Hello Monday, and hello spring! It looks like the weather is finally improving, so here are my three suggestions for the upcoming weekend in Ealing…
We Love Cheese! Festival
Well I love cheese, anyway. Ealing’s very own festival of cheese returns to Dickens Yard on the 22nd April, 11am-4pm. It’s free (apart from cheese purchases).
Plenty of tasters and “a large selection of stalls where you can taste, buy and chat to the experts, plus a whole range of cheese related products from bread and charcuterie to olives and wine.” Partnered with local brewer Weird Beard you should also be able to find some delicious drinks to go with your cheese.
There’s a cheese cup too, a tasting contest hosted by the Guardian writer Grace Dent. You have to purchase tickets for the contest, however these do include a drink.
Trying The New Gunnersbury Park Cafe
Now the sunshine is truly with us, I might take the Childe out for a walk round one of our biggest and most historical local parks, check out the improvements and enjoy a pizza lunch.
Of course, apart from the pizza, this is another Free activity!
Ealing Farmer’s Market & West Ealing Shopping…
This local secret is another one for Foodies and money-savers like me. West Ealing can seem like the neglected neighbour to more glamorous Ealing Broadway, however on Saturdays it has a really fantastic Farmer’s Market. I also love a browse in West Ealing, always dropping by Cudi Food Centre (just amazing for foodie browsing), my favourite charity shops (Cancer Research, PDSA, British Heart Foundation, Salvation Army, YMCA … and two home/furniture stores!) plus of course good old Wilko. It’s a rummager’s paradise!
It’s also incredibly close to some excellent places to eat – a number of Lebanese grills such as the family friendly Ya-Sham, gastro-pubs like The Star & Anchor and The Grosvenor and my personal favourite Haru Sushi & Ramen.
Add the neat little park slap bang in the middle (if you need something to bribe the kid with that’s healthier than a bit of tat from Poundworld) and it’s a pretty good bet for any bargain addict.
What will you be doing this weekend? Let me know below!