A nice early(ish) start to our day as we headed out a bit before 11 am to go to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens. It was built in 2000 as a memorial to Princess Diana & her love of children.
An adventure playground geared very much towards the Peter Pan and Pirate enthusiasts.
The playground has many different sections so the kids could be entertained forever.
We had plans to meet my friend Joan-Ann for lunch at Giraffe. We had to promise the kids that we would go back since there really wasn't enough time to explore everything and the weather was just wonderful.
We walked through Kensington Gardens towards Kensington High Street and grabbed some lunch. Giraffe is a great place to eat with Kids. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the kids liked the food.
After lunch we took a detour on our way back to the playground and walked by the Kensington Palace and the beautiful flower gardens.
We went back to the playground and the kids had a blast playing for another 30 minutes.
Before heading out of the park the kids enjoyed some soft serve ice-cream with "flakes".
After ice cream we decided to walk the entire length of the Kensington Gardens to the Marble Arch. Along the way we discovered a few things we didn't even know existed. Such as the Italian Gardens and the Peter Pan Statue.
We headed home after this with two tired kids riding on mommy's and daddy's shoulders. Dinner consisted of ravioli, chicken, salad and fruit. The grownups also got some fried onion on the chicken.
After dinner we had a friday family movie night and watched Tangled.
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