Princess Diana Memorial Playground

A huge wooden pirate ship is the amazing centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground. This children's wonderland opened on the 30th June 2000, in memory of the late Princess. Located next to her Kensington Palace home, the playground is a fitting tribute for a Princess who loved the innocence of childhood.

Over 950,000 visitors enjoy this free playground each year. Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There's plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too.

The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together and seeks to provide for the physical, creative, social and educational development of your children. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the playground encourages children to explore and follow their imaginations, learning whilst they play.

Opening times

  • May - August: 10.00 - 19.45
  • April and September: 10.00 - 18.45
  • March and early October: 10.00 - 17.45
  • February and late October: 10.00 - 16.45
  • November - January: 10.00 - 15.45

Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.

The playground is closed on the 25th December.

To ensure safety and security of children, only adults supervising children up to the age of 12 will be admitted.

Please note: unaccompanied adults may only enter the playground between 9.30 and 10.00.  

Queue Management

On busy days when playground reaches full capacity, queue management will be in place. This is dictated by Health and Safety reasons.

On warm, sunny days the queue can start as early as 10:30am and last until the last admission time.

Waiting times can range between 15 minutes up to one hour.  

 

Getting here


Facilities

The Diana Playground Café serves fresh salads, sandwiches and drinks, and offers a children's menu.

There are also toilets, including disabled and baby change facilities.


Guidance for schools and large groups

Important information for schools and large group visits to the playground.  


Contact details


Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground  Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground


Diana Memorial Playground

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

A huge wooden pirate ship is the amazing centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground. This children's wonderland opened on the 30th June 2000, in memory of the late Princess. Located next to her Kensington Palace home, the playground is a fitting tribute for a Princess who loved the innocence of childhood.

Over 950,000 visitors enjoy this free playground each year. Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There's plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too.

The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together and seeks to provide for the physical, creative, social and educational development of your children. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the playground encourages children to explore and follow their imaginations, learning whilst they play.

Opening times

  • May - August: 10.00 - 19.45
  • April and September: 10.00 - 18.45
  • March and early October: 10.00 - 17.45
  • February and late October: 10.00 - 16.45
  • November - January: 10.00 - 15.45

Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.

The playground is closed on the 25th December.

To ensure safety and security of children, only adults supervising children up to the age of 12 will be admitted.

Please note: unaccompanied adults may only enter the playground between 9.30 and 10.00.  

Queue Management

On busy days when playground reaches full capacity, queue management will be in place. This is dictated by Health and Safety reasons.

On warm, sunny days the queue can start as early as 10:30am and last until the last admission time.

Waiting times can range between 15 minutes up to one hour.  

 

Getting here


Facilities

The Diana Playground Café serves fresh salads, sandwiches and drinks, and offers a children's menu.

There are also toilets, including disabled and baby change facilities.


Guidance for schools and large groups

Important information for schools and large group visits to the playground.  


Contact details


Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground  Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground

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Princess Diana Memorial Playground

A huge wooden pirate ship is the amazing centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground. This children's wonderland opened on the 30th June 2000, in memory of the late Princess. Located next to her Kensington Palace home, the playground is a fitting tribute for a Princess who loved the innocence of childhood.

Over 950,000 visitors enjoy this free playground each year. Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There's plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too.

The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together and seeks to provide for the physical, creative, social and educational development of your children. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the playground encourages children to explore and follow their imaginations, learning whilst they play.

Opening times

  • May - August: 10.00 - 19.45
  • April and September: 10.00 - 18.45
  • March and early October: 10.00 - 17.45
  • February and late October: 10.00 - 16.45
  • November - January: 10.00 - 15.45

Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.

The playground is closed on the 25th December.

To ensure safety and security of children, only adults supervising children up to the age of 12 will be admitted.

Please note: unaccompanied adults may only enter the playground between 9.30 and 10.00.  

Queue Management

On busy days when playground reaches full capacity, queue management will be in place. This is dictated by Health and Safety reasons.

On warm, sunny days the queue can start as early as 10:30am and last until the last admission time.

Waiting times can range between 15 minutes up to one hour.  

 

Getting here


Facilities

The Diana Playground Café serves fresh salads, sandwiches and drinks, and offers a children's menu.

There are also toilets, including disabled and baby change facilities.


Guidance for schools and large groups

Important information for schools and large group visits to the playground.  


Contact details


Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground  Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground