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Children's and family activities

Activities and events for children and families taking place across Lewisham. There is also a range of activities for under 5s taking place at our children's centres.

Please note: some event details change at short notice. Please contact the event provider before travelling to make sure the event is definitely happening.

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Beckenham Place Park - forest school

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion)  30 May 10am to 4pm

Enjoy flowery fun and try your hand at Hapa Zome - the art of using flowers and leaves to make beautiful pictures!

Select a date from the calendar. 

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 25 May - 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 25 May 9.30AM to 10am

Story time for the under-5s!

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

Young Fathers Forum Free

Baseline Youth Club  25 May 10am to 4pm

A space for Young Fathers to speak about their experiences concerns and achievements and planning for future events.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 May 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 May 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 May 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 25 May 10.30AM to 1.30PM

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:

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 25 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 9am

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

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

Guided family bike rides in Beckenham Place Park Free Council

Beckenham Place Park 26 May 9.30AM to 1pm

Discover the beauty of Lewisham's largest park by bike!

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

Lingotot French Class for Kids (0 -5yrs)

Telegraph Hill Centre 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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

Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 26 May 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

Elmer Day at Lewisham Library Free

Lewisham Library 26 May 2pm to 3pm

Join us to celebrate Elmer Day. There will be an Elmer craft at 2pm, colouring and activities throughout the day and lots of Elmer books to borrow. Free, no need to book.

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

Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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

Hillyfields Junior Parkrun Free

Hilly Fields, off Adelaide Road, Ladywell/Brockley SE4 1LD 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 28 May 9.20AM to 9.50AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

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

Urban Connect May Festival Free

Goldsmiths Community Centre 28 May 10am to 3pm

This bank holiday Monday join our all-ages May Festival with a day of fun activities including cookery classes, storytelling workshops, entertainment, skittles, sack races, dominoes and more with Urban Connect, Holidays @ Home and Urban Dandelion.

Address: Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, London, Se6 1Qd

Sports Fun 4 All May Half Term Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 28 May 10am to 3pm

Football course for mixed ability boys and girls aged 4–12

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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

Half term fun – build a scarecrow! Free Council

Beckenham Place Park 28 May 10.30AM to 12.30PM

Help make scarecrows for the straw bale garden.

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

Half term fun – build a scarecrow! Free Council

Beckenham Place Park 28 May 2pm to 4pm

Help make scarecrows for the straw bale garden.

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

Gymnastics 5–7 years (no/limited experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 29 May - 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

Nimble Arts Creative Spring Holiday Club @ Horniman Primary

Horniman Primary 29 May - 1 June 8am to 6pm

Every day explore a unique theme through hands-on workshops designed to stimulate the imagination, teach new skills and discover new talents and our 8-6 drop-off club!

Address: Horniman Primary School, Horniman Drive, London, Se23 3Bp

Sports Fun 4 All May Half Term Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 29 May 10am to 3pm

Football course for mixed ability boys and girls aged 4–12

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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

Half-term fun – make a cress head or two! Free Council

Beckenham Place Park 29 May 10.30AM to 12.30PM

Make your own cress head and watch its hair grow!

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

Baby bounce

Sydenham community library service 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 29 May 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

Children’s creative book club

Sydenham community library service 29 May 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 29 May 3.30PM to 4.30PM

Free colouring session for kids.

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

Moo Music

Goldsmiths Community Centre 30 May 9.45AM to 10.30AM

Moosical Fun for your Little One Suitable for children 18 months to 4 years

Address: Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, London, Se6 1Qd

Sports Fun 4 All May Half Term Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 30 May 10am to 3pm

Football course for mixed ability boys and girls aged 4–12

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 10.30AM to 11am

A fun colouring in session.

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

Learning Shapes Workshop Free

Lewisham Library 30 May 11am to 12.30PM

Half-term special workshop - all Reception or Year One pupils and their families are welcome

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

Baby Bounce Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 30 May 2.15PM to 2.45PM

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Sports Fun 4 All May Half Term Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 31 May 10am to 3pm

Football course for mixed ability boys and girls aged 4–12

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 31 May 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 31 May 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

Half-term fun – make a mini-garden!

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 31 May 10.30AM to 12 noon

Create your own mini garden using natural materials such as moss and pebbles.

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

Nature's Playground Free

Wild Cat Wilderness 31 May  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:

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Free

Downham Library 31 May 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 1 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 1 June 9.30AM to 10am

Story time for the under-5s!

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

Sports Fun 4 All May Half Term Football Course

Forster Memorial Park 1 June 10am to 3pm

Football course for mixed ability boys and girls aged 4–12

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

First Saturday family bike ride Free

 2 June 10am to 1pm

Short local rides on traffic free paths or quiet rides. All the family welcome.

Address:

The South London Arts Club

Sydenham School 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 June 11am to 12 noon

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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

Family Film Showing Free

Downham Library 2 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

Craft Club Free

Lewisham Library 2 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

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