kids classes summer term twickenham

We’ve put together this handy reference guide to local kids classes and activities that take place from April until the summer holidays – baby classes, toddler classes, and classes for older children. And when we say local, we mean local, with all the classes featured here available in Twickenham, Teddington, and/or the Hamptons (plus a couple others of note!). Having said that, some are also available in the surrounding areas, so it’s worth checking their websites if you’re interested in other venues.

There’s a lot here, so the listings are split into four sections to help you find what you’re looking for: 1) Creative Craft & Forest School; 2) Drama, Dance & Singing; 3) Music & Developmental; and 4) Sport & Movement. 

As always, if there’s anything you’d like to see added, just let us know. NB We have included pricing information here, but please check direct with the classes as most offer a free trial and lots offer sibling discounts, but some also charge a membership fee. Most classes that charge by the term will also allow you to join mid-term – if there is space – for a reduced rate.

 

1) Creative, Craft & Forest School

Orleans House Gallery Art Clubs

Art Clubs, Orleans House Gallery

For children from 5 to 17 years old.

Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with experienced gallery artists; also includes the Octagon Club for children with additional needs. Classes take place in Twickenham, on Mondays to Thursdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £105.00-£115.50 for the term (£10.50 per class), with the Octagon Club costing £55.00 for the term (£5.00 per class).

Crafty Tales

For babies and children from birth to 4 years old.

Story telling, craft, music and drama, helping to develop the imagination and creativity of young children by ‘bringing stories to life’. Classes take place in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Teddington & Whitton on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, on a drop-in basis from w/c 17th April. Prices vary according to the venue (some free!) – see their website for details.

Draw & Explore

For children from 2 to 11 years old.

This exciting new series of free family art walks will set off from Orleans House Gallery and adventure to a different local area each week. The whole family will create drawings and artworks inspired by nature and local heritage. There’s a four-week course which takes place in Twickenham on Sundays from 11th June. The course is free but booking is necessary.

The Imagination Densee Twick Mums review

For toddlers and pre-schoolers of all ages.

Fun, messy, imaginative classes that will bring out the creative side in your little ones. Classes take place in Hampton Hill and Teddington on Wednesdays and Thursdays from w/c 17th April. Classes operate on a drop-in basis and cost £8.50 per class, with discounts available for booking a number of sessions in advance.

Mini Explorers Club

For children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Children visit Marble Hill Park for adventures in the great outdoors, enhanced by games, stories, crafts, dressing up and other play elements to maximise the fun. Classes take place in Twickenham on Thursdays from w/c 1st May. Classes cost £165.00 for the term (£15.00 per class) or £17.50 per class on a drop-in basis (please check availability).

Mini Professors – see Twick Mums review

For children from 2 to 4 years old.

An exciting programme which opens up a whole new world of scientific adventure to pre-school children. Sessions are packed full of experiments, singing, and stories, making science fun and enjoyable. Classes take place in Teddington on Thursdays (and in Barnes) from w/c 1st May. Classes cost £99.00 for the term (£9.00 per class).

See Saw

For children under 5 years old.

Multi-sensory sessions designed to encourage creativity, curiosity and develop skills in communication, co-ordination and social interaction. Sessions include music, play materials, soft play, creative activities, stories and rhyme time in a relaxed informal environment. Classes take place in Twickenham on Fridays throughout the year (check website for details). Classes cost £6.00 per session, or £3.00 for siblings.

Wild Education – see Twick Mums review

For pre-school children.

Forest school activities encouraging child-led learning and allowing children time to play, reconnect with their environment, learn to take risks and have their own adventures. Classes take place in Twickenham on Wednesdays and Fridays (and in other locations) from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £120.00-£132.00 for the term, depending on the number of classes (£12.00 per class). After school clubs also available through certain schools – see website for details.

 

2) Dance, Drama & Singing

Boundless Dance

For children from 5 to 11+ years old.

