The best parks and playgrounds for kids in London

When the sun is high in the sky and the weather is warm, kids should be playing outside with their little friends and make the most of summertime. Regardless of whether you live in London or stay just for a few days, you should definitely not miss the opportunity to visit some of the best parks and playgrounds in the city. Getting curious? We actually highly recommend you to take your kids to one of these parks. You will see it’s worth it. Should you be searching for a lodging suitable for families with kids in London, you can take a look at online platforms such as, read visitor reviews as well as detailed descriptions.

Do you want to know where to find London’s best parks and playgrounds? No problem, here’s a list of our favourite ones!

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Located in Kensington Gardens, this is probably one of the best playground areas in the centre of London. First of all, the entire park is strictly controlled and the access is not allowed unless you have a kid with you. Then, all the equipment is accessible also to children with special needs or disabilities. One of the funniest attraction in the playground is the pirate ship, a huge ship with ladders and ropey bridges that bigger kids can explore with their little friends, besides swings, slides and catwalks for everyone.

Coram’s Fields

Coram’s fields is the first public playground in London and dates back to 1936. Beyond its gate, you will find a huge sandpit, climbing frames, swings, tunnel slides and ride-on toys for toddlers and bigger kids on a grassy area. And when it’s hot in summer, there’s a big paddling pool for everyone! The playground is safe too, permitting adults to enter only if accompanied by a child under 16. Parents can have some fun relaxing at the coffee bar near the playground that sells delicious Austrian pastries and great coffee.

Battersea Park

Kids love Battersea Park because there is always something new to discover, it’s like living a little adventure in the city. There are two different playgrounds in the park: one, called Adventure Playground, is for kids aged 5 to 16 years old with climbing structures, climbing nets and slides and the other one is for toddlers and features swings, little cars and houses. If this is not enough for your kids, bring them to the family-run zoo where they can see lemurs, meerkats and pigmy goats!

Glamis Adventure Playground

If you want your kids to experience something different from the usual playground in the park, we suggest that you visit the Glamis Adventure Playground in Shadwell. In this small park, run by volunteers, there are a lot of activities kids are actually encouraged to try, like biking, lighting a bonfire, swimming, cooking, using real tools to build things, but also running, digging, climbing on tree houses and even growing a vegetable garden to learn more about eating well and healthy. There’s no chance your kids won’t love it!

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