As the days get longer and the sun finally appears from behind the clouds, London’s Royal Parks really come to life! The daffodils are blooming, the frogs are spawning and the birds are busily preparing their nests for the arrival of their new spring hatchlings. There’s so much happening in the parks at this time of year - here are our top five suggestions for things to do.
1.Go on a pelican tour in the oldest of London’s Royal Parks
Stroll through St James’s Park and uncover the hidden history of some of London’s iconic locations including The Mall and Horse Guards Parade on our Walking Tour. You’ll also find out all about the pelicans of St James’s Park, who have been part of the landscape since 1664, then end the tour just in time to see them being fed!
2.Listen to the sounds of spring
At sunrise on 8 May visit Hyde Park and experience one of nature’s wonders – the dawn chorus! While the rest of the city sleeps join the blackbirds, wrens, chaffinches, robins, goldfinches, dunnocks, blackcaps and thrushes as they join together in full-throated song to greet the new day. Take a wander through the park’s more wooded areas with our expert guide before warming up with a brew in our beautiful private garden as the rest of London begins to wake. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!
3.Get your yoga flow on
Like nature, burst into life this spring with some outdoor Vinyasa flow yoga! Led by Mercedes Sieff, yogi extraordinaire, let go of all your pent up stress and tension as well as learning the principles of Positive Psychology. You’ll take home tips and techniques to help you lead a more relaxed and happier life. Relax and let go on Monday 25 April.
4.Free Easter holiday activities for all the family
Bring your family along to one of our free nature discovery days to uncover and discover the magic of nature (and find your inner child while you’re at it!). There’ll be a nature trail to follow and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your little ones entertained throughout the day. Our Discovery Days are on throughout the Easter holidays – check out the dates here.
5.Eat your way to happiness
Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Do you rush through everything, missing all the small things that could make you happy? Join health coach, Chantal Di Donato, as she shares simple strategies to help you feel and live better, from advice on lifestyle and nutrition to supplementation and superfoods. She'll guide you through a raw cooking demonstration showing you how to prepare a healthy dish in less than 20 minutes, proving that no matter how busy you are there's always time to look after yourself. This healthy eating session takes place on Monday 9 May.
18 March 2016