In Pictures: Treehouse Galleries In Regent's Park

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 111 months ago
In Pictures: Treehouse Galleries In Regent's Park
Salvador Dali: just what kids like to read
Salvador Dali: just what kids like to read
The Spherical Reading Gallery
The Spherical Reading Gallery
Climbing down can be trickier than climbing up
Climbing down can be trickier than climbing up
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Consider that fair warning
Consider that fair warning
"...chillin' in the trees"
"...chillin' in the trees"
Nuts, bolts, sheet plastic... sure never had these materials as a treehouse-building kid
Nuts, bolts, sheet plastic... sure never had these materials as a treehouse-building kid
No swinging in the Peace Pod, now
No swinging in the Peace Pod, now
Who needs an iPhone when you have the classic can-phone?
Who needs an iPhone when you have the classic can-phone?
The Orbidesic Dome, obviously
The Orbidesic Dome, obviously
The Budding Hub Gallery
The Budding Hub Gallery
Up in the Budding Hub Gallery
Up in the Budding Hub Gallery

Even a youthful Unabomber couldn't have conceived a forest redoubt this cool. The Treehouse Galleries in Regent's Park are about the funnest thing you'll take your toddler to this summer.

We say toddler, but really, the treehouses are in part all about the child within us jaded adults, the one that used to scurry up trees and hastily build jerry-rigged hideaways with the aid of a few sheets of balsawood filched from the garden shed, in the days before parents were too scared to let the little ones out of sight. At least, that's how it felt for this Londonista.

Enough with the childhood memories. The gallery is, according to those responsible, an "innovative public project featuring a free daily program of events, arts, musicology and activities". There are two treehouses to climb, a "sound garden", "orbidesic dome stage", and various other bits and pieces scattered round. But forget all that: it's essentially a great big playground where kids and unimpeded adults can run wild, get dirt under the fingernails, and counter all the well-reported debilitative effects of a life spent indoors infront of a PS3.

Treehouse Gallery is open until September 6th, from 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs and 10am-8pm Fri-Sun. Find it at the north side of the boating lake (map). A full list of activities can be found on the website

Last Updated 13 August 2009