Now that summer is behind us, and school is back in session, we wanted to share our top 5 picks for things to do this Fall in North West London with your family! With so many excellent things to do, it’s hard to narrow it down, but here’s what we think is can’t-miss
1. Take a walk on The London Hyde Park Rotary Link trail & enjoy the fall colours!
The London Hyde Park Rotary Link trail is conveniently located just west of Hyde Park and Gainsborough Roads, and is perfect for a walk on a crisp fall day! Bring a warm drink and walk along the paved trail and take in the beauty of our neighbourhood. Watch for changing leaves, and get some scenic photos with your family. This trail is fully accessible, and features a bench along the way, so everyone has a chance to enjoy this hidden spot in Northwest London.
2. Head to Parkway Gardens for Scarecrow Fest
Drop by Parkway Garden Centre during business hours to build a spooky, sweet or silly scarecrow until October 28th. The best part? All you need to bring is some old clothes to outfit your hay-filled pal and the $15 per scarecrow fee is donated to the North West London Resource Centre, an organization helping families in our community.
3. Visit Phillips’ Farm to pick up a pumpkin & fall decor
This North West London institution has been a family favourite since 1910, and families have been coming to the farm to pick out the perfect pumpkin for more than 50 years! The Phillips’ Farm in Hyde Park is the perfect place to pickup a pumpkin to carve, and while you’re there, you can grab some very unique squash, gourds and more. Don’t forget to grab a quick picture with their fabulous display while you are there as well!
4. Check out a program at the library
On those extra cool days, head indoors to the Sherwood Branch of the London Public Library for everything from storytime to tech help to reading with the St. John Ambulance Therapy dogs. Whatever you are looking for – you’re sure to find something to do at the Library.
5. Learn something new by taking a class at a local business
Fall is a great time to learn a new hobby, a skill or even just have some fun trying something new for both children and adults alike. Try out painting for the first time, learn a few new moves, get in shape or try out knitting for the first time. Maybe even make a batch of wine at one of our local wine shops to get you through the busy fall season. Whatever you want to try out, there is a class for you! Visit our directory to check out the many dance, art, or fitness studios, as well as hobby shops and wine making stores in our membership.