Sunshine in Market Square in Wembley Park

April in Wembley Park

The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the spring is in the air – April is finally here.

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased, there are plenty of fun things to do around Wembley Park.

We couldn't be more excited to welcome you back to Wembley Park. We've all got a spring in our step as we prepare to dine out with friends, shop for our favourite brands, and spend time outdoors.

We know what you're really waiting for – the chance to get back into the shops and shop 'til you drop. London Designer Outlet has been shuttered since Christmas time, but now the shops are preparing to reopen with big deals and some exciting changes on the horizon. April 12 is the big day – are you ready?

London Designer Outlet is home to some of the world's biggest brands – and biggest discounts. Check out the Nike Factory Store and Adidas Outlet, browse discount multi-media gear at the Sony Centre, and bag some great bargains at the Gap Outlet. Check out our guide to the best places to shop in Wembley Park!

While takeaways at home are delicious, who else is ready to head outside and start dining with friends? With lockdown restrictions easing, restaurants are once again free to do what they do best – serve delicious food to patrons on-site. Whether you're in the mood for fresh, handmade pasta or you fancy some street food from around the world, Wembley Park has plenty of choices. Check out all the restaurants in Wembley Park reopening for al fresco dining from 12th April here.

As we mentioned above, the art trail is one of our favourite things to do around Wembley Park.

While London is known for its street art, Wembley Park's Art Trail is unique even within the capital. It consists of 15 pieces from both local and international artists, from interactive light displays to thought-provoking sculptures.

Follow the map for an extraordinary afternoon out – don't miss Mr Doodle's whimsical 'Graffiti Spaghetti," or Louisa Smurthwaite's iconic "Legends Calling," red phone boxes filled with images of Brent heroes like Twiggy and George Michael.

Now that you can meet with up to five other people outdoors, the time is ripe for picnics and coffee dates in the park. Spending time in the park is always one of the top Wembley things to do – and you're certainly spoiled for choice. Whether you want an urban landscape like Zig-a-Zag Allée or a calm pocket of nature, like Elvin Gardens, Wembley Park is home to plenty of attractive options. Check out our park guide here - what's your perfect picnic spot?

Ask 100 Londoners what they're looking forward to the most, and 99 of them will say – "getting a haircut." Are you starting to look a little shaggy? Chop Chop Wembley Park is a trendy salon offering unisex pricing – haircuts are just £20 for everyone. They're reopening on 12 April, and they're ready and waiting with their scissors. But you better be quick – their bookings are filling up fast.

Bread Ahead, the legendary London bakery known for its award-winning doughnuts, has remained open throughout lockdown for takeaways and delicious sourdough bread. Their in-person baking courses will start up again this summer, but in the meantime, why not learn from the best with an online course?

From their famous doughnuts to pizza dough, Hong Kong custard tarts to New York bagels, they have a class that is sure to tantalise your tastebuds.

Are you ready for April?

I don't think we're alone in saying – bring on April. More sunshine, more dining out (safely), and more socially distant meetups with friends. What things to do around Wembley Park are you most excited for this month?