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Day out at Ealing Broadway

Looking for fun things to do near Ealing? Ealing Broadway is the place to enjoy inspired days out with your family and friends.

From movies and pop-up events at the Ealing Project, brilliant spots for brunch and lunch, independent stores, our swap shops, Ealing Central Library is perfect for entertaining kids, easy parking plus excellent bike and scooter storage, you can enjoy a full day full of activities and fun (see our opening times here).

Plan your day with our helpful guide.

1. See new movies at the Ealing Project

Scene inside cinema theatre showing Ealing Project logo on screen

2023 is going to be a huge year for family-friendly films on the big screen with the arrival of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 (5th May), The Little Mermaid (26th May) and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2 June) plus Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (30 June) and Barbie (21 July).

The Ealing Project is the perfect place for a family day out (or evening thanks to its huge array of indie classics) with three screens, a cafe, bar, community room and spaces for live music and art.

Open 10.30am-11pm daily, they offer family tickets (ranging from £19.20 to £28.80 for four), student, over-60s and Blue Light concessions and kids’ tickets from £5.20 (find all prices here).

2. Book a delicious brunch with friends and family

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Turtle Bay serves up a fabulous bottomless brunch with unlimited cocktails and mocktails served alongside scrambled ackee, sauteed callaloo, curried chickpeas, sweet fried plantain, tomatoes and fire-grilled roti or smashed avo (see their incredible menu here).

Castano Lounge is also a really fun destination where you can enjoy good food, board games and a laid-back welcome with a menu of shakshuka, sausage sandwiches, Miami brunch and more.

Jamaica Blue does classic dishes with a clever twist: think veggie rolls, bagels, Eggs Benny, blueberry pancake stack and sourdough toasties. Find their menu here. 

3. Don’t miss amazing events at Ealing Broadway

Photo of vegan fast food pop-up outside centre

There’s always something going on at Ealing Broadway.

The Ealing Project is home to lots of fun free events with a drop-in weekly Board Games Club, the Repair Cafe where you can transform worn clothes into newfound glory (there’s a £3 donation for materials), the Meetup Group which is great place to meet new connections plus the MAD Mates Meet Up designed for midlifers to make friends. With late-night bingo, quizzes and special live streams, you can plan your social calendar right here.

The regular Clothes Swap Shop in partnership with Love Not Landfill encourages fashion lovers to donate unwanted clothes before picking up recycled gems. Our next pop-up will be taking place on Saturday 20th May.

We’re also playing host to the Ealing Vegan Fiesta on Sunday 25th June where you can discover small businesses creating delicious plant-based food, sustainable gifts and handmade products. See what’s coming up on our Instagram and our what’s on page.

4. Discover independent stores

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Ealing Broadway is home to some of the best fashion, beauty, food and gifting stores making Click & Collect and everyday shopping easy. There are also plenty of clothes and shoes stores for kids including Clarks, Decathlon, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Primark if you need to pick things up while you’re here with the family.

For original finds, visit our local independents including Greenka plants, flowers from Jasmine Bloom, handmade and original finds at The Store Collective and a whole host of independent beauty destinations including The Massage Company.

Stay up to date with the latest news and offers here. Happy shopping!

5. Food on the go

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For quick lunches, pop into Wasabi, itsu or enjoy the old-school cafes of Chantal Cafe and Mama Mia which offer sandwiches, a full English and other tasty snacks. If you want mood-boosting drinks, Bubble Magik, Costa Coffee, Arise Coffee Roasters and Starbucks do everything you could want.

Finally, take home some delicious treats from chocolatier Leonidas, waffles and shakes from D’licious, cinnamon buns from Benji’s Buns or cakes and slices from Heriots Patisserie. See all Ealing Broadway’s cafes and restaurants here and stay up to date with the latest offers too.

6. Easy parking and the best ways to get to Ealing Broadway

It’s super easy for families to get here. There are 600-800 car parking spaces available at our car parks. 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. There’s a dedicated motorcycle car park and bike and scooter parking in St Saviour’s Walk – find all the details here.

7. Family-friendly essentials at Ealing Broadway

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Ealing Central Library is a must-visit for families with a Surestart centre and toddlers’ story  time plus designated areas for children and young people. Follow them here for the latest events.

If you’re with little ones, there are baby-changing facilities in both the men and women’s toilets and Marks & Spencer. There are also baby-feeding facilities in the women’s toilets and welcoming cafes and restaurants across Ealing.

Finally, don’t miss our kid-friendly stores: Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Smiggle and Miniso are full of exciting toys and gifts for all budgets. Or, find some bedtime reading at Waterstones.

8. Special offers, discounts and insider tips

Keep an eye on our offers page for the latest deals, menus and ways to shop and enjoy delicious food and drink all year round.

Don’t forget there are always exclusive discounts for students, Blue Light card holders and NHS workers plus there are plenty of loyalty memberships to take advantage of.

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