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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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Create your own piece of pottery on a five-week course in Forest Hill starting on 25 February for all levels of experience
Design and make your own glass jewellery for yourself or a gift on a five-week course in Lewisham starting on 25 February
Would you like to try out graphic design but don’t know where to start? A five-week Photoshop course is running in Forest Hill from 26 February
Get to grips with using a sewing machine and make a garment on a six-week course in Forest Hill starting on 27 February
Pick up your pencil, charcoal, or inks and improve your life drawing skills at a five-week course for all levels of experience starting on 26 February in Lewisham



What's on

From film screenings to disco nights, clothes swaps to theatre performances, get involved with a range of events and activities to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month this February
Get your ringside seat for an exciting superslam wrestling event to be televised worldwide at the Broadway Theatre in Catford on 2 February
Get in the love groove this Valentine’s Day at a pop-up screening of Baz Lurhmann’s hip and visionary retelling of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet at the Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley
Take on the challenge of an extreme bootcamp workout in Catford on Wednesdays to build cardiovascular strength and your all-round fitness
On your marks, get set, go! Get your running shoes on for the Catford parkrun – a free timed 5km run every Saturday morning in Mountsfield Park

Children and family

Are you a parent or a carer of a child with special educational needs and disabilities? We want to know how we can improve your access to online information for your child – take our quick survey now
Motherhood doesn't mean you need to skip exercise – you can bring your baby along to a Pilates class in Catford on Mondays
If you have a few hours a week to volunteer, you could become a parent champion and let other parents know what services they can use, including childcare and early years services
If your child is two, or about to turn two, you can apply for 15 free hours of childcare a week at a nursery, pre-school or childminder if you claim certain benefits or in-work benefits

Other updates

Closing soon: If you run a charity or not-for-profit organisation in the borough, you can apply for funding from our main grants programme – submit your funding application by 3 February
If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, come along to an information and advice session on 5 February in Catford
Download our free air quality app to find low-pollution travel routes in the borough and news and alerts about air quality levels
Have you got what it takes to pedal for 350 miles? Register today for a sponsored bike ride to Amsterdam in June in aid of St Christopher's Hospice
We're gritting roads throughout the cold weather – report a road or footpath that needs gritting
Individuals and organisations who use sport and other kinds of physical activity to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners can apply for up to £75,000 of funding
If you're an EU citizen living in Lewisham, find out how Brexit will affect your rights

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.