For many Londoners, Brentford is best known for its football team, M4 flyover and that last West London suburb before reaching Heathrow Airport. But when you take a closer look on Google Maps, this leafy area of Greater London is surrounded by parks, close to the River Thames and becoming a well-connected suburb served by London Underground, Overground and soon to be Crossrail. With stunning 3 and 4 bed family homes launching at Reynard Mills, this could be an ideal spot for kids and families looking for a new home and a new start in West London. Here are top four places to take the family any time of the year.
The Musical Museum – Nurture new musical talent
Are you ready to kick start your child’s musical career? Well perhaps this isn’t the place, but with a unique collection of self-playing mechanical musical instruments coupled with live performances, this venue has plenty of entertainment value. The Musical Museum tells the story of how music was listened to before the days of Sing Star or iTunes hopefully giving kids an idea of how easy they have it. The venue is close to Kew Bridge on the north side of the Thames with free car parking.
Check out the events page for news on musical concerts, films and dances.
London Museum of Water and Steam - Immersive history
Give your child a confident hand in the air in next Monday’s history class by taking them to the London Museum of Water and Steam. Here they can learn what fuelled the innovation of the Industrial Revolution through an interactive gallery and working historic engines. Or climb on board a narrow gauge railway to soak up the surrounding area. The venue offers a picnic area, restaurant, parking, baby changing facilities, and much more.
Follow this link to receive a discount on the latest events.
KidZania, Shepherds Bush – Discover potential
While not every child can become an astronaut, pilot or Next Top Model, there are a host of future jobs out there. So rather than bore them with those psychometric tests, help them discover their potential at KidZania, with 60 real life roleplay activities. And as a treat for adults feeling left out, admission is free.
Check out the website for bookings.
The Time Travel Club by the National Archives - Learn from the experts
This immersive learning activity is an ideal supplement for classroom history lessons confined to textbooks and library videos. Kids can travel back in time to learn about influential people in history, from Guy Fawkes and Tudor Monarch, to Second World War spies. Admission is generally below £10 and activities are tailored to children aged 7-11 years old, with family activities extended to 3-10 year olds.
Check out what’s coming up on Eventbrite.
Reynard Mills – 3 and 4 bed family homes launching
Reynard Mills is a brand new collection of 3 and 4 bed family homes launching on Saturday 21 October. Family planning is at the heart of its architecture with open plan living space and landscaped play areas and communal and private gardens for the kids to play.
*Image via Flickr Creative Commons by Mike T