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Golders Hill Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or two with the kids. It's home to a zoo, brilliant sports facilities, beautiful wildlife and plants, and much more.
For active families, Golders Hill Park is a delight. Discover your inner Andy Murray or Serena Williams with a fun game of tennis on one of the park’s courts, or grab a paddle and hit the table tennis tables at the park. If you fancy something a little fancier, then the park is also home to its very own croquet lawns.
One of the park’s biggest highlights is Golders Hill Park Zoo. This London petting zoo is completely free and is a lovely place to visit with kids. You’ll find a brilliant range of interesting animals, including donkeys, maras, kookaburras, pheasants, and lemurs. The animals are friendly, and it's one of only two free zoos in London, alongside Hanwell Zoo in West London.
Next to the main zoo building, you’ll find the park’s beautiful family of fallow deer, whose inquisitive nature is sure to excite younger kids. There are even emus, which is something that you don’t usually find in the middle of London!
At Golders Hill Park, you’ll also find a large children’s playground, complete with a sandpit to jump around and play in. The playground is open year-round and has lots of equipment for kids to enjoy. There’s also the utterly magical butterfly house, which is open from March to October. At this London butterfly house, you can discover all kinds of butterflies floating around the building; it’s sure to be a huge hit with the kids.
There's also a beautifully tended flower garden. The garden is landscaped and comes to life during the summer months, when the plants are in full bloom. The garden is next to a small duck pond, which also features a water garden that runs onto the Park's larger lake. The gardens and park are an excellent place for a family picnic in the sunshine.
On Sunday afternoons in the summer, you can catch a brilliant musical performance at the Park's bandstand. Local musicians often play here, and it’s a great place to relax on a warm summer’s day while a band plays. There are also children’s summer holiday camps that take place in and around the bandstand.
Golders Hill Park is connected to the larger area of Hampstead Heath, which is also great to explore, especially the glorious Kenwood House. In an area of Hampstead Heath close to Golders Hill Park, you’ll find the beautiful hill gardens and pergola. This is the ruins of an old terrace of one of the park’s famous mansions, and today is a stunningly beautiful destination to enjoy great views in a setting that feels like something straight out of a fairy tale.
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