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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

Learn to cook Italian on an eight-week course in Lewisham starting on 20 January
Allow your creativity to blossom on a five-week floristry course in Lewisham where you will learn natural and romantic designs – starts on 23 January
Have fun trying out a range of different techniques for drawing and painting at a one-day course in Crofton Park on 25 January
Prepare to take your British citizenship exam on an intensive three-day course in February
Pick up a new skill – from cooking to languages to craft – at one of our adult education courses starting soon

What's on

Join the Lunar New Year celebrations at Deptford Lounge on 19 January and enjoy Vietnamese food, music and dance
Start 2020 with a new skill and learn to use a sewing machine on 19 January at the Mansion in Beckenham Place Park
Ignore the fact we're in the depths of winter and go to a tropical garden party in Ladywell on 25 January
Have the time of your life at a disco and funk fancy dress night at the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park on 29 February – book early, as these events sell out!

Children and family

If your child is two or three years old, ask your GP or pharmacist about the free flu nasal spray vaccination

Other updates

Are you looking to get back into work? Get the ball rolling on a six-week course in Grove Park and learn how to build a CV, ace an interview and more
Explore the life of Equiano, the 18th-century campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, at a free exhibition in the Civic Suite in Catford until 24 January
Find out how to become a foster carer at an information event at the Civic Suite in Catford on 16 January
Are you a parent or carer interested in the future of education in Lewisham? Come to a consultation event in Catford on 24 January to find out more and share your views
Sign up for email updates about LGBT+ news and events across Lewisham
Come to a commemorative Holocaust Memorial Day theatre production, featuring performances from Lewisham schoolchildren, in Catford on 26 January
Recycle your real Christmas tree at one of the drop-off points across the borough until 28 February
How can we use money collected from developers to spruce up the borough? Tell us what improvements you'd to see made in your local area
People’s Day will return in summer 2020 and will take place every two years in the future. Sign up for People's Day news by email

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.

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 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.