The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is a memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales in Kensington Gardens, in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.
It was erected after her death at a cost of £1.7 million on the site of the existing Peter Pan children's playground which had been founded in the time of JM Barrie, but it is larger and more elaborate than the original. The design, by Land Use Consultants, was inspired by Barrie's Peter Pan. Its most prominent feature is a full-scale wooden pirate ship which serves as a climbing area for children, and is surrounded by sand in which they can play. Other features include slides, swings, and an area designed for those with disabilities, including fragrant plants and sound features. The playground is an example of a "natural play" concept, designed to stimulate children's imagination, sense of adventure, and to encourage them to challenge their physical and mental powers.
Only adults supervising children up to the age of 12 will be admitted. Unaccompanied adults may only enter the playground between 9:30 am and 10 am.
Last entry 15 minutes prior to closing time.
Phone +44 300 061 2001
Coordinates 51°30'33.11" N -0°11'18.126" E