A summer of fun for the kids (and adults too!)
School is officially out for the summer! While it’s an endless 6 weeks worth of fun for your little ones, you might be finding yourself a bit stuck with fun activities to entertain them with.
That’s where we come in…
Not only are we situated just 7 miles from central London, we’re in a nature filled metropolis that serves up plenty of fun and culture to boot. So, if you’re looking to make the most of a staycation with us, be sure to check out some of our favourite picks for the holidays ahead!
Explore Richmond Park
2 min walk from the hotel
You'll find yourself in London's largest green space, bursting with wide open areas, pockets of wilderness, an abundance of wildlife and herds of deer. From Pembroke Lodge to King Henry’s mound and beyond, this is literally so much to do and see. The Park also has some designated children's play areas if they need to let off a bit more steam!
Hire a bike
13 min walk from the hotel
For a chance to see more of the greenery on our doorstep why not hire a bike from Blazing Saddles in Richmond for the day. To make sure you don’t run out of steam, you can even pick up a picnic from us here on your way out - make sure you book in advance!
10 min drive from the hotel
If you prefer something a bit different, why not swap the bikes for a saddle and visit our friends at Barnfield Riding School who will take you for a horseback trot around the park.
Get active paddle boarding
13 min walk from the hotel
Why not spend the day with the kids on the water and give paddleboarding a go? You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this cool activity and who knows what hidden sites you’ll see down the river! Back of beyond is the perfect place to hire your boards and you can even look at getting a guided tour!
Discover London’s Wetland Centre
15 min drive from the hotel
Get closer to nature in a stunning wetland paradise featuring cute animals and a plethora or gorgeous environment to explore. From the wetlands to meadows and gardens, explore and play with the whole family! You can even get involved with the guided group visits where you can book educational tours and even try and spot a few otters!
Float down the river
15 min walk from the hotel
Enjoy the sweeping vistas and riverside views with Turk Launches – a family run, boat company that takes passengers to explore the stunning stretch of the river Thames between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond. With so many local stunning sites all around us, see how many you can spot on your journey.
Admire Henry VIII’s residence Hampton Court Palace
20 min drive from the hotel
Discover the spectacular palace as well as the magnificent gardens stretching 60 acres. From the gardens, to the great hall and even the ganuted gallery, it’s a fun day out full of education, sight-seeing, ghost stories and even a bit of relaxing out on the lawns.
Play hide and seek amongst the 50,000 living plants at Kew Gardens
12 min drive from the hotel
A beloved nature-filled escape and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Kew Gardens has never failed to fill a day with plenty of exploration! Visit the giant lily pads, discover rare plants in the Temperate House (take a fan on a hot day!), or even take a stroll up to King William’s Temple. With cafes and restaurants around the site, there will also be plenty of moments for a bite to eat.
Treat your kids to a special three-tiered afternoon tea
Not just for adults, here atop the hill we have our very own afternoon tea designed for your little ones so they don’t have to miss out! While you’re sipping on something a little more grown up, your children can enjoy an experience that features natural juices and candy floss - you don’t even have to go far for this one!
Are you looking to make the most of the summer holidays with your family? Then be sure to join us here atop the hill - situated in a prime location, and just 7 miles from central London, we're on hand to hand to help bring your summer to life! Find out more about how we can accomodate your family!