I’ve wanted to take my husband and my children out on the river around Hyde Park since I can remember, and we finally got around to it!

On a blustery rainy day last week in true British style we put on our macs and set to. My husband rowed as we shouted ‘heave ho’ in unison! It was expensive and lasted only 30 minutes, but we couldn’t have had more fun, finishing the trip with the most delicious ice cream as we walked home through the park.

A really lovely thing to do and I’ll definitely be trying the pedalos next summer along with the lido that dozens of children were jumping in and out of. Whoever knew Hyde Park could be so fun!