The Round Pond, Hyde park
Dreary days, grey cloudy overcast and drizzling skies. Doesn't winter make it just that little more challenging to get yourself motivated? Let alone entertain little people. Feeding the ducks shouldn't just be left for spring and summer. The girls still like to get out in the fresh air so we have been strolling down to the round pond in Hyde Park to feed the ducks at least once or twice a week. We wrap up in our warmest attire, warm coats, woolly hats and knitted scarves and we pack a huge bag of stale bread for the ducks to enjoy.
At this time of year the round pond is a lot quieter and without sounding silly it's nice to spend quality time with the ducks without a million other people watching your feeding session. We usually always finish our time with a walk around the pond, its very peaceful, with a view that allows my mind to meditate and relax and in the near distance you can admire Kensington Palace.
Even if you don't live walking distance to Hyde Park, going to feed the ducks at the round pond is located in the perfect location, you can hop off the tube or bus at Queensway or Bayswater and on entering the park it's a very uncomplicated 5 minute straight walk from the entrance. If you're feeling really energetic you could combine it with a visit to the Diana Memorial Play Park which in my opinion is the best play park in London for children.
Nearest stations: Queensway or Bayswater