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Activities for children and young people

You can also find regular activities running at youth clubs, adventure playgrounds, children's centres and libraries.
Select a date from the calendar. 

METRO Zest  Free

 20 October 

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

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 20 October 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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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 20 October 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Black History Month film showing  Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 20 October 3pm to 5pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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Grove Park Summer Programme Free

WG Grace Community CentreWG GRACE CENTRE 20 October 5.30PM to 8.30PM

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

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Roller skating

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 20 October 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Roller skating sessions for children!

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Friday Night Development Centre Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 20 October 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 Club Free

Forest Hill Pools 20 October 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 21 October 9am

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

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Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 21 October 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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Junior WriteClub

Sydenham Centre 21 October 10am to 11am

Fun creative writing workshops for children aged 7-12

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 21 October 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 21 October 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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Craft Club Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 21 October 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Urban dance

Deptford Lounge  21 October 11am to 1pm

Dance workshops featuring ballet, Hip Hop, creative dance and yoga.

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Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 21 October  12 noon to 1pm

There are lots of parties to choose from at the Centre. Parties include mermaid, pool inflatable, swimming party, bouncy castle. roller skating and much more!

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ACAA Supplementary School  Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 21 October  12 noon to 2pm

Support for children of all ages from migrant, refugee and BME families with their core subjects.

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Showtime: 12 weeks drama course for children aged 5–7

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 October  12 noon to 1pm

Exciting 12 weeks drama course for children, resulting in live staged performance!

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Destination Africa: Cultural Workshops

Forest Hill Pools 21 October  12 noon to 1.30PM

African language and culture workshops for younger childrem.

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Football Domination Development Centre

Bellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre 21 October 1pm to 3pm

Saturday Development Centre - all abilities from Aged 4+

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Love2Dance 8-18 year olds Free

The New Generation  21 October 1pm to 5pm

Love2Dance gives you the opportunity to not only learn street dance but to attend shows and events to get you inspired as well as taking part in live performances.

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Saturday Mandarin Chinese for 12-16 Year Olds.

Goldsmiths University of London 21 October 1.30PM to 2.30PM

This course will introduce 12-16 year olds to the study of Mandarin Chinese. The course will centre around fun language activities and help students to work towards YCT and HSK certificates.

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Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 21 October 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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Saturday Chinese Martial Arts for Children

Goldsmiths University of London 21 October 2.45PM to 3.45PM

This course introduces children to the basic skills of Chinese martial arts, giving students an understanding of Chinese culture and enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Saturday Chinese Dance for Children

Goldsmiths University of London 21 October 2.45PM to 3.45PM

This course combines dance with Chinese song and traditional etiquette education to give children a fun and well-rounded experience of Asian culture.

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Saturday Tennis Club for girls and boys aged 4–17

Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club 21 October 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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Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 22 October 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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Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 22 October  12 noon to 1pm

There are lots of parties to choose from at the Centre. Parties include mermaid, pool inflatable, swimming party, bouncy castle. roller skating and much more!

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Black History Month film showing Free Council

Downham Library 22 October 1pm to 3pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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Gems October Half Term Clubs

Sydenham High School, Senior 23 October - 27 October 9am to 3.30PM

Put on a show in one week with West End professionals! Themes are Ages 4-6 The Lion King, Ages 6-9 Sing and Ages 10+ Mamma Mia!

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Sports Fun 4 All - October Half Term Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 23 October - 27 October 10am to 3pm

Our October Half Term Football Course is for boys and girls aged 4 - 12 years of age of all abilties. The week will include technical drills, fun games, competitions, round robin tournaments and a chance to win medals and trophies.

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Music with Hessie and Diane Free

Torridon Road community library 23 October 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 October 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 23 October 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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'An African Journey' with Barbara Ellis Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 October 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Come and Meet Sista and Breda Anancy

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 23 October 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Love2Dance 8-18 year olds Free

Honor Oak Community Centre 23 October 4pm to 8pm

Love2Dance gives you the opportunity to not only learn street dance but to attend shows and events to get you inspired as well as taking part in live performances.

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Whatever youth theatre for those at risk of mental health problems

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 October 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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Black History Month film showing  Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 23 October 5pm to 7pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 23 October 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to code your own computer game or website! Ages 8-11 yrs old.

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Begin to Box Club

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 23 October 7pm to 8.30PM

Learn to box at Bromley and Downham Boxing Club with our experienced coaches, for 9-19 years.

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Funded gymnastics for 11+

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 October 7.30PM to 8.30PM

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

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Lewisham Music Junior Orchestra

Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, SE26 4RD  24 October 10am to 3.30PM

For children in school years 5 to 8 inclusive. Applications are welcome from children who play strings, woodwind, brass and percussion (tuned and untuned percussion and keyboards) to Grade 1 standard or above.

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Lewisham Music Rock & Pop School

Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, SE26 4RD  24 October 10am to 3.30PM

For children in school years 5 to 11 inclusive. Applications are welcome from singers, guitarists, bass guitarists and keyboard players of all levels/abilities. Please note, there are limited places available for kit drummers.

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Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 October 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

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Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 October 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

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 24 October 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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Fine art for young people

Lewisham Arthouse 24 October 4.30PM to 6pm

An introduction to the skills and ideas behind drawing and painting for young people.

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Mermaid swimming lessons

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 October 5pm to 5.45PM

Yes you can become a mermaid! Wear the tail and fin to learn how to swim in it and perform different skills and routines. Must have passed ASA stage 5

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TNG Tuesday's Junior & Mixed Sessions  Free

TNG Youth & Community Centre 24 October 5.15PM to 7.45PM

Activities are vibrant, engaging, interesting, fun and challenging

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 24 October 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Love2Dance 8-18 year olds Free

Riverside Youth Club 24 October 6.15PM to 8pm

Love2Dance gives you the opportunity to not only learn street dance but to attend shows and events to get you inspired as well as taking part in live performances.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 24 October 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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Lewisham Music Junior Orchestra

Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, SE26 4RD  25 October 10am to 3.30PM

For children in school years 5 to 8 inclusive. Applications are welcome from children who play strings, woodwind, brass and percussion (tuned and untuned percussion and keyboards) to Grade 1 standard or above.

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Lewisham Music Rock & Pop School

Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, SE26 4RD  25 October 10am to 3.30PM

For children in school years 5 to 11 inclusive. Applications are welcome from singers, guitarists, bass guitarists and keyboard players of all levels/abilities. Please note, there are limited places available for kit drummers.

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Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 25 October 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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Urban dance

Deptford Lounge  25 October 11am to 1pm

Dance workshops featuring ballet, Hip Hop, creative dance and yoga.

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Half Term Family Film Showing - The Haunted Mansion  Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 October 1pm to 3pm

Come along to a free film showing for families.

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 25 October 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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Black History Month film showing Free Council

Downham Library 25 October 1pm to 3pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 25 October 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 25 October 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Street dance classes with Aim High Dance Academy

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  25 October 4.15PM to 6pm

Dance classes for children aged 3+

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Teenagers on the wheel

Lewisham Arthouse 25 October 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 25 October 5pm to 7.30PM

Free Community football sessions!

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S-Factor Academy

Ladywell Arena 25 October 6pm to 7.30PM

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

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Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 26 October 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 26 October 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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Half Term craft - make a trick or treat bag Free Council

Downham Library 26 October 3pm to 4.30PM

Come along to our free craft session and make your own trick or treat bag.

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Homework Club Free

Torridon Road community library 26 October 3.30PM to 5.30PM

Need help with your homework? Come down for a free session with a qualified and experienced teacher!

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Yoga for children

St George's Church 26 October 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

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Sabina Netball Club Training Sessions

Prendergast School 26 October 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 26 October 6pm to 7pm

Irish Dancing for ages 3 years plus.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 26 October 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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METRO Zest  Free

 27 October 

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

Address:

Trampoline

The Bridge Leisure Centre 27 October 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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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 27 October 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Black History Month film showing  Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 27 October 3pm to 5pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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Roller skating

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 27 October 6.30PM to 7.30PM

Roller skating sessions for children!

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Friday Night Development Centre Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 27 October 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

Address:

Lewisham Under Water Hockey Club Free

Forest Hill Pools 27 October 7.15PM to 9pm

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

Address:

Hilly Fields Park run Free

Hilly Fields Park, off Adelaide Avenue, Brockley SE4 1UD 28 October 9am

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

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Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 28 October 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:

Junior WriteClub

Sydenham Centre 28 October 10am to 11am

Fun creative writing workshops for children aged 7-12

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 28 October 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Saturday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 28 October 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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Craft Club Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 28 October 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Urban dance

Deptford Lounge  28 October 11am to 1pm

Dance workshops featuring ballet, Hip Hop, creative dance and yoga.

Address:

Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 28 October  12 noon to 1pm

There are lots of parties to choose from at the Centre. Parties include mermaid, pool inflatable, swimming party, bouncy castle. roller skating and much more!

Address:

ACAA Supplementary School  Free

The Albany Centre and Theatre 28 October  12 noon to 2pm

Support for children of all ages from migrant, refugee and BME families with their core subjects.

Address:

Showtime: 12 weeks drama course for children aged 5–7

The Bridge Leisure Centre 28 October  12 noon to 1pm

Exciting 12 weeks drama course for children, resulting in live staged performance!

Address:

Destination Africa: Cultural Workshops

Forest Hill Pools 28 October  12 noon to 1.30PM

African language and culture workshops for younger childrem.

Address:

Football Domination Development Centre

Bellingham Leisure & Lifestyle Centre 28 October 1pm to 3pm

Saturday Development Centre - all abilities from Aged 4+

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Dacres Wood Open Day Free

Dacres Wood Nature Reserve 28 October 1pm to 4pm

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

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Love2Dance 8-18 year olds Free

The New Generation  28 October 1pm to 5pm

Love2Dance gives you the opportunity to not only learn street dance but to attend shows and events to get you inspired as well as taking part in live performances.

Address:

Saturday Mandarin Chinese for 12-16 Year Olds.

Goldsmiths University of London 28 October 1.30PM to 2.30PM

This course will introduce 12-16 year olds to the study of Mandarin Chinese. The course will centre around fun language activities and help students to work towards YCT and HSK certificates.

Address:

Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 28 October 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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Saturday Chinese Martial Arts for Children

Goldsmiths University of London 28 October 2.45PM to 3.45PM

This course introduces children to the basic skills of Chinese martial arts, giving students an understanding of Chinese culture and enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Saturday Chinese Dance for Children

Goldsmiths University of London 28 October 2.45PM to 3.45PM

This course combines dance with Chinese song and traditional etiquette education to give children a fun and well-rounded experience of Asian culture.

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Saturday Tennis Club for girls and boys aged 4–17

Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club 28 October 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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