Summer is upon us in Harrow and this week is set to be a scorcher. With temperatures soaring as we head towards the weekend, and as children approach the summer holidays, what better time to start planning things to do as a family.
We’ve already had a fun-filled couple of months in Harrow with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Harrow School 450 event, and the opening of InFlata Nation in Colindale, but the good news is that there’s a lot more to come over the coming weeks and months as we head through the summer.
We feel that there’s not enough positive news about all the great things going on across Harrow, and there’s actually a lot going on that you might be unaware of. We looked at the popular TripAdvisor website to find out what are the most highly rated ‘Things to Do’ in and around Harrow.
Harrow Arts Centre
Harrow Arts Centre always has a lot of live performances of all types going on, one of the only live performing arts venues in North London, it is home for plays, concerts, pantomimes and musicals. There’s lots of classes and children’s activities going on at the centre which also boasts a large hall, Elliot Hall, which seats over 400 people. You can always be sure to find something you like happening at Harrow Arts Centre with popular times being Summer and around Christmas.
Headstone Manor and Museum
For those interested in the history of Harrow, and those who want to visit one of the nicest parks in the borough, Headstone Manor and Museum is the perfect venue. After recent restoration work courtesy of National Lottery funds, the museum has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last several years. At the moment, the museum features an exhibition about the history of Harrow that delivers ‘intriguing tales and fascinating facts’. There’s always a lot going on, their summer events are always very popular with families and it’s always worth regularly checking their website and social media channels to find out about the latest happenings.
St Mary’s Church, Harrow on the Hill
One of the oldest and most spectacular structures in Harrow, St Mary’s Church has been part of the community for over 900 years. There’s always lots going on and a visit to the site just to see the building and look at the lovely surroundings is more than worth it. This Saturday (18 June), the Church is hosting a Summer Fete, from 12pm – 4pm, make sure you head down and check it out.
HarroWall Climbing Centre
Did you know that the UK’s largest climbing centre is in Harrow? If you haven’t been to HarroWall before, you really should consider paying a visit. The Harrow centre hosts a variety of activities from childrens birthday parties, to indoor climbing sessions for experienced climbers – this place really deserves to be highly praised for becoming one of the ‘must see’ attractions in Harrow. If you’re a cautious beginner, the centre even offers courses to help become more experienced in this brilliant activity that is not only fun, but will keep you fit too!.
It may be called ‘Play Golf’ but Playgolf London offers so much more than just a putting experience. The venue also hosts a full gym, baseball cages, a lovely dining experience, functions, childrens parties and group bookings. Located on Watford Road, near Northwick Park Hostpital, the location has become a popular destination for families and individuals alike in Harrow. Like HarroWall, the venue also offers courses for the less experienced golfers to increase their skill set. We highly recommend checking this place out if you get the opportunity.