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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

Santa's goofy son Arthur attempts to save Christmas in the wacky, family flick Arthur Christmas, screening in Catford on 15 December
If your child is two or three years old, ask your GP or pharmacist about the free flu nasal spray vaccination
If you are applying for a child to start primary school in September 2020, you can sign up for free email reminders with application tips now
If your child is two years old or about to turn two, they may be entitled to 15 free hours a week of childcare and early education

What's on

Make wreaths, design cards, and enjoy great music, food and drink at the Beckenham Yuletide Fayre in Beckenham Place Park on 14 December
Nine different stories of love, loss, heartbreak and happiness weave together over the countdown to Christmas in wintry London at a screening of Love Actually in Crofton Park on 13 December
Horniman Gardens in Forest Hill is hosting a special Christmas market on 15 December with festive food and gifts from local artists and makers
The annual Blackheath Halls Christmas concert returns on 15 December with a mixture of Christmas music for you to enjoy
Enter the new year in neon at an 80s themed party in Bellingham on 31 December

Other updates

Are you after a career change? Apply to be a trainee gardener with Lewisham Homes before 15 December and get into the great outdoors
Bring your child aged 6–12 and make a zipped case together at a five-week course in Lewisham, starting on 16 January

Christmas can put extra strain on you if you have mental health issues – find how to get mental health support in a crisis

Some GPs and pharmacies close over the Christmas period, so make sure you have the prescription medicines you need – find your nearest pharmacy

Get 10 top tips for preparing for winter, including flu jabs and what to do if you are without power
If you're concerned about someone sleeping rough (and they're over 18), contact StreetLink so they can connect them to local support and services they need
Find out all you need to know about accessible travel in London, including assisted travel services, help from staff, discounted travel and more

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.