Summer activities 2024

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Summer is here and we have hundreds of FREE activities to keep kids and teens busy throughout the school holidays.

Scroll down for upcoming events or view the complete schedule of activities

Whether it's a photography workshop or music production lessons, swimming, canoeing, theatre or arts and crafts, there's something for everyone.

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

Thousands of children who are eligible for and claiming benefits-related free school meals will be able to access a free place at a holiday activity club over the school summer holiday.

Open to eligible children and young people aged 4 to 16 years, all HAF programmes include a tasty and nutritious meal, fun and engaging activities and opportunities to learn more about food and nutrition for children and their families.

Please visit our HAF page to see our full Holiday Activities and Food club listings, including booking information.

Upcoming events

There are 198 events taking place next week
Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Minibeast bunting - 23 July

Minibeast bunting - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
321 Whitechapel Road London E1 1BU, Idea Store Whitechapel
Description
Make summery bunting crawling with little critters!

Play Together Marner Children & Family Centre - 23 July

Play Together Marner Children & Family Centre - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Devas Street E3 3LL, Marner Children & Family Centre
Description
Promoting social skills, learning through play, and prepare children to be ready for nursery/school. Raise parental awareness of the EL2 offer and support with completing applications.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Bethnal Green Library - 23 July

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Bethnal Green Library - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (14:00-15:30)
Location:
Bethnal Green Library, Cambridge Heath Rd London E2 0HL
Description
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world greener and more sustainable.

Baby Massage including Starting Solids - 23 July

Baby Massage including Starting Solids - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (14:45-16:15)
Location:
1 Smart Street E2 0SN, Meath Gardens Family Hub
Description
For parent and baby to have quality time (through massage/touch relaxation) where bonding and attachment can take place.

Paper Plate Sunshine - Cubitt Town Library - 23 July

Date
23/07/2024 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Cubitt Town Library, Strattondale Street London E14 3HG
Description
Create your own ray of sunshine.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Idea Store Chrisp Street - 23 July

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Idea Store Chrisp Street - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (15:00-16:30)
Location:
1 Vesey Path East India Dock Road London E14 6BT, Idea Store Chrisp Street
Description
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Idea Store Bow - 23 July

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop - Idea Store Bow - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (15:00-16:30)
Location:
1 Gladstone Place, E3 5ES, Idea Store Bow, London
Description
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Twilight Stay & Play - John Smith Family Hub - 23 July

Twilight Stay & Play - John Smith Family Hub - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (15:00-16:30)
Location:
90 Stepney Way E1 2EN, John Smith Family Hub
Description
Family stay and play with an emphasis on social play and engagement

Twilight Stay & Play - Overland - 23 July

Twilight Stay & Play - Overland - 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (15:15-16:30)
Location:
60 Parnell Road E3 2RU, Overland Family Hub
Description
Family stay and play with an emphasis on social play and engagement

Street Based - Caged Sports St Dunstans 23 July

Street Based - Caged Sports St Dunstans 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Whitehorse Adventure Playground Whitehorse Rd E1 ONZ
Description
Get active in various caged sports such as football, cricket, basketball and badminton.

Street Based - Caged Sports Whitechapel 23 July

Street Based - Caged Sports Whitechapel 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Pinchin Street E1 1SA
Description
Get active in various caged sports such as football, cricket, basketball and badminton.

Street Based - Caged Sports Shadwell 23 July

Street Based - Caged Sports Shadwell 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (17:30-19:30)
Location:
Bigland Street E1 2NJ
Description
Get active in various caged sports such as football, cricket, basketball and badminton.

Numbi Arts Summer Youth Arts Programme: Poetry and Creative Writing 23 July

Numbi Arts Summer Youth Arts Programme: Poetry and Creative Writing 23 July
Date
23/07/2024 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
Brady Arts & Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury St E1 5HU
Description
Our exciting workshops will create a healthy and vibrant environment that promotes well-being through the power of nutritious cooking, dance, creative writing, gardening, drama and much more with plenty of sessions to choose from.

SEND session - 23 July

Date
23/07/2024 (18:30-20:30)
Location:
Haileybury Youth Centre Ben Jonson Road E1 3FQ
Description
Chill out Zone, let your stresses drift away while you enjoy good company, snacks, juice, basketball, badminton coaching, art, video games, sporting competitions, football, board games, and pool.
Wednesday 24th July 2024

'A' Team Arts Education: Visual and Fashion Communication Skills

'A' Team Arts Education: Visual and Fashion Communication Skills
Date
20 (11:00) - 26/07/2024 (17:00)
Location:
Brady Arts & Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury St E1 5HU
Description
Exciting four-day Visual and Fashion Communication course exploring different areas including fashion, fine art and photography.

Curiosity, Innovation and Creativity - textiles, crafts and design programme

Curiosity, Innovation and Creativity - textiles, crafts and design programme
Date
22 (11:00) - 26/07/2024 (17:00)
Location:
Brady Arts & Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury St E1 5HU
Description
This week-long specialist programme gives students the opportunity to discover new materials, processes, and traditional global techniques.

Adventure Playground play sessions 22-26 July

Date
22 (12:00) - 26/07/2024 (17:00)
Location:
Roman Road Adventure Playground 48 Hewlett Road E3 5NA
Description
Climb wooden structures, swing, slide, dig in the sand, paint and create, get messy, run, jump and have fun.

Communication Stay and Play - Mile End - 23 July

Communication Stay and Play - Mile End - 23 July
Date
23 (10:00) - 29/07/2024 (11:30)
Location:
9 Bede Square Joseph Street E3 4GY, Mile End Children & Family Centre
Description
Gain a better understanding of how to support your child's speech and language development and help children develop vocabulary through a language rich environment.

All Ability Cycling - 24 July

All Ability Cycling - 24 July
Date
24/07/2024 (09:30-13:30)
Location:
Bikeworks Containers, near Parnell Road entrance to Victoria Park
Description
Free cycling on a range of adapted and two wheeled cycles.

School Readiness-Wapping & Bigland-24 July

School Readiness-Wapping & Bigland-24 July
Date
24/07/2024 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
15 Richard Street E1 2JP, Wapping & Bigland Children & Family Centre
Description
Supporting parents to enable their child to be ready to start school or nursery setting with an emphasis on supporting toilet training
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