Decamp for the day to one of our favourite London parks with child-friendly cafes:
Battersea Park & Pear Tree Cafe
Battersea Park's gorgeous new Pear Tree Cafe is a destination in itself, plus there's Go Ape, the Children's Zoo, paths to explore on trikes, and a boating lake.
Hyde Park and Serpentine Kitchen
Paddling in the Princess Diana Memorial Fountains is children's paradise. Follow it up at with a pizza from the wood-fired pizza oven at the Serpentine Kitchen.
Granary Square and Picnic
Splash in the Granary Square fountains, visit the House of Illustration, pose at Platform 9 and 3/4 and have a picnic on the canal picked up from London's snazziest Waitrose.
Picture Gallery Pavillion, Dulwich Park and Clock Cafe
Play in Dulwich Park, join a children's workshop at the new Dulwich Picture Gallery Pavillion, and enjoy lunch at the Clock Cafe.
Regents Park and The Regent's Bar & Kitchen
Visit the Open Air Theatre, rent a boat on the lake, visit the playgrounds and enjoy the open air BBQ at the Regents Bar and Kitchen which serves up burgers, hot dogs and more.