Wimbledon Common is a large open-space area famous for its horse-riding opportunities. Wimbledon Village Stables has 24 fine horses, and the personnel provides riding lessons and rides for everyone from beginners to advanced. The four square kilometres area is perfect for an excellent riding experience owing to lovely views of the old windmills, forests, and a large lake. Traditional English sports can also be played in Richmond Park, which is renowned for its red deer. During the summer season, Ridgway Stables riding school also has a special offer for children—pony riding. Though horse riding is available throughout the year, summer season from April to October is naturally warmer and better suited for riding in general.