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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.

Select a date from the calendar. 

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

Baby Bounce A Free

Torridon Road community library 20 October 10am to 10.30AM

Music lessons for babies and young children.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 October 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

Toddler Tales Free

Lewisham Library 20 October 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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 20 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Black History Month film showing  Free Council

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

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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

Roller skating

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

Roller skating sessions for children!

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

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.

Address: FOREST HILL POOLS, DARTMOUTH ROAD, LONDON, SE23 3HZ

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 20 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

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!

Address:

Swift Fitness Bootcamp Free Trial Free

Hilly Fields 21 October 10am to 11am

Come along to the Hilly Fields Boot Camp and let's get you in the best shape of your life. All abilities, all ages, men and women welcome. Try a class for free.

Address:

Teeny Tiny Theatre

The Tramshed 21 October 10am to 11am

Teeny Tiny Theatre is a creative session where grown-ups and children interact together in a playful and fun environment.

Address: TRAMSHED THEATRE, 51 53 WOOLWICH NEW ROAD, WOOLWICH, SE18 6ES

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

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

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 October 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

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.

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

Craft Club Free Council

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

Craft Club for Primary School age children

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

Black History Month craft session Council

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

Children's craft club with Black History Month theme.

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 October 11.30AM to 12 noon

12-week drama course ending with a final performance.

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 21 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

Parkside SE10 Community Centre Open Day Free

Parkside SE10 Community Centre 21 October  12 noon to 3pm

Come along to the new Parkside Community Centre in Lewisham Open Day. Featuring: Arts & Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Children's Activities, Free Food & Drink, and much more

Address: OSPREY HOUSE, COPPERWOOD PLACE, LONDON, SE10 8FY

Phoenix Diversity Day Free

Phoenix Community Housing 21 October  12 noon to 4pm

Fun-packed day with drumming, dancing displays, coding for kids and food from around the world.

Address: PHOENIX COMMUNITY HOUSING THE GREEN MAN, 355 BROMLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE6 2RP

Love2Dance

The New Generation  21 October 1pm to 3pm

Love2Dance run street dance sessions for 8 - 12 year olds

Address: THE NEW GENERATION, 111 WELLS PARK ROAD, LONDON, SE26 6AD

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 21 October 1pm to 2pm

12-week drama course ending with a final performance.

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Saturday Mandarin Chinese for 6-11 Year Olds

Goldsmiths University of London 21 October 1.30PM to 2.30PM

This course will introduce young children 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: Goldsmiths University Of London, Lewisham Way, London, Se14 6Nw

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Sydenham Centre 21 October 2pm to 5pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, this 1 hour show runs twice daily (2 & 4pm) Saturdays and Sundays

Address:

Family Film Free Council

The Library at Deptford Lounge 21 October 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 21 October 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

Black History Month film showing  Free Council

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

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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

Saturday craft activities

Torridon Road community library 21 October 2.30PM

​Arts and crafts activities for children

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

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.

Address: Sydenham Lawn Tennis Club, Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, Se26 6Et

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 21 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Hilly Fields junior Park run Free

Hilly Fields Park, off Adelaide Avenue, Brockley SE4 1UD 22 October 9.30AM

Walk, jog or run 2K at your own pace.

Address: Hilly Fields Park, Hilly Fields Crescent, Ladywell, London,

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

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

Address: Foster Park, Whitefoot Lane, Bromley,

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 October 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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 22 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

Black History Month film showing Free Council

Downham Library 22 October 1pm to 3pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Sydenham Centre 22 October 2pm to 5pm

A new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, this 1 hour show runs twice daily (2 & 4pm) Saturdays and Sundays

Address:

Sunday Kids Zone Free

Lewisham Polish Centre 22 October 3pm to 6pm

Arts and crafts, board games, baking cookies

Address: 8 WALDRAM PARK ROAD, FOREST HILL, LONDON, SE23 2PN

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 22 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Trois Petits Chats Free

Torridon Road community library 23 October 9.20AM to 9.50AM

French language musical playgroup / comptines françaises pour enfants!

