Chiswick Summer Fair. Leah Ellis, four

Schools are breaking up and if the idea of having your youngsters or teenage terrors at home for the better part of two months fills you with trepidation then never fear.

There's lots going on across West London and you can find out what's on offer by clicking on these links.

In Hounslow there'll be films to entertain the kids, from Disney classics to action movies like Percy Jackson's Sea of Monsters, at the Paul Robeson Theatre in Treaty Centre throughout the summer. There's also outdoor theatre, the TW4 Festival and 'workouts in the park' exercise classes for adults.

Ealing's younger residents can enjoy summer activity camps and take part in arts and crafts, sport and dance. For parents there's outdoor cinema and The London Mela at Gunnersbury Park. Music lovers and easy listeners can also enjoy the popular Ealing Jazz festival at Walpole Park from July 23- 27, at the Blues Festival before that on July 19.

TW4 Festival
TW4 Festival
 

From storytelling to cycling, there will be plenty of fun for the family in the tri-boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Attractions will include puppet and tapestry making classes, Peabody Trust sports and street art events for kids, a big read in the park, and you can also head to the City of Westminster on August 9 for the Prudential Ride London event and cheer on the racing cyclists.

Fancy something a little more relaxing? How about going on a free fishing trip in Cowley? Or step back in time to celebrate the history of Manor Farm in Ruislip at the annual Medieval festival. Here you can find out about these two events and more on offer in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Plenty to see at the roof top cinema
Plenty to see at the roof top cinema
 

There's free art, dance and music for all ages at Harrow Arts Centre on July 19 and a chance for kids to enjoy pony riding all summer at Stanmore Riding School. The 10th annual Harrow in the LEAF horticultural show will be on the August Bank Holiday weekend. For details of these and more Harrow and Brent events go here.

Another date for your diary is September 7 when the annual Brentford Festival takes place in its new home of Blondin Park , with music and fun for all.