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The best things to do at Ealing Broadway for a day out

Everything you need in one place for an incredible family day out

From the return of Summer Live’s sunshine-filled music, entertainment and celebrations; live sport on the big screen; blockbusters and Saturday-morning kids’ favourites at the Ealing Project; brilliant spots for brunch and lunch; independent stores, Ealing Central Library’s great events and amenities plus easy parking, excellent bike and scooter storage, you’ll have a blast together this summer together at Ealing Broadway.

 

1. Join in with Summer Live

Summer Live

The ever-popular Summer Live stage returns this summer with comfy deckchairs and barrel tables, sports on the big screen, a butterfly installation from Make It Ealing, sandpits and pop-up food stalls in the Town Square. And, of course, it’s free for all.

Every Saturday (12pm-5pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm) from Saturday 27th July to Sunday 25th August and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, we’ll be hosting exciting music sets including solo artists, bands and community groups with Sundays dedicated to new and emerging local talent – all organised by Ealing’s own Hanwell Hootie or you can take to the stage yourself! Find out all about it here.

 

2. Watch all summer’s big sports

Summer Live will also be bringing a big screen to Town Square – get set for Wimbledon, Euro 2024, the Paralympic Games, the Olympics and more this summer!

 

3. See new movies at the Ealing Project

Ealing Project
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Summer 2024 is full of amazing new releases including Furiosa (24 May), Despicable Me 4 (12 July) and Inside Out 2 (14 June).

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.

They offer amazing £6.60 tickets on Tuesdays, family tickets (ranging from £24 for four), student, over-60s screenings for £5.50 and Blue Light concessions and Saturday morning kids’ tickets from £3.50 (find all prices here).

 

4. Family friendly menus

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) while their kids’ menu has marinated chicken breast, cheese and chicken burgers and mac and cheese served with fries or coconut rice and peas for only £5.70. (Plus delicious £1.50 puddings.)

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 while kids can enjoy Castano Classics for £7.20 including all-day breakfasts, pasta and pizza and puddings including warm chocolate brownie.

Comptoir Libanais
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Jamaica Blue does classic dishes with a clever twist: think veggie rolls, bagels, Eggs Benny, blueberry pancake stack and sourdough toasties. Kids can enjoy babyccinos, eggs on toast, fish fingers, pancakes and toasties (see the full menu here).

You can also head to wagamama for mini chicken ramen, mini katsu curry and more and the ever-colourful and welcoming Comptoir Libanais have a brilliant kids menu with £5.50 meals of flatbreads, wraps and mezze platters lightly sparkling fruit drinks.

For desserts, indulge your sweet tooth at Bubble Magik, Leonidas, Lola’s Cupcakes, MochiKori and more.

 

5. Don’t miss amazing events at Ealing Broadway

There’s always something going on at Ealing Broadway. See what’s coming up on our Instagram and our what’s on page.

6. Discover independent stores and inspiring brands

Miniso
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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 toy, clothes and shoe stores for kids including Smiggle, Miniso, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Accessorize, Decathlon, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Primark if you need to pick things up while you’re here with the family.

Find some brilliant books and interactive ideas at Waterstones and WH Smith. For original finds, visit our local independents including Greenka plants, flowers from Jasmine Bloom, cult pieces at Gashapon Bandai 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!

 

7. Food on the go

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

Finally, take home some delicious treats including cinnamon buns from Benji’s Buns, cup cakes, brownies and selection boxes galore at Lola’s Cupcakes 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.

 

8. 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.

 

9. Family-friendly essentials at Ealing Broadway

Explore Learning
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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. There’s also the brilliant Explore Learning. Their team are welcoming and friendly and will help kids of all ages and abilities discover the joy of learning maths and English building their confidence and their knowledge. Find out more here.

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.

 

10. 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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