Reviews of playgrounds and outdoor spaces

 

Paddington Steet Gardens

 Just off Marylebone High Street, on the other side of the parking lot behind Waitrose, just down the street from Ginger Pig and La Formagerie, lies the Paddington Gardens and inside the gardens there is a wonderful playground.

 Once you have discovered this hidden jewel, you will try and proselytize your friends, convincing them that once they know about the hidden playground at Marylebone, they will want to go all the time.

 The playground is such a delight.  There is an amazing canopy of Plain Trees so that even on a warm day, the playground remains cool.  Also, if the rain is not too heavy, the playground is protected.  There is a very large gazebo, in case it does rain.

 The playground has really good equipment, the climbing frames are not good for the under two’s to play on unsupervised.  For the little ones, they have pretend phones, a pretend shop, tunnels to crawl through, a small rock climbing wall and two sets of swings. 

 Older children can choose from a large tyre swing, climbing rocks, three very different climbing frames and spinning toys. 

 There are two sets of picnic tables to eat at, but they are in high demand. 

 The playground has one gate from which to enter.  If parents wanted to take turns and go off shopping, the kids have a really great place to pass the time. 

The Regent’s Park Hanover Gate Playground, Marylebone Green Playground, Zoo

Regents Park is very family-friendly; there are playgrounds, picnic tables, changing and eating facilities all over the park. I automatically smile every time I recall an afternoon spent in Regent’s Park, it is just so gorgeous.  There are The Queen Mary Rose Gardens, The Avenue Gardens, the boating lake, when the manicured gardens diminish the grounds somehow become even more elegant.  Then the ultimate destination: The London Zoo (this is a review all to itself).  The Marylebone Green Playground is a large playground with family toilets loads of picnic tables, a snack stand, climbing frames and sandy areas.  There is very little shade, so be prepared to wilt on a hot day.  The Hanover Gate Playground is shady, with a sand pit, climbing frames and picnic tables 

 

The Regent’s Park Hanover Gate Playground, Marylebone Green Playground, Zoo

Regents Park is very family-friendly; there are playgrounds, picnic tables, changing and eating facilities all over the park. I automatically smile every time I recall an afternoon spent in Regent’s Park, it is just so gorgeous.  There are The Queen Mary Rose Gardens, The Avenue Gardens, the boating lake, when the manicured gardens diminish the grounds somehow become even more elegant.  Then the ultimate destination: The London Zoo (this is a review all to itself).  The Marylebone Green Playground is a large playground with family toilets loads of picnic tables, a snack stand, climbing frames and sandy areas.  There is very little shade, so be prepared to wilt on a hot day.  The Hanover Gate Playground is shady, with a sand pit, climbing frames and picnic tables

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