Free, adult swim sessions are coming back
We’re excited to restart our free swimming lessons for residents aged over 16 years, this September. Being active is a great way to prevent illness and boost mental wellbeing. Sign up now to secure your place and come and learn to swim in a friendly, supportive environment, at your own pace.
Some Bitesize festival fun is heading to Southwark Park
Come down to Bermondsey Bitesize on Saturday 14 August, 12noon to 6pm to enjoy a traditional funfair, family activities and good food. Live music on the bandstand is headlined by reggae band Indika, led by Bermondsey’s own Phillip Poleon. Free entry via Jamaica Road, all ages welcome.
Let a magical orb take you on an outdoor sonic adventure
Go on a tour of London Bridge, guided by sound alone. £5 per ticket/orb, book for an individual or up to a group of four people per orb. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Friday 13 August to Sunday 15 August 2021, various times.
Get your BMX skills up to an Olympic level in Burgess Park
If you were inspired by Kye Whyte’s silver medal in the BMX racing, then book a session at the track in Peckham where he trained. BMX Track London offers experienced coaching, equipment hire and bookable sessions for riders of all abilities.
*Please enjoy events safely, and remember hands, face and space.*
What’s on for children, young people and families
Free ‘Create and Play’ session in Burgess Park tomorrow
Children aged six to 16 years are invited to our ‘Summer of Play’ pop up event in Chumleigh Gardens, Burgess Park on Saturday 14 August. Children can try six different fun and creative activities run by artists and a gardener, both in the morning and afternoon.
Time to go adventuring
Enjoy the exciting outdoors at Mint Street, Peckham Rye and Ellen Brown Adventure Playgrounds. The free summer programme runs until Friday 27 August and is open to all children aged 8 to 15 years.
Babies invited to rhyme time
Babies love to listen to the words of rhymes and dance and move to the rhythm. Come along with your baby and enjoy popular nursery rhymes on Thursday 19 August, 11am to 11.30am. For ages 0 to 4. It’s free, but booking is essential.
Six cricketers go into the cage, one will emerge victorious
Cage Cricket is dynamic, visual, high-octane entertainment. Sessions run until 29 August for those aged 12 to 16 years.
Everyone aged 16 or over can now get vaccinated
If you’re 16 or 17, the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll be invited to a local NHS service such as a GP surgery.
Everyone else can get a COVID-19 vaccine in south east London – no need to book
There are lots of ways to get vaccinated, including at regular walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Guy’s and St Thomas’, and King’s College hospitals, plus other places across south east London. Check the individual COVID-19 clinics for full details and to see who offers free Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca vaccines. You don’t need to book, or provide proof of address, immigration status, or an NHS number.
Get tested for COVID-19 twice a week for free
It’s important we continue to get tested regularly, even if we’ve been vaccinated. If you don’t have symptoms there are different ways to get tested in Southwark: