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Visit London Museum of Water and Steam, Brentford

May 29December 31

The museum will be reopening Saturday 29 May. The London Museum of Water & Steam is an independent museum founded in 1975 as the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. It was rebranded in early 2014 following a major investment project. ‘Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply, the site, its people and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great…

ParkTennis Sessions

July 23 @ 8:00 amDecember 31 @ 5:00 pm BST

This event runs every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Gunnersbury Park. Parktennis is for players of all ages and abilities. They have a family court for parents to play with their young children using softer red balls, typically for children aged 9 and under. The remaining courts are used for the teenagers and adults. The adults play a mixture of singles, doubles and fun team games that are designed for all levels of ability, active and inclusive of large numbers.…

Illuminature at London Wetland Centre

October 22, 2021January 9, 2022

New light trail at WWT London this autumn! Experience a unique, illuminated trail like no other and explore nature after dark. Join friends and family as you explore the after-dark trail through habitats of owls, geese and otters. Walk past reed beds, lagoons and the grazing marsh and see larger-than-life illuminations of iconic wetland wildlife. WWT and lighting trail experts Lumagica in association with MK Experience are proud to present 'ILLUMINATURE' - a unique opportunity to see a different side…

Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park

November 12November 28

As the nights draw in, Syon Park once again hosts the Enchanted Woodland, which sees the 600-year-old gardens transformed by a display of lights and music. Now in its 14th year the trail winds through the arboretum, passing the sixteenth century Syon House, and ends at the spectacular Great Conservatory. An array of lighting effects – from high-tech lasers to low tech candles – illuminate the visitor’s way through the trees. The event is put together by a team of…

Panto at The Lyric – Aladdin

November 19, 2021January 2, 2022

This Christmas, all of your wishes shall be granted and you'll be sat with your loved ones singing 'Glory, Glory, Hammersmith' once again. Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride. This festive family adventure follows Aladdin on his quest for true love, fortune and (maskless) hugs with his nearest and dearest. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and…

Visit Kew Gardens

November 27
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Kew Gardens is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants; 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage site. An outing for all seasons In winter the Palm House welcomes you into the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales Conservatory invites you to explore ten of the world’s climatic zones and the Waterlily House shows off its amazing, giant lily pads.…

Father Christmas Experience at London Wetland Centre

November 27 @ 8:00 amNovember 28 @ 5:00 pm GMT
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Visitors will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and Ken the Grand-Elf in his tranquil wetlands’ grotto and children get to receive a special gift, all while enjoying the fantastic backdrop of the WLC's colourful nature reserve. It really is the most wonderful time of the year, so it's no surprise that everyone at the North Pole is super-excited as Christmas draws near! Father Christmas and the Elves are busy making toys and decorating the Christmas tree, so all…

Visit Osterley Park

November 28 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm GMT
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Osterley Park is a Georgian country estate in west London, now owned by the National Trust. Described by Horace Walpole as ‘the palace of palaces’, Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients. While the park is open every day from 09.00 and the garden is open from 10.00 am. Book a car park space To avoid disappointment please book a car…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

November 28 @ 9:30 am4:30 pm GMT
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WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. An urban oasis for wildlife, with wading birds, ducks and otters. A lovely place to go, with or without kids. Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Enjoy the lakes, ponds and gardens, café and play areas. The Wetlands Centre has reopened on a timed entry ticket system. Every visitor will need to pre-book. The centre…

Train play sessions for autistic/ADHD children [Kew/Brentford]

November 28 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm GMT
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Join All Aboard Club's train play sessions for autistic and ADHD children in a safe and understanding environment. All Aboard Club is bringing its trains to the London Museum of Water & Steam in Kew/Brentford. Autistic and ADHD children can build and play with our huge train sets in an inclusive, supportive and understanding environment. Tickets are limited and MUST be bought in advance. Tickets £8- £12 Book tickets: All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all…

Time Travel Tinies (0-2s): Festive storytelling event

December 3

Join The National Archives' marvellous storyteller, Dani, for a sensory adventure into Christmas and winter in their new sessions for babies and their carers. Dani will excite all five senses in a magical festive journey. This event is for babies age 0-2 and their carers, with a session for 0-10 months (pre-walkers) and 10-24 months (walkers). The event will run as follows: - First session, 0-10 months (pre-walkers): 10:30-11:00am - Second session, 10-24 months (walkers): 11:15-11:45am Please arrive 10 minutes…

A Chiswick Christmas

December 3 @ 10:00 amDecember 5 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

Join Chiswick House this December for two long weekends of Christmas shopping and festive cheer. With artisan markets, workshops and Christmas carols. Shop local and support independent artists and makers at Duck Pond Christmas Market.  From jewellery to wooden toys, prints and sweet treats, the Market has a wide range of Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. A festive open-air alternative to online shopping and the busy high street. Their very own Chiswick House Christmas Shop will also be…

