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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. 

Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 17 December 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 17 December  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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Music with Hessie and Diane Free

Torridon Road community library 18 December 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

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Multicultural Baby Bounce (part of the United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 11.15AM to 12 noon

Come with your baby to sing rhymes from all over the world

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 18 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Multilingual Toddlers Tales (part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library Children's Library  18 December 1.15PM to 2.15PM

Come along and listen to stories and sing nursery rhymes from all over the world in different languages with your toddler. Event part of United Nations International Migrants Day at Lewisham Library

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Fly Away (children's craft part of United Nations International Migrants Day) Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 2.30PM to 3.30PM

Come and help us create a migrating bird to attach to our flying house to be displayed in the children's library to celebrate Lewisham's welcoming nature.

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 18 December 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Smash the Piñata (part of United Nations International Migrants Day)

Lewisham Library 18 December 4pm to 4.30PM

Let your child have fun, hit the Piñata and release the goodies hidden inside this very traditonal Mexican game.

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Whatever youth theatre for those at risk of mental health problems

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 December 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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Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 18 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

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

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Gymnastics 5-7 years (small experience)

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

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

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Multi-Sports

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 18 December 6.30PM to 8.30PM

The Youth Club is open on Mondays for multi-sports with our qualified Sports Coach - 7-11 years.

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Begin to Box Club

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 18 December 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 18 December 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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Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 19 December 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 19 December 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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Mermaid swimming lessons

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 19 December 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 19 December 5.15PM to 7.45PM

Activities are vibrant, engaging, interesting, fun and challenging

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Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 19 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 19 December 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 20 December 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  20 December 4.15PM to 5pm

Dance classes for children aged 3+

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Teenagers on the wheel

Lewisham Arthouse 20 December 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 20 December 5pm to 7.30PM

Free Community football sessions!

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Rookie lifeguard session

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 20 December 5.30PM to 6.15PM

Children who have passed stage 7 can learn how to be a rookie lifeguard, taken by a lifeguard trainer assessor

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S-Factor Academy

Ladywell Arena 20 December 6pm to 7.30PM

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

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Christmas Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 21 December 10am to 3pm

A one week football course for boys and girls aged 4–12 of mixed abilities.

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Homework Club Free

Torridon Road community library 21 December 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 21 December 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

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Sabina Netball Club Training Sessions

Prendergast School 21 December 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 21 December 6pm to 7pm

Irish Dancing for ages 3 years plus.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 21 December 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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METRO Zest  Free

 22 December 

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

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Christmas Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 22 December 10am to 3pm

A one week football course for boys and girls aged 4–12 of mixed abilities.

Address:

Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 22 December 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

Address:

Friday Night Development Centre

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 22 December 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 22 December 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 23 December 9am

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

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Beckenham Place park run Free

Beckenham Place Park 23 December 9am

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

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Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 23 December 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 23 December 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Craft Club Free Council

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

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Dance

Deptford Lounge  23 December 11am to 1pm

Learn different types of dance at this fun Saturday session.

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Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 December  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 23 December  12 noon to 2pm

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

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Family Film Free Council

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

Family Film

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Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 24 December 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:

Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 December  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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Christmas Eve Crib Service at St Catherine's Church Free

St Catherine's Church 24 December 4pm to 5pm

Church service telling the Christmas story, especially for young children and their families

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Midnight Mass at St Catherine's Church Free

St Catherine's Church 24 December - 25 December 11pm to 12.15AM

Church service at midnight on Christmas Eve

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Music with Hessie and Diane Free

Torridon Road community library 25 December 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

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Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 25 December 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

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Whatever youth theatre for those at risk of mental health problems

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 December 4.30PM to 2.30PM

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

Address:

Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 25 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

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

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Gymnastics 5-7 years (small experience)

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

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

Address:

Multi-Sports

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 25 December 6.30PM to 8.30PM

The Youth Club is open on Mondays for multi-sports with our qualified Sports Coach - 7-11 years.

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Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 December 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:

Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 December 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:

Mermaid swimming lessons

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 December 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

Address:

Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 26 December 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 26 December 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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Christmas Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 27 December 10am to 3pm

A one week football course for boys and girls aged 4–12 of mixed abilities.

Address:

Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

Address:

Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 27 December 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

Address:

Street dance classes with Aim High Dance Academy

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  27 December 4.15PM to 5pm

Dance classes for children aged 3+

Address:

Teenagers on the wheel

Lewisham Arthouse 27 December 4.30PM to 6pm

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

Address:

Community Football Free

Goldsmiths Community Centre 27 December 5pm to 7.30PM

Free Community football sessions!

Address:

S-Factor Academy

Ladywell Arena 27 December 6pm to 7.30PM

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

Address:

Christmas Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 28 December 10am to 3pm

A one week football course for boys and girls aged 4–12 of mixed abilities.

Address:

Homework Club Free

Torridon Road community library 28 December 3.30PM to 5.30PM

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

Address:

Yoga for children

St George's Church 28 December 5.15PM to 6pm

Iyengar yoga for children

Address:

Sabina Netball Club Training Sessions

Prendergast School 28 December 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

Address:

JAD London Irish Dancing

Goldsmiths Community Centre 28 December 6pm to 7pm

Irish Dancing for ages 3 years plus.

Address:

Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 28 December 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

Address:

METRO Zest  Free

 29 December 

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

Address:

Christmas Holiday Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 29 December 10am to 3pm

A one week football course for boys and girls aged 4–12 of mixed abilities.

Address:

Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 29 December 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

Address:

Friday Night Development Centre

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 29 December 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 29 December 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 30 December 9am

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

Address:

Beckenham Place park run Free

Beckenham Place Park 30 December 9am

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

Address:

Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 30 December 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:

Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 30 December 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

Address:

Craft Club Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 30 December 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

Address:

Dance

Deptford Lounge  30 December 11am to 1pm

Learn different types of dance at this fun Saturday session.

Address:

Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 30 December  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 30 December  12 noon to 2pm

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

Address:

Dacres Wood Open Day Free

Dacres Wood Nature Reserve 30 December 1pm to 4pm

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

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Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 30 December 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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Sunday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 31 December 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:

Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 31 December  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:

Music with Hessie and Diane Free

Torridon Road community library 1 January 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

Address:

Club Learning: after school club

Jubilee Sports Ground 1 January 3pm to 6pm

After school club for 5–11-year-olds

Address:

Whatever youth theatre for those at risk of mental health problems

Horniman Museum and Gardens 1 January 4.30PM to 2.30PM

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

Address:

Code Club- SCRATCH Free

Lewisham Library 1 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

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

Address:

Gymnastics 5-7 years (small experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 1 January 5.30PM to 6.30PM

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

Address:

Multi-Sports

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 1 January 6.30PM to 8.30PM

The Youth Club is open on Mondays for multi-sports with our qualified Sports Coach - 7-11 years.

Address:

Soft play for 1-4 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 2 January 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:

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