Regent's Park is part of London's eight Royal Parks, 410 acres in area and was designed in 1811. It combines large green open-spaces with beautiful rose gardens, pathways and playgrounds for children and also caters for sports like football and rugby. The famous London Zoo and Open Air Theatre are also located in Regent's Park. Take a stroll through Queen Mary's Gardens and enjoy the view of more than 12,000 roses! This well-known and popular park is filled with wildlife such as ducks, wild birds and hedgehogs.
There are four large playgrounds for the family and for children to play outdoors in the grass.
- The Hanover Gate playground is situated on the West side of the park. There are boating lakes next to it as well as a boat house where you and the family can rent a boat and ride around the wonderful park. The boating pond for children is available on the weekends only and is suitable for children over 5 years of age. The boats are available for us every day from 10.30am during April to September and the closing time depends on the month and the weather. This playground has two areas for children to play in, with one section having an exciting wooden tree house for the older children.
- Primrose Hill Playground is situated at the bottom of Primrose Hill. It features a giant scramble net pyramid, climbing frames, box slides, bridges, tunnels, monkey bars and a musical playground etc. It is perfect for toddlers and young children up to age 12 and there are children's toilets there too.
- The Marylebone Green Playground is an adventure for children! It boasts swings, seesaws, a sand pit, climbing frames and fallen trees for sitting or climbing on.
- The Gloucester Gate playground is newly refurbished! It features a 50-metre zip wire, bespoke climbing equipment, and water play, as well as swings, slides and a sandpit.
Food & Drink
There are a number of places in Regent's Park to enjoy food and drink like some cafes- The Honest Sausage, Tennis Centre Cafe, The Garden Cafe and The Boathouse Cafe. You can enjoy a beautiful view from the top of Primrose Hill, especially during the summer.
The park has public toilets including access for the disabled and baby changing rooms.
The pedestrian gates are open from 5am all year round. Closing times vary depending on the season.
The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill are easily accessible by public transport. Although there are car parking facilities available, it is advised to avoid travelling by car as there are limited places. The postcode for Regent's Park is NW1 4NR which you can use to help you to get there using a map or GPS device, however the park covers a large area so the postcode is provided only as a guide.
- Tube Stations: Regent's Park - St John's Wood - Great Portland Street - Camden Town - Baker Street.
- Buses: 2 - 13 - 18 - 27 - 30 - 74 - 88 - 113 - 139 - 189 - 274 - 453.