Lovely days out around Tooting
As the government advice changes, and we are able to venture out a bit further afield, we thought we’d bring you some of the brilliant places you can visit while the sun is still is shining. We are so lucky to have such great places nearby, so pack your suncream and your picnic and choose somewhere that suits you and your family for a lovely day out.
Banstead Woods is about half an hour from Tooting. You can park in the Holly Lane car park and follow the trail to find the lion, the witch and the wardrobe!! Find out more here
Beddington Park is only about twenty minutes away and if you haven’t been it’s a real find. Beautiful green space, the River Wandle runs into a large lake, it’s a perfect day out with the kids. Find out more here.
Bushy Park is linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River. With a mix of waterways, walkways and grassland it’s a vast park to explore. There are deer to see and some lovely spots for a picnic. Find out more here
Cannizaro park is a short fifteen minute drive from Tooting, near Wimbledon Common. There are beautiful grounds to walk in, and plenty to see. The Rose Garden is in full bloom and the aviary is worth checking out too. Find out more here
Margery Wood is about a 45 minute drive away located in Surrey. If you head out early you can find some good quiet spots and it’s nice and shady on a hot day. Find out more here
Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park is about fifteen minutes away. The grounds are lovely and there’s plenty for the kids to explore. It offers gentle walks along the River Wandle over pretty bridges, a family-friendly nature trail. Find out more here
Nonsuch Pak is about a half an hour drive from Tooting. There’s lots of space and two car parks for easy access to the grounds. Find out more here
Priory park is about forty minutes away in Reigate. But there are lots of walking trails published by the Woodland Trust. Find out more here
Richmond Park is another royal park about forty minutes from Tooting. Richmond Park has wide open space, grasslands and deer roaming wildly. At the moment cars are not allowed in so you’ll need to park outside the gates. This means the whole park is currently car free! Find out more here
Streatham Rookery is much closer to home. The Rookery is an attractive, formally landscaped area with an ornamental pond, flower and herbaceous beds, and a rock garden with streams. It opens at 10am. Find out more here
**Please be aware that government guidelines still advise only to use public transport where absolutely necessary **