Diana Memorial Playground: a children's paradise

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Located in Kensington Gardens, not far from Hyde Park, Diana Memorial Playground is an ideal playground for children under 12, access to which is supervised.

Inspired by the story of Peter Pan, the 6 play areas are a true paradise for children!

Presentation of the Diana Memorial Playground

Celebrated on June 30, 2000, this playground was opened in memory of Princess Diana. Its location in the gardens of Kensington It was no accident that the princess lived in Kensington Palace until her death.


What are the games for children at Diana Memorial Playground?

The main attraction of this playground is the magnificent pirate ship stranded on a fine sandbank. Kids can climb aboard, explore the cabins, touch the pulleys and ropes, and spin the giant wheel. All around are rocks to climb, pools of water, one of which is inhabited by a crocodile!

The garden is full of surprises with a colorful kaleidoscope, a treasure chest half buried in the sand and even a pebble path leading to a secret tunnel, too small for adults!
Peter Pan fans will recognize the magical shores of Neverland, with the Mermaid Lagoon and Marooners Rock.

For the little ones, small boats arranged next to the big one, allow them to take place on board.



Children will also get to experience Camp Wigwam with totem poles and a trio of teepees, which they can enter and settle into.

The sensory path with a musical garden will allow children to play together.
The area has other activities such as slides, swings, playhouses and wooden sculptures.


A creative playground for everyone!

Children can explore, play, touch as they please and therefore let their imaginations run free.
Much of the equipment has been designed for children who are less active or in Wheelchair with specific needs.


What services does the Diana Memorial Playground offer?

A newly renovated cafe offers a super kids menu. Come summer vacation, they have a special entertainment program: presence of clowns and storytelling sessions from Monday to Friday at 11:00 a.m., 13:00 p.m. and 15:00 p.m.

A picnic area with tables and benches is available.

The play area has changing tables as well as clean, spacious and equipped toilets for people with reduced mobility. In addition, a person trained in first aid is always present on the scene.


What are the rules at the Diana Memorial Playground?

  • Unaccompanied adults of children under 12 are not allowed
  • Children over 12 cannot access the playground
  • Bring an ID card, you can have a check and it's not a joke!
  • It is strictly forbidden to smoke, drink alcohol, bring a dog, ride a bike and play with a ball.


Tips for going to the Diana Memorial Playground

With all its facilities, the Diana Memorial Playground attracts many visitors. In order to avoid the queues, I advise you to go there either early in the morning or in the late afternoon.
Considering the presence of ponds, I also advise you to take a change of clothes.


What is the price to play at the Diana Memorial Playground?

This playground is completely free but be aware that a donation is possible for this haven of games to survive.


What to visit around the Diana Memorial Playground?

  • Kensington Palace
  • The statue of Peter Pan
  • The Albert Memorial
  • Art gallery: Serpentine Galerry
  • Italian gardens


What are the opening hours of the Diana Memorial Playground?

Last entry 15 minutes before the doors close.


Where is the Diana Memorial Playground located?

In Kensington Gardens next to Kensington Palace.

Metro bus Queensway, Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater9, 10,12
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