Hounslow's parks and open spaces are fantastic locations to keep all the family entertained this summer. There are lots of low-cost or free activities taking place, or you could just enjoy nature.
Published: Friday, 22nd July 2022
School’s out and summer’s in!
If you’re looking for a great way to keep your family entertained during the break - look no further than your local park.
Hounslow has many wonderful parks and open spaces for you to visit and enjoy. This green network spans Hounslow, so you can find something that's yours to enjoy close to home.
Whether you’re just out for a stroll, enjoying a family picnic or looking for organised activity, there is something for everyone in the parks all summer.
As part of national Love Parks Week (29 July - 5 August), the Council and its partners are encouraging residents to find out more about their local parks.
At Brentford’s Boston Manor Park, there’s a host of nature-themed summer activities including bat walks, earth walks, family forest fun and art in the park.
- Tuesday, 26 July - Bat Walk between 9pm and 10pm. Meet on the main lawn.
- Tuesday, 9 August to Friday, 12 August and Tuesday, 16 August to Friday, 19 August each day between 1pm and 4pm - Wildlife Family Fun.
- Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 August between 10am and noon - Mosaic Making.
All these sessions and more are free - places are limited. You can find the full list of activities and how to book at the Boston Manor Park Events and Activities webpage.
There’s an equally packed programme over at Feltham’s Bedfont Lakes and Country Park.
The Countryside Rangers will be staging low-cost events, including Junior Rangers, Wildlife Explorers, Survival Skills and Nature Crafts.
Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Parking, Parks and Leisure, Cllr Salman Shaheen, said: “We are proud of Hounslow’s parks and open spaces. We want residents and visitors to our borough to make the most of these fantastic places.
“Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature is great for your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“The cost of living crisis has presented everyone in our borough with challenges. With money being tight we know it is difficult to provide activities to keep the family entertained and active. That’s why a visit to your local park is, and always has been, a great way to get out and enjoy Hounslow’s nature and wildlife.”