410 acres should be enough space for your little (and not so little) ones to use up some of their energy! The Regent’s Park is a beautifully landscaped area of London that feels a million miles away from the hussle and bustle of the West End and is the perfect place to take some time out and show your family a great park with a world famous zoo!
North London Space
The Regent’s Park offers such a variety of space to explore including beautiful meadows, tall trees, intriguing shrubberies, spectacular formal gardens, immaculate sports fields, exciting playgrounds and stunning rose gardens.
The Regent’s Park for Children
The park is overflowing with events and attractions to keep your children entertained…there really is a huge variety to choose from. Visit London Zoo, watch summer entertainers, enjoy the kid’s boating lake, join in activities at The Hub and make the most of all the open spaces for picnics, fun and games. The Hub is a spectacular multi-sports community centre hosting children’s activities for after school and during school holidays. On the children’s boating lake you can hire pedalo boats just for kids between April and September.
The major attraction at The Regent’s Park has to be the wildfowl lake the winds its way through the park. Use the footbridges to access sheltered sidewaters and encourage your children to spot exotic wildfowl. Point out the herons and get grubby in the wildlife garden which features fungus-sprouting tree stumps, great for the creepy crawly lovers in your family!
World Famous London Zoo
London is home to its world famous zoo and conservation centre with over 650 amazing species to learn about. The zoo is one of the oldest tourist attractions in London and first opened its gates to the public in 1848.
Learn about the animals
Encourage your future vet or budding conservationalist! The zoo is massively educational for young ones with its children section, Animal Adventure, including an educational playground for them to climb around and splash in, all while learning about animals and their conservation. Your children will love the Gorilla Kingdom and the Rainforest Lookout!
Highlight of the Day
Don’t miss the tropical birds in the Blackburn Pavillion at London Zoo. This exhibition features a host of tropical birds flying freely in a restored Victorian bird house. You can walk amongst tropical pools, plants and even an indoor waterfall!
Nearest tube station : Variety to choose from around the edge of the Park – check website for further details
Parking : not advised
Website : www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/regents_park