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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.


What's on

See what Christmas events are happening this week, including seasonal craft-making, a winter-themed art exhibition and an opera based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Get stuck into cheap and delicious veggie and vegan food at a pop-up restaurant in Deptford on Fridays and Saturdays
Step out of the daily grind and drop into mindfulness and meditation sessionsevery Saturday at Beckenham Place Park

Children and family

Introduce the kids to your favourite Christmas troublemaker at a screening of Home Alone at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley on 13 December
Book your tickets quickly and catch a fun, mischievous and magical performance of Pinocchio at the Albany in Deptford until 29 December – suitable for children 3+
Don't miss a magic carpet ride of fun in Catford at the Broadway Theatre'sChristmas pantomime, Aladdin – book your tickets now

Other updates

Share the love this Christmas and donate new toys to the borough's underprivileged children at Argos in Lewisham Shopping Centre until 17 December
If you run a charity or not-for-profit organisation in the borough, you can nowapply for funding from our main grants programme
Is pill-popping really the answer? Find out about risks associated with long-term use of antibiotics and learn about alternative options at a free lecture at Lewisham Library on 11 December
You have until the end of December to take part in our review of how local democracy works in the borough and have your say on what we can do to involve you
Shop locally this Christmas and park free of charge in all council-run car parkson Saturdays 15 and 22 December
If the Bakerloo line is extended it could bring huge benefits to the New Cross area – have your say on the proposed project by 14 December
Enter our prize draw for your chance to win a family ticket to Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet, a family-friendly interplanetary drama production at the Albany in Deptford

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.

Click the picture beloto find out what is going on there right now!  

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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.