The best days out in Wandsworth

The best days out in Wandsworth


Zoos, play centres and a huge outdoor pool – we pick the best places for family fun in Wandsworth


1. Battersea Children’s Zoo

Battersea Children’s Zoo is a big hit with lots of local Mumsnetters. There’s a good range of animals: from monkeys, meerkats and snakes to sheep, donkeys and bunnies with the added bonus of great children’s play areas. With a great sandpit and water play area, decommissioned fire engine for little ones to sit in and playground areas for all ages, there really is something for everyone.


2. Tooting Bec Lido

For a great day out when the weather’s good head to Tooting Bec Lido. It’s the largest fresh water, open air swimming pool in England and has been voted ‘best outdoor pool’ for two years running. The art deco pool is 91.5 metres and has a children’s paddling pool, sauna and large enclosed grass area for sunbathing…

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Wandsworth Heritage Festival

Having completed a geography degree several years ago now and numerous Volunteering experiences one is now looking for a permanent job.

Having taken a visit to a local library, one came across a booklet promoting and advertising a programme of events. This programme of events is based in Wandsworth, London. It is called The Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2014. It starts on 24th May

Having looked through the booklet and taken into consideration what one studied at uni, it was realised this is of great interest. The heritage Festival; is about the history of Wandsworth and features a number of organisations and individuals, all featuring in their own expertise.

The events which appeal to me most are

1. How neighbourhoods change and why it matters. The case of Northcote Road.
2. Uncover the secrets behind the history of your house. Researching houses in Wandsworth
3. Wandsworths Heritage: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The reasons for one’s interest in these events are that they are all about how land use has changed over time and the issue of regeneration. I think it is important in today’s society to appreciate the history and future of the local area and generally where you live.

During the Wandsworth Festival and following the events I will update my blog.