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Discovery Days take place every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays at The LookOut in the heart of Hyde Park.

Our expert education team run a range of free and exciting nature inspired activities for families. You could be pond dipping, helping your children discover an underwater world, sweep netting in our meadow or bug hunting at our minibeast hotel.

The activities are suitable for the whole family to enjoy, allowing you and your children to connect with nature together (and giving you the chance to find your inner child!). There’s even a carpeted corner for those not yet walking, bringing nature inside with animal soft toys and puppets.

There’s a nature trail to follow and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your little ones entertained. They can even create a keepsake to take home with them as a reminder of the day. Or you can just relax on our sun deck and pause a moment to take in the natural world that hustles and bustles around us.

Bring a group

Holiday clubs, childcare groups, tour groups and other family groups are welcome to come along to our Discovery Days.

We want to make sure that everyone has a brilliant time at our Discovery Days. To ensure that we have enough resources for your group to fully take part, we ask you to book in advance and make a donation to The Royal Parks of £3 per child. If you are bringing a non-profit or charitable group, please contact us to discuss your needs. Groups who don’t book in advance may be refused entry.

To arrange your visit email Laura on lmcmahon@royalparksfoundation.org.

Future events

On Discovery Days our gates are open from 11am- 3pm, so drop in anytime or book online.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Summer holidays

Wednesday 2 August - Discovery Day: Meadow Madness
Wednesday 9 August - Discovery Day: Wild Water
Thursday 10 August - Discovery Day: Wild Water
Wednesday 16 August - Discovery Day: Meadow Madness
Wednesday 23 August - Discovery Day: Wild Water
Thursday 24 August - Discovery Day: Wild Water

October half term

Wednesday 25 October - Discovery Day: Hair-Raising Halloween  
Thursday 26 October - Discovery Day: Hair-Raising Halloween

What the parents say

“Great day out with the kids – suitable for all age ranges. Fantastic and interesting activities that bring them back again and again. Staff are amazing and so helpful – they are so natural and the kids loved them. Thank you so much for the day.”

“Amazing staff and so many great activities for the children that other places do not offer. Great opportunity for children to get more in touch with the nature they live in.”

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