The London Museum of Water & Steam has reopened their Community Garden and Splash Zone to families this summer for free!
The Museum will be free to visit every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 29th August offering families a fun, educational day out. Access to the Museum’s steam engines and historic buildings unfortunately still remain closed. However, families can still enjoy the Museum’s outdoor spaces with a wide variety of fun activities.
What’s on offer?
Kids can enjoy the Museum’s open spaces from the community garden (perfect for a picnic!) to their reclaimed historic coal yard. With a fleet of scooters, trails and a fun Splash Zone, there’s so much for families to enjoy this summer.
The Splash Zone offers a unique educational play experience using moving water to turn gears, wheels, buckets, leavers and pumps. A supply of paper crafts and other self-guided activities will also be available.
Making the trip educational
To accompany your trip, the Museum has created a new online education hub full of activities that kids can do at home. These fun activities are suitable for all ages, with a particular focus on KS2 & KS3 (ages 7-14).
Highlights include their insightful worksheets on the Water Treatment Process, How a Steam Loco Works and their Museum word matching quiz. The Museum also has a range of fun, art & crafts activities plus a word search and colouring-in sheets.
More information on the London Museum of Water & Steam
Do I need to book?
No pre-booking or payment is required. Families can simply drop-in anytime during the Museum’s opening hours (see below).
What precautions and safety measures are in place?
The safety and comfort of visitors is the Museum’s top priority, and each activity has been carefully accessed to ensure compliance with social distancing and the sanitation of play equipment.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Families are encouraged to bring their own refreshments as there is currently no onsite catering available. Please note, the onsite toilets are also closed.
Opening details: Open 11am – 3pm every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Cost: Free (until 29th August)
Where: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN