Litten Nature Reserve

Kid Friendly

The Litten Nature Reserve is a hectare in size and is a little gem hidden away in Greenford, west London. It has three ponds, two natural which tend to fill in the winter and dry out in the summer. The other small pond is near the Education Building and is used for pond dipping.


118 Oldfield Lane South
Greenford, UB6 9JX


Other animals and nature

Gunnersbury Park Museum

The recently reopened Gunnersbury museum is housed in one of the beautifully restored buildings in Gunnersbury Park.

Mammoths roaming in Southall and hippos wallowing in the waters of Brentford? This is one of many unexpected local history insights you can learn during a visit to the newly reopened Gunnersbury Park Museum. The diverse collections explore the heritage and culture of Ealing, Hounslow and surrounding areas, within the restored museum and outbuildings.


Gunnersbury Park House,
Popes Lane, W3 8LQ


Days out

Northala Fields

< Parks and Nature

Northala Fields was opened in 2008 after four years of site work. Northala Fields was built using waste from the original Wembley Stadium and the White City shopping centre, turning materials into new habitats for wildlife and a range of recreational facilities.

This unique park featuring 4 distinctive hills is right on our doorstep. The viewpoint on top of the tallest mound (22 metres), provides a 360-degree panoramic views into central London and the surrounding area. There are also some awesome playgrounds for the kids, a cafe, fishing lakes, wetlands, wildlife, streams and plenty more to explore.


Kensington Rd,
Northolt UB5 6UR

Things to do

  • Playgrounds

  • Model boating lake, six fishing lakes, and three wildlife ponds

  • Cafe


Other parks

Syon Park

Syon Park,


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Kew Gardens

Richmond, TW9 3AB


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YMCA South Ealing

Kid Friendly

We offer a range of exciting classes for children at YMCA South Ealing, on a pay-as-you-go basis, for ages 0-4 years.

Are you looking for an activity for your little one which they will love? We have a range of classes that will boost their development, fire up their imaginations and which are sociable for you too! From Merry-go-Round Drop-in on Monday and Tuesday mornings, to Tinies Tumble on Fridays, there’s a class each day to try.


25 St Mary’s Road,
W5 5RE


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Hanwell Zoo

Kid Friendly

'Welcome to Hanwell Zoo, where passion for animals, conservation and nature fills our little zoo to the brim!

Known locally as the ‘Bunny Park’, Hanwell Zoo is the home to a selection of birds, mammals and a seasonal butterfly house as well as other cheeky residents like Hatari the porcupine.

Come visit us and see the amazing animals who live at the zoo, or come and meet the meerkats or be a zookeepers for the day and see what goes on behind the scenes!'

Church Rd,
London, W7 3BP

0208 840 4244


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