Halloween in The Regents Park, Sunday 31st October, 12 - 4pm, Gloucester Gate Playground
More details to come.
Cumberland Fun Fest, Saturday 31st August, 12 - 4pm, Cumberland Market
Come and join the Play in the Park team as we provide everything needed for an imagination filled play session. We will be playing alongside all of the brilliant activities organised by Fitzrovia Youth in Action - for more information please see here.
Phoenix Road Play Day, Thursday 5th August, 11am - 4pm, Somers Town
The Play in the Park team are delighted to be playing in collaboration with Assemble Play (formerly PlayKX) for this very special free-play extravaganza which will see Phoenix Road closed to vehicles for the day. For more information please see here.
Formula Fun with London Play, Saturday 21st July, 11am - 3pm, The Regent's Park
Join us on a speedy and creative adventure as we put our artistic skills to the test and work as a team to decorate and race a go-kart inspired by the natural world found in the Royal Parks. This is a free family activity for children aged 12 years and above, please be advised that photography will be taking place throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Make, Race and Play, Saturday 21st July, 3pm - 6pm, The Regent's Park
Featuring the humble cardboard box as the star of the show, the Play in the Park team will be on hand with paints, scissors, tape and other materials to help children create a dreamy imaginary world of their choosing. Arrive early - at 2.30 - to cheer on a team of young people who will be racing their very own Royal Parks themed Go-Kart made with London Play.
Upcoming Weekly Play Sessions
In these child-led play sessions, we will provide the equipment and support for children to be as imaginative, physical, social, solitary and creative as they need.
Book your session below, Otherwise find us in the park, (we’ll be by our Play in the Park flag) in the field next to the playground. You can’t miss us!
Autumn Play sessions:
Gloucester Gate Playground
Wednesday, 6 October - 3:30 to 6:30pm - sign up here.
Wednesday, 20 October - 3:30 to 6:30pm - sign up here.
If you are aged between 5-15 and live locally, we want to hear your views on play, including what you do for fun and what activities we should offer. Each participant will receive a gift card for a personalised treasure trail to do in your local area:
Follow a self-guided TREASURE TRAIL through the winding backstreets and hidden corners of villages, towns and cities around the UK. Crack the clues along the route to unlock incredible stories from the past and solve the mystery at the end. Before you know it, you’ve walked a couple of miles, taken in the highlights, put your heads together as a family and return home with a massive smile on your face! For more information visit treasuretrails.co.uk
To register your interest email email@example.com with your name, age and the first three characters of your postcode.
Bug Competition Winner
In winter, we asked children what is your favourite invertebrate and why? Congratulations to Kaleb Hanson, aged 9 who has won a real life bug hunt in The Regent's Park with the experts from Mission: Invertebrate. You can read his entry below:
If I was an invertebrate I would be an “Antle” this would be a cross a little bit between an ant and a beetle and a magical made up creature. This is because I love both these species and I couldn’t choose which one to pick to enter this, so I thought I would pick a mix of both and create my own creature in there too !!!
An Antle is a beetles body with an ants head and has little webbed wings to fly. It would live in a large colony under the ground and spend a lot of time collecting food, protecting our queen antle and act as a decomposers, feeding on waste and other insects. Antles are also quite keen on eating candy floss and popcorn, so we would rely on little children walking by to drop snacks for us to come out and eat.
Antles would sleep in the day and come out at night when all the people at the park have gone home and they would fly above the ground with X-ray vision glow in the dark eyes and look out for food left behind by children in the day. Antles would help with climate change as their poo which is hazardous and highly toxic would breakdown plastic bottles and other rubbish in the park and prevent landfill waste!
Overall Antles are a great little magical invertebrate who are really cool and important to the environment!!!! Save the Antles!!!
You can view examples of our past Play in the Park activities here
You can also see our upcoming events brochure here.