Day 5 - Who says traveling with kids is no fun

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. 

 Kian on the Pirate Ship in the main section of the playground

Kian on the Pirate Ship in the main section of the playground

The playground has many different sections so the kids could be entertained forever.

 Hannah on a small boat

Hannah on a small boat

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.

 Kensington Palace flower garden

Kensington Palace flower garden

 Hannah and Baby Ginger

Hannah and Baby Ginger

We went back to the playground and the kids had a blast playing for another 30 minutes.

 See-Saw Fun

See-Saw Fun

 The crazy swing...Kian's favorite thing on the playground

The crazy swing...Kian's favorite thing on the playground

 Hannah's favorite section...a bit of water a bit of sand...perfection!

Hannah's favorite section...a bit of water a bit of sand...perfection!

 Baby Yogi - Downward Dog on the Sand

Baby Yogi - Downward Dog on the Sand

Before heading out of the park the kids enjoyed some soft serve ice-cream with "flakes". 

 Yummy ice cream

Yummy ice cream

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.

 Hannah at the Italian Gardens

Hannah at the Italian Gardens

 Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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.

 Hannah started eating before I took the picture. She was too hungry to wait.

Hannah started eating before I took the picture. She was too hungry to wait.

After dinner we had a friday family movie night and watched Tangled.

 Everyone lounging together and watching a movie

Everyone lounging together and watching a movie

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