Adventures

Getting lost in Kensington Gardens

15th August 2016

Seren and I had such a lovely adventure on Saturday. We went into London to watch The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Cadogan Hall and followed that up with a lot of meandering. We went to the V&A, Science Museum then wandered up to Hyde Park but found Kensington Gardens next door instead.

She had been keen to see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum but – hello, Saturday afternoon in August – the queues were at least the length of a T-Rex or two. It’s funny, she hasn’t seemed that interested in dinosaurs before but yesterday she was and I got out of it by promising we would come back when it’s less busy.

We got very lost in Kensington Gardens, we were heading for the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park but ended up at the temporary outdoor exhibits by the Serpentine Gallery.

Via running up and down hills, losing and finding the crystal gem balls we had bought at the Science Museum and climbing on tree stumps.

I had a job to convince her that we should go home – we didn’t arrive back until 7pm, about 3 hours later than I’d intended. Before children, I would spend many a weekend afternoon wandering in London and it felt pretty cool to be doing that again with my little sidekick.

I’ll write more about our theatre, V&A and Science Museum visits soon (short version – all were good and worth seeing / doing!).

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11 Comments

  • Reply Angela Milnes 15th August 2016 at 10:27 am

    These are fab pictures. I love the one of her on the tree. Lovely. #LivingArrows We have to visit Kensington Gardens!
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    • Reply Sian 20th August 2016 at 8:43 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Emma (Upside Mum) 15th August 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Looks amazing, sounds like you had a great day. Fab pictures. #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 20th August 2016 at 8:43 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Emma T 15th August 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely photos. That first one is really special. We were in London on Friday. I wanted to take N to the light and colour exhibition but the thought of the queues were too off putting. Such a shame because I’d love him to go but by the time we can get into London is’t already busy.
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    • Reply Sian 20th August 2016 at 8:42 am

      That is a shame! Hope you had fun anyway.

  • Reply Donna 20th August 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Oh wow what a packed day out! There really is nothing better than a wander in London x
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  • Reply Hannah | The Simple Things Blog 20th August 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day, and I love Serens dress. The shallow pool looks like a fab place to relax and paddle, my littles love anything involving water, is that in Kensington Gardens?

    • Reply Sian 22nd August 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! The pool is at the Diana Memorial Fountain which is in Hyde Park but just where it borders Kensington Gardens next to the Serpentine.

  • Reply MsXpat 21st August 2016 at 9:54 am

    Another fantastic day out! Its been many moon since I’ve been to Kensington Gardens, pre motherhood. You have inspired me to visit again soon. Looks like you all have a wonderful time :0) #countrykids. I look forward to seeing what else you all get up to next week.
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    • Reply Sian 21st August 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Ah thank you! I still need to get to the Princess Diana playground in Hyde Park too.

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