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

Half Term Shakespeare with The Faction

Mycenae House 23 October - 27 October 10am to 1pm

Half term Shakespeare workshops for 4-8 year olds

Address:

Fabric Painting workshop and Hair Accessories Making

Deptford Lounge Fabric Painting and Accessories Workshop 23 October 10am to 3pm

A Half Term Family Event- Painting and Tote Bag decorating

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

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 October 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

Park explorer's trail – prizes to be won! Free Council

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 23 October 10am to 12 noon

Explore Beckenham Place Park and you could be a winner!

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

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

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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 23 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Comics Workshop - create your own hero Free

Downham Library 23 October 2pm to 3.15PM

Learn to draw a popular character step-by-step and create your own hero character and comic strip. For ages 7-12. Free event, no need to book.

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

'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

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

Gymnastics 5-7 years (no/limited experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 October 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

Black History Month film showing  Council

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

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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

Gymnastics 5-7 years (small experience)

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 October 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

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.

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

Gymnastics 8-13 years

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 23 October 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

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 23 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

Baby bounce

Sydenham community library service 24 October 10am to 11am

Baby bounce and rhyme time

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

Stay and Play Free

Torridon Road community library 24 October 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

Breastfeeding support drop-in session Free

Bellingham Children's Centre 24 October 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 24 October 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

Park explorer's trail – prizes to be won! Free Council

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 24 October 10am to 12 noon

Explore Beckenham Place Park and you could be a winner!

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

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

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

Baby Bounce Free

Lewisham Library 24 October 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

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

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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 24 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Children’s creative book club

Sydenham community library service 24 October 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 24 October 3.30PM to 4.30PM

Free colouring session for kids.

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

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

Address: THE NEW GENERATION, 111 WELLS PARK ROAD, LONDON, SE26 6AD

Code club HTML/CSS Free

Lewisham Library 24 October 5.30PM to 6.30PM

Learn to build and design your own website and animations.

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

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 24 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

Addams's Spooktacular - October Half Term Holiday Course!

Prendergast Hilly Fields College 25 October 9.30AM to 4.30PM

They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, BOOK NOW - FOR OUR OCTOBER HALF TERM THE ADDAMS'S SPOOKTACULAR Join the family and more for this fabulous Halloween Spooktacular!

Address: Prendergast Girls School, Adelaide Avenue, Ladywell, London, Se4 1Le

Autumnal arts and crafts workshop Free Council

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 25 October 10am to 12 noon

Collect conkers, leaves, twigs and create your unique animal craft.

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

The Hot Wheels Build the Epic Stunt Tour Is Coming to London! Free

Toys R Us Old Kent Rd, London SE15 1NJ 25 October 10am to 6pm

Hot Wheels is inviting all Hot Wheels fans and families to take part in action-packed racing challenges at the FREE Hot Wheels Build the Epic Stunt Tour.

Address:

The Robot Zoo

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 October 10am to 5.30PM

Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo, a family-friendly exhibition featuring larger-than-life animals and interactives, and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

Horniman Butterfly House

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 October 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

Colouring Club Free

Downham Library 25 October 10.30AM to 11am

Join us for a fun colouring session

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

Hornimans Explorers family workshop  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 25 October 11.45AM to 2.30PM

​Families with children aged 3+ can handle museum objects related to autumn animals.

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

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.

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

Mums Coffee Mush Meet Up Free

Good Hope Cafe 25 October 1pm to 3pm

Get together for mums with coffee and much more

Address: 261 LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, HITHER GREEN, LONDON, SE13 6AY

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

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Black History Month film showing Free Council

Downham Library 25 October 1pm to 3pm

Contemporary film showing for Black History Month.

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

Baby Bounce Free Council

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

Songs and Rhymes for under 2s

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

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 25 October 4pm to 5pm

12-week drama course ending with a live staged performance.

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Showtime

The Bridge Leisure Centre 25 October 5pm to 6pm

12-week drama course ending with a final live stage performance.

Address: The Bridge Recreation And Leisure Club, Kangley Bridge Road, London, Se26 5Aq

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children - yoga in Forest Hill

St George's Church 25 October 7.30PM to 9pm

Iyengar yoga classes and workshops for adults and children.

Address: THE VICARAGE, VANCOUVER ROAD, LONDON, SE23 2AG

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