We got the tube to South Kensington and from there it is a ten minute walk along one road up to Kensington Gardens. As you walk you will pass The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum that are all free entry.
The first monument you see as you enter the park is The Albert Memorial. This is Queen Victoria's memorial to her beloved Albert who she lost to Typhoid in 1861. It really is a breathtaking monument and a lovely place to sit upon its steps as you people watch, eat lunch and admire The Royal Albert Hall that sits directly opposite
After lunch we began walking through the park heading towards Kensington Palace, Our Granddaughter was hoping to catch a glimpse of the Queen...All little girls want to see the Queen don't they. The first thing we noticed was how beautifully maintained the park is as several gardeners were working their magic.
The park itself was brimming with wildlife, lots of birds and squirrels. We spent a good couple of hours feeding the pigeons who are really tame and even took food from Papa's hand which thrilled the kids.
Everywhere you look there are squirrels so make sure you take a bag of monkey nuts as they will take these from the kids hands.
Walking around The palace orangery was tranquil. The immaculate gardens are delightful and if you fancy it you could pop inside and take afternoon tea between 3-5pm. However, I have been told its a bit pricey inside so probably not a good idea with the kids.
Dotted around the park is lots of interesting sculptures that the kids enjoyed exploring, especially this puppy bird table.
All the kids ranging in age from 5 up to 14 years loved the pretty walk through the park, even in winter the colourful crocus in bloom caught the children's eyes.
As you walk you approach The Princess Diana memorial playground there is a really old tree and as you look closer you will see it is inhabited by lots fairy folk.
We struggled to get our five year old Granddaughter to leave as she made her way around underground tunnels, a sandy area, swings, slides and Teepee's.
There is also a little cafe at the playground quite reasonable for ice cream at £1.80 each although a cuppa was a bit overpriced at £2 go so take a flask of tea with you.