It can be hard to think of new things to do with the kids on days out, especially if you’re on a short break and have a range of interests and ages to cater to. If this struggle sounds all too familiar, don’t worry; Regent’s Park in London has an abundance of activities available to ensure your little ones are occupied and entertained all year round.
All of these options are located conveniently close to the Park Grand Hotel London, so you won’t have far to travel after a day of fun for an evening of relaxation.
• Watch a play or musical at the Open Air Theatre
Kids love the theatre. Music, dancing and different characters to be enchanted by each time mean it’s always a winner with young and old children alike.
• Go on a bird or nature walk
If your little ones are animal lovers then this is the perfect day out for them. With loads of varieties of birds to be spotted and fed in the city, it’s an exciting and educational experience all in one!
• Visit London Zoo
The world-renowned London Zoo is situated on the North East corner of Regent’s Park and is home to a variety of different animals for children to be fascinated by. Lions, Spiders, Lemurs, you name it and it’s there! Guaranteed to provide kids with hours of entertainment.
• Learn to play tennis
Head to the Regent’s Park Tennis Centre to enjoy a little bit of friendly competition with your kids. Those who want to take it a bit more seriously can also have lessons or take part in mini tournaments. We’re pretty sure a day of chasing your kids around and letting them beat you at tennis will have worn you out and built up your appetite, so why not head back to the Park Grand Hotel London, put your feet up and indulge in some room service?
• Walk to the top of Primrose Hill
When you are a bit strapped for cash, the park is the perfect place to enjoy some free activities. The great outdoors is all you need and a climb to the top of Primrose Hill will provide exquisite views. Be sure to pack a bottle of water to refresh when you get to the top!
• Rent pedalos
When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than on the water, so rent some pedalos and make the most of a nice day, whatever the season. Regent’s Park has a shallow boating lake, leaving kids free to captain their own boats as well as a larger pool where all the family can take part. Such fun!
• Explore the beautiful rose gardens
Regent’s Park is home to tonnes of stunning flowers and it’s a great opportunity to really engage with nature and see what it has to offer. Why not create some fun games incorporating the different colours and names of the flowers to keep the kids interested?