Fun, dynamic and relaxed classes in the three main performing genres; acting, dancing and singing. Classes aim to expand your child’s knowledge through games, performance and having a great time. Classes take place in Hampton Hill, Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays to Thursdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £45.00-£55.00 for the term (£5.00 per class). After school clubs also available through certain schools – see website for details.

Dance Shack

For children from 3 to 14 years old.

Children are taught to perform in the three main areas of dancing, acting, and singing. They are offered enjoyable and friendly classes which help them gain confidence in daily life as well as improving physical stamina, co-ordination, posture and general well-being. Classes take place in Twickenham on Sundays (and at other locations) from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £96.00-£108.00 for the term, depending on the length of the class (£8.00-£9.00 per class).

Danceforce

For children from 1.5 to 4 years old.

Fun-packed dance classes for girls and boys. Classes for tots help improve gross motor skills, social skills, coordination and rhythm, using themes and props. Classes for older children include tap, modern and ballet. Classes take place in Twickenham on Thursdays (and at other locations) from 22nd April. Classes cost £88.00 for the term (£8.00 per class).

Diddi Dance – see Twick Mums review

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 4.5 years old.

Little ones can get down and boogie at these classes that are packed with fun, energy and enthusiasm, and with a different theme each half-term – the second half of the summer term is rock & roll! Classes take place in Hampton, Isleworth, St Margarets, Teddington and Twickenham, on Mondays to Fridays (and at other locations) from w/c 5th June. Classes cost £56.00 for the half-term (£8.00 per class).

Dragon Drama – see Twick Mums review

For children from 4 to 14+ years old.

A unique blend of acting exercises, group theatre games, and improvisational story devising/performance, aiming to encourage the creativity and confidence that will empower children in whatever walk of life they ultimately pursue. Classes take place in Teddington on Wednesdays & Thursdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £105.00-£135.00 for the term, depending on the length of the class (£10.50-£13.50 per class).

Dramacube Productions – see Twick Mums review

For children from 7 to 14 years old.

Dramacube Productions provides students with an opportunity to perform in professionally staged musical theatre shows at impressive theatres in and around London. The shows are carefully selected to ensure students experience a diverse range of musical theatre styles, maximising the opportunity to enhance skills in acting, singing and dance. Rehearsals for the current show – a five-week musical theatre project – take place in Twickenham on Saturdays from 22nd April (with some extra rehearsals in production week), with the performance on 20th May The production fee is £150.00 (including all rehearsals and productions).

Marble Hill Dance Studio

For children from 2.5 years to adults.

A community dance school with emphasis on the three fundamentals of theatre dance – ballet, tap and modern. Classes take place in Hampton, St Margarets, Teddington and Twickenham, Mondays to Saturdays (and at other locations) from w/c 17th April. Class costs vary; for example Primary Ballet & Tap classes cost £117.00 for the term (£9.00 per class). Some classes are by invitation only.

Perform

For children from 4 to 12 years old.

A unique mix of drama, dance and singing specially formulated to guide, inspire and encourage every child’s true potential… focusing on individual development rather than the ability to learn words and moves. Classes take place in Hampton, Teddington and Twickenham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (and at other locations) from w/c 17th April. Classes are bought in blocks of ten, with weekday classes costing £171.10 (£17.11 per class), and the slightly longer weekend classes costing £241.80 (£24.18 per class).

Stagecoach see Twick Mums review

For children from 4 to 18 years old.

Teaching children and teenagers creative courage… how to sing, dance and act, not only to perform on stage and beyond, but more importantly to perform better in life. Classes take place in Teddington and Twickenham on Fridays & Saturdays (and at other locations) from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £165.00-£330.00 for the term, depending on the length of the class (£13.75-£27.50 per class).

Step On Stage Academysee Twick Mums review

For children from 3 to 21 years old.

