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Places of Interest in Uxbridge

With a fascinating history, plenty to see and do as well as being perfectly situated in the Greater London area yet still close to some beautiful, wild areas, Uxbridge is a wonderful place to grow up. That is why at Nexus Fostering we have such a thriving community of people fostering in Uxbridge who all tell us what an ideal location it really is, especially for raising and looking after children. 

Firstly, it is important to mention the benefits which any of our foster carers receive to make their time fostering in Uxbridge run smoothly: 

  • An allowance of between £357 and £819 per week
  • Regular contact, including phone calls and visits, from a dedicated social worker
  • 14 days paid holiday per year
  • Thorough training in all aspects of fostering
  • Opportunities to meet other foster carers in your area at our events 

So why would you want to provide foster care in Uxbridge? Well, there is plenty on offer in this beautiful town, from fun kids’ activities to beautiful parks and greenery. Here are just a few of the fun activities on offer in Uxbridge: 

Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex

Get your foster children active at Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex, located on Gatting Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1ES. There’s plenty of fun activities on offer, including swimming, badminton, basketball, football and athletics. This is the perfect place to burn some energy, teach your foster children some new skills and have fun while you’re at it! Opening hours are 06:00 – 22:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 20:00 on weekends. 

Colne Valley Regional Park

One of the biggest attractions which encourages people to foster in Uxbridge is that despite its close and convenient proximity to London, it has the beauty of Colne Valley Regional Park on its doorstep. Covering over 40 square miles, this beautiful bit of countryside boasts farmlands, woodlands, rivers and lakes as well as an array of children’s activities from river dipping to den building. 

Go Ape

Fancy an adventurous day out with your foster children? Go Ape in Black Park offers you plenty of fun and daring activities to get the heart beating! With zip wires, Tarzan swings and high ropes, you and your children are guaranteed to have some fun. Make sure you book well in advance because this certainly is a popular activity and would be ideal for a birthday party or special treat! You can find all the opening times on their website. 

Fostering in Uxbridge allows you to see the town through the eyes of a child again. See the town come alive as you teach your foster children about the rich history of Uxbridge, such as the attempted negotiations between King Charles I and the parliamentary army during the English Civil War or the Battle of Britain Bunker. For more information on fostering in Uxbridge, please feel free to contact us today.