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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. 

Trois Petits Chats Free

Torridon Road community library 18 June 9.20AM to 9.50AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 June 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

Stay and Play

The Parkside Centre 18 June 10am to 1pm

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

Address: 1 COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8GF

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Pre school gymnastics

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 June 2.15PM to 3pm

We can now offer pre-school gymnastics for children 2+!

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

Gymnastics 5–7 years (no/limited experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 June 4.30PM to 5.30PM

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Gymnastics 5–7 years (small experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 18 June 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Gymnastics 8–13 years

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

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 19 June - all day

Nursery rhymes and short stories for parents, babies and toddlers

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

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 19 June 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 19 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 19 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Stay and Play Free

Torridon Road community library 19 June 10am to 12 noon

Stories, songs, things to make and play for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years.

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

Baby bounce

Sydenham community library service 19 June 10.30AM to 11am

Baby bounce and rhyme time

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

Soft play for 1–4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 19 June 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 19 June 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

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 19 June 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Nursery rhymes and mini stories for babes, toddlers and parents

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

Children’s creative book club

Sydenham community library service 19 June 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 19 June 3.30PM to 4.30PM

Free colouring session for kids.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Under 5's Free

Downham Library 20 June 10am to 10.30AM

Join us for songs, rhymes, actions and stories for ages 5 and under. Free, no need to book.

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

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 20 June 10.30AM to 11am

A fun colouring in session.

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

Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Sparkle Music Free

Torridon Road community library 21 June 9.15AM to 9.45AM

Music for young children.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Nature's Playground Free

Wild Cat Wilderness 21 June  12 noon to 3pm

Natural play and outdoor adventures for pre-school children and families/carers. Self guided activities available in a wild but secure community green space. Come and explore this hidden natural gem just outside of Catford. Please book via website.

Address:

Sparkle Music, Mother's Voice Free

Torridon Road community library 21 June 2pm to 2.45PM

A new group for new and expectant mums. Learn songs and rounds from around the world with simple harmonies. No singing experience necessary, just a willingness to join in! Pre-crawling babies welcome to come and soak in the beautiful music we make!

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

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 21 June 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us with your babies for songs, rhymes and stories. For ages 0-3, no need to book.

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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 22 June - all day

Nursery rhymes and short stories for parents, babies and toddlers

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

Story Time Free

Torridon Road community library 22 June 9.30AM to 10am

Story time for the under-5s!

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 June 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

Stay and Play

The Parkside Centre 22 June 10am to 1pm

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

Address: 1 COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8GF

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 22 June 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

Beckenham Place park run Free

Beckenham Place Park 23 June 9am

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

Address: Beckenham Place Park Recreation, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham,

Catford Parkrun Free

Mountsfield Park 23 June 9am

Run, jog or walk 5K - just you against the clock!

Address: Mountsfield Park, Stainton Road, London, Se6 1An

Lingotot French Class for Kids (0 -5yrs)

Telegraph Hill Centre 23 June 9.30AM to 10.30AM

Foreign Language Classes for Kids (0-5 years)

Address: Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, London, Se14 5Ty

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 June 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 South London Arts Club

Sydenham School 23 June 10am to 12.30PM

Art course for 9-13 year olds. Learn professional art skills such as screen-printing, spray-painting and ceramics.

Address: Sydenham Secondary School, Dartmouth Road, London, Se26 4Rd

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 23 June 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,

London Thunder Inclusive Basketball Session

Thunderdome 23 June 10.30AM to 11.30AM

This is an inclusive basketball session for under-16s boys and girls focusing on wheelchair basketball.

Address: UNIT 2, STOCKHOLM ROAD, LONDON, SE16 3LP

Lingotot Spanish Class for Kids (0-5yrs)

Telegraph Hill Centre 23 June 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Interactive Spanish Classes for Children (0-5years)

Address: Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, London, Se14 5Ty

Craft Club Free

Downham Library 23 June 10.30AM to 12 noon

Create a new fun craft every week. For ages 5-12, no need to book.

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

Craft Club Free Council

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

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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

Beckenham Place Park flower show 2018 Free Council

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 23 June  12 noon to 6pm

Come to this great free community event which will see Lewisham's largest park host its first ever flower show!

Address: THE MANSION, BECKENHAM PLACE PARK, BECKENHAM, BR3 5BP

Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 23 June 12.30PM to 2.30PM

From children's classics to the latest releases, enjoy our free film screenings in the upstairs library meeting room. No need to book.

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

Professor Qwertybleep's Tales from Planet Earth

Sydenham Centre 23 June 2pm to 5pm

Multicultural storytelling featuring an alien puppet, video effects and stories from India, China, Australia and the Caribbean, suitable for children aged 3-10

Address:

Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 23 June 2pm to 3pm

Come along for our weekly craft club where for 5-7 year olds

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

Saturday craft activities

Torridon Road community library 23 June 2.30PM

​Arts and crafts activities for children

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

Family film club at Deptford Library Free Council

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

Family Film

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

Craft activities  Free Council

Torridon Road community library 23 June 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Children's craft activities with Black History Month theme for 4+.

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

Dog show at the Beckenham Place Park flower show Council

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 23 June 3pm

Enter your four-legged friend in a fun dog show!

Address: THE MANSION, BECKENHAM PLACE PARK, BECKENHAM, BR3 5BP

Fest en Fest: A Slow Escape

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 23 June 5.45PM to 7.15PM

Part of Fest en Fest - A Nordic & UK Choreography Festival.  A Slow Escape is an onstage flight, both hypertheatrical and documentary, springing from two walks

Address: 24 Creekside, London, Se8 3Dz

Hillyfields Junior Parkrun Free

Hilly Fields, off Adelaide Road, Ladywell/Brockley SE4 1LD 24 June 9.30AM

You against the clock! A free weekly timed 2K run for 4 to 14 year-olds.

Address:

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 June 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

Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 24 June 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,

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Trois Petits Chats Free

Torridon Road community library 25 June 9.20AM to 9.50AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 June 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

Stay and Play

The Parkside Centre 25 June 10am to 1pm

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

Address: 1 COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8GF

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Pre school gymnastics

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 June 2.15PM to 3pm

We can now offer pre-school gymnastics for children 2+!

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

Gymnastics 5–7 years (no/limited experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 June 4.30PM to 5.30PM

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Gymnastics 5–7 years (small experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 June 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Gymnastics 8–13 years

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

Gymnastic sessions for children with little or no experience of gymnastics, taken by two coaches.

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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 26 June - all day

Nursery rhymes and short stories for parents, babies and toddlers

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

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 26 June 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 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 26 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Stay and Play Free

Torridon Road community library 26 June 10am to 12 noon

Stories, songs, things to make and play for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years.

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

Baby bounce

Sydenham community library service 26 June 10.30AM to 11am

Baby bounce and rhyme time

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

Soft play for 1–4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 June 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 June 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

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 26 June 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Nursery rhymes and mini stories for babes, toddlers and parents

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

Children’s creative book club

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

Free colouring session for kids.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 27 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Under 5's Free

Downham Library 27 June 10am to 10.30AM

Join us for songs, rhymes, actions and stories for ages 5 and under. Free, no need to book.

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

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 27 June 10.30AM to 11am

A fun colouring in session.

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

Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 28 June 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

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 28 June 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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

Nature's Playground Free

Wild Cat Wilderness 28 June  12 noon to 3pm

Natural play and outdoor adventures for pre-school children and families/carers. Self guided activities available in a wild but secure community green space. Come and explore this hidden natural gem just outside of Catford. Please book via website.

Address:

Sparkle Music, Mother's Voice Free

Torridon Road community library 28 June 2pm to 2.45PM

A new group for new and expectant mums. Learn songs and rounds from around the world with simple harmonies. No singing experience necessary, just a willingness to join in! Pre-crawling babies welcome to come and soak in the beautiful music we make!

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

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 28 June 2pm to 2.30PM

Join us with your babies for songs, rhymes and stories. For ages 0-3, no need to book.

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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 29 June - all day

Nursery rhymes and short stories for parents, babies and toddlers

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

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