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Children's and family activities

Activities and events for children and families taking place across Lewisham. There is also a range of activities for under 5s taking place at our children's centres.

Please note: some event details change at short notice. Please contact the event provider before travelling to make sure the event is definitely happening.

Select a date from the calendar. 

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!

Address: Sydenham High School, Westwood Hill, London, Se26 6Bl

Trois Petits Chats Free

Torridon Road community library 21 August 9.20AM to 9.45AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, London, Se6 1Rq

Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 21 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

Address: Childrens Playground, Queens Road, London, Se14 5Hd

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

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

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

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

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

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.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 21 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 August 10am to 12 noon

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 22 August 10am to 12 noon

Come along for information and support on breastfeeding.

Address: BELLINGHAM CHILDREN'S CENTRE, 109A RANDLESDOWN ROAD, BELLINGHAM, LONDON, SE6 3HB

Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 22 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

Address: Childrens Playground, Queens Road, London, Se14 5Hd

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Baby bounce

Sydenham community library service 22 August 10am to 11am

Baby bounce and rhyme time

Address: Sydenham Library, Sydenham Road, London, Se26 5Se

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 22 August 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join us for our regular Baby Bounce session for parents/carers and children under 2 for songs and rhymes

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 August 2pm to 4pm

Free Face Painting in celebration of Animal Agents

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

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

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Children’s creative book club

Sydenham community library service 22 August 3.30PM to 5pm

Book club for 5–11 years

Address: Sydenham Library, Sydenham Road, London, Se26 5Se

Colouring Club Free

Torridon Road community library 22 August 3.30PM to 4.30PM

Free colouring session for kids.

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, London, Se6 1Rq

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 22 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

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?!

Address: Creekside Discovery Centre, 14 Creekside, London, Se8 4Sa

Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 23 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

Address: Childrens Playground, Queens Road, London, Se14 5Hd

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 23 August 10am to 10.30AM

Join us in the children’s library for a session of songs, nursery rhymes and stories aimed at 5 year olds and under.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 23 August 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Animal Agents craft special Free

Lewisham Library 23 August 2pm to 3pm

Make a recycled elephant.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

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

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 23 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 24 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

Address: Childrens Playground, Queens Road, London, Se14 5Hd

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Visit Deptford Fire Station  Free

Deptford Fire Station  24 August 10.15AM to 12 noon

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fire fighter? Take a look around the station, fire engine and ask questions to trained fire fighters.

Address:

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Telling the Time Workshop (Age:5-7) Free

Explore Learning Lewisham 24 August  12 noon to 1pm

Free Maths and English workshop: Telling the Time

Address:

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

A Squire's Journey to Knighthood Workshop (Age: 5-6) Free

Explore Learning Lewisham 24 August 1.30PM to 2.30PM

Free Maths and English workshop

Address: FLAT 99, TUSCANY CORTE, 71 LOAMPIT VALE, LEWISHAM, LONDON, SE13 7FR

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.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

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

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Put a Spring in your Step: Age 7-9 Free

Explore Learning Lewisham 24 August 3pm to 4pm

Free Maths and English workshop

Address: FLAT 100, TUSCANY CORTE, 71 LOAMPIT VALE, LEWISHAM, LONDON, SE13 7FR

Albany Gardening Club Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 24 August 3pm to 7pm

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday and the last Saturday afternoon of every month for our gardening club. See the Albany website for more information.

Address: Albany Centre And Theatre, Douglas Way, London, Se8 4Ag

Change4Life Family Fitness

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 4.30PM to 5.15PM

Sessions will be family fitness sessions with the Change4Life 10 minute Disney shake up added in!

