What’s on in Chiswick
There’s plenty for children to do in Chiswick. Weather permitting, there’s quite a lot that you can do for free. When the tide is out you can muck about on the shoreline of the River Thames. Entrance to the award winning gardens of Chiswick House and Gunnersbury Park is free. The museum at Gunnersbury Park runs a full programme of events for children of all ages, introducing them to everything from wood carving to a taste of life as a servant in Georgian England. We even have our own nature reserve in a little triangle of undeveloped land by Chiswick Park tube station – Gunnersbury Triangle.
With world-renowned drama and musical theatre school ArtsEd and the Tabard theatre, children can experience theatre productions of West End standard, as well as having the opportunity to try out drama and dance classes themselves. Chiswick School has a long-established Saturday morning music school run by parents and you can find everything from Kumon maths to ballet classes at Chiswick Town Hall. Giffords Circus has made the gardens of Chiswick House the only London venue in its annual summer tour and Turnham Green often has fun fairs in the school holidays.
We’re also fortunate to have some world class attractions in striking range. Kew Gardens, Syon Park, Osterley Park, the William Morris museum in Hammersmith and the London Wetland Centre in Barnes provide a rich mix of entertainment and education for kids. The Lyric theatre in Hammersmith and the Watermans arts centre in Brentford also run a packed programme of events for children.
If sport is more your thing, Chiswick is bursting with sports clubs for children and young people, from the Rocks Lane sports centre on Turnham Green Terrace to the sports clubs in Dukes Meadows and the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. Check out where you can get discounts on children’s activities with your Chiswick Calendar Club Card.