What’s on this weekend? (29/30 Mar)
This weekend we’d like to wish all of the local mums a very happy Mother’s Day! For anyone seeking ideas for entertaining the kids this weekend, here are a few of our top tips for people in Twickenham, Richmond and the surrounding areas…
Top weekend tip
Our top tip for this weekend is to visit Osterley House for a special ‘Family First Weekend’. Running on Saturday and Sunday, visit the house to learn the stories of the people who lived at Osterley and complete a special trail. Young visitors can design their own family tree and make a card for Mother’s Day. You can also learn how to research your family history, have your portraits done by a silhouette artist and play family skittles with a Georgian twist.
Want to know more? Read about the Family First Weekend
Ideas from our what’s on calendar
Want to make fabulous gifts for mum? Bring the kids to Create & Grow at Squires Garden Centre, Beany Boos Art & Craft Café in Whitton, Happy Potter Ceramics in Teddington, or the Richmond Pottery Café in East Twickenham for special Mother’s Day crafts.
For run-around fun, take little ones to Toddler Fun Time, Caterpillar Music or sign up with Little Kickers, Little Rugby or Lil Dragons. Meanwhile families can get active together every weekend with Family Roller Disco at Orleans Park Sports Centre.
Adults can enjoy a free screening of Project Wild Thing in Richmond and kids can engage in music and drama with Ritz Kids Voices choir, Perform Drama Classes, Poppet Theatre or Popin Theatre.
Last but not least, there are great bargains to be had at the Mum2Mum Market nearly new sale, and a great range of local farmers markets.
For full details and more ideas like these, browse What’s On
Days out and Everyday Fun
This weekend mums get free entry at Ham House & Gardens and the London Water & Steam Museum. Other great family days out include Hounslow Urban Farm, Kew Gardens, The London Wetland Centre and Hampton Court Palace.
As there is a chance of some bright weather this weekend, you might like to take a look at our round-up of fabulous free outdoor spaces in the Everyday Fun page. Top local options include a walk through Crane Park, which has new wooden carvings and an Old Shot Tower, a lengthy ramble in one of our Royal parks, with their wildlife and adventure playgrounds, or a meander along the Thames tow path, which is also ideal for cycling.
For lots more ideas like these, browse Everyday Fun
Ideas from our Local Directory
Looking for something specific? If you fancy taking the kids swimming, finding baby classes, kids’ workshops, dance schools, outdoor playgrounds, theatre shows, holiday camps, drop-in crafts, sports centres and more… then our Local Directory is the page for you!
Here we share a huge list of local activities and services for kids & families, many of which offer things to do at weekends .
To find out what’s available locally, browse our Local Directory
Have you checked out Twickermum’s feature articles recently? Our home page has a great range of local news, sharing information about new activities and start-ups for families in the local area. Recently we’ve shared the news about Twickenham Young Artists, brand new evening classes for creative kids aged 11-14, Wild Education classes for little ones, free music lessons in Richmond, the benefits of local Karate for kids, news about Ruggerooz, brand new rugby lessons for ages 2-7 and an introduction to Mum & Baby Boost, offering special, intimate fitness classes for mums who’d like to bring baby along.
For more news like this, visit our Home Page
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