An independent, award-winning, performing arts school and youth theatre, who offers a huge range of acting, music, dance and musical theatre classes, as well as performance opportunities. Classes take place in Hampton Hill, St Margarets and Twickenham on Mondays to Saturdays from w/c 17th April. Their classes range from 30 minutes to 3 hours (please email for details), and they have an award-winning auditioned youth theatre who perform several times a year.

Teddington Dance Studio – see Twick Mums review

For children from 2.5 to 18 years old.

A vibrant dance school that teaches all students to enjoy the art of dance by developing their dance technique in a fun and friendly environment, as well as offering exams in ballet, tap, modern and jazz. Classes take place in Teddington on Mondays to Thursdays & Saturdays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £65.00-£104.00 for the term, depending on the class (£5.00-£8.00 per class). You can also get a free trial and 10% off all kids classes with Twick Mums.

White Rabbit Drama Club

For children from 2.5 to 11 years old.

A small, independent drama company who believes in offering high quality, affordable access to the arts to all children. They teach children to use their own imaginations and experiences to create fun and exciting drama. Classes take place in Twickenham on Tuesdays & Fridays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £78.00-£84.00 for the term depending on age (£6.50-£7.00 per class).

 

3) Music & Developmental

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Baby Sensorysee Twick Mums review

For babies from birth to 13 months old.

Baby development activities to develop early communication skills, using a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to stimulate the senses and delight your baby. Classes take place in Isleworth on Tuesdays from w/c 3rd April, in Whitton on Wednesdays from w/c 17th April, and in Teddington on Mondays from w/c 8th May (and in other locations). Classes cost £72.00-£88.00 for the term, depending on the length of the term (£8.00-£8.50 per class).

Caterpillar Music

For babies and children from birth to 3 years old.

A creative, fun learning experience for babies and young children using music, action songs, puppets, instruments and exciting activities. Classes take place in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (and at other locations) from April, and there is a drop-in on Saturdays in Hampton Hill. Classes are bought in blocks of ten and cost £70.00 for 10 consecutive weeks or £85.00 for 10 flexible weeks (£7.00-£8.50 per class). The Saturday drop-in costs £8.00.

Crazy Hazy Song Time

For babies and children from 4 months to 4 years old.

A pay-as-you-go song group with lots of singing, dancing, musical instruments, bubbles and fun! Classes take place in Whitton on Tuesdays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £3.00 for babies up to 10 months old, and £5.00 for babies and children over 10 months old.

Gymboreesee Twick Mums review

For babies and children from birth to 5 years old.

A fantastic range of fun classes that encourage development and learning through play, art and music. Classes take place in St Margarets and Putney on Mondays to Saturdays throughout the year. Classes cost £52.00-£68.00 per month depending on the class (£13.00-£17.00 per class), and this also gives you access to open gym sessions.

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Hartbeepssee Twick Mums review

For children from 6 weeks to 4 years old.

Educational, interactive and fun classes that grown-ups can enjoy together with their little ones. Classes have been designed by child development experts and combine music, dramatic play, story telling, creative movement and baby signing. Classes take place in Hampton, St Margarets, Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from w/c 5th June. Classes cost £48.00-£56.00 for a half-term, depending on the length of the term (£8.00 per class), or £11.00 per class on a drop-in basis. You can also get a free trial (usually £5.00) with Twick Mums!

Jo Jingles

For babies and children from 3 months to 5 years old.

Popular music, singing and movement classes, providing a fun and educational experience in weekly themed sessions. Classes take place in Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays & Thursdays (and in Kingston) from w/c 5th June. Classes cost £42.00 for the half-term (£6.00 per class).

Little Wrigglers

For children from 2 to 5 years old.

Classes bursting with fun activities to inspire your child’s imagination in a stimulating mix of dance, music and mime. Classes take place in Teddington on Mondays & Thursdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £65.00-71.50 for the term, depending on the length of the term (£6.50 per class), or £8.00 per class on a drop-in basis.

