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As not everyone can come to the Royal Parks right now we want to bring them to you. Be prepared to escape into the nature, heritage and beauty of our incredible green spaces from the comfort of your own home.

1. The Hidden Stories of the Royal Parks podcast

Learn more about the adventures of our resident pelicans, how the history of champagne is connected to St. James’s Park, and the incredible natural phenomenon we call the ‘dawn chorus’. Our expert staff take you behind-the-scenes at the Royal Parks in each episode.

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2. Explore the Isabella Plantation in full bloom

The Isabella Plantation is famous for its azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias and it’s most spectacular in late April and early May each year. This year we've had to close it to the public so that people can stay a safe distance from each other but we’re bringing its beauty to you in full bloom online.

Watch our YouTube video

3. The Great Exhibition Virtual Tour

The south side of Hyde Park was the site of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in 1851. The exhibition and its exhibits were housed in an enormous temporary glass structure, called The Crystal Palace.

Thanks to today's technology, you can now take a virtual tour of The Crystal Palace to get a feel for the scale of it, admire its beautiful and innovative design, and discover amazing facts about the exhibition it housed.

Explore the Great Exhibition

4. Live storytelling with Mission: Invertebrate

Professional storyteller, George Hoyle will be telling tales of invertebrate adventures live on our Facebook page. Aimed at 3 to 9-year-olds, it’s the perfect entertainment for your little ones this half term.

Tuesday 26 May and Thursday 28 May at 11am:

Register now on Facebook

5. Discover the extraordinary heritage of the Royal Parks

With more than 500 years of history, our parks have played a role in many notable moments of our country’s past. Many monarchs have called our green spaces home. Renowned authors have taken readers on a literary jaunt through our parks. The parks have also played a role during the more serious times in our nation’s history (with today being no exception). Learn more about our remarkable heritage on our blog.

Discover our heritage blogs

6. Learn how to garden from kitchen scraps

Has the extra free time got you dreaming of growing your own food, but you don’t know where to start? Our learning team teaches you how to start a garden with nothing but scraps from your kitchen. Learn how to grow things like lettuce, peppers, even avocados and get inspiration for growing in small spaces.

Watch our YouTube tutorials

7. Browse resources for adults and children

Just because our learning centre is closed doesn’t mean you can’t pick up new skills. Interested in learning how to garden in small spaces? Looking for activities to keep the kids busy and buzzing? Browse our collection of resources that will bring the parks to life.

Download learning resources

8. Uncover the incredible wildlife of the Royal Parks

Did you know bats make up nearly a quarter of all mammal species in the UK? Or that The Regent’s Park is home to one of the only urban populations of hedgehogs? Or that there is an island named after the herons that have called this park home for nearly a century? Learn more about the incredible animals of the Royal Parks on The Royal Parks Blog.

Discover our wildlife blogs

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