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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.


Your updates

If you're looking to get back into the labour market, this Job Club Plus course can help you – starting 2 October in Grove Park
Learn a bunch of new skills at a four-week floristry course starting on 7 September in Forest Hill
Adults with learning difficulties can learn skills to find work or volunteer on a work skills course starting on 16 September in Forest Hill
Learn how to stay active during your retirement and discover new hobbies, interests and activities on a 10-week course in Forest Hill starting on 17 September

What's on

Hustle down to Bellingham on 31 August and dance the night away to classic tunes from the 70s and 80s
Apply by 16 August to take part in a 48-hour immersive theatre experiencecalled The Home, part of the festival of creative ageing
Visit a breathtaking church in Lee on 17 August for a screening of the silent version of Phantom of the Opera
Fill your Tuesday evenings with laughter at the Honor Oak Pub’s comedy nights

Children and family

Head to Ladywell Fields on 18 August for an exciting family day filled with fun and food
If your child enjoys picking up the paddle, send them to a table tennis holiday camp in New Cross from 26–30 August
Bring the family and get your crazy golf skills down to a tee at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill every week
Looking for things for your child to do during the last leg of the summer holidays?See what fun-filled activities are happening across the borough – most events are free!
Come along to one of our family information service's drop-in sessions to find out about the funded 15 and 30 hour childcare schemes plus a wide range of support for children and families

Other updates

Enter our prize draw by 26 August for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a performance at the Jack Studio Theatre in Crofton Park
Ending soon! We are consulting on proposed borough-wide licensing in private rented homes – have your say by 20 August and be in with a chance of winning an iPad or one of ten Love2Shop vouchers
Now you’ve got your results come to a free event to discuss learning options for 16–19-year-olds on 30 August in Catford
If you want to close your road to host a play street for Car Free Day on 22 September, you need to submit an application for a temporary road closure by 1 September
The Boundary Commission is drawing up new ward boundaries across the borough – have your say on the new ward patterns and complete their consultation by 2 September
East Sydenham is changing – let us know how we should change streets to make the area healthier, greener and more pleasant to live in
Join guest speakers and local experts in a conversation around reducing youth violence on 21 and 28 August in Deptford
Really not sure what you can recycle? Find out what can and can't go in your recycling bin
We're updating the electoral register and have sent household enquiry forms to every household in the borough – it only takes a few minutes to confirm or update your details online
If you've got room in your home and the heart to foster a child or young personcome and speak to us at information events in Catford and Lewisham

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.

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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.