Crane Park Island - kidelp

Crane Park Island

Crane Park Island is a beautiful 2-hectare nature reserve located in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. There is lots of lovely woodland, scrub and reedbed as well as fascinating wildlife to see such as dragonflies, frogs, herons, toads, foxes and newts! Take a peaceful stroll among the trees and nature or take your dog for a walk in the fresh air. Best time to visit April to August.

Children & Family activities

Enjoy the nature trail while the children have fun with a couple of different activities. They can act like detectives and complete this quiz and see how much they have learnt at the end of the trail. Kids can also use this template to take rubbings of the brass posts on their journey through the reserve so that they have something to remember their experience by.

There are also a number of different activities at Crane Park Island throughout the year that families can enjoy and take part in such as river dipping, pond dipping and minibeast hunting.

Food & Drink

There are no cafes or restaurants within the woods, however you can bring your own snacks and packed lunches and have a lovely family picnic surrounded by the magnificent wildlife and nature.


Accessible toilets available.

Opening times

Open 24/7.

Getting there

You can get to the park by public transport and visit the TFL (Transport for London) website to plan your journey easily, knowing which bus or train to take at which times. The address is Ellerman Avenue, Whitton, TW2 6AA, which you can use to help you to get there using a map or GPS device. Limited parking on nearby roads.

  • Train: Whitton station.
  • Bus: 110, 267, 281, 490, H22