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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!


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Baking skills not what they knead to be? Come to a 10-week bread-making course in Lewisham beginning on 21 September
Ciao bella! Learn the basics of Italian on a 10-week course for beginners from 18 September in Grove
Whether you're a beginner or looking to improve your skills, sign up for acting lessons starting on 23 September in Forest Hill
This isn't a stitch-up! Learn to sew in four weeks on a short-course starting on 26 September in Lewisham
Come to a session about Indian textiles for a chance to view the Goldsmiths Textile Collection and share your own craft projects over a cup of tea on 29 September in New Cross

What's on

Catch a screening of the cult-classic movie Back to the Future at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley on 20 September
Get ready to boogie-woogie the night away at a 70s and 80s disco in Blackheath on 7 October – book your tickets early!
Let the festival beGin! Come to the Catford Gin Festival on 7–8 October for gin masterclasses, a cocktail bar and street food
Discover a variety of urban wildlife on a low-tide walk in Deptford Creek on 15 October
Join in women-only football training sessions for all ages and abilities every Sunday in Bellingham

Children and family

Bring the children to Downham for an afternoon of roller skating on 15 September
Children of all ages can learn to rap, sing and dance at a day of interactive music and spoken word performances in Ladywell on 16 September
Go on a fishing trip, visit a demented disco and step into strange invisible rooms at a storytelling event for ages 3+ in Deptford on 24 September
Children aged 6–11 can learn ballet, hip hop and creative dance at classes every Wednesday and Saturday in Deptford
Children aged 2–11 can learn about African cultures and languages through music, food and storytelling in Forest Hill every Saturday

Other updates

Closing soon: Give us your feedback on the final shortlisted proposals for restoring the Ladywell Playtower by 17 September
Choosing secondary schools? Visit as many schools as you can in September and October and see the opportunities for yourself
The main entrance to Laurence House in Catford will be closed from 18 September until December while refurbishment works are carried out – find out how to access the building
Take part in our consultation to help improve pharmacy services in the borough
Get free tickets to the London Homebuilding and Renovating Show! Claim by 21 September to get inspiration and advice from hundreds of homebuilding brands
Rubbish and recycling collections are changing soon! Find out how the changes in October will affect you
Want to learn and earn at the same time? Residents aged 16+ can apply for an apprenticeship by 25 September – roles range from teaching assistant to digital transformation
Enter our prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher by filling in a quick survey – ends 30 September

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.

Click the picture to see what's going on in Lewisham for children and young people now!

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 ad 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.