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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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Curtains up! Develop your confidence at a 10-week acting course starting on 29 April in Grove Park
Sharpen your pencils and wash your brushes in preparation for a 10-week portraiture course starting on 30 April in Lewisham
Become a natural with the needle at a short course to teach you the basics of using a sewing machine – starts in Lewisham on 8 May
Learn how to support your child’s personal, social and emotional development at a one-off childcare workshop in Forest Hill on 13 May

What's on

From blockbusters to little-known independent masterpieces, choose between dozens of films being shown for free around New Cross and Deptford from 26 April–5 May
Spy? Exotic dancer? Take a historical journey back through time and explorewho was the real Mata Hari in a play running from 26 April–18 May
Sashay down to Lewisham Village for catwalks and workshops celebrating local designers, makers and crafters promoting sustainable fashion – on until 28 April
It doesn't matter what level you're at – anyone can learn to Nordic walk, and get involved in some gentle full-body exercise



Children and family

Green-fingered families are required for the Big Dig in Catford on 27 April – come along and learn about organic gardening in the food growing garden and take part in some nature conservation activities
Follow the breadcrumbs to Deptford on 28 April for a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
You and your child can learn to make low-cost summery snacks and meals on afree ten-week cookery course in Bellingham starting on 29 April
Give your 0–2-year-old their first taste of opera on 30 April at a performance in Deptford that mixes gentle classical music with familiar nursery rhymes
Ask your children's school if they're taking part in the Lewisham Primary Book Awards 2019 and getting 20% off nominated books from Moon Lane Ink

Other updates

Get to know the neighbours at this year's Big Lunch on 1 and 2 June – apply to close your road for a street party by 30 April
Local by-elections take place on 2 May: if you live in Evelyn or Whitefoot wards make sure you use your vote
If you're interested in fostering come and speak to our team on 18–20, 23 or 25 May outside Sainsbury's in Lewisham Shopping Centre
An election for members of the European Parliament is expected to take place on 23 May – find out who can vote, how to register and key voter deadlines
Use the power of sport to help bring your community together – apply for a grant from the Mayor of London throughout April and May
We're hosting a festival of creative ageing from 13 September to 6 October – join the mailing list to find out how you can get involved
Get your tickets for OnBlackheath 2019 now – it's a line up you won't want to miss!
You could be one of 16 people in with a chance to win a South London Club Card to get discounts at local businesses in your area – enter now!
Find out how social prescribing activities can help you improve your health and wellbeing by connecting you to events in your local area

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.