Free Winter Workshops with Explore Learning

Open Today

09:00 - 19:00
Ealing Broadway Explore Learning

At Explore Learning we often hear from our members that they find it difficult to motivate their child with their learning in the winter months; so we weren’t surprised when 48% of the 1,000 parents we surveyed agreed! Furthermore, 52% said their child has less focus and energy thanks to the dark evenings and shorter days.

We want every child to love learning all year round! That’s why we’re running a series of fun and engaging workshops on Saturday 14th December for families who are not yet members of Explore, to help keep them entertained and their brains active over the festive period.
But our research didn’t stop there! We’ve identified key topics that children find challenging, based on data for over 48,000 of our members:

  • 55% of children struggle with blending and segmenting in their first two years of school
  • Time is the 2nd biggest area of difficulty in maths for primary school children
  • 56% of children in primary school struggle with comprehension?

If you recognise any of these areas of difficulty, then our free winter workshops are for you! We’re covering phonics, telling the time and comprehension to help children be fearless with tackling maths and English and go back to school in January feeling confident.

Did you know that 94% of children think maths is useful for later life? We know how vital maths is to everyday activities, yet for many children this subject can get a little more complicated as soon as it starts using lots of words. That’s why we’re also offering a workshop to help children tackle worded problems to become fearless problems solvers.

The workshop schedule and content is as follows: 

Ealing Broadway Explore Learning

10.30 – 11.30am Fun With Phonics (ages 4-6)

In this workshop children will explore the world of rhyming words, building their confidence with phonics and guiding them on their journey to becoming phonics pros and future poets!


Ealing Broadway Explore Learning

12 – 1pm Telling The Time (ages 5-7)

This workshop children will have help tackling the challenge of the big and little hand. We all know how tricky it can be to master this lifelong skill, so there’s no time like the present to start learning.

Ealing Broadway Explore Learning

2.30 – 3.30pm Winter Wonderland (ages 8-11)

This literacy workshop children explore the winter woodland, learning the difference between fact and opinion. Can they use their new found knowledge to stop any arguments forming between some very opinionated animals?

Ealing Broadway Explore Learning

4:00 – 5:00pm Word Problems (ages 8-11)

Maths can get a little more complicated as soon as it starts using lots of words. We will help children tackle word problems to become fearless problem solvers and see maths in a real-life context.

Workshops are completely free, but spaces are limited – book online at or give us a call directly on 020 7052 1968


General opening hours


Additional Information

Ealing Broadway Store opening times may vary. Food and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.


Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Ealing Broadway
W5 5JY
020 8567 3453
  • Car

    Ealing Broadway car park is sign-postedᅠupon reaching the town centre. The car park can be accessed via Grove Road or Windsor Road. Please use the specific postcode W5 5BL to bring you to the car park entrance. View car park rates and opening times here. To open Google maps, please click here.

  • Train

    Fast and frequent trains run from Paddington to Ealing Broadway where the high speed service heads west to Slough, Reading and Oxford. Approximate travel time from Paddington to Ealing Broadway is 10 minutes. You can find further information on the train service here.

    By Tube

    Take the Central or District line from central London to Ealing Broadway. The Centre is just a two minute walk from the station. The Piccadilly line serves South Ealing station. For more information visit Transport for London. 

  • Bus

    Ealing Broadway is on regular bus routes which pass close to the entrance to the Centre. You can catch the 83, 207, 427, 607, N207 services on The Broadway towardsᅠHanwell to the west and Acton, or Hanger Lane East and North. The 65 stops on the High street towards Brentford. You can find out more information on the bus services here.

  • Bike

    Ealing Broadway has 45 spaces for bicycles. Located at Grove Road, St. Saviours Walk, and Grove Road car park entrance next to Explore Learning.


There are lifts available at Ealing Broadway. Lifts are located outside Tesco, at the Oak Road entrance and at Oxford Road entrance.

Ealing Broadway is wheelchair accessible at all entrances and four passenger lifts are provided to access Level 1 of the Ealing Broadway while three serve the upper car park levels. Blue badge spaces are located on Level 1 of the car park, adjacent to Decathlon and further spaces are available on Floors 3 and 5 close to the Twin Tower passenger lifts.


Accessible toilet facilities are available on the ground floor on the Oxford Road entrance. For access, a radar key will be required. There are additional Accessible Toilets within the mens and womens toilets. For directions please see Google Maps here.

Baby changing facilities are available within the mens and womens toilets. There are also baby feeding facilities in the woman’s toilets. For directions, please see Google Maps here. Baby changing facilities are also available within M&S.

Ealing Broadway has spaces for over 600 cars from Monday to Friday and over 800 cars every weekend. The car park is open from 6am - 12 midnight and can be accessed from either Grove Road via St Mary's Road (opposite Ealing Green) or Windsor Road via Ealing Common.

Tariffs Monday - Sunday:
0-1 hour: £1.00
1-2 hours: £2.00
2-3 hours: £3.00
3-4 hours: £4.00
4-5 hours: £5.00
5-6 hours: £6.00
Over 6 hours and up to 24 hours: £12.00

Lost ticket charge: £12.00

Motorbikes are welcome in the dedicated motorbike park under the Grove Road car park entrance ramp.

Our car park has received the Park Mark, given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Please note that bank holiday’s follow the usual weekday tariff.


Cash machines are available at the following locations on the ground floor: St. Saviour Mall (next to the Tesco exit), Oak Road Entrance (HSBC and Lloyds) and within M&S.

There are further accessible toilets as well as a Changing Places facility located on the first floor, which can be accessed by the lift closest to the Accessible Toilets on the ground floor. For directions, please see Google Maps here.

A ChargeBox® facility is available at Ealing Broadway, so you can charge your mobile devices securely while you shop. This is located outside Broadway Court.

Ealing Broadway offers free wifi to all of its customers.

Toilets are located on Level 1 near the Management Office. For directions, please see Google Maps here.


The Car Wash Company are located on Level 4 of the car park, offering a wide range of wash and valet services.

Selected stores offer a Click and Collect service. See individual store listings for details.


Lost property enquiries can be directed to the Management Office located located on Level 1 (adjacent to the toilets) or by calling 020 8567 3453

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