With the summer holidays in full swing and stretching out for another four weeks or so, it can be difficult to come up with things to keep your kids occupied without breaking the bank. We’ve put together this list of five relatively low cost or free things you can do with the kids in the Ealing summer holidays 2019.
Kew Gardens – Sunday Stories
Every Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm at the Davies Exploration House, you can catch Sunday Stories at Kew Gardens. Included in the entry ticket price to the gardens, adults and children alike will be enthralled by stories bringing some of their most outstanding collections to life, and looking at the relationship between plants and people.
To find out more, visit the Kew Gardens website.
Ealing Libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Something for little bookworms, Ealing Libraries have got just the challenge for them! Read six books during Ealing summer holidays 2019, and earn a certificate and medal! Alongside the challenge, there are lots and lots of free events across all of the local libraries. They’re all free, and you can attend events across the libraries – you’re not tied to one. To find out exactly what’s going on over the rest of the summer and when, download the Ealing Libraries Summer Reading Challenge PDF.
Crafts for kids
Looking for something to do indoors on a rainy day? There are any number of easy and fun crafts suitable for all ages to be found online, but we really love the idea of bringing the outdoors, indoors, with this button tree canvas. It’s also a great way to use up some of the buttons you have stashed away in a tin – we’ve all got one!
Dukes Meadows Chiswick
If you feel like a little bit of a trip, just a few miles away from Ealing is Dukes Meadows in Chiswick. The Dukes Meadows Trust started in 2000, and has raised over £1million since then to create a wonderful riverside park including an adventure play park and a water park which was designed in conjunction with local children, so excellent fun! There are events going on throughout the summer including birds of Prey flying in the Park and Punch & Judy by the paddling pool, so whilst it’s a lovely place to picnic and let the kids burn off some of their energy in its own right, it’s worth keeping an eye on the upcoming Events section of the Dukes Meadows Trust website to see what’s going on.
If you’re looking for something a little bit quieter and calmer, why not visit Hanwell Lock Flight? You could take some bread to feed the ducks, swans, and geese and its great fun watching the colourful boats make their way through the locks!
Do you live in Ealing? What do you like doing over the summer holidays? Please let us know via our Facebook page, we’re always on the lookout for new things to do with our kids too!