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There are lots of things going on locally around us and many of these things are free.

Remember that school children travel free on London's buses and trains so a day out can be a really exciting, but a very cheap event.

Children and family

4–12-year-olds can spend their half-term holiday building their fitness and teamwork skills on a football course at Forster Memorial Park in Bellingham
From 22 October children aged 6+ can join a half-term sewing club in Brockley where they'll work on Halloween costumes, accessories and clothing – all abilities, including beginners, welcome
Give your children a half-term treat with a magical theatrical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic tale The Selfish Giant at the Albany in Deptford on 25 and 26 October
Could your child be a duke of uke? Children aged 5–7 can get an introduction to the ukulele (instruments provided) on a one-day workshop in Blackheath on 26 October
Celebrate all things spooky at the Horniman's Halloween Fair in Forest Hill on 27 and 28 October



What's on

Sample the best street food and browse creative craft stalls every Saturday at the weekly market in Deptford Market Yard
'Farewell the tranquil mind' – watch Othello's descent into madness, jealousy and murder in a dramatic rendition of the Shakespeare tragedy performed by an all-female cast in New Cross until 21 October
Get some fresh autumn air on 21 October on a guided walk introducing you to a variety of colourful fungi in Sydenham Hill Wood
Learn to sing your heart out with gospel singing and vocal lessons led by a local artist on 22 October in Lewisham
Enjoy the funfair, food and drink stalls and be dazzled by a free display at Blackheath Fireworks on Saturday 3 November – donate online or the day to show your support

Other updates

Time’s running out to nominate someone who has helped our community for the Mayor’s Award – nominations close on 22 October
If you're looking for inspiration on how to eat more healthily and exercise then head to a free talk from a nutritionist on 23 October in Lewisham Library
Should the Christmas estate in Perry Vale be protected as a conservation area? Share your views in the online consultation before 23 October
Limber up for an introductory course on Iyengar yoga starting on 30 October in Forest Hill
Find out about company training, education and employment opportunities in a range of sectors to help carve a path to your career of choice at an employment fair in Deptford on 30 October
Have your say on how we distribute the public health grant: take part in Lewisham's consultation before 7 November
You're more likely to stop smoking with the right support – find out the combination that's right for you in three easy steps
We’re looking at ways we can keep you better informed and involved in our decision-making in a democracy review – sign up for email updates on its progress
Don't ignore hate crime: report it  via Lewisham's online form

Horniman museum in Forest Hill is an amazing local resource.  There is always a lot going on and lots of events are laid on specifically for children at weekends and during the holidays.

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There's always lots of things going on in Lewisham for children.

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Crystal Palace Park is a great place to go on a sunny day - or even one that's not sunny!  There is a lot to do there, including seeing the amazing dinosaurs and going to the children's farm.  Click the picture below for more information including where it is and how to get there easily.


There's always things going on at The Bridge leisure centre.  This is a great place for holiday and weekend activities.  Click the picture to explore!


For more ideas of things to do nearby check out the link below:

Giggles Kids club provide after school care at Elfrida and they also run holiday clubs at our partner school, Athelney.  

To register your child or to find out more please call 07949 662268 or 020 8852 4399.