To ensure everyone enjoys the Parks fully, we ask that you refrain from the following:
Collecting or soliciting money – if yours is a charity picnic, any collections must take place outside of the park boundary.
Corporate advertising and distribution of leaflets – if yours is an informal staff picnic you will not be permitted to display any corporate banners or distribute promotional material.
Barbecues, or any form of cooking in the Parks. As well as being a fire hazard, abandoned barbecues can be a hazard to other visitors and to wildlife. There are catering outlets in each Park selling a selection of hot and cold food.
Playing ball games – ball games are only permitted in certain areas of some of the Parks. If you want to play ball games, please contact the park office to find out where you should play.
Playing music – please be considerate to others.
Fixing anything to trees or driving anything into the ground.
Erecting tents, marquees, or other structures, or any equipment that is likely to obstruct other park users.
Glass – please ensure that you use plastic cups and bottles where possible. Broken glass is a hazard to other visitors and wildlife and very difficult to remove from parkland.
Balloons – please remember to be careful when bringing balloons into the park, as when released they get caught up in the trees and are hard to remove. They can also be a hazard to the wildlife in the park. Mass balloon releases are not permitted in the Parks for these reasons.
We have no objection to alcoholic drinks, but they must be available free of charge (ie not for sale), and for consumption by your guests only. And of course, alcohol must only be made available to persons over the age of 18.
Remember, before you leave the Park, do collect all of your litter together to take home with you and recycle where possible.
Please do not leave any items unattended at any time, both to protect your items from theft and also to prevent them causing a possible security alert.
Above all, please be considerate, so other people can enjoy the park too.
We hope you enjoy your day in the Royal Parks. The Royal Parks Regulations are available on-line. Our website address is displayed on our notice boards.
The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill Vehicle Policy (simplified)
Vehicles on footpaths must not exceed 5 mph and in order to achieve this must remain in first gear
A banksman is required for reversing
Hazard lights (both indicators simultaneously) and/or beacons are NOT to be used when driving on footpaths.
Vehicles must not drive over or park on the grassed areas without permission
When driving within the fabric of the park, all drivers must:
– give way to pedestrians and animals at all times;
– stop to allow oncoming pedestrians to walk round unless a comfortable distance is available
– remain at a comfortable distance when following pedestrians – allow a comfortable distance when passing pedestrians
For the Bandstand programme you may wish to walk vehicles in and out