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Activities for children and young people

 Find a range of activities for children and young people. 

You can also find regular activities running at youth clubs, adventure playgrounds, children's centres and libraries.
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Lee Green Youth Club Summer Activity Programme

Lee Green Youth Club and other venues  20 August 11.30AM to 5.30PM

Summer sorted! Great value trips, activities, games and sports for the summer

Select a date from the calendar. 

Pre school 1 swim scrash course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 9am to 9.30AM

Intensive weekly swim school crash course for children new to swimming aged 3

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Pre school 2 swim crash course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 9.30AM to 10am

Intensive swimming crash course for children new to swimming aged 4

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Pre School 1 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August 10am to 10.30AM

Intensive swimming crash course for children aged 3

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Stage 1 Swimming Crash Course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 10am to 10.30AM

Intensive week long swimming crash course for children new to swimming aged 5+

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Fitness & Stamina Swimming

Forest Hill Pools 20 August - 24 August 10.30AM to 11am

Fitness & Stamina for swimmers 25m plus

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Pre School 2 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August 10.30AM to 11am

Intensive swimming crash course for children aged 4

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Stage 2 Swimming Crash Course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 10.30AM to 11am

Intensive swimming crash course for children who have completed Stage 1 or wish to practice Stage 2 more

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Summer Holiday Fun at Bromley and Downham Youth Club

Bromley and Downham Youth Club 20 August 10.30AM to 3.30PM

Multi activities for 8-12 years - bring a packed lunch.

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Music with Hessie and Diane Free

Torridon Road community library 20 August 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Music making for 3-5 year olds

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Stage 2 Swimming Crash Course

Forest Hill Pools 20 August - 24 August 11am to 11.30AM

Intensive Stage 2 crash course for those who have completed stage 1 or are in stage 2 and would like more practice

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Stage 1 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August 11am to 11.30AM

Intensive swimming crash course for children new to swimming aged 5 +

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Stage 3 Swimming Crash Course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 11am to 11.30AM

Intensive swimming crash course for those who have completed Stage 2 or wish to practice Stage 3 more

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Horniman Explorers: Summer Holidays Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 August 11am to 12.30PM

Drop into our Hands on Base to take part in fun challenges and activities such as trying on clothes, playing musical instruments, drawing and exploring museum objects. Suitable for children aged 3+.

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Stage 1 Swimming Crash Course

Forest Hill Pools 20 August - 24 August 11.30AM to 12 noon

Intensive Stage 1 crash course for those new to swimming aged 5 +

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Stage 2 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August 11.30AM to 12 noon

Intensive swimming crash course for children who have completed Stage 1 or wish to practice Stage 2 more

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Stage 4 Swimming Crash Course

Wavelengths leisure centre 20 August - 24 August 11.30AM to 12 noon

Intensive swimming crash course for children who have completed Stage 3 or wish to practice Stage 4 more

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Pre School Swimming Crash Course

Forest Hill Pools 20 August - 24 August  12 noon to 12.30PM

Instensive swiming crash course from children aged 3 and 4

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Stage 3 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August  12 noon to 12.30PM

Intensive swimming crash course for children who have completed Stage 2 or wish to practice Stage 3 more

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 20 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Honor Oak Summer Scheme Free

Honor Oak Adventure Playground 20 August  12 noon to 6pm

Free summer scheme for young people

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Stage 1 Swimming Crash Course

Forest Hill Pools 20 August - 24 August 12.30PM to 1pm

Intensive Stage 1 swimming crash course for children new to swimming aged 5+

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Stage 4 Swimming Crash Course

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  20 August - 24 August 12.30PM to 1pm

Intensive swimming crash course for children who have completed Stage 4 or wish to practice Stage 4 more

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Riverside Youth Club Summer Scheme Free

Riverside Youth Club 20 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Free summer scheme for young people.

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Pre school gymnastics

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 20 August 2.15PM to 3pm

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

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Gymnastics 5–7 years (small experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 20 August 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Gymnastic sessions for children 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 21 August 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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Summer Chess Club

Orchard Gardens Community Centre 21 August 11am to 1pm

Children's Chess Club for all levels

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Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 21 August 11am to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Family Art Fun: Summer Holidays Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 August 11am to 2.30PM

Free and fabulous craft activities inspired by the Horniman’s collections, new World Gallery and Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition.

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Ladywell Fields Summer Scheme Free

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 21 August 11.15AM to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Lee Green Youth Club Summer Activity Programme

Lee Green Youth Club and other venues 21 August 11.30AM to 5.30PM

Summer sorted! Great value trips, activities, games and sports for the summer

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Summer Fun! Free

Shroffold Road /Woodbank Road Green 21 August  12 noon to 4pm

The fun days will be held across the Phoenix area over five Tuesdays in July and August 2018. Each event offers a great, completely free for all, day out for local children and their parents, with activities including face-painting and climbing walls

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Deptford Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Deptford Adventure Playground 21 August  12 noon to 5.50PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 21 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Honor Oak Summer Scheme Free

Honor Oak Adventure Playground 21 August  12 noon to 6pm

Free summer scheme for young people

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Summer Reading Challenge Tuesday Craft Club Free

Downham Library 21 August  12 noon to 1pm

More Mischief Making crafts through the summer

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Riverside Youth Club Summer Scheme Free

Riverside Youth Club 21 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Free summer scheme for young people.

