching.
Cassiobury Park There is lots to do with children in Cassiobury Park and most of it will cost you absolutely nothing! Swings, numerous climbing frames and slides, a granite stone maze and even a trampoline and zip wire are all on offer, and there is a younger style play ground for the smalls too!
Polesden Lacey Highlights for kids include period dress up, nature trails, playground, loaner binoculars for the bird hides and a great range of exciting family activities and events on offer during school holidays.
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve 41 hectares of land, water, woodland and open space. A perfect spot to come for a picnic, fun in the play area, a drink at the cafe or just a run around in the sunshine.
RHS Garden Wisley has over 200 acres including woodland garden, Winter and Mediterranean Walks, and a tropical glasshouse the size of 10 tennis courts! There 25,000 different plants: which one is your favourite?!
Northaw Great Wood Enjoy the trails, the spectacular autumn colour and the chance of seeing a wide range of woodland wild life, including fungi and butterflies.
Black Park Country Park Green Flag awarded parkland with flat trackways great for prams, cycles and skates and a free children’s woodland adventure play area with equipment suitable for toddlers and younger children.
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre A great place to find out about the wildlife within the 215 acre park, which includes many valuable species rich habitats. So take your magnifying glass and sketchbook or camera for the kids to identify mini beasts!
Whippendell Woods Get back to basics with a nature ramble through some ancient woodland, it's free, it's healthy, and if you've got picnic weather that's a whole day, there! It's famous for its stunning bluebells between the last week of April and the first week of May.
Lee Valley Regional Park The 10,000 acre Park has hundreds of great days out for all the family. Whether it's a day out at the farms, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside.
Windsor Great Park 35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland full of beauty and colour. A good venue for plenty of different family activities. Children under 6 get in free. Dogs are welcome.
Beacon Wood Country Park Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
Thames Chase Visitor Centre Set in a vast and unique community space, the visitor centre at it's heart offers three children's play areas, family rambles, plus a great range of events, workshops and other entertainments.