Playgrounds and Outdoor areas in Knightbridge and Belgravia

 

The Lido:

Located on the south end of the Serpentine, this is a great little place to take the family on a summer day.  The café is open year round and serves nutritious and delicious food.  There is a high fence right along the water and outdoor seating so your children can get close to the waterfowl. 

 The other part of the lido is a family area with a lawn, paddling pool, swings, sandpit and climbing frame.  This is a great place to go on a sunny day, when you really want a contained space to play with small children.  The biggest drawback: there is little shade on a sunny day.  You must pack sun cream.  The cost to enter the family area is £4 for adults, children under 3 free.  The café will serve your lunch “pool-side” on the upstairs terrace. 

 The Knightsbridge Barracks Playground:

Located just inside the park, down from Sloane Avenue, near Harvey Nichols, this is a great fenced in playground with good equipment.

 If you are in the playground at 10:28, the Queens Household Cavalry may just gallop by on their way to the changing of the guard.  Great fun and darling pictures of children grasping the playground fence and pointing at the horses.

 The Holocaust Memorial Walk and The Rose Gardens

 The area east of the eastern tip of the Serpentine is a really nice place to take children for a wander and play.  It is not fenced in, but its beautifully landscaped, quiet and feels a bit more secluded than the open spaces of the rest of the park.  There are two Monkey Puzzle trees to look at.

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