Cool woodlands - just the thing for a hot day, when the kids turn fractious. Foxglove Covert is a great place to spend two or three hours. Our local nature reserve has 100 acres of woodland, heathland, flower-rich grassland, streams, ponds and paths. It also has a wide range of wildlife, friendly and informative rangers, and a field centre with seating, snacks and drinks, and the all-important loos.
Foxglove Covert is just two miles from Richmond. Access details are at foxglovecovert.org.uk.