Family attractions Magic Garden (c) Historic Royal



Your ultimate guide to keeping the kids entertained

Here’s our ultimate guide to where to go in south west London and Surrey, plus plenty of inspo for day trips and weekends away…

Best playgrounds

Here’s the perfect spots to burn off steam, whether you’re looking for a free playground for a quick run about, or some of the best in south west London and Surrey where you can make a day out of it. Head to the likes of the Magic Garden with its roarsome dragons or explore Kew’s playground based on all the things plants need to grow. Read more.

Best bike rides

Five great rides in south west London and Surrey, that kids will love, taking in the views of Richmond Park or flat and easy rides along riverside paths. Read more.

Best ice cream parlours

A host of incredible flavours waiting to be discovered. Here’s our pick of the top places for the sweet stuff. Read more.

Best lidos

Some fabulous places for a refreshing dip, including the vast lido at Tooting Bec and Hampton’s fabulous pool. Read more.

Further afield
12 great days out in the UK

Go on a safari, explore a castle or make sandcastles on the beach, all just a short drive away. Read more. 

Make a weekend of it

Here’s some incredible luxury hotels with some great family attractions on the doorstep. Read more.


Pictured: Bodiam Castle, Whipsnade Zoo, Hampton Pool, The Grove segways, Kew Gardens

Main Image: Magic Garden, Hampton Court