With the summer holidays now in full swing, we've put together a useful pool of resources for some inspiration over the next six weeks.
Events & Days Out In Hounslow
Whats on in Hounslow local activities and events across our borough
Hounslow Urban Farm learn all about farm animals
Syon Park Gardens visit the beautiful historic gardens
Chiswick House Gardens enjoy 65 acres of gardens
Osterley Park & House – a Georgian country estate
Arts & Crafts
Activities For Kids from Fields in Trust From designing a dream park to making faces and a fun parks wordsearch, we've plenty to help the kids be creative!
Rainbows of Feltham. Compete in the Rainbows of Feltham competition and showcase your creative rainbow contributions across Feltham in support of the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. Email your entries into felthamLAG@gmail.com or tag @rainbows_of_feltham on Instagram. Closing date for entries is Monday 31 August at 12noon.
Get Active Outside
Plogolution has been set up to help support communities that are dedicated to protecting the environment. They arrange regular ‘plogs’ which are run/walk and rubbish pickups. There are two routes available so anyone, no matter fitness level can take part and help clean up the local community. Prior booking is compulsory to ensure we adhere to Government Guidelines. The next plog will take place in August, keep an eye on the website for more information.
Xplorer Orienteering is now available at Hanworth Park and Bedfont Lakes Country Park. To ensure safety of all Park users, users must always follow government advice and stay two metres apart from those outside of their household at all times. Download your free map here.
Small Group and 1-2-1 Football Sessions Brentford FC Community Sport Trust are running new football sessions at the new facilities at Gunnersbury Park. For more information and to book visit brentfordfccst.com
Feltham P+C Boxing Club are running Boxing activities for young people aged 13-20 at Redlees Park every Wednesday this August. Visit the website for more information and to book.
The Green Gym is an innovative way to get physically active and make a difference to your local environment. Activities take place in the beautiful Pevensey Road Open Space. Get in touch for more information.
Dr Bike return to Osterley from Saturday 1 August 10am – 12noon, thereafter first Saturday of each month.
Cycle Hire at Osterley Park and House. The National Trust have opened their cycle hire at Osterley Park located on the Front Lawn. There are bikes for all ages but please bring your own helmet if possible. There are strict cleaning procedures in place. Cycle hire will be open Wednesday – Sundays in August from 10am-4pm (last hire 3pm). For more details go to nationaltrust.org.uk
Summer Cycle at Kew Gardens Bring your bike along to Kew to celebrate summer with an evening bike ride on 13 August 5:30-8:30pm. Bikes aren’t usually allowed in the gardens, so this is a unique opportunity to explore Kew Gardens on bike. Attached a photo. To book go to kew.org
Activity Inspiration Online
OurParks Wake & Shake Online Class, Mondays and Thursdays 11am
Couch to 5k is a weekly running programme designed by the NHS for complete beginners. The Couch to 5K app gives you a choice of coaches and helps you track your progress.
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have added some new free online fitness sessions including Tabata, Morning Stretch and Yoga for Beginners. Visit the website to book.
We Are Undefeatable are supporting people with a range of long-term health conditions to find ways to be active, see the website for more activity inspiration.
Move Crew, UK active Kids. Each mission will help kids unlock their 60 minutes of daily activity. Dance missions, Super sessions, and the Loot scoot are just some of this week’s Move Crew missions.
Harlequins Foundation online live workout sessions, join in via Instagram by searching @harlequinsfoundation.
Skipz Productions online classes for children aged six plus. A range of dance, drama, singing, origami and a detective class are on offer. All classes will take place Monday - Friday at 3.30-4.30pm via Zoom.
For more activity inspiration visit hounslow.org/move-more.