Merry Go Roundsee Twick Mums review

For toddlers and pre-school children.

A high energy music, dance and drama class for dynamic little people. Classes take place in Hampton on Wednesdays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £7.00/child or £3.50/sibling on a drop-in basis. You can also get a FREE trial class if you mention Twick Mums.

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Mini Musica

For toddlers and children from 1.5 to 5 years old

Fun and engaging sessions utilising musical games with percussion, instruments, colourful parachute and scarves. Sing, move and play with music and movement education. Classes take place in Twickenham on Wednesdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £35.00 for a block of 10 (£3.50 per class) or £4.00 on a drop-in basis.

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Monkey Music

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

Rich, nourishing and great fun classes which are designed to nurture a lifetime of music. Classes take place in Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays to Thursdays (and in Kew) from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £102.00 for the term (£8.50 per class). When you sign up after your free trial class, you can also get half price membership (£8.50 instead of the usual £17.00) with Twick Mums!

Pandemonium

For children from 0 to 4 years old.

Sing songs and play simple percussion instruments with your children in a fun and lively workshop, which is a brilliant way to introduce music to your children, teaching the basics including rhythm, rhyme and simple games. Classes take place in Brentford on Wednesdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £5.00 per session on a drop-in basis.

Rainbow Music

For babies and children from 9 months to 4 years old.

Fun and colourful music sessions for pre-schoolers. Classes take place in Teddington on Mondays from w/c 8th May. Classes cost £6.00 per class on a drop-in basis.

Singing Hands

For babies and children from 6 months to 4 years old.

The amazing world of signs through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Classes take place in St Margarets, Teddington and Twickenham, Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £85.00 per family for the term (£8.50 per class). A new Thursday drop-in class in St Margarets starts w/c 5th June, costing £8.50 per session.

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Tempo Totssee Twick Mums review

For babies and children from 3 months to 4 years old.

A truly unique series of interactive classes and concerts for little ones. Each 40 minute class is jam packed with live music, singing, dancing, stories, bubbles, puppets and playing musical instruments all aimed to help your little ones develop their social skills, communication, and movement whilst having fun! Classes take place in Twickenham on Mondays & Fridays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £40.00 for a block of five or £80.00 for a block of ten (£8.00 per class), which can be used at any time. Mention Twick Mums and you can pay £8.00 on a drop-in basis.

Tiny Talk

For babies and children from birth to 3 years old.

Fun, interactive baby signing classes. Develop your child’s early communication skills and enhance their motor skills through the use of songs, sign and music, and then enjoy some toy time and the chance for a cup of tea and a chat! Classes take place in Twickenham and Whitton on Wednesdays & Fridays from w/c 5th June. Classes cost £52.50 for the half-term per family (£7.50 per class).

Tiny Tunes

For children from 3 months to 5 years old.

Pay-as-you-go music and dance classes, promoting critical listening skills, language and literacy, creativity and coordination in the future. Classes take place in St Margarets, Teddington, Twickenham, and Whitton on Wednesdays to Fridays from w/c 17th April, with some running throughout the holidays (check their website for details). Classes cost £5.00 per class on a drop-in basis (siblings £2.50).

 

4) Sport & Movement

Baseline Tennis

For children aged 5 to 9 years old.

Fun, active classes where children can enjoy developing their skills – each session has a carefully thought out mixture of tennis, fitness and group activities which will build on the children’s social skills and team environment. Classes take place in Teddington on Saturdays from 22nd April (and in Richmond & Kingston). Classes cost £192.50 for the term but you can join an time (£17.50 per 90-minute class). You can also get 20% OFF if you mention Twick Mums!

Best Tennis

For children aged 3 to 9 years old.

Best Tennis makes tennis accessible for all the family, which is an excellent way to get fit, make new friends and this fantastic sport inside or out. Classes take place in Teddington on Fridays & Saturdays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £78.00-£91.00 (or less with a Richmond Leisure Card) for the term, depending on age (£6.00-£7.00 per class).

