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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!


Children and family

Children can create festive cakes, make edible snowballs and stir sticky porridge as they share a special afternoon tea with Santa himself at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill on weekends in December
Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new animal sounds and noises in an imaginative adaptation of the classic tale of Peter and the Wolf at the Albany in Deptford on 19 November
Get your tickets for a Christmas show about two cheeky elves who must convince the children of Catford that Santa Claus really exists! Showing from 29 November–17 December at the Broadway Theatre
Transform your tot into a magical mermaid as they learn to swim and perform fintastic routines at mermaid swimming lessons on Tuesdays at Downham Health & Leisure Centre
Yas queen! Children aged 6+ can advance their skills or learn the basics at a free chess club at Downham Library every Thursday afternoon



What's on

Experience an extravaganza of choral and orchestral music by Haydn and Mozartat Goldsmiths College in New Cross on 18 November
Browse a variety of stalls including pottery, prints and toys at the Blackheath Christmas fair on 19 November – yule be sorry if you miss it!
Share your thoughts and hear from local activists on issues including inequality and the environment to see how positive changes can be made at a free festival of ideas in Brockley on 19 November
Attend an out-of-this-world lecture on comets by Cambridge University's observational astronomer, Dr Carolin Crawford, on 21 November in Lewisham
Looking for a new hobby? Come along to free ping-pong sessions at Deptford Lounge every Wednesday

Other updates

Share your views about the future of Catford at a series of public events: choose to attend on 25 November or 2 December
Keen young photographers can get snapping and enter our competition to find the best photographs of Beckenham Place Park – enter by 10 December
Get an appointment with your GP at a time that suits you with appointments now available 8am–8pm seven days a week
Have you received your household enquiry form for updating the electoral register?The quickest way to confirm or update your details is online
Do you need to apply for a primary school place for September 2018? Get free email reminders about the primary schools application process
We want to be named London's first Borough of Culture – tell us what you would like to see happen during Lewisham Borough of Culture 2019
Are you claiming 30 hours' free childcare for your three- or four-year-old child?Check your details are up to date to keep your free place from January 2018

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 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.