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 750,000 children 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.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground 

Opening times

The opening times of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground are:

  • 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.

Children up to the age of 12 are allowed in the playground.

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

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.

Getting there

View information about how to get to Kensington Gardens and download a map of Kensington Gardens to find the playground.

School visits

Please click here for information on Schools and large group visits.  

Contact details

The Royal Parks switchboard - 0300 061 2001
Or email the Diana Playground team 

Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground 

Related links

Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Walk
Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fountain


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 750,000 children 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.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground 

Opening times

The opening times of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground are:

  • 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.

Children up to the age of 12 are allowed in the playground.

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

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.

Getting there

View information about how to get to Kensington Gardens and download a map of Kensington Gardens to find the playground.

School visits

Please click here for information on Schools and large group visits.  

Contact details

The Royal Parks switchboard - 0300 061 2001
Or email the Diana Playground team 

Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground 

Related links

Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Walk
Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fountain

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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 750,000 children 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.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground 

Opening times

The opening times of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground are:

Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time. The playground is closed on the 25th December.

Children up to the age of 12 are allowed in the playground.

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

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.

Getting there

View information about how to get to Kensington Gardens and download a map of Kensington Gardens to find the playground.

School visits

Please click here for information on Schools and large group visits.  

Contact details

The Royal Parks switchboard - 0300 061 2001
Or email the Diana Playground team 

Images of the Diana Memorial Playground

Teepees in the Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship in the Diana Memorial Playground 

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