Below are some examples of events that our team has run in the past. These include drop-in sessions, special sensory sessions and those with a specific fun theme.
Weekly Play Sessions from May until October 2021
In these child-led play sessions, we will enjoy being outside and together again. Experienced playworkers from London Play will support children to be as imaginative, physical, social, solitary and creative as they need. Expect a lot of fun, and some mess! Sessions will take place in The Regent's Par, close to the Gloucester Gate Playground as well as in the The Regent's Park estate and Somers Town.
Halloween in The Regents Park, Sunday 31st October, 12 - 4pm, Gloucester Gate Playground
You can expect all of the usual bits that make up a Play in the Park session – like friendly playworkers and endless possibilities for children to direct their own play – with a sprinkling of seasonal magic on top. We’ll be collecting naturally available materials to use in wand and potion making and experimenting with what we can play in the dark now that the days are getting shorter. As ever we’ll be encouraging dramatic and imaginative play so children and their families are very welcome to come in costume, we will have some fancy dress available as well as the means to make your own AND we will have a face painting artist! You can also expect a few other seasonal games and activities on this session which will be our last from now until Spring - when we look forward to being together playing outdoors again!
Sign up for you free place here.
Make, Race and Play Saturday 21st August 2021 10 - 4pm The Regent's Park
Join us for a special play session which will feature a mountain of cardboard boxes to get creative with. This play session will take place alongside the launch of London Play's Formula Fun programme. Limited places are available for Formula Fun so be sure to sign up quickly!
Gloucester Gate Playground Launch September 23rd 2021
Lockdown playful activities
Tiny Animals Big Adventures
15th, 17 and 19th February 2021
Join us for an interactive play session where we’ll be adventuring in the undergrowth from the comfort of our own homes.
We’ll be wriggling, hopping and flying as well as puppeteering, imagining and making noise as we explore the trials and tribulations of being a tiny bug in a huge park…
Routes and Roots Spring Treasure Trail
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!!!
|Hard Hat Tours|
Come along for a guided tour of the new playground before its official public opening, and explore/see behind the scenes with our Play Coordinator. There will also be a Q&A session and some fun family activities accompanying the tour.