A sought-after area for families in the midst of West London's famous parkland
"Deer watching in Richmond Park has got to be one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday..."Tim Perks
"Wimbledon Common is the perfect spot for a picnic, where you might even see riders from the local equestrian club."Thomas Lebbern
"The stunning period blocks in Wimbledon offer grand environments."Thomas Lebbern
Where do Kingston Vale locals go?
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park
Exquisitely beautiful during the summer months. Well worth a visit.
Submitted by Lori
Pen Ponds, Richmond Park
In the heart of Richmond Park, Pen Ponds are great for paddling in during the warmer summer months.
Submitted by Tom
Richmond Park, Kingston
Richmond Park is amazingly beautiful and a great place to walk yourself and your dog. It feels like you're in the countryside, as you see green for miles even though you are in Kingston. Plus the park is full of deer and you can get close to them. Great place for cycling too.
Submitted by Lise
Wimbledon Windmill Museum
A great place to visit with the family to learn all about windmilling. The children can also have a go at making flour using the grindstone there!
Submitted by Will
Within just a few minutes' walk of Richmond Park, The Albert is the perfect pub to hole up in after an Autumn walk in the park.
Submitted by Stephen
Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park
From Sunday lunch after a leisurely stroll through the park, to sharing a glass of wine whilst taking in views of Windsor Castle, this is a great place to relax and unwind.
Submitted by Lise
A beautiful building that I highly recommend anyone to go and take a look!
Submitted by Oliver
The Royal Oak
I love this pub because of the fantastic garden - it's a great spot to hang out during the summer months.
Submitted by Arabella
Light on the Common
This elegant restaurant serves delicious freshly prepared dishes, from light lunches to traditional favourites, including a mean steak and chips.
Submitted by Daisy
Rose & Crown
This traditional pub in Wimbledon Village serves a great Sunday roast. There's a lovely beer garden too, which is great for drinks in the summer.
Submitted by Daisy
The village is alive with such a variety of restaurants, pubs and bars. And there's lots happening when the tennis is on too. It's also close to Wimbledon Common, with a lake where you can feed the birds.
Submitted by Maureen
Cocktails, mocktails and more! This sophisticated bar serves food too.
Submitted by Faiza
It's like being in a walk-in safari park - a real green retreat within the M25.
Submitted by George
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"In the 1500s Cardinal Wolsey wanted a water supply when living at Hampton Court, so he looked to the springs at Coombe. The water was collected and sent 3 and a half miles across Kingston and remained the main water supply to the palace until 1896."
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Child-friendly activities near Kingston Vale
Little Teddies Parent, Baby and Child GroupSt John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers, carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities, stories and songs, as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! Website
Little Teddies Parent Baby and Child GroupSt John the Baptist Church Hall
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group meets Tuesday mornings during term-time in the Andrews' Wing. A chance for local mothers carers and their small children to meet and play together in a safe and comfortable environment. Each week there are craft activities stories and songs as well as many toys to play with. We are a parent run playgroup who are friendly and welcoming to children and parents! There is lots of space for children to run around and different activites each week. Its a chance for the children to have a play and parents to relax with a coffee!! Babies also welcome! Website
Fighting Fit Martial Arts - RoehamptonRoehampton Sport & Fitness Centre
The children's classes are great for building confidence, fitness and self-esteem, and we cover things like ""stranger-danger"", first aid, respectful behaviour - and emergency procedures - all good skills in today's competitive world. Members: £7 Non-members: £9 Website
Breastfeeding Support GroupEastwood Centre for Children and Families
This Breastfeeding Support Group is a drop-in group where mothers can get help support and advice about breastfeeding. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. At the group mothers can: get help and advice from other breastfeeding mothers, make friends and socialise, get help with breastfeeding positions and latching techniques, and find out the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child. There is no need to book just drop-in. Mothers may be seen by a male or female practitioner. The times and day may change, please call before attending. Website
Babies and CrawlersToy Library
A dedicated time for babies and crawlers under the age of 2 in a safe and stimulating play space set up just for them and their parent/carer. These sessions are for parents/carers with babies and crawlers up to 2 years. These sessions give parents/carers: Parents/careers bond with their babies, Babies and parents socialise and make friends, Babies learn through exploring the range of resources, Advise available from health team. There is no need to book you can just drop-iin. Website
Antenatal GroupEastwood Children's Centre
These classes are designed to prepare women and their partners for the experience of childbirth. These classes are for women and their partners who live in the Roehampton and Putney area of Wandsworth. This group helps prospective parents prepare for labour by: answering questions on giving birth, teaching breathing techniques, exploring birthing positions, and discussing birthing options (pool hospital home etc.). Please call to book a place. Website
Move and SingEastwood Children's Centre
A group where parents and children can enjoy a range of fun activities with a focus on children's physical development coordination and listening skills. For parents and carers with their children aged 18 months to 5 years. This is an opportunity for children and their parents/carers to: have fun exercising together, develop listening skills, take part in singing and dancing, and play musical instruments. There is no need to book a place just drop in. Website
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