Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is now officially opened to the public. With the exterior beautifully restored to Sir John Soane’s original Regency design. It really is stunning and is only going to get better as Spring brings the grounds into bloom.

The interiors have also been completely restored, from the regal Colonnade connecting the Gallery and Manor, down to the finest brush strokes in the awe-inspiring hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, there is detail to admire at every turn.

 

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Mattock Lane
W5 5EQ

The newly restored Pitzhanger Gallery has marked its place as a major cultural venue, with the inaugural exhibition featuring a series of sculptures by Anish Kapoor.

Photographs can’t do this series of curving and disorientating mirrored sculptures justice. The clarity and immersive nature of the dizzying pieces, literally turn the newly restored setting on its head.

The Gallery was good before, it’s world-class now! Congratulations to everyone who’s been involved in the entire project. It really is a showstopper and has added yet another jewel to our mighty suburban Queen’s crown.

 

Days out

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,
Brentford,
TW8 8JF

 

Other days out

Kew Gardens

Kew,
Richmond, TW9 3AB

 

Other days out

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

 

Other babies and toddlers

Questors

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