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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…

Autumn Treasure Hunt with Percy the Park Keeper

October 14November 14

This October be part of a live theatrical treasure hunt with Percy the Park Keeper as you help him get his animal friends ready for winter. Forest school meets puppetry, world-class theatrical storytelling and clue-based adventure in this unique experience designed specifically for Chiswick House and Gardens. Created by a producing and creative team behind many of your favourite family friendly experiences, this unique outdoor event opens on 14 October with limited availability throughout half term and beyond. Demand is expected…

Bizzy Buddies October Half-Term

October 18October 29

The Bizzy Buddies are back for the summer holidays. Join Reiss, Noah and their team at the Cricket Pavilion for sporty fun and games – including dodgeball, football, athletics, tennis, rounders, cricket and more! The October half-term camp will be running 18 – 29 October. There are various booking options available, from half days to full weeks. There are sibling discounts available as well as a 10% discount on a full week booking. The Bizzy Buddies team are strictly working…

Visit Syon Park

October 21
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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

October 21
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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

October 21
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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

October 21
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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

October 21
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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

October 22 @ 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

October 22 @ 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 has reopened on a timed entry ticket system. Every visitor will need to pre-book. The centre…

Visit the Musical Museum, Brentford

October 22 @ 10:30 am3:30 pm BST
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The Musical Museum will be reopening on Friday 28 May 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…

Little Lyric – The Tales of Robin Hood

October 23

Join England's Greatest Outlaw as he and his Merry Friends take on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Be swept along in the adventure as dynamic puppetry and colourful acting bring these much-loved tales to life. With comedy, derring-do and even interactive archery The Tales of Robin Hood is a 'quiver-full of fun' for both young and old alike. This production will have two 50 minute performances, one at 11.00 am and the other at 1.00 pm. Tickets: £5 Book tickets: lyric.co.uk…

Little Lyric – Zoom

October 26 @ 8:00 amOctober 30 @ 5:00 pm BST

Molly knows everything about space. All the planets and their moons; even the number of Saturn's rings. Everything! Zoom is a new play for children aged 3-8 years with music, songs and puppetry. A gentle introduction for young children into ways they can help to protect their environment. 'Molly is definitely, absolutely going to be an astronaut when she grows up.' But when, one wintry night, Molly meets a visitor from outer space she realises she still has a lot to…

Time Travel Club: Seasons (5-7 years)

October 26 @ 10:30 am BST

The Time Travel Club is back. As the golden leaves of autumn turn crisp, join The National Archives for a sensory adventure to explore all of the seasons in their archive. Using props, toys and music, this storytelling adventure is inspired by documents in the collection. The story will be followed by craft activities, and is suitable for children age 5-7. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are limited as they have a capacity of 5 families, so don’t…

Half term printing workshop

October 26 @ 12:30 pm2:00 pm BST

Did you know Hogarth made many of his own prints? Why not follow in his footsteps? Blind debossing is when an image is produced onto the paper with out ink and it makes fabulous works of art. No ink needed! Participants will create a debossing plate, watch it run through our press and take home their very own unique creation! Hogarth's House also run printmaking workshops for adults on both blind embossing/debossing and drypoint, check their What’s On guide for…

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

October 29 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST

Become a pumpkin carving maestro in this spook-tacular workshop! Work with Gunnersbury Park and Museum's experts to create a pumpkin with personality for Halloween. Two sessions available: 10.30 - 12 pm and 1.30 - 3 pm Pumpkin included! Tickets £12 Book tickets: shop.visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local…

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

November 6

All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing, not only from books but from children's minds too! Now only a secret organisation known as the Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories - and they need your help! Especially made for ages 6 and up, Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers develops both creative and literacy skills through performance, games and creative play whilst exploring Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories. This production will have two performances, one at 11.00 am…

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…

Little Lyric – The Princess and The Pea

November 13

Set in the Museum of Forgotten Things, three musical curators, tell the tale of the museums artefacts including the mystery of a little green pea and how it got there. This one hour of fun is packed with humour and memorable songs, including 'a romp through every type of princess you can imagine, with hilarious costumes to match'. This production will run two performances, one at 11.00 am and the other at 1.00 pm. Tickets: £8 Book tickets: lyric.co.uk/shows All…

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…

Little Lyric – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

November 24December 24

Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares for his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Back for the show’s 10th anniversary year, Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite, co-produced with the Olivier Award-nominated Pins & Needles Productions. Each performance will last 60 minutes, with a variety of showtimes.…

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…

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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