Looking for a break from the monotony of working from home or simply trying to find a nice family day out ? Either way, Juliet Hill, writing for The Court Circular has you covered!
Words by Juliet Hill
Summer is here and we all want to make the most of it, spending time with family and friends after months of separation. Fortunately, we've compiled a list of ideas to turn your upcoming weekends into hours of enjoyment and entertainment, suitable for both families and adults.
St Paul’s Open Gardens
St Paul’s Church, East Molesey | 27 June
Fancy a relaxed afternoon, exploring eight carefully cultivated gardens of East Molesey residents? Enjoy the scenic beauty of St Paul’s annual Open Gardens and tour the neighbourhood to behold elegant flower beds and alluring fish ponds that members of the congregation have worked year-round to keep in pristine condition – followed by a refreshing cream tea back at the church, of course!
Keep up to date at stpaulmolesey.org.uk
River Thames | 10-11 July
Grab a picnic, slap on the suntan lotion and find the perfect spot on the banks of the River Thames, or on Riverside Walk, to watch the wonderful Kingston Regatta, an event that’s been contested on our stretch of the river since 1857. A whopping 320 races will take place from 9am to 7pm each day.
Find out more at kingstonregatta.co.uk
Hampton Court Paddle Sports
West Molesey | Monday – Sunday, 7am – 8pm
Experiment with a new hobby or return to the water with Hampton Court Paddle Sports’ kayaks and paddle boards, available for hire. Take a day trip down the Thames on your chosen vessel or build confidence and learn a few skills with group or private lessons. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
To learn more, go to hamptoncourtpaddlesports.com
Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway
Thames Ditton | 4 July & 1 August
Excitingly, after months of closure, the Malden District Society of Model Engineers are re-opening the Railway! Come and enjoy a day riding on miniature steam trains, whilst also enjoying quality coffee and cakes from a local trader and ice cream from a van.
Tickets are limited so book now at malden-dsme.org
Whatever your idea of fun, there is something for everyone. Why not bring along friends or family on one of these exciting days out, whilst simultaneously supporting local businesses?