Leisure activities

There's a variety of free and low cost activities on offer to help you make the most of your free time.


Libraries - Visit you local library where you can borrow items from books to DVDs, get free internet access, join a reading group.  A variety of events are also on offer including author and local history talks and children's workshops.

Take a walk - Explore you local area on foot and discover a different side to the borough. Find local walking routes and historical walking guide, plus organised walks and walking routes all over London

Cycle training - The council offers on-road cycle training for children and adults living in the borough. The council also provides a free Dr Bike service where mechanics will carry out minor repairs on the spot and give advice on how to look after your bike to keep you riding all year round.

Parks and open spaces - Ealings many parks and open spaces provide residents and visitors choice for a scenic escape.

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery - Free entry for Ealing borough residents to the Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, showcasing a variety of historical and contemporary exhibitions on the first Thursday of the month from 5pm to 8pm and every Sunday 10am to 12.30pm.

Gunnersbury Park Museum – Free entry to the museum, showcasing Ealing and Hounslow history in a grand Victorian manor house.

Various museums across London are free to enter such as the British Museum, Tate Modern and Natural History Museum among many others.

Discounts and offers

£1 tickets for a day visit to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace for those on Universal Credit and other named benefits.

Leisure pass - Discounts of up to 50% for adults and 33% for young people on leisure activities including courses, sessions and activities at sports and leisure centres.  Discounts also available at public golf courses in the borough.

Tickets For Good is a project offering free and discounted tickets for major events, including England internationals in football, rugby union and cricket, national music festivals and west end shows to recipients of UK Government Cost of Living payments as well as NHS staff and Charity workers. Through their Ticket Bank programme they also have tickets specifically only for people in receipt of UK Government Cost of Living payments. 

Cinema trips - The Ealing Project is offering £5.50 tickets on Wednesday mornings including hot drinks and biscuits for over 60s.Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online.

Visit Kew Gardens for £1 - If you receive Universal Credit or Pension Credit, you can visit the famous Kew Gardens for just £1.

Visit London Zoo - reduced price tickets - If you receive Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance, you can buy reduced price tickets for London Zoo from as little as £3.

Eating out - Many of the large supermarkets that have cafés and other food outlet businesses are offering free or low price child meals with a full price adult meal – check local outlets for offers.

There are museums that include an option to convert a ticket to include free re-entry for the rest of the year including the London Transport Museum (which also offers £1 tickets for people in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit).


Blue Peter badge - Encourage your children to apply for a Blue Peter badge and unlock free entry to over 200 attractions, many right on our doorstep. Perfect for the school holidays.

Children's centres - Children and families can enjoy a range of fun activities including informal play, music and dance, messy play, yoga and sensory play at their local children’s centre.