Located by London’s Marble Arch, Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks. It stretches across 350 acres and is home to numerous landmarks such as the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain; the Serpentine Lake; and Speakers’ Corner. It is also adjacent to Kensington Gardens.
There are plenty of activities that your kids will love in Hyde Park. The Serpentine Lido and its paddling pool are both open from June to September, providing the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer’s day. The nearby Lido Bar and Café serve refreshments for those who don’t fancy getting their hair wet, as well as a great resting spot from which to view the park in its continual vibrancy. The kids’ menu at this cafe is also cheaper than the one at the Serpentine cafe across the water though there are fewer choices. You can also go on one of the park’s rowing or pedal boats from April until October.
If you just fancy a stroll in the park there is plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy including the Diana Memorial Fountain. If it’s sunny, why not bring a picnic? Hyde Park is also famous for its horse riding paths and is home to two stables. If your kids are pony-mad and you don’t mind splashing out on lessons, this is the most central place to learn to ride. Click here for more information.
Winter Wonderland has now sadly closed, but don’t worry it will be back next Christmas!