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Visit Syon Park

May 12
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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 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

May 12
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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

May 12
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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

May 12
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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 Gardens are open, but visitors have to book a time slot in advance. 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…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

May 12
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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 Osterley Park

May 12 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm BST
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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 café is open for takeaway, the bookshop, house and shop remain closed until further notice. The garden is…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

May 12 @ 9:30 am5:30 pm BST
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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 is planning to reopen on 12 April 2021 on a timed entry ticket system. Every visitor…

Hogarth House – Mulberry tree virtual rhyme time

May 23 @ 3:00 pm4:30 pm BST

A virtual rhyme time session for early years and their families as part of Urban Tree Festival 2021 Based around their 350-year-old mulberry tree, they're inviting families with young children to join them virtually for a free 30-minute interactive rhyming and storytelling session. They have a poem about the tree with actions so families can follow along with them. Join them to help develop a story about where the tree might have come from. This event will take place in…

Music and Movement for 3 month – 2 year olds

May 26
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One event on June 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

Join Kew for a fun and interactive session of music-making with a seasonal focus in their spectacular gardens . The session will be led by a musician and accompanied by live instruments, like an accordion or french horn. Experience traditional nursery rhymes, along with nature-inspired music from around the world. Using baby-friendly props and natural instruments like seed shakers, children will be encouraged to interact with the music, develop their fine motor skills and respond to the rhythm with their whole…

Theatre at Kew – The Little Gardener

May 29 @ 11:00 amJune 6 @ 4:30 pm BST

Come and enjoy Kew Gardens's fantastic theatrical show of The Little Gardener this May half-term. Presented by How It Ended and adapted from the enchanting children's book by Emily Hughes, The Little Gardener performances will take place inside a magical greenhouse, located in their beautiful Gardens. Perfect for little budding gardeners seeking inspiration for their own green fingers. Each family-friendly performance will last for 30 minutes. Performances at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4.00pm Tickets Included with entry to the Gardens. Book Tickets: kewgardens.seetickets.com See our events…

Theatre at Chiswick Playhouse – Don’t Tell Grandma

May 31June 7

Join two sisters who turn a trip to their Grandma’s into an all-singing, all-dancing adventure! Sneaking upstairs into the attic, the girls come across many exciting objects, family memories and let their fantasies run wild. Featuring many songs you’ll recognise for the whole family to enjoy, Don’t Tell Grandma is perfect family entertainment, full of imagination, fun, and two, not always perfectly behaved, sisters! This production runs from Monday 30 May to Sunday 6 May with performances at 11.00am and…

Bizzy Buddies May Half Term Multisport Camp

May 31 @ 9:00 amJune 4 @ 3:30 pm BST

After a popular Easter Sports Camp, the Bizzy Buddies are returning to Chiswick House & Gardens for May half term. Join Reiss, Noah and their team are based at the Cricket Pavilion over May half term for multi-sports fun and games for children aged 3 – 11 years. Sports include dodgeball, football, athletics, tennis, rounders, cricket, sports day games and more. There are various booking options available, from half days to full weeks. There are sibling discounts available as well…

Al Fresco theatre at Syon Park

June 9June 13

Al Fresco theatre at Syon Park in June, like its sister event to Pub in the Park at Chiswick House in September, offers outside entertainment with gourmet food from ‘some of the most exciting and well-known chefs in the UK’. With this event you drive in, park in your socially distanced spot and have your food brought to you in your car, or picnic outside the car while you enjoy theatre, comedy, music or a movie. Mark Watson’s Carpool Comedy Club on Friday…

Giffords Circus

June 24July 11
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Giffords Circus returns to the grounds of Chiswick House in June. This year’s show, The Hooley, comes from the imagination of the late Nell Gifford who dreamt up the show with Director Cal McCrystal. Starring Lil Rice, Tweedy the Clown, Nancy Trotter Landry, Rebecca Musselwhite, and Duo Imagine. With live music from the Giffords Circus band directed by musical director James Keay. ‘There will be fairies, trolls, pixies, leprechauns, wild horses, Celtic music and dancing and all the madcap magic…

Party on the Pier

July 25

Every year – except 2020 – Chiswick Pier Trust has put on a big, fun, family party by the river. As in previous years, this year there will be free boat trips on the Golden Salamander; the Chiswick Pier Canoe Club will be providing taster sessions in the water, and the Thames Education Trust will be doing river dipping (don’t forget your wellies!) Amanda from Amanda’s Action Kids will entertain the little ones with energetic games and dancing, and there…

Luna Cinema at Chiswick House – Romeo and Juliet

August 18 @ 8:15 pm10:15 pm BST

The Luna Cinema is returning to Chiswick House from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for a big-screen experience in the open air. 'Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect summer’s…

Luna Cinema at Chiswick House – Knives Out

August 19 @ 8:15 pm10:25 pm BST

The Luna Cinema is returning to Chiswick House from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for a big-screen experience in the open air. 'Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect summer’s…

Luna Cinema at Chiswick House – Grease

August 20 @ 8:15 pm10:00 pm BST

The Luna Cinema is returning to Chiswick House from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for a big-screen experience in the open air. 'Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect summer’s…

Luna Cinema at Chiswick House – The Greatest Showman

August 21 @ 8:15 pm10:00 pm BST

The Luna Cinema is returning to Chiswick House from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 August with a line-up of classic and feel-good films to make your summer. After months of staying indoors watching movies on the small screen, it’s time to head outside for a big-screen experience in the open air.  'Throw in great food, a full bar, both with click and collect service, and of course giant screens with incredible state of the art sound, and you have yourself your perfect summer’s…

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