Explore Colne Valley
Heathrow might be famous for its airport, but just east of the main terinal you'll find one of Greater London's best-loved green spaces. Stretching over 40 square miles, Colne Valley Regional Park, is ideal for a family day out, with a range of guided walks. Cyclists can enjoy the Colne Valley Food Trail, a delightful route taking in charming farm shops along the way. Kids will love the Explorers Course, a fun orienteering route around Denham Country Park.
Hop on the Heathrow Express from terminals 2-3 and you can be in the heart of west London in less than half an hour. Alight at Paddington and head for the renowned Hyde Park, just a few minutes away. Stroll around the Serpentine before visiting the gallery. History buffs will love Kensington Palace and the Albert Memorial, two of capital's most visited royal landmarks. A short walk east brings you to Madame Tussauds, where you can have your picture taken with stunning likenesses of global stars.
Take the kids to Chessington World of Adventures
A half hour drive from Heathrow, Chessington World of Adventures contains over 40 rides and attractions, as well as a large zoo, Sea Life centre and Go Ape climbing course. It's perfect for tiny adventurers too, with the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and Trail of Kings both suitable for toddlers.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Heathrow? Travelodge London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel is close by, or Travelodge Langley Hotel is perfect for Colne Valley.