Here’s a list of our favourite parks and gardens to picnic in London
Crystal Palace Park – this park is a firm Piccolo favourite, mostly because it has a DINOSAUR area (?!?!) which can’t fail to entertain your little ones. We also love the idea behind the creation of this park, which was to educate, entertain and inspire new discoveries and inventions. Fun and educational – #ParentingWin. If dinosaurs were not enough to get you excited, the park also boasts a fishing lake, a maze, Italian terraces, children playgrounds and cafes…The pathways are step free and push chair friendly.
Holland Park – a little green paradise in West London, this park has fewer open spaces than others but plenty of woodland for you to meander through and leave the city behind. Within the park are the stunning Kyoto Gardens, donated to London in 1991, and providing a secluded area for picnics. Plus, if you’re lucky enough, you might just spot one of the resident peacocks.
Battersea Park – Your Piccolos will enjoy The Battersea Children’s Zoo, specially made for children, so be aware of the feeding times, its small enough to get through in an afternoon. The park also has an art gallery in the restored Pump House that supplies water to the lakes in park.
Primrose Hill – Nestled in North London, Primrose Hill allows visitors a rare opportunity to see the city of London from above. The park is visited by many for various reasons; whether it be to train at the outdoor gym, to share a picnic with friends half way up the hill or even to propose to your one and only (one of the Piccolo actually saw this happen) with the city lights in the background. This park is spectacular and a must see.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew – World famous gardens, breathtaking sights and smells, the gardens transport you into a world like you have never experienced before. The glasshouses allow you to experience a variety of climates, the treetop pathway allows you to explore the through giant trees and presents spectacular views of the gardens. With over 14,000 trees and a huge array of plant types there’s more than plenty to see. As a picnic setting, Kew Gardens is one of the best in the world, its so big that you could have a picnic everyday of the year in a new setting! See the Kew Gardens website for the latest information.