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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.

 

What's going on?

Start your sewing journey at a beginners' sewing machine workshop on 15 September at the Mansion in Beckenham Place Park
Learn the basics of pilates and watch your strength and balance improve on an 11-week course starting on 16 September in Forest Hill
Capture the beauty of the natural world at a 10-week botanical illustration course starting on 17 September in Forest Hill
If you want to do an adult education course with us in childcare, English, Maths or British citizenship you need to do a pre-course assessment – check the assessment dates and book now
 

What's on

Enjoy luxury in Catford with an evening of oyster tasting at Bottle Bar and Shop on 7 September
Need to declutter or love to grab a bargain? Do both at the annual Ladywell and Brockley front garden sale on 7 and 8 September
Dance, laugh and win great prizes with musical comedian Tracey Collins at the Bored Housewife Bingo Party in Catford on 12 September
The Catford free film festival is back – catch movies including Shoplifters, A Star is Born and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from 13 to 22 September
Bored of the treadmill? Why not try ballet as a way to keep fit on Mondays in Deptford
 

Children and family

Rewild your child at a forest adventure afterschool club in Crofton Park on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 September
Head to the Sydenham Centre for an adaptation of Pinocchio, the classic Italian story of the little puppet who wants to be a real boy, from 14 September to 20 October
We're running a consultation about improving services for children with SEND – tell us how we can meet your child’s needs by 15 September
Aspiring musicians aged 11 to 16 can sign up for 10-week courses in spoken word, keyboard and music production starting on 19 September in Deptford
 

Other updates

Do you have an interest in social housing? Earn while you learn as a housing management apprentice – apply by 8 September
Turn your bright idea into a functioning business with the help of a free start-up workshop in Lewisham on 12 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 16 September
From September 2019, all children aged 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine – find out the benefits of getting vaccinated
Adults with special educational needs can develop their acting skills at free and fun drama sessions on Mondays in Woolwich
See the results of our recent recycling consultation and find out about our next steps for improving the service
If you've got room in your home and heart to foster a child or young person come and speak to us at information events in Catford and Lewisham
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
Would you or someone you know like to represent the borough's young people? Apply to be the next young mayor of Lewisham by 13 September

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.

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