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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

Get rid of all your unwanted clothes and accessories and swap them for ones you actually do want at a free clothes swap on 25 January in Deptford
Want to volunteer this year but not sure how to get started? Find out how you can volunteer and give back to the local community on 23 January in Catford
Taste great food and raise money for the Lavender Trust: book a place at The Alternative Valentine's Day Dinner in Lewisham on 8 February
Buy quirky gifts and knick knacks produced by local artisan traders at a weekly Monday market in Bellingham

Children and family

Bring the kids to a retro disco for under-7s on 28 January – there'll be big hair, pink leg warmers and classic tunes from the '80s!
Get in shape and bring your little ones with you to a parents exercise group on Mondays in Brockley
It's rhyme time for toddlers every Tuesday in Forest Hill – if your little ones love music bring them along
Your 6–11-year-olds will love ballet and hip-hop dance classes running every Saturday morning at the Deptford Lounge
Children aged 4–14 can join a free 2k park run in Hilly Fields every Sunday and get fit in the fresh air 

Other updates

What is being done to reduce pollution and improve air quality in Lewisham? Find out at a drop-in session at the Deptford Lounge​ on 25 January
Volunteers are needed to ​interview year 10 students at Prendergast Ladywell School's Employability Day on 26 January
Calling aspiring young filmmakers in Lewisham aged 5–19: make a short film about what you love about Lewisham and be in with a chance of winning £1,500 of state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment – apply by 31 January
Claim your free place in The Little Half, a family-friendly fun run on 4 March 2018 finishing at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich
If you live, work or study in Lewisham, you can hire a bike for a month for only £10 – helmet, bike lock and high-vis vest included
Running out of biodegradable bags for your food waste bin? You can buy them from most supermarkets or wrap your waste in newspaper
It's a busy time for health services. If you're unwell or need care make sure youuse the right health service
Not sure where to look for jobs, what to include in your CV, or how to really sell yourself at interview? Get qualified support at free drop-in careers advice sessions on Thursdays in Lewisham

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 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.