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0-1s Singalong with Humpty Dumpty, Paradise Park Children's Centre

 Wednesday 10-10.45am, 5 January to 19 February 2022
Come and join in a fun, interactive activity with your child and pick up tips on how songs and movement in time to music can support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas.…

0-5s Messy Play Stay and Play at Hilldrop Localo Offer Flash

 Wednesday, 9.45-11.15am. Term-time only. Starts November 2021
Join us for a Messy Play stay and play session for families with under 5s.

0-5s SEND Stay and Play, at Brickworks Localo Offer Flash

 Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2.30pm; term-time
Run by Palace for all, a place for children of all abilities, their parents, carers and their families. Come to a place where you and your children can play in a safe, supportive environment. Meet other parents to share experiences and knowledge. PALACE - Play…

0-5s Stay and Play, at Brickworks Localo Offer Flash

 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 12 noon
Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You don't have to live in a specific…

Acting classes for all ages - Young Actors Theatre

 Open Monday to Friday from 10am until 10pm; Open Saturday to Sunday from 10am until 6pm
YATI offers over 54 hours each week of high-quality but affordable classes in drama, singing and dance. Prices average from £7.50 per week, and we can offer bursaries. In school holidays, we offer a range of specialist workshops and also stage full-scale professional productions. We…

Acting Foundation Course @ Young Actors Theatre Islington

 Monday to Friday, 10am to 1.30pm
Young Actors Theatre Islington offers a Professional Acting Foundation Course that will enable you to develop an essential performance vocabulary through training in acting, movement and voice. YATI offers individual support for audition preparation and enjoys links with London drama schools such as: Guildhall School…

Activities and Services for Fathers and Male Carers, Bright Start Islington

Are you a father or male carer in Islington, looking for fun activities and services to use with your children? You are welcome to use all Bright Start Activities and Services. Find more information and a timetable on the website.

Ambler Children's Centre and Extended School Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Ambler Children's Centre is set in the grounds of Ambler Primary School at the northern end of Blackstock Road, near Finsbury Park. Access to Ambler Children's Centre is via its own entrance on Romilly Road, at the rear of the property. The Children's Centre provides…

Archery

 Mondays and Wednesdays 5.30-7pm
Archery is both an art and a skill that goes back to the days when people were hunter gatherers and our life might depend on being a good shot. Today it is an exciting Olympic sport that greatly improves focus and concentration, upper body strength…

Archway Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Archway Children’s Centre achieved 'Outstanding' in the recent Ofsted inspection. The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning, assessment, personal development, behaviour, welfare and outcomes for children is all outstanding. The report states that, ‘Staff build exceptionally strong partnerships with parents. Children are happy…

Arts First Music Tuition

Arts First run two Music Centres funded by Arts First with a grant from Arts Council England, at Canonbury Primary and St Joseph's Primary Schools.   Canonbury Music Centre offers keyboards, violin and guitar instrumental tuition on Tuesday after school. Anyone attending an Islington school can apply using the application…

Asthma Self-Management Programme for Young People (ASMP) Localo Offer Flash

Whittington Health is launching a new programme to support young people aged 14-17 to develop skills to self-manage their asthma. The course aims to help young people: Learn new skills to manage their asthma as they become more independent Build confidence and help them realise…

Baby Bounce and Under 5s, Lewis Carroll Library

 Baby Bounce: Monday, 11am; Under 5s: Wednesday, 11am. Saturday, 11am Story Time. Closed on bank holidays.
Babies and young children love stories, rhymes and songs, and our relaxed and friendly baby bounce and under 5s sessions are great ways to introduce them to books, reading and learning. Baby Bounce is a song and rhyme session for babies up to about 18…

Barnard Adventure Playground

Barnard Adventure Playground isn’t just home to a dragon – we’ve got jaw-dropping canyon cliff rope swings too. Come and jump from a platform across a swamp of hungry crocodiles. Let your imagination loose! Feeling bold? You can put on the performance of a lifetime…

Bemerton Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Bemerton Children's Centre is one of the nurseries directly managed by the council offering integrated care and education. Bemerton Children’s Centre is located on the Bemerton Estate close to the Caledonian Road and the Barnsbury area. Services available include early learning and childcare, parenting advice,…

Bright Start - 0-5s Stay and Play at Andover Community Centre

 Wednesday, 10-11.30am, 5 January to 19 February 2022
Join Bright Start Islington for a stay and play session for families with children, 0-5 years. No booking required, just drop in, but places may be limited. Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.

Bright Start - 0-5s Stay and Play with Family Support Surgery at Ambler Children's Centre

 Wednesday 10-11.30am , 5 January to 19 February 2022
Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You don't have to live in a specific…

Bright Start - 0-5s, Little Explorers with Garden Classroom, Gillespie Park

 Wednesday 9.30-11am from 5 January 2022
Join Bright Start Islington for an outdoor stay and play session for families with children 0-5. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines. Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk…

Bright Start - Little Feet Physio Drop in Session Localo Offer Flash

 Wednesday 9 February, 23 March, 4 May, 15 June 2022 12.30-2.30pm Archway Children’s Centre Wednesday, 12 January, 23 February, 6 April, 18 May and 29 June 2022 12.30- 2.30pm Bemerton Children's Centre Monday 24 January, 7 March, 25 April and 6 June 2022 9.30- 11.30am New River Green Children's Centre
Is your child under 5? Do you have any issues with their hips or legs? Come and see a physiotherapist at any of our Little Feet Physio drop in sessions for screening and advice. No need to book. Please confirm with the Children's Centre as…

Bright Start 0-5s Stay and Play at Willow Children's Centre

 Wednesdays, 10-11.30am. 5 January to 19 February 2022
Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You don't have to live in a specific…

Bright Start Family Support Service Localo Offer Flash

If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance you can speak to one of our Family Engagement Workers on the phone. Telephone service Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-12noont: 020 7527 8376If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get…

Bright Start In Person - 0-5s Twilight Stay and Play at Conewood Street Children's Centre

 Wednesdays, 3.30-5pm, from 5 January 2022
Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You don't have to live in a specific…

Bright Start Islington - Breastfeeding Support Clinic New River Green

 Wednesdays, 12.30-2.30pm
Pre-booked 1:1 breastfeeding support appointments To book, or to arrange alternative telephone support, video call or home visit appointments (limited availability on a case-by-case basis), call Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support Service on 020 3316 8439 and leave a message, or email For urgent or wider health concerns…

Bright Start Sensory Adventures (by invitation) Localo Offer Flash

A small specialist group for two and three year olds with Social and Communication needs and their families. Sessions focus on engaging children in a stimulating activity to promote their learning and development. Invitation only; booking essential, speak to local Bright Start support workers. Covid-19…

Bright Start- Under 1s Stay and Play at Bemerton Children's Centre

 Monday 1.30-3pm, Wednesday 9.30-11am
Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You don't have to live in a specific…

The British Library

Check out the British Library's Family Activities and Events on their website. During Covid-19 restrictions you can sign up to the British Library family email. Each email will contain various activities, from storytellings, craft fun and movement inspired by sound. Please see our first email…

British Transport Police Cadets (13-15 Years )

BTP Volunteer Police Cadets are a voluntary uniformed youth group for those aged 13-15 who are interested in making a difference to their communities. There are currently two groups - one in Birmingham and one in London (Islington) and