Wimbledon is gearing up for tennis season, and much of London will descend on the district to watch the games or soak up the sunshine in southwest London. If you’re planning your next family day out, here are are some excellent reasons to head to Wimbledon with the kids.
Wimbledon village still has a small-town vibe, despite its proximity to London. Wander around the boutique shops and treat yourself in one of the delightful restaurants. Each weekend there are events taking place in the centre, with a local farmers’ marketing every Saturday.
The Polka Theatre is a brilliant place to visit with the children. With shows for 0-13 year olds, it’s a space created specially for children to enjoy theatre. Upcoming plays include ‘Double Act’ and ‘Jack at The Beanstalk Café. Visit the website for more info.
The Wimbledon Mystery Trail
Go on a code-cracking trip and discover the secrets of Wimbledon. They’ll be clues hidden around the time and the trail will lead you around the landmarks and statues as you uncover the clues!
The Lawn Tennis Museum
It’s tough to avoid doing something tennis-related on a trip to Wimbledon. The Lawn Tennis Museum is open all year round. This is a better one for the older children and offers a fantastic interactive experience and a chance to see some incredible tennis memorabilia.
Sometimes it’s the simple things like spending a day at a sprinkler park that can be loads of fun for everyone. They’ll have hours of fun in this interactive kids play area with splash pad and six paddling pools!
Deen City Farm
Deen City Farm is a brilliant family day out. From its popular riding school to pig feeding and lamb cuddles, there’s always something to do on this pretty little farm. It’s also home to cows, ferrets, alpacas and other animals.
Watersports and Outdoor Centre
Watersports may not necessarily spring to mind when you think of Wimbledon, but the fantastic outdoor centre offers a whole host of activities, including sailing, kayaking, archery, climbing, and orienteering. Check out the website to find out about parties, kids’ holiday courses, as well as the adult sailing club and watersport courses.
This is the huge open space in Wimbledon that’s perfect for relaxing and looking out for birds and wildlife. There area always plenty of community events taking place on the Common to get involved with and don’t miss out on the FREE Windmill Museum, which is great for all ages.