On the Thursday before Cameron and Eli started school my parents took a day trip to Dover, so I told the kids we could have an end-of-Summer party. We started off at the Princess Diana Memorial Park in Kensington Gardens.
Adventure Parks are a popular trend in London, and probably elsewhere, but they are based on a relatively new idea (in that last decade or so) that kids need opportunities for taking risks during play. So these parks are meant to be more daring and less safe-guarded.
The Princess Diana park is also based on a Peter Pan theme so the play equipment was modeled after bits of that story.
After we left the park we went to a pizza place for lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant which was so rare and so delightful. It was nice and quiet and I had a great conversation with the kids about going back to school.
After lunch we went back over to the park where I found a place in the grass to lie down, Cameron found a place in the grass to play imaginary football, and Eli and the littles found a place under a tree to use their imaginations.
Then we took a stroll past Kensington Palace, through the gardens there, and over to the Round Pond.
The residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, AKA Prince William and Kate Middleton. This is probably as close as I’ll ever get to her. The poor dear was probably napping at the very moment I snapped this photo. Hopefully someone got that pregnant mama some Zofran because not even Royalty can protect you from nausea.
We made our way back through the park, stopping for ice cream on our way out, and to the train station. We were all pretty exhausted but I had a fantastic time with the kids before they all headed back to school. (Fist pump!)
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Looks like so much fun and what a beautiful day.