Golders Hill Park London NW11
The excitement of a park depends not only on the quality of the playground facilities but the variety of other activities that a park can offer.Golders Hill is next to the Hampstead Heath, which in itself is a great forest adventure.
Golders Hill has sprawling lawns and beautifully maintained walled- garden. The ponds are filled with various species of ducks, but please don’t feed them bread because it attracts rats and surely can’t be good for them.
There is a butterfly house, a small zoo, deer enclosure and an aviary.
The playground has large wooden climbing frame and separate toddlers play area with a sand pit large enough for a sleep-deprived parent to dream they are at the beach.
The café in the park is fabulous. It at the top of the park, on a patio that seems to be a famous sun-trap and is frequented but OAP’s who soak up the sun like seagulls, and give a friendly head-pat or cheek-pinch to the kids. There is delicious Italian ice-cream bar and the café has an extensive menu, the spaghetti is delicious!
Golders Hill park is perfect for a picnic, a game of football, an adventurous ramble, tree- climbing and playground acrobatics. Dogs are welcome on their leads and most of the park is accessible with a wheelchair.
In Golders Hill park, there is a ‘secret’ pathway that leads to the Hill Garden and pergola, which perfect place to explore and picnic.
During the summer holidays, check the website for free children’s entertainment on the bandstand. There will be a grand Jubilee celebration with music and fireworks on 4 June 2012.