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Free Cycling Lessons

In July and August, children aged 7+ who live or go to school in the Lewisham borough can get free cycle lessons.

There are beginners' sessions for children who can't ride a bike, and off-road and on-road courses to help build the confidence of children who can already cycle.

 See course dates and book your place.

All of the courses have limited places and we expect them to fill up quickly. Book now to secure your place.

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

Watch Some Like It Hot, Goodfellas and Jaws at a pop-up cinema at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley between 18 and 20 July
You'll be away with the fairies in New Cross until 21 July with an all-female cast production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sample some fresh produce grown in Beckenham Place Park at the straw bale garden open day on 21 July

Children and family

Have you got any mischief makers at home? From 14 July children aged 4–11 can sign up to this year's Beano-inspired summer reading challenge at any library in the borough
Kids can practise their footwork and dribbling skills at football sessions in Ladywell on Fridays – simply turn up and play
Is your child energetic? Every Sunday morning 4–14-year-olds can run 2K at the Hilly Fields junior parkrun

Other updates

Did you go to People's Day this year? If so, fill in a quick survey about the festival and you could win tickets to OnBlackheath festival
From 1 October, all HMOs with five or more occupants need to have a licence – apply by 28 September to get a discount
Enter our prize draw by 1 October to win £200 of Jamie's Italian restaurant vouchers and a signed copy of his book
Have your say on our strategy for improving air quality, including where to put electric vehicle charging points
You could win weekend tickets to OnBlackheath festival and see performers like Paloma Faith, Squeeze and De La Soul
Your recycling needs to be clean before it goes in the bin! Find out more top tips on how to recycle and stay green and clean

Local Cycling Events

London Cycle Campaign (LCC) will be providing free group rides for adults on behalf of Lewisham Council. All rides will be at a gentle pace with very little in the way of hills to worry about! Cycling into Central London along Quietway 1  is a lot easier, safer and quicker than you may think!! If you don’t have your own bike or currently have one on loan from the cycle loan scheme contact LCC before you book a ride and request to borrow one of the Lewisham Council pool bikes for the duration of the ride.


LCC Ride Dates and online booking –


Sat 4 August - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1


Wed 29 Aug - Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!


Wed 5 September – Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!


LCC website


For families LewishamCyclists (local cycling enthusiast group) are currently offering the following rides –


Sat 7 July - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays


Sat 4 August - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays


Sat 4 August - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays


Sat 8 September - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

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.