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You can also find regular activities running at youth clubs, adventure playgrounds, children's centres and libraries.
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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme

Woodpecker Youth Club  17 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

 Free
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5 day summer acting school for 10 to 17-year olds Free

The London Theatre - New Cross 17 August 10am to 4pm

A fun but professional week of training aimed at the 10 to 17 year old age range who want to progress to a level of drama school, training and looking at areas such as stage fighting, panto skills, acting for camera, learning a small Shakespeare speech to

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 17 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 17 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 17 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 17 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Bellingham Gateway Summer Scheme

Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre 17 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19 years.

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TNG Summer Scheme

The New Generation  17 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

TNG will be running a fun, creative and engaging summer scheme for all young people to participate in positive activities.

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 17 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 17 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 17 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 17 August 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Yoga for children

St George's Church 17 August 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

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Sabina Netball Club Training Sessions

Prendergast School 17 August 5.30PM to 7pm

Netball Club training, in preparation for league matches or just to develop new skills in the sport to gain school place

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JAD London Irish Dancing

Goldsmiths Community Centre 17 August 6pm to 7pm

Irish Dancing for ages 3 years plus.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 17 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Tae Kwon Do training for 5–14-year-olds

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METRO Zest  Free

 18 August 

Supportive and inclusive group for LGBTQ 11-16-year-olds.

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5 day summer acting school for 10 to 17-year olds Free

The London Theatre - New Cross 18 August 10am to 4pm

A fun but professional week of training aimed at the 10 to 17 year old age range who want to progress to a level of drama school, training and looking at areas such as stage fighting, panto skills, acting for camera, learning a small Shakespeare speech to

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 18 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 18 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 18 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Baby Bounce Free

Torridon Road community library 18 August 11am to 11.30AM

Music lessons for babies and young children.

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 18 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 18 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

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Bellingham Gateway Summer Scheme

Bellingham Gateway Youth and Community Centre 18 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19 years.

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 18 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 18 August 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Fit Bus Multi-sport session (you choose!) Free

Beckenham Place Park 18 August 4pm to 5.30PM

There will be lots of sports available and two coaches to teach the children who turn up! Free thanks to Lewisham Assemblies.

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Roller skating

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Roller skating sessions for children!

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Friday Night Development Centre

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 August 6.30PM to 8.30PM

Sports Fun 4 All provide a fun filled, inclusive environment for boys and girls of mixed abilities where they can learn the fundamentals of football focusing on passing and dribbling. All staff are FA qualified, First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS checked

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Lewisham Under Water Hockey Free

Forest Hill Pools 18 August 7.15PM to 9pm

Get fit, stay fit, have fun and learn to play under water hockey.

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Hilly Fields Park run Free

Hilly Fields Park, off Adelaide Avenue, Brockley SE4 1UD 19 August 9am

Walk, run or jog 5K – just you against the clock!

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5 day summer acting school for 10 to 17-year olds Free

The London Theatre - New Cross 19 August 10am to 4pm

A fun but professional week of training aimed at the 10 to 17 year old age range who want to progress to a level of drama school, training and looking at areas such as stage fighting, panto skills, acting for camera, learning a small Shakespeare speech to

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Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 19 August 10am to 12 noon

Sports Fun 4 All provide a fun filled, inclusive environment for boys and girls of mixed abilities where they can learn the fundamentals of football focusing on passing and dribbling. All staff are FA qualified, First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS checked

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 19 August 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 19 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Join us for some creative crafting for 5-12 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 19 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Club Learning Saturday club

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 19 August 11am to 12 noon

11+ verbal and non verbal reasoning, English and Maths KS1,2,3 and GCSE preparation classes

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Craft Club - Animal Origami Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 19 August 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 19 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Football Domination Development Centre

Bellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre 19 August 1pm to 3pm

Saturday Development Centre - all abilities from Aged 4+

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Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 19 August 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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Saturday Tennis Club for girls and boys aged 4–17

Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club 19 August 4pm to 5.30PM

A mixed-ability session with fun drills, tennis-based activites and points play. All activities are tailored to the experience and abilities of the participants. Suitable for all. Run by licensed and DBS-checked coaches.

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5 day summer acting school for 10 to 17-year olds Free

The London Theatre - New Cross 20 August 10am to 4pm

A fun but professional week of training aimed at the 10 to 17 year old age range who want to progress to a level of drama school, training and looking at areas such as stage fighting, panto skills, acting for camera, learning a small Shakespeare speech to

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Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 20 August 10am to 12 noon

Sports Fun 4 All provide a fun filled, inclusive environment for boys and girls of mixed abilities where they can learn the fundamentals of football focusing on passing and dribbling. All staff are FA qualified, First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS checked

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 20 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Gems Summer Holiday Club: Peter Pan/Trolls/Midsummer Nights Dream

Sydenham High School (Senior) 21 August - 25 August 9am to 3.30PM

Put on a show in one week with West End professionals!

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Sports Fun 4 All - Summer Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 21 August - 25 August 10am to 3pm

Sports Fun 4 All provide a fun filled, inclusive environment for boys and girls of mixed abilities where they can learn the fundamentals of football focusing on passing and dribbling.

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 21 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 21 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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Music with Hessie Free

Torridon Road community library 21 August 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

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Chill Pill: Spoken Word & Rap

The Albany Centre and Theatre 21 August - 25 August 11am to 4pm

Work with professional poets and rappers to hone your skills in creating and performing your own words. Includes a sharing event for friends and family on Friday 25 August.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 21 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 21 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 21 August 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 21 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Bouncy Castle & Soft Play taster session

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 21 August 2pm to 2.45PM

Our big bouncy castle with slide will be available, with soft play shapes in front to play with!

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 21 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Bouncy Castle & Soft Play taster session

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 21 August 2.45PM to 3.30PM

Our big bouncy castle with slide will be available, with soft play shapes in front to play with!

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 21 August 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Fit Bus multi-sport session (you choose!) Free

Northbrook Park 21 August 3.45PM to 4.45PM

There will be lots of sports available and two coaches to teach the children who turn up! Free thanks to Lewisham Assemblies.

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Whatever youth theatre for those at risk of mental health problems

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 August 4.30PM to 2.30PM

8–14 year olds at risk of developing mental health issues are invited to a supportive free drama programme.

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Fit Bus Multi-sport session (you choose!) Free

Chinbrook Ball Court 21 August 5pm to 6pm

There will be lots of sports available and two coaches to teach the children who turn up! Free thanks to Lewisham Assemblies.

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Code Club Free

Lewisham Library 21 August 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-13 yrs old.

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 22 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 22 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 22 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 22 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 22 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

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Street Dance Masterclass

The Albany Centre and Theatre 22 August 1pm to 3pm

A chance to learn street dance, pop and lock and breakdance with the Love2Dance team.

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 22 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 22 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 22 August 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 22 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Tae Kwon Do training for 5–14-year-olds

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Crab Catching in Deptford Creek

Creekside Discovery Centre 23 August 10am to 12 noon

If you go down to the Creek today you’re sure for a big surprise…. they have beady eyes, spiky shell and snappy claws. Join us as we wade in Deptford Creek and catch some crabs. Will your crab outrun the competition in the Creekside Crab Race?!

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 23 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 23 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 23 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 23 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 23 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Rugby taster session

Downham Playing Fields 23 August 12.30PM to 2pm

Try rugby for the first time with us, or come to improve your skills!

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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 23 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 23 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 August 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 23 August 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Fit Bus Multi-sport session (you choose!) Free

Mountsfield Park Ball Court (single) 23 August 4pm to 5.30PM

There will be lots of sports available and two coaches to teach the children who turn up! Free thanks to Lewisham Assemblies.

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Street dance classes with Aim High Dance Academy

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  23 August 4.15PM to 6pm

Dance classes for children aged 3+

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Teenagers on the wheel

Lewisham Arthouse 23 August 4.30PM to 6pm

All steps in completing a pot from preparation to coning and balling, centring, making mugs, bowls plates and lidded jars.

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Community Football Free

Goldsmiths Community Centre 23 August 5pm to 7.30PM

Free Community football sessions!

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S-Factor Academy

Ladywell Arena 23 August 6pm to 7.30PM

S-Factor Academy welcomes all to come and try athletics.

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Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 24 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

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Grove Park Summer Programme

WG Grace Community Centre 24 August 10am to 4pm

A six-week programme of on-site activities, workshops and off-site trips.

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The Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 24 August 11am to 5.45PM

5 weeks of summer fun

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Ladywell Adventure Playground

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 24 August 11.15AM to 1pm

Summer activities and trips for all young people aged 8-19

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Woodpecker Youth Club Summer Programme Free

Woodpecker Youth Club 24 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Arts & crafts, DJ workshop, T-shirt making, African drumming & much more

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 24 August 1pm to 4pm

Week long trampoline crash courses ages and classes are as follows 3-6 yrs, 1-2pm 7-9 yrs 2-3pm 10+ 3-4pm

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Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 24 August 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories for 0-2 year olds. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

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Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 2pm to 3pm

Come and race your mates on our pool inflatable which takes up the main pool! Must be able to swim 25m

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Content Promos

Join the summer reading challenge 2017!

Swimming

Free swimming for children under 16