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Piece of Cake: Age 9-11 Free

Explore Learning Lewisham 24 August 4.30PM to 5.30PM

Free Maths and English workshop

Address: FLAT 100, TUSCANY CORTE, 71 LOAMPIT VALE, LEWISHAM, LONDON, SE13 7FR

Yoga for children

St George's Church 24 August 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

Address: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST GEORGE WITH CHRISTCHURCH AND ST PAUL, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 24 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Story Time Free

Torridon Road community library 25 August 9.30AM to 10am

Bring your kids for a good old-fashioned reading in the library.

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, London, Se6 1Rq

Somerville Holiday Scheme Free

Somerville Adventure Playground 25 August 10am to 6.30PM

Holiday activities for children and young people.

Address: Childrens Playground, Queens Road, London, Se14 5Hd

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Young Fathers Forum Free

Baseline Youth Club  25 August 10am to 4pm

A space for Young Fathers to speak about their experiences concerns and achievements and planning for future events.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 25 August 11.15AM to 12 noon

Animals special with extra wild colouring.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 25 August 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Join library staff for our weekly storytime and rhyme session for children under 5

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 25 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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Inflatable during the holidays

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 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

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Roller skating

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Roller skating sessions for children!

Address: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Lewisham Under Water Hockey Free

Forest Hill Pools 25 August 7.15PM to 9pm

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

Address: FOREST HILL POOLS, DARTMOUTH ROAD, LONDON, SE23 3HZ

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 25 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Hilly Fields Park run Free

Hilly Fields Park, off Adelaide Avenue, Brockley SE4 1UD 26 August 9am

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

Address:

Swift Fitness Bootcamp Free Trial Free

Hilly Fields 26 August 10am to 11am

Come along to the Hilly Fields Boot Camp and let's get you in the best shape of your life. All abilities, all ages, men and women welcome. Try a class for free.

Address:

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Kids Kraft Klub Free

The Coffee Shop 26 August 10am to 1pm

Free craft activities for children

Address: 2 TURNHAM ROAD, LONDON, SE4 2HH

Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 26 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

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Summer craft club Free

Downham Library 26 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Come along and create your own noughts and crosses game.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 26 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

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

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Craft Club - Spy Safe House door hanger.  Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 26 August 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Sports and Fun Day Extravaganza Free

Chinbrook Meadows 26 August  12 noon to 5pm

A fun day for all the family with bouncy castles, face painting, arts and crafts, track races, football and much more...

Address:

Family film showing Free

Downham Library 26 August 12.30PM to 3.30PM

Come along on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a free film showing with all of the family.

Address: Downham Library, 7 9 Moorside Road, Bromley, Br1 5Ep

Dacres Wood Open Day Free

Dacres Wood Nature Reserve 26 August 1pm to 5pm

Open Days at Local Nature reserve, with activities changing with the season

Address:

Saturday craft club Free

Lewisham Library 26 August 2pm to 3pm

We’re making our own spy binoculars.

Address: LEWISHAM LIBRARY, 199 201 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6LG

Albany Gardening Club Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 26 August 2pm to 4pm

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday and the last Saturday afternoon of every month for our gardening club. See the Albany website for more information.

Address: Albany Centre And Theatre, Douglas Way, London, Se8 4Ag

Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 26 August 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

Address: LIBRARY, DEPTFORD LOUNGE, 9 GIFFIN STREET, LONDON, SE8 4RJ

Saturday craft activities

Torridon Road community library 26 August 2.30PM

​Arts and crafts activities for children

Address: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, London, Se6 1Rq

Saturday Tennis Club for girls and boys aged 4–17

Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club 26 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.

Address: Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club, Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, Se26 6Et

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 26 August 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Hilly Fields junior Parkrun Free

Hilly Fields Park, off Adelaide Avenue, Brockley SE4 1UD 27 August 9.30AM

Walk, jog or run 2K at your own pace.

Address: Hilly Fields Park, Hilly Fields Crescent, Ladywell, London,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 August 10am to 5pm

A Butterfly House with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, free-flying in a specially planted tropical indoor garden

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 August 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 27 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

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 August 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

Address: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London, Se23 3Pq

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