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Parks and City farms for children in London

Parks and City farms for children in London

Hyde Park in London is one of the many green spaces within Central London providing playgrounds and plenty of room for kids to roam around. The typical wildlife includes ducks and squirrels, however if you are looking for something more unusual, visit one of the parks and city farms for children in London.

Battersea Park
Battersea Park  - Peace of PagodaAlbert Bridge Rd, SW11
Phone:+44 (0)20 8871 7540 (zoo) or 8871 6374 (playground)
Zoo: Easter-Sept daily 10am-5pm; Oct-Easter Sat & Sun 11am-3pm; adults £1.80, children 90p. Adventure playground: term time Tues-Fri 3.30-7pm; holidays & weekends 11am-6pm; free.
Monkeys, reptiles, birds, otters and mongooses can all be seen at the children's zoo within the park. There is also a testing adventure playground and plenty of open space. Every August, thousands of children visit the park for the free 'Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Coram's Fields
Coram's Fields 93 Guilford St, WC1
Phone:+44 (0)20 7837 6138.
Daily 9am-dusk/8pm; free.
View the ducks, sheep, pigs, rabbits, goats and chickens and enjoy the slides and swings within the large, free playground. Adults can only enter when accompanied by a child.


Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath Info centre by Lido, NW3.
Phone:+44 (0)20 7485 4491
Wed-Fri 1-5pm Sat & Sun 10am-5pm;. Open daily 24hr.
With superb views of the city, this nine hundred acres of grassland and woodlands is excellent for kite-flying, bird watching and swimming.



Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens
Kensington GardensW8
Phone:+44 (0)20 7298 2100; www.royalparks.co.uk.
Daily dawn-dusk.
Kensington Gardens, on the western side of Central London's primary open space, Hyde Park, offers a playground and pond which is perfect for toy boat sailing, as well a famous Peter Pan statue (near the Long Water).


Kew Gardens
Kew GardensRichmond, Surrey
Phone:+44 (0)20 8332 5000; www.kew.org.
Daily 9.30am to 7.30pm or dusk; adults £5, children £2.50.
It can be quite expensive to enter the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew but its well worth it as its great fun for kids and adults alike. There's plenty of green space, wildfowl and some wonderful glasshouses. One of the glasshouses even has an aquarium.


Mudchute City Farm
Mudchute City Farm Pier St, E14
Phone:+44 (0)20 7515 5901.
Daily 9am-5pm; free.
London's largest city farm contains barnyard animals, llamas, a pet's corner and a cafe, all on 35 acres of land.



Richmond Park
Richmond ParkRichmond, Surrey
Phone:+44 (0)20 8948 3209; www.royalparks.co.uk.
Daily 8am-dusk; free.
Feed the ducks, watch the deer, hunt for mushrooms or cycle through the wonderful stretch of countryside at Richmond Park.



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