What’s on for children, young people and families
There’s a host of events and activities for children and families this summer as part of our Summer of Play programme. Check out a few up-coming highlights below.
Free summer holiday food and fun activities for 5 to 16 year olds
The Southwark Food and Fun holiday programme runs until 27 August and is for those eligible for benefits-related free school meals. If you’re a parent or carer of children or young people that might benefit from healthy food and fun activities, contact the various providers to sign up.
Get your BMX skills up to an Olympic level in Burgess Park
If you’ve been inspired by Kye Whyte’s silver medal in the BMX racing last week, then book up at the track in Peckham where he trained. BMX Track London offers experienced coaching, equipment hire and bookable sessions for riders of all abilities.
Book for family yoga every Tuesday in Brunswick Park, Camberwell
Enjoy some active family time, improve your movement and fitness in the park every Tuesday from 10am to 10.45am, until 28 September. Book a free family yoga session in Brunswick Park, SE5.
Free family workshops and performances from Blue Elephant Theatre
The theatre is running free, bookable workshops and performances for children aged 2 to 10 years old in Elephant Park. Sessions include caring for the environment, exploring nature and numeracy and literacy skills, with some in Spanish.
*Please enjoy events safely, and remember hands, face and space.*
There’s lots on this summer in Southwark! Check out some highlights below:
Rooftop visual art, architecture and live music in Peckham
Book tickets for eclectic events in the unique multi-storey car park with open panoramic views of London.
A ‘Fine Day For Seeing’ at Southwark Park Galleries, SE16
The free exhibition celebrating words and images, pairs acclaimed poets and artists and is open 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Workshops and performances run until 29 August.
New play launches at the Golden Goose Theatre in Camberwell on 10 August
‘A Rat, A Rat’ features an all female cast and portrays character Charlie, a teenager being treated in an adult psychiatric unit, and reflects on how we as individuals care for one another. Book tickets from £12 for performances of A Rat, A Rat until 28 August.
Get an NHS COVID Pass to show you’ve been vaccinated, or results of a COVID-19 test
Vaccination walk-in sites in south east London
There are lots of ways to get a first or second dose, including at daily walk-in vaccine clinics at Guy’s and St Thomas’, and King’s College hospitals, plus other places across south east London. Check the website 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, ID or an NHS number.
You can also book your vaccine appointment via the NHS website.