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Activities and events for children and families taking place across Lewisham. There's something for everyone!

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. 

Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 20 September 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 20 September 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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 September 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

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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

Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 20 September 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 20 September 4pm to 5pm

12-week drama course ending with a live staged performance.

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 20 September 5pm to 6pm

12-week drama course ending with a final live stage performance.

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

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

St George's Church 20 September 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

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

Zumbini

 21 September 1am to 1.45AM

Zumba inspired music and dance class for parents and children.

Address: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CENTRE, ABBOTSHALL ROAD, CATFORD, LONDON, SE6 1SQ

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 September 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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 September 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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 September 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 September 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

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 21 September 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

Albany Gardening Club Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 21 September 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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 September 4pm to 4.30PM

12-week drama course ending with a final live sage performance.

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

Yoga for children

St George's Church 21 September 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 21 September 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 22 September 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

Stay and Play

The Parkside Centre 22 September 10am to 1pm

A drop in stay and play session for adults and children aged 0-4

Address: 1 COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8GF

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 September 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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 September 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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 22 September 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 22 September 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 September 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

Roller skating

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 22 September 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 Club Free

Forest Hill Pools 22 September 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 22 September 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 23 September 9am

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

Address:

Swift Fitness Bootcamp Free Trial Free

Hilly Fields 23 September 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:

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 September 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 23 September 10am to 1pm

Free craft activities for children

Address: 2 TURNHAM ROAD, LONDON, SE4 2HH

Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 23 September 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,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 September 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

Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 23 September 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 Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 September 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 23 September 11.30AM to 12 noon

12-week drama course ending with a final performance.

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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 September 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

Love2Dance

The Albany Centre and Theatre 23 September  12 noon to 1pm

Love2Dance have been running fantastic street dance classes for 8 to 18 year old for 3 years. Now they’re launching new sessions for 5 to 7 year olds due to popular demand.

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

Family film showing Free

Downham Library 23 September 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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 23 September 1pm to 2pm

12-week drama course ending with a final performance.

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

Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 September 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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

Saturday craft activities

Torridon Road community library 23 September 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 23 September 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

Ladywell village barn dance

Ladywell Day Centre 23 September 7.30PM to 10.30PM

Community barn dance. Good fun for all!

Address: Ladywell Centre, 148 Dressington Avenue, Ladywell, London, Se4 1Jf

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

St George's Church 23 September 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 24 September 9.30AM

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

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

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 September 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 24 September 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,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 September 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

LSO On Track: Young Lewisham Musicians with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

 24 September 10.30AM to 1pm

Young musicians from Lewisham perform on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, with free family activities before the performance.

Address: BARBICAN ARTS AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8DS

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 September 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

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

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

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

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

Trois Petits Chats Free

Torridon Road community library 25 September 9.20AM to 9.45AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

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

Stay and Play

The Parkside Centre 25 September 10am to 1pm

A drop in stay and play session for adults and children aged 0-4

Address: 1 COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8GF

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 September 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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 September 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 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 25 September 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 25 September 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 September 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

Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 25 September 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 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 25 September 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

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

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 September 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 26 September 10am to 11am

Baby bounce and rhyme time

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

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 26 September 10am to 12 noon

Come along for information and support on breastfeeding.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 September 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

Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 September 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Sessions where the bouncy castle (with slide) is up with a host of soft play equipment, ball pit and trampette! Coach will be on hand to help but parents must stay

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

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 26 September 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

Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 September 11.30AM to 12.30PM

Sessions where the bouncy castle (with slide) is up with a host of soft play equipment, ball pit and trampette! Coach will be on hand to help but parents must stay

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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 September 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 26 September 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

Children’s creative book club

Sydenham community library service 26 September 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 26 September 3.30PM to 4.30PM

Free colouring session for kids.

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

Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 26 September 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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 26 September 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

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

Under 5's stories and rhymes Free

Downham Library 27 September 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 27 September 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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 September 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

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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

Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 27 September 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 27 September 4pm to 5pm

12-week drama course ending with a live staged performance.

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 27 September 5pm to 6pm

12-week drama course ending with a final live stage performance.

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

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

St George's Church 27 September 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

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

Zumbini

 28 September 1am to 1.45AM

Zumba inspired music and dance class for parents and children.

Address: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CENTRE, ABBOTSHALL ROAD, CATFORD, LONDON, SE6 1SQ

Sparkle Music  Free

Torridon Road community library 28 September 9.15AM to 10.15AM

​Stories and Rhymes with Sparkle Music

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

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 28 September 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

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