I'm a freelance writer, mum to three girls aged between 6 months and 10 years and I love travelling, eating and exploring, always with my girls!
Published May 6th 2012
Kensington Gardens is probably our family's favourite park in London - a beautiful, royal backdrop with lots to keep little ones happy.
First of all there is the park itself to explore - by foot, buggy, bike or scooter, however you and your littlies prefer. Lots of footpaths and places to visit, like the statue of Peter Pan and the Round Pond to admire the swans.
Then there is their favourite playground, the 'Diana Memorial Playground', built in 2000 in memory of the late Princess. A 'Peter Pan' themed playground with a huge wooden pirate ship and teepees to explore this playspace will delight both children and adults alike. The pirate ship is surrounded by soft sand, so you can relax and let them 'jump ship' if they like! This playground is very popular all year round.
After an exhausting day of exploring and playing, the best way to relax and revive is with a visit to the Orangery at nearby Kensington Palace. This beautiful building which used to belong to Queen Anne is a lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea. Kids are welcome and well catered for and the cakes and pastries are delicious.
Afternoon tea is served between 3pm and 6pm and no bookings are necessary, but check their website for opening times as The Orangery sometimes closes for private functions.