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Register your interest in future events at Gloucester Gate playground or simply ask us a question about The Royal Parks' play programme.

Complete our enquiry form

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the Play in the Parks programme is not currently delivering play sessions. However, we are providing remote play support with inspiration for things to be done at home or in the parks – either alone or as a family. To stay informed please complete our Keep in Touch enquiry form

Win a place on a real life Bug Hunt!

Did you know that bees can see in ultraviolet light? Or that every year the Painted Lady butterfly flies from North Africa to the UK, covering up to 100 miles per day?

We have a bug themed competition open to children who live locally to The Gloucester Gate Playground in The Regent's Park.

We want to hear from young people what invertebrate (animal without a backbone) they would be? Would they want to wriggle or fly? Be slimy or fluffy? Would they live deep in the dark soil or flit about the flowers and grass? Maybe they would be a bug which hasn't been discovered yet? Let us know the bug’s name, features, habitat in writing or in a picture.

We are looking for the silliest and most imaginative entries which will be posted on our website and included in our newsletter.

The winners (and their parent/guardian) will be in with a chance to go on a real-life bug expedition (post-lockdown) in The Regent’s Park to uncover some of the hundreds of species that live there.

Children, or their parent/guardian, can email their entry to by the 22 February 2020. Please include the name of the child, age and postcode.

If you are looking for some inspiration why not visit the Mission: Invertebrate page?

Find out more information about our Play Programme via

Join us for a free online play session this Half Term

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…

Tiny Animals, Big Adventures - The Royal Parks

Let us know what you would like from the Play in the Park project

During this difficult time we are consulting with families and community groups local to the Gloucester Gate playground on what remote support we can provide right now and how we should shape our future play sessions. So, if you live locally, please get in touch with anything that you would like us to know.

We will also be running an online group meeting Thursday 18th March at 4.30pm for local adult family members. To register your interest please email include the age(s) of the child(ren) in your care / family and the first three characters of your postcode.

Play Saviours!

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 returned home with a massive smile on your face!

For more information visit

Our next (online) meeting will be Friday 14th of May at 4pm. To register your interest email with your name, age and the first three characters of your postcode.


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Past activities

You can view examples of our past Play in the Park activities here.

Keep in touch

Register your interest in future events at Gloucester Gate playground or simply ask us a question about The Royal Parks' play programme.

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