On a sunny day, I’m a Regent’s Park girl. As a backdrop for a run, a long walk into Marylebone or a quick scooter/bike ride for the Smalls. On a cold wintry day, Hampstead Heath is a perfect place for a brisk march followed by a strong cup of coffee in the village. And Primrose Hill is just a very good excuse for breakfast in a cafe, some serious people watching or a mooch in those beautiful boutiques. So – an invitation to meet up with a favourite friend (who was visiting her old stomping ground for the weekend) in Hyde Park felt like a great park deviation.
Mini and I ditched the male housemates and sped our way to the 142 hectares (350 acres) of stunning greenery of Hyde Park.
And on the way back to the car, we stopped to check out the Serpentine Gallery’s annual commission to create a temporary yet ambitious structure for its pavilion.
And then this afternoon – we faced North and headed to Highgate Woods to meet some old friends and their smalls.
Little did we know that Monkey-D0 It would have errected one of their risky-play installations in the trees.
Monkey-Do It is a small non-profit social enterprise founded to promote tree climbing. Their wild play activities for children in parks and woodlands are free and focus on bringing smalls together with safely but with a degree of risk.
And that they did.