Free Outdoor Gym classes for 2019

Our outdoor gyms aim to deliver exciting, inclusive and safe places where you can enjoy physical activity across Tower Hamlets. And the best part? There's no need to book, just turn up.


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School holiday programmes

Summer holidays

Our new and extended summer programme contains hundreds of activities delivered by the council and our partners. Download the full 2019 brochure.

Adventure Sport Days

A day of fun and adventure for young people living in Tower Hamlets. Activities include canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and caving with a programme of three activities each day. Lunch is included as part of Tower Hamlets’ Holiday Hunger programme. Please bring a full change of clothes.

Urban Adventure Base, Mile End Park

Mon 29 July - Thu 22 Aug (various days), 10am - 3pm. Ages 10 -19.

Book your FREE place on Eventbrite.

Try Athletics

Learn all the disciplines of track and field athletics, with coaching from Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets Athletics Club. Try sprinting, long distance, jumps and throws, then put your skills into practice in a competition on the final day.

Mile End Stadium, Mile End Park

Mon 29 July - Fri 2 Aug and Mon 5 - Fri 9 Aug, 10am - 2pm. Ages 8 - 16.

Book your FREE place on Eventbrite.

Girls Summer Camp

Come along and play/try new activities: badminton, basketball, boxercise, climbing, dodge ball, dance, football, netball, volleyball, rounders plus more fun and games.

Haileybury Youth Centre, E1 3FQ.

Mon 19 - Fri 23 Aug, 10am - 3pm. Ages 10+

Book your FREE place on Eventbrite.

Summer Festivals

Our touring festivals bring a sporting celebration with activities for the whole family.
Try athletics, football, tennis, volleyball, cycling, trampoline, climbing, fairground rides, giant inflatables, arts and crafts and much more, all for FREE. No booking required.

Summer events
25 July31 July3 Aug14 Aug21 Aug28 Aug
Disability Fun Day Summer Fun Day Great Day Out Day by the Sea Sporting Carnival Healthy Living Day
Victoria Park Millwall Park Victoria Park Mile End Park Stepney Green Park Victoria Park
11am - 3pm 11am - 4pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm


Make sure to check out Mile End Park Leisure Centre, Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets Tennis for their school holiday offers too.

Estates Football Camp

A series of fun summer football camps for 8 –16 year olds – just turn up and register. In partnership with Wapping Youth FC and WISE Youth Trust.

Wapping Gardens, Wapping, EW1 2QD

Minerva Community Centre, Bethnal Green, E2 9EH

Mon 29 July - Fri 30 Aug (various days / times). Ages 8 - 16.

For full details contact or call 0207 364 2681.

Disability Sports Coach

Fun physical activities for disabled children and their siblings for the summer holidays.

Poplar Baths Leisure Centre, E14 0ED

Mon 29 July - Friday 9 August. 10am - 3pm.

To book call Hugh on 0207 021 0973 or email

Get On Your Bike

A series of female only cycling sessions, including instruction for beginners and led rides for confident cyclists.

Mile End Stadium (opposite Ragged School Museum), E3 4RR

Various days & times from July to October, download the flyer for full details

Fit & Fed

In partnership with StreetGames and Fareshare, we provide a free lunch with some of our holiday programmes in order to combat holiday hunger.

Many low income families in Tower Hamlets rely on free school meals in order to ensure their children receive the nutrition they need, and the school holidays present a challenge on their budgets. Fit and Fed aims to reduce that burden, whilst also ensuring children get the exercise they need to stay healthy.

Contact us to find out more:


Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme is Ofsted registered and provides childcare for children aged 3 to 13 years old, including sport and play sessions. It takes place in Tower Hamlets schools and operates during 9 weeks of the school holidays, (excluding the Christmas break). There are options between 8am to 6pm (for working parents) or 9am to 5pm.

Find out more about the work our sports officers do: