Photo Friday: Beached Ship

One of the side effects of traveling with young kids is that you get to know playgrounds all over the world. Here's one of my favorites - can anyone guess where we spent a warm sunny day climbing on a pirate ship? I'll post the answer and more pictures on Monday.

Captain Hook's Pirate Ship
Captain Hook's Pirate Ship

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      1. Lucia on February 10, 2011 at 10:52 p.m.

        Very cool park! We had a similar pirate ship park in Okinawa, Japan but I am guessing that wasn't where you were :) But now that I think about it, could you possibly be in London at the Princess Diana Memorial Park?

        Isn't it funny how parks suddenly become very important when traveling with kids. It is interesting to see the cultural differences in parks that come with world travels. Parks in Japan were thrilling and usually fabulous...huge rolling slides, concrete slides (sounds bizarre but they could be quite fast and slippery), and cazy, big climbing structures. Here in Sicily, playgrounds barely exist and if you do find one they are usually pretty old, run-down, and covered in grafitti. The place to run and hang out with kids is the piazza in the center of, scooters, and gelato. One of our favorite parks of all time is the Princess Diana Memorial Park in London. That really is a wonderful, magical playground. Look forward to finding out more about your recent pirate outing!

      2. Sophie on February 11, 2011 at 1:35 a.m.

        Funny how even the grottiest little playground can keep children occupied for hours.

        This one is anything but grotty, though. I agree with Lucia - it's Diana's playground.

      3. Sonja on February 11, 2011 at 6:18 a.m.

        Seems like Lucia and Sophie are pretty sure about their guess. Mine's probably wrong then . . . I was gonna say it's at a Disney resort.

      4. Wanderluster on February 11, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.

        What fun! I'm going to take a it in Florida?

      5. Diane H. on February 11, 2011 at 11:36 a.m.

        My kids were on that ship at Christmas! We loved it there. Very fun in the winter since it wasn't as busy - although quite cold.

      6. Mara on February 11, 2011 at 2:47 p.m.

        I'm guessing that this is in London, in Kensington Gardens in the Princess Diana Memorial playground and that you are there because your flight back to the United States was cancelled due to the volcano in Iceland. Do I get extra points if I'm right about all the details?

      7. Corfu Secret on February 16, 2011 at 3:18 p.m.

        Looks wonderful park and very nice pirate ship. My son start ask already to travel there

      8. bweiss on February 17, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

        Yes but the kids is what vacations are all about.