Scroll down for a selection of links with ideas for how to keep busy during the holidays.  Please check before going as information may have changed.

Last updated September 2021

PLACES 

The Somerville - 260 Queens Road.  Evening Youth Clubs 7.30pm every evening except Wednesday and Sunday.

Sky Garden - amazing views across the iconic London skyline from a garden in the sky.  Free.
 
Crazy Golf at the Horniman Museum - £4 for under 18s, £6 for adults
 
Sunday Outdoor Food Market - Horniman Museum 
 
Lewisham - young artists - further information about a range of opportunities in Theatre and Performing Arts, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts and Design from Lewisham Educational Arts Network.  Costs vary.

 

SPORT / ACTIVE

Parkour lessons - Canada Water and other venues, sometimes offer free tasters - classes usually around £10 a session
 
Brockwell BMX Track - Bring your own bike & helmet.  Free to use.
 
Brockwell Lido & Charton Lido - Both outdoor pools.  Brockwell is unheated, Charlton is heated.  Book in advance.  
 
Folkstone Gardens Skatepark - Deptford.  Free.
 
Honor Oak Panthers - hockey for up to Year 11. 

 

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ARCHIVE: EVENTS FOR SUMMER 2021:

 

PLACES 

Canary Wharf - Ping pong, basketball, outdoor film and sports screening, minigolf, lunch market, outdoor theatre, music ... all free!

The Somerville - 260 Queens Road.  Evening Youth Clubs 7.30pm every evening except Wednesday and Sunday.

Sky Garden - amazing views across the iconic London skyline from a garden in the sky.  Free.
 
Crazy Golf at the Horniman Museum - £4 for under 18s, £6 for adults
 
Sunday Outdoor Food Market - Horniman Museum 
 
Various venues - The Summer Holiday Programme provides free places – including food - for children who would usually receive free school meals.  From 26 July to 27 August, clubs will be running across the borough, providing all sorts of activities- including sports, arts and crafts, drama, and more.
 
Somerset House "Dodge"a new outdoor experience that’s a bold new take on dodgems. Under 12s have unlimited free rides on the dodgems on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from midday to 15.00, advance booking is essential.  Open until 22 August.

 

MUSIC / ARTS

Lewisham - young artists - further information about a range of opportunities in Theatre and Performing Arts, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts and Design from Lewisham Educational Arts Network.  Costs vary.

New Cross - Music with Beats Lab - write as well as produce in whatever your preferred musical style is, including Trap, Drill, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Grime and R&B and record your own vocal/lyrical ideas. Rappers and singers welcome.  Register to attend.  Workshops held at Woodpecker Youth Club.

Deptford - Creekside Centre events

Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show, all by children, some Hatcham student work included!  Free. 
 
Leicester Square classic movie statues tour - audio tour of a variety of classic movie statues in Leicester Square narrated by Alex Zane.  Free
 
Leake Street Arches - an underground street of graffiti near Waterloo - just go to see the street art or of you want to have snack and play any board game you can think of, visit cafe Draughts.
 
Somerset House - No Comply - a free exhibition looking at the phenomena of skateboarding and the impact of its culture and communities on the UK over the past 45 years.  19 Jul – 19 Sep.

 

SPORT / ACTIVE

Parkour lessons - Canada Water and other venues, sometimes offer free tasters - classes usually around £10 a session
 
Brockwell BMX Track - Bring your own bike & helmet.  Free to use.
 
Brockwell Lido & Charton Lido - Both outdoor pools.  Brockwell is unheated, Charlton is heated.  Book in advance.  
 
Folkstone Gardens Skatepark - Deptford.  Free.
 
Honor Oak Panthers - hockey for up to Year 11. 

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS

Virtual - Stemettes - (STEM for girls, young women and non binary people).  During August, 4 consecutive days for 1 or 2 weeks.  Apply online.

DeptfordCreekside STEM CLUB (£10 for 3 sessions)

 

EVENTS

Hilly Fields Summer Fayre, 17 July 2021.

Life-size Indian elephant sculptures - Green Park, on now until 23 July 2021.  Free, you can walk amongst and touch the elephants, and read information about the co-existence of humans and wild animals.

The Original Jerk Cookout - Horniman Museum Gardens, 31 July 2021.  Family activities, live music, activities, and jerk, vegan and vegetarian food cooked by top Caribbean and African chefs. Book in advance.

Summer by the River - throughout the summer holidays - The Scoop, London Bridge.  Outdoor screenings, wide range of music, dance, shadow boxing, fitness.  Free.

 

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