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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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Are you a bit of a boffin? Team up for a quiz night at a library in Catford on 21 April – alcohol and refreshments available!
From Africa's Gold Coast to Jamaica's sugar plantations to a north London suburb – book today to hear author and historian Paul Crooks trace his ancestors' journeyat Lewisham Library on 12 May
If you haven't tried our eLibrary service yet, you're missing out on reading books, magazines, newspapers and listening to audiobooks online, free of charge
 

What's on

 
Release your pent-up stress in an atmospheric setting with candlelit vinyasa yoga, every Wednesday in Deptford
Help your children grow healthy and strong while having fun at gymnastics sessionsevery Monday in Downham
Is your child energetic? Every Sunday morning 4–14-year-olds can run 2K at the Hilly Fields junior parkrun
Show your children how colour shapes our world at an interactive exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill – tickets available daily
 
 
 

Other updates

We're looking for partners to help us produce a new masterplan to launch the regeneration of Catford town centre – apply by 16 April
Are you away for the mayoral and local councillor elections on 3 May? Don't lose your vote, apply to vote by post – download and send back your postal vote application by 5pm on 18 April
Funding is available for artists including LGBTQ, older and those with disabilities – submit ideas for installations, artwork and immersive theatre for People's Day before 18 April
Cooks of all standards are welcome at free, healthy cookery clubs – new places just released for five-week courses starting end of April in Forest Hill, Lee and Catford
You could win £200 of Jamie's Italian restaurant vouchers and a signed copy of his latest book if you sign up to hear about our work to tackle obesity
Volunteers are needed to help organise the Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre on 23 June
Could your business help reduce single-use plastics in Lewisham? Sign up to offer free tap-water refills to residents
If your child is due to start secondary school in 2019 you can sign up for free email reminders and tips about the school-application process
 

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 21 April - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1

 

Sat 19 May - Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-to-the-thames-barrier

 

Wed 30 May  - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1-1

 

Sat 9 June - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1-2

 

Wed 27 June - Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-to-the-thames-barrier-1

 

Sat 7 July - Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-to-the-thames-barrier-2

 

Wed 11 July - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1-3

 

Sat 4 August - Ladywell to Waterloo – Quietway 1

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1-4

 

Wed 29 Aug - Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-to-the-thames-barrier-3

 

Wed 5 September – Ladywell to the Thames Barrier!

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-to-the-thames-barrier-4

 

LCC website

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-cycle-loan-scheme

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-cycle-loan-scheme?esid=12849

 

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

 

Sat 5 May – Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/family-ride-first-saturdays?esid=12533

 

Sat 2 June - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/family-ride-first-saturdays?esid=12534

 

Sat 7 July - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/family-ride-first-saturdays?esid=12535

 

Sat 4 August - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/family-ride-first-saturdays?esid=12536

 

Sat 4 August - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/family-ride-first-saturdays?esid=12536

 

Sat 8 September - Lewisham Cyclists – Family Ride First Saturdays

https://lcc.org.uk/events/lewisham-summer-rides-quietway-1-5

 

https://lewishamcyclists.co.uk/calendar-of-events/

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!  

Check it out on this map!

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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.

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