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Things to do with children in Chiswick, West London. Check out our lovely parks and a range of children’s activities and family entertainment.

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Visit Syon Park

January 19
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Syon is one of the last great houses in London which is still lived in by a member of the aristocracy. It has been in the family of the present owner, the Duke of Northumberland, for more than 400 years. The park land, which is also home to the Syon Park Hilton hotel and children’s indoor play area Snakes and Ladders, never closes. Gardens The Gardens, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, are open 10.30 am – 4.30…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

January 19
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Gunnersbury Park is considered by English Heritage to be one of the most important parks in the country. Originally a country estate, it is now bordered by Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing. Gunnersbury is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing councils and run by a not-for-profit company, Gunnersbury CIC. The park has beautiful ornamental gardens with woods and lakes and a new sports hub with nine-hole golf, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. The sports hub is currently open for…

Visit Chiswick House Gardens

January 19
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Gardens open every day, open 7.00 am - dusk

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee. Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden are open 27 May to…

Visit Kew Gardens

January 19
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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.…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

January 19
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A green oasis created by intersecting railway lines, saved from development in the 1980s and managed by the London Wildlife Trust for wildlife and people. This wet woodland nature reserve is a haven for birds and small mammals, which take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8SvLBhxCI Walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around the ponds and acid grassland areas through this wild oasis in Chiswick. You can just wander round and enjoy the peace and beauty of…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

January 19 @ 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…

Visit the Musical Museum, Brentford

January 19 @ 10:30 am3:30 pm GMT
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The Musical Museum is a museum of musical instruments which also hosts live concerts. From tiny music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, the Musical Museum tells the story of how people have captured and listened to music in Europe over the past four centuries. The collection includes an impressive array of instruments and inventions, including reproducing pianos, orchestrions, self-playing violins, pipe organs, gramophones & synthesizers. Find out how music was recorded and reproduced, see and hear them in…

ParkTennis Sessions

January 22
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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.…

Rhyme and Storytime at Gunnersbury Park and Museum

January 28
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One event on January 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for rhymes, action songs, and interactive story book readings for babies and toddlers with their grown-ups. These playful sessions are free and inspired by the museum and park. Each lasts 30 minutes. 12.15 - 12.45pm and 2 - 2.30pm Free, but places are limited so it is recommended that you book in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in…

Lemn Sissay: Gold From The Stone

January 30 @ 2:30 pm GMT

Join the Lyric Theatre for an afternoon with Lemn Sissay, one of Britain’s most popular and celebrated poets. Experience his seminal body of work with a selection of readings by Lemn himself as well as stories about his life and work. Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then, his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums…

Little Flamingos

February 11 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm GMT
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One event on March 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on March 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for their Little Flamingos club for under 5s. Come and have fun taking part in a range of activities that can include making music, playing games, doing crafts, interactive stories, and role play. Each of the sessions will have a chance to discover beautiful objects and interesting places within the setting of Gunnersbury Park Museum. Tickets £5 Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support…

It’s a Wild Life – February Half-Term at London Wetland Centre

February 12February 20

Create some magical memories this half-term and treat the family to an adventure at The London Wetland Centre. Enjoy a creative outdoor experience, meet a wide array of thriving wildlife, and tackle a range of special hands-on activities. Children and family events this half-term: Mud Kitchen Give your young adventurers the chance to finally create their imaginary, culinary concoctions. The Mud Kitchen is a free-play activity that provides a healthy dollop of mud, pots & pans, and all the utensils…

Hen Corner – Introduction to Making Cheese

March 2 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm GMT

 Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we separate the curds and whey, creating three different cheeses in our London kitchen… Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made biscuits. After an introduction to our time together we will start making our first cheese following the whole process from beginning to end. Throughout the day, you will have…

Easter Duck Trail

April 2
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 18, 2022

Can you ‘quack the case’ this Easter and find the bright yellow ducks hiding around The London Wetland Centre. Pick up a trail card at admissions and crack the clues to find the bright yellow, cheeky ducks that are hiding around the wetlands. You’ll need all your special detective skills to track them. Look up as well as down, The LWC ducks like to perch above you sometimes. They also love splashing around, so they won’t be far from the…

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