Hillingdon Council has your summer fun sorted

Tuesday 25 June, 2024: Motorcars, making crafts and medieval fun are among the highlights in a stellar summer of fun events and activities organised by Hillingdon Council.

Two young boys smiling and laughing while crafting
Whether you're interested in history, wildlife, or looking for more ways to keep the kids entertained, the council's green spaces, libraries and heritage sites are hosting an array of delights, with something for all tastes. 

Grab your suit of armour and head to Manor Farm, Ruislip, on Saturday 13 July for a medieval-themed day, from 11am to 4pm. Falconry and historic reenactments take centre stage on Sunday 28 July, when Cranford Park also adopts the medieval theme for its annual Family Day, with events and stalls from 10am. 

For those seeking something more active, why not try free, hour-long tennis sessions at the council's courts in Harmondsworth Recreation Ground, Northwood Recreation Ground and Rosedale Park? Or perhaps try out the new soft play area for under-10s at Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre? 

Book-ending the outdoor summer fun is the ever-popular classic car rally and heritage day at Eastcote House and Gardens on Thursday 5 September from 10am to 4pm. 

If you prefer more indoor fun, the borough libraries have got you covered with a packed calendar of events over the summer break. As a taster for what's on offer, children with a passion for books and crafts can take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, which kicks off on Saturday 6 July for children aged four to 11 and this year's theme is 'Marvellous Makers'. While Uxbridge Library hosts an 'amazing mazes' event on Friday 9 August, from 2pm to 4pm with maze-themed art and crafts. 

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, said: "We're committed to enabling residents to live active, healthy and fulfilling lives and this is just a brief snapshot of the huge range of events and activities we've lined up to keep families entertained this summer.  

"From children's craft sessions at the Battle of Britain to a festival celebrating Indian art and dance at Cranford Park, we've got events right across the borough which cater for all. 

"Add to this our annual Holiday Activities and Food programme for children in receipt of benefits-related free school meals and no one should be stuck for ideas for summer fun." 

To find out more about the Holiday Activities and Food programme visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/HAF-programme.  

For more information on summer events and activities and to book, visit discover.hillingdon.gov.uk/events .


Page last updated: 25 Jun 2024