What’s on this weekend? (5/6 April)
This weekend sees the start of Easter festivities at lots of local attractions, with many opportunities for special days out. (For a full guide to the school holidays, check out What’s on for kids this Easter).
For the weekend ahead, here is a round-up of great local ideas for people in Twickenham, Richmond and nearby areas…
Top weekend tip
Our top tip for this weekend (and for the Easter weeks ahead) is to visit the newborn animals at Hounslow Urban Farm. Baby boom is in full swing this season, with lots of new arrivals, including ducklings, lambs, calves, kids, chicks and bunnies. From Monday 7th there will also be special Easter egg trails and crafts on offer and children are invited to help bottle feed the newborn lambs and assist with pony grooming.
Find out more at Hounslow Urban Farm
Local Days out
This weekend, lots of local attractions have kicked off their special Easter activities. There’s Loads of Roald Dahl-themed Easter activities at Kew Gardens, Easter family fun at Hampton Court palace and Egg-citing activities at the London Wetland Centre.
This is also the first weekend of the year when local gem, Turner’s House in St Margarets, opens its doors to the public. Other great local Places to visit include the National Trust properties, Ham House and Gardens and Osterley Park.
As the holiday kicks off, you might also like to take a look at our round-up of fabulous free outdoor spaces in the Everyday Fun page. Take a walk through Crane Park and discover the wooden carvings and the Old Shot Tower… or a lengthy ramble in one of our Royal parks, with horse riding, wildlife and adventure playgrounds, or how about a family bike ride along the Thames tow path or a boat ride?
For more ideas like these, visit Everyday Fun.
Ideas from our what’s on calendar
This weekend creative kids can enjoy arts and crafts at Beany Boos in Whitton, Richmond Pottery Café, Strawberry Hill House and Landmark Arts Centre & Happy Potter Ceramics in Teddington. Also don’t forget the Free Sunday Afternoon Art at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham!
There’s drama and singing on offer with Perform Drama Classes in Twickenham, Poppet theatre and Popin Theatre in Teddington and Ritz Kids Voices in Richmond and run-around fun can be had at Little Kickers, Little Rugby, Lil Dragons and Toddler fun time at Orleans Park Sports Centre.
Now that the sunshine is beginning to peep out at intervals, don’t forget about Twickenham Play Beach – it’s totally free and open every day! And, last but not least, parents can pick up great local produce at Twickenham Farmers’ Market , Richmond Farmers’ Market or Kew Village Market
For more ideas like these, browse What’s On
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
Top Local News
Have you checked out Twickermum’s feature articles recently? This week we’ve added our Easter guide and an introduction to a great new start-up for local mums – Mummy’s Time Out.
For lots of other special features about activities, news and start-ups for families in the local area, visit our Home Page
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