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Places to See Ducks in London

by Sally Foster (follow)
Your little ones will go 'quackers' for these duck ponds

Heading to the local park with a bag of slightly stale bread to feed the ducks was some what like a right of passage when I was a child. Now that I have a child of my own, I wanted him to experience this tradition as well.

While research has shown that feeding the ducks is not great for their health, it is still great to visit them. Especially considering that 'duck' was one of my son's first words.

So we went on a hunt and found some awesome places to see the ducks in London that your little ones will go 'quackers' for!

Regents Park

Regent's Park has four children's playgrounds, large opened spaces and is home to over 100 species of bird and wildlife. You can see the ducks on the boating lake and London Zoo. Birds and ducks are so popular here, that there is even a bird walk which is a guided walk around the park taking you to all the best spots. You can check it out here.

Credit: Regent's Park Website


Location: Chester Road, London NW1 4NR

Hyde Park

This quintessential London spot has a diverse variety of species of flora and fauna. As well as ducks, you can see some gorgeous swans floating on the Serpentine. It is a trip through the past and a wonderful central place to take your little ones.

Credit: Hyde Park Website


Credit: Hyde Park Website


Royal Botanic Gardens

Home to the amazing Kid's Kew, with great attractions for the little ones including the woodland walk, children's natural play area and Queen Charlotte’s Cottages, The Royal Botanic Gardens also has some lovely little quackers in the various ponds.

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9 3AB

St James's Park

I know this article is about ducks, but St James's Park plays host to both ducks AND pelicans who have lived there for over 400 years. They live next to Duck Island Cottage and feeding times are between 2:30pm and 3:00pm every day. So you can visit both species of bird at the same time.

Credit: St James's Park Website


Location: St James's Park, London SW1A 2BJ

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Battersea Park Children's Zoo plays host to a wide variety of adorable animals, including ducks. There are designated feeding times and an adventure playground when your kids have had enough of the ducks and you want to tucker them out completely.

Location: Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ

Hampstead Heath

With a variety of different ponds, Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular open spaces and beautiful countryside. It is a wonderful oasis away from the busy city. With so much open space and ponds, you won't be overcrowded and will have plenty of ducks all to yourself.



We're sure there are numerous other great places to see the ducks in London so make sure to leave your favourites in the comments so our other readers can check them out!




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