Father Christmas at Gunnersbury

December 4December 19

Pay a very special visit to Gunnersbury Park's Victorian Father Christmas, dressed in his traditional green robes, in their Historic Kitchens. Help their kitchen maid make decorations to take home with you and then visit Father Christmas in his festive Study. Children will receive a traditional wooden toy as a gift. The initial ticket price secures your timeslot but is for one child only. Any additional children must be paid for on the day at a price of £10 per…

Time Travel Club: Arctic Adventure storytelling (5-7s years)

December 4 @ 10:30 am GMT

Join The National Archive for a wintery Arctic storytelling adventure inspired by special documents from our collection. Using props, toys, and music, we’ll travel to a faraway snowy place on a festive mission. The story will be followed by craft activities and is suitable for children aged 5-7. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are available to book for families/bubbles of up to 6 people including adults and children. All groups will be charged a flat rate of £5…

Maggie & Rose Chiswick Nursery – Open Day

December 9 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm GMT
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One event on December 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Maggie and Rose are inviting non-members to visit them at one of their open days. During your visit, you will experience their setting with a full tour, as well as an interactive 'stay and play' session for your little one with members of their team. Their team will talk you through everything that happens in a typical day at their nursery, and the Maggie & Rose early years learning approach Tickets Free Book tickets: All events in Chiswick See…

Children’s Christmas Fair

December 11 @ 10:00 am11:30 am GMT

The William Morris Society and Emery Walker House have teamed up with friends from across the heritage world to bring a range of fun festive craft ideas to you this December! Create paper wreaths and Christmas cards with Benjamin Franklin House. Make your own angel decorations with Arts & Crafts Hammersmith (William Morris Society and Emery Walker House) and construct a snow globe with Newington Green Meeting House. There'll be festive snacks and we'll also play some Christmas tunes on the glass armonica,…

Time Travel Club: Festive Feasting (8-11 years)

December 11 @ 10:30 am GMT

From pig heads to pineapples, journey back in time to explore the wild and wonderful treats people have enjoyed at Christmas time throughout history, and design your own Christmas plate to feast on at home! The event is suitable for children age 8-11 years. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are available to book for families/bubbles of up to 6 people including adults and children. All groups will be charged a flat rate of £7.50 per group no matter…

Cabinet of Living Cinema presents ‘The Snowman’

December 11 @ 2:30 pm4:00 pm GMT

This Yuletide, be utterly charmed by a unique live score to the 1982 animation of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman featuring contributions from your good elves...sorry, selves! Join renowned live cinema performers - Cabinet of Living Cinema – for a short rehearsal and live sound effects workshop. Use these to contribute to the 26-minute performance of a festive classic. And don’t forget to brush down your vocal chords for the unforgettable Walking in the Air chorus. Tickets £10 Book tickets:…

Christmas Workshop – ‘Do you want to make a snowman?’

December 18 @ 10:30 am11:30 am GMT

Join Chiswick House in this fun family workshop to make a cute little sock snow person of your own. Elaine Gordon will show you how to use simple techniques (no sewing required) to make your own individual and unique snow person to take home with you. These little characters would make a lovely gift for a family member or a keepsake to love for years to come. You’ll also have time to decorate a Christmas card featuring your snow person.…

Hammersmith Safer Cycle Pathway Festive Celebration Family Ride

December 18 @ 11:00 am GMT

Join other locals and families to welcome the new bike lane. They will ride from Lyric Square to Kew Bridge and back. Joining with Hounslow Cycling, they are supporting W6 Safe Cycling Families. Easy pace, suitable for children. Anticipated duration is about an hour and a half. Meet 10:45am for 11am departure. This ride is supported by Hammersmith & Fulham Cycling which is part of the London Cycling Campaign. If you sign up for this ride and find out that…

Christmas Workshop – The Snow Queen Storytelling Session

December 18 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm GMT

Gerda’s best friend Kai has been stolen by the terrifying Snow Queen. How can she find him? Children aged 5-11 are invited to join storyteller Vanessa Woolf on Gerda’s exciting adventures, featuring cruel mirrors, icy windows, reindeer, witches, demons and a glorious happy ending. This story time session involves multisensory participation and is suitable for children over five. Vanessa performs internationally and her playful, inclusive method of storytelling makes the audience feel like they are helping her to create the…

Christmas Crafternoons at Gunnersbury Park

December 23December 30

Get crafty over the Christmas holidays Join Gunnersbury Park Museum for their free family drop in activities and take something festive home. Drop in between 12:30 – 15:30. Tickets Suggested donation £2 per child, adults free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No booking required but space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

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