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Catch-a-balls – see Twick Mums review

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 5 years old.

Fun classes with lots of variety, teaching ball, racquet and movement skills to pre-school children. Classes take place in Teddington and Twickenham on Mondays & Thursdays (and in other locations) from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £77.00-£99.00 for the term, depending on the class (£7.00-£9.00 per class).

Gordon Gibbins Tennis

For children from 5 to 15+ years old.

Popular tennis courses with Gordon Gibbins, who is the LTA registered coach at Marble Hill Park – a great way for children to brush up on their tennis skills whilst having fun too. Classes take place in Twickenham on Wednesdays to Saturdays from w/c 5th June (April/May is full but places might come up). Classes cost £54.00 for the half-term (£9.00 per class). Please email Gordon for details.

Halfbacks – see Twick Mums review

For children from 2 to 6 years old.

An early years sport company providing effective, fun and educational classes. The sessions are designed to teach children the values of rugby union, enabling them to develop their confidence, physical and social skills. Classes take place in Twickenham and Whitton on Saturdays & Sundays from 22nd April. Classes cost £120.00 for a 15-session pass (£8.00/class), £90.00 for a 10-session pass (£9.00/class), £50.00 for a 5-session pass (£10.00/class) or you can pay-as-you-go for £10.00/class.

Kickin’ Kidz

For children from 3 to 8 years old.

Football classes that provide girls and boys of all abilities the chance to learn skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. The sessions are fun-packed to allow children to learn in a pressure-free environment. Classes take place in Twickenham on Sundays from 23rd April. Classes cost £5.00 per session and need to be pre-booked online.

Kiddikicks – see Twick Mums review

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Unique, fun learning techniques to develop real football and other sports skills in a safe and creative environment. Classes take place in Twickenham on Sundays (and in other locations) from 23rd April. Classes cost £96.00 for the term (£9.60 per class).

KidsCoach

For children from 3 to 11 years old.

Fun sports coaching sessions to develop your child’s sporting skills in a safe, fun environment. Classes take place in Twickenham and Teddington on Mondays to Fridays (and in Richmond) from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £97.50-£117.00 depending on age and length of the term (£7.50-£9.00 per class).

Little Gym Chiswick

The Little Gym – see Twick Mums review

For babies and children from 4 months to 12 years old.

Seriously fun gymnastics classes for little ones, in a safe, nurturing and non-competitive environment. These exceptional classes take place every day of the week in Chiswick (which has recently undergone expansion, with lots of new classes available) and Hampton Hill, with two semesters per year starting in September and February. Classes cost £483.00 for the second semester in Chiswick (£23.00 per class) or £440.00 in Hampton Hill (£20.00 per class), with discounts and instalment plans also available.

Little Kickers

For toddlers and children from 18 months to 7 years old.

Football classes which act as a fun forum to instil children with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie. Classes take place in Hampton, St Margarets, Teddington and Twickenham every day except Wednesdays from 22nd April. Classes are bought in blocks of six for £52.00 (£8.67 per class) or 12 for £98.00 (£8.17 per class).

NPL Cricket Club

For boys and girls from 5 to 8 years old.

All Stars cricket is a fun first experience of cricket for girls and boys. and potentially the first step on the pathway to cricket participation for many years to come. Classes take place in Teddington on Fridays from w/c 15th May. Classes cost £40.00 for the term (£5.00 per class).

Playball

For children from 2 to 4 years old.

Action-packed classes that immerse kids in fun, age-appropriate, high quality games and activities, such as ball skills, running, jumping, dodging, balancing and lots more. Classes take place in Hampton, St Margarets  and Teddington on Tuesdays to Fridays (and at other locations) from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £123.50-£126.00 for the term depending on location and length of the term (£9.50-£10.50 per class).

Puddle Ducks

For babies and children from birth to 4 years old.

Puddle Ducks’ baby-led approach ensures your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but nurturing confidence and unlocking their potential to swim. Classes take place in Ham on Mondays & Sundays (and at other locations) from 23rd April. Classes cost £128.00 for a block of eight classes (£16.00 per class) and you can join at any point. You can also get 10% off your first block with Twick Mums!

Richmond Gymnastics Association

For babies and children from 8 weeks to 4 years old.

Popular classes where pre-school gymnasts learn early balance, co-ordination and gymnastics skills through a variety of fun activities each week. Classes take place in Kew on Mondays to Fridays from w/c 17th April. Classes cost £25.00-£125.00 for the term (£2.08-£10.42 per class). NB Classes for school-aged children are also available but a waiting list exists for these.

Rugby Tots

For children from 2 to 7 years old.

A specifically-designed play programme using the multiple skills of rugby to create a fun and enjoyable environment whilst developing basic core motor skills. Classes take place in Twickenham on Saturdays & Sundays from 29th April, with classes also starting in Hampton soon. Classes cost £104.50 for the term (£9.50 per class).

SIMMSAthleticssee Twick Mums review

For children from 5 to 12 years old.

A unique experience for young people to train and compete on the same track as Mo Farah and other stars. In the winter children will use the indoor tennis centre to develop their fundamental movement skills with specialist equipment. Classes take place in Twickenham on Mondays to Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Classes are payable by the term and cost £7.75 per class.

SIMMSplitzsee Twick Mums review

For children from 5 to 12 years old.

Sessions are held in the Olympic-equipped gymnasium, with activities including training and competition on bars, beams, vault, and floor work. There is also a dedicated trampoline session. Classes take place in Twickenham on Mondays to Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Classes are payable by the term and cost £7.75 per class.

SIMMSQuins Rugbysee Twick Mums review

For children from 5 to 16 years old.

A mini and youth Rugby Union Club for boys and girls delivered in collaboration with Harlequin Amateurs, providing high quality coaching and a friendly, welcoming club environment. Classes take place in Teddington or Twickenham on Sundays. For more information call 020 8240 4334 or email simmsport@stmarys.ac.uk.

Springboard Swimmers

For babies and children up to adults.

A huge variety of classes from Mother & Baby right up to Advanced (for children who can swim 100m plus). Very small groups are taught by professional and caring staff. Classes take place in Twickenham and Teddington on Mondays to Saturdays from w/c 17rh April. Classes cost £138.00 for the term (£11.50 per class).

Super Soccer Stars

For children from 1 to 10 years old.

Soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment – using soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork. Each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun! Classes take place in Teddington on Wednesdays & Sundays (and in other locations) from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £45.00/£120.00 for the half-term/term, depending on location and type of class (£9.00-£12.00 per class).

Tumble Tots

For babies and children from 1 to 3 years old.

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing, as well as positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem. Classes take place in Teddington on Thursdays (and in other locations) from w/c 24th April. Classes cost £95.00 for the term (£9.50 per class).

We Make Footballers

For children from 4 to 12 years old.

Accessible and affordable football training through programmes expertly designed by a network of FA qualified coaches. We Make Footballers focuses on individual skill and technique, teamwork, and most importantly FUN! Classes take place in Twickenham and Teddington on Mondays & Saturdays (and at other locations) from 22nd April. Classes cost £75.00-£87.50 for a block of 10, depending on venue (£7.50-£8.75 per class).

 

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  • Another idea for you:

    Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway. A steam railway that is great for children of all ages, and their Mums. Open every Sunday from 10.30 until 4 pm, and some Saturdays.Adults £2.50 children 5 to 16 years £1, under fives go free!

    The railway is connected to Kempton Steam Museum, Kempton Park Waterworks, Sanakey Lane, Hanworth, Post code TW13 6XH, phone 01932 765328.

    website: http://www.hamptonkemptonrailway.org.uk

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