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Mermaid swimming lessons

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 21 August 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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Summer Code Club for 7-11 year olds (Scratch/HTML/CSS) Free

Lewisham Library 21 August 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Join us on the 1st floor to try out code club over the summer holidays. Learn to code or develop you existing skills with Scratch, HTML or CSS. Free drop in sessions, no need to book.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 21 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 22 August 11am to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Family Art Fun: Summer Holidays Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 August 11am to 2.30PM

Free and fabulous craft activities inspired by the Horniman’s collections, new World Gallery and Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition.

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Ladywell Fields Summer Scheme Free

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 22 August 11.15AM to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Lee Green Youth Club Summer Activity Programme

Lee Green Youth Club and other venues 22 August 11.30AM to 5.30PM

Summer sorted! Great value trips, activities, games and sports for the summer

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Deptford Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Deptford Adventure Playground 22 August  12 noon to 5.50PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 22 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Family Picnic and games Free

Orchard Gardens Community Centre 22 August  12 noon to 4pm

Family Fun afternoon

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Honor Oak Summer Scheme Free

Honor Oak Adventure Playground 22 August  12 noon to 6pm

Free summer scheme for young people

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Mischief Makers Summer Film Club Free

Downham Library 22 August 12.30PM to 2.30PM

Mischievious films for the Summer Reading Challenge.

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Riverside Youth Club Summer Scheme Free

Riverside Youth Club 22 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Free summer scheme for young people.

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Treasure Hunt - Family Holiday Activity

Creekside Discovery Centre 22 August 2pm to 3.30PM

Can you follow maps, crack puzzles and decode clues to find the hidden Creekside treasure? Search through the Creekside landscape amongst the wildflowers.

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Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 22 August 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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Street dance classes with Aim High Dance Academy

Glass Mill Leisure Centre  22 August 4.15PM to 5pm

Dance classes for children aged 3+

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Community Football Free

Goldsmiths Community Centre 22 August 5pm to 7.30PM

Free Community football sessions!

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Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 23 August 11am to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Family Art Fun: Summer Holidays Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 August 11am to 2.30PM

Free and fabulous craft activities inspired by the Horniman’s collections, new World Gallery and Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition.

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Ladywell Fields Summer Scheme Free

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 23 August 11.15AM to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Lee Green Youth Club Summer Activity Programme

Lee Green Youth Club and other venues 23 August 11.30AM to 5.30PM

Summer sorted! Great value trips, activities, games and sports for the summer

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Deptford Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Deptford Adventure Playground 23 August  12 noon to 5.50PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 23 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Honor Oak Summer Scheme Free

Honor Oak Adventure Playground 23 August  12 noon to 6pm

Free summer scheme for young people

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Riverside Youth Club Summer Scheme Free

Riverside Youth Club 23 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Free summer scheme for young people.

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Sabina Netball Club Training Sessions

Prendergast School 23 August 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 23 August 6pm to 7pm

Irish Dancing for ages 3 years plus.

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Stars Tae Kwon Do Academy Kids Class

HAKA Sports Complex 23 August 6.30PM to 7.30PM

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

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Horniman Explorers: Summer Holidays Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 August 11am to 12.30PM

Drop into our Hands on Base to take part in fun challenges and activities such as trying on clothes, playing musical instruments, drawing and exploring museum objects. Suitable for children aged 3+.

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Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 24 August 11am to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Ladywell Fields Summer Scheme Free

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 24 August 11.15AM to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Lee Green Youth Club Summer Activity Programme

Lee Green Youth Club and other venues 24 August 11.30AM to 5.30PM

Summer sorted! Great value trips, activities, games and sports for the summer

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Deptford Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Deptford Adventure Playground 24 August  12 noon to 5.50PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 24 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Honor Oak Summer Scheme Free

Honor Oak Adventure Playground 24 August  12 noon to 6pm

Free summer scheme for young people

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Riverside Youth Club Summer Scheme Free

Riverside Youth Club 24 August 12.30PM to 5.30PM

Free summer scheme for young people.

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Friday Night Development Centre

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 24 August 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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Beckenham Place park run Free

Beckenham Place Park 25 August 9am

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

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Catford Parkrun Free

Mountsfield Park 25 August 9am

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

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Saturday Morning Football Club

Forster Memorial Park 25 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

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Tracy Beaker Mischief Makers Craft Club Free

Downham Library 25 August 10.30AM to 12 noon

Summer Reading Challenge craft club special!

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Under 5s Rhymes and Stories Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 25 August 10.30AM to 11am

Songs and Rhymes for Under 5s

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Craft Club Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 25 August 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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Dumps Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Dumps Adventure Playground 25 August 11am to 4.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Ladywell Fields Summer Scheme Free

Ladywell Fields Adventure Playground 25 August 11.15AM to 5.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Home Park Summer Scheme Free

Home Park Adventure Playground 25 August 11.15AM to 4.45PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 25 August  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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Deptford Adventure Playground Summer Scheme Free

Deptford Adventure Playground 25 August  12 noon to 5.50PM

Free summer scheme for young people

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V22 Summer Club 2018

 25 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Family film club at Deptford Library Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 25 August 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Family Film

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Hillyfields Junior Parkrun Free

Hilly Fields, off Adelaide Road, Ladywell/Brockley SE4 1LD 26 August 9.30AM

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

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Sunday 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

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Parties!

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 26 August  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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V22 Summer Club 2018

 26 August  12 noon to 8pm

V22 Summer Club presents events, performances, screenings, workshops and family activities every weekend throughout the school summer holidays.

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Content Promos

Summer swimming lessons

Free swimming for children under 16

Get reading this summer

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