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The setting for thousands of happy moments since the 1930s, the beloved Gloucester Gate playground in the Regent’s Park now needs your support.

After decades of swinging, spinning, sliding and climbing, the playground at Gloucester Gate is now in need of an inspired transformation. Thanks to input from enthusiastic youngsters and expert advice from play specialists, a new state-of-the-art ‘playscape’ has been designed that blends with the surrounding landscape and introduces a totally new play experience to Regent’s Park.

Transforming the Gloucester Gate playground

Located close to London Zoo in the north-east of The Regent's Park, Gloucester Gate playground is very popular with local families and park visitors alike. The new plans present a fresh alternative to the traditional playground, by moving away from prescriptive play and introducing features that encourage children to create their own adventures.

Whether it’s climbing up to see the treetops or venturing through tunnels to discover secret nature dens, there will be plenty of new opportunities for movement and exploration. The new site has been carefully designed to encourage collaborative play by incorporating structures that invite children to scramble, climb and balance as well as spaces for storytelling and contemplation.

For playing together in nature

The new designs are inspired by the surrounding park landscape and will encourage families and groups of all abilities to play together, not in isolation, in a safe environment that also fires the imagination. The fully-accessible space will be unique to London and its beautiful setting will inspire the memories of many generations to come.

Future memories made here

We are fundraising £1 million so that works can begin in winter 2018. With your support, the vision for Gloucester Gate playground as a natural, sustainable and inclusive space can become a reality in this special corner of London.

We are appealing to the local community of visitors and residents to help us fundraise £100,000 towards our target. With your help we can make London a healthier, happier place – full of fun for all!

Donate now

To give a significant gift and become a Playground Partner please contact: or call 0300 061 2290 and ask for Maggie.

Gloucester Gate playground masterplan
The early masterplan for Gloucester Gate playground, that will blend with the park's landscape and use natural, sustainably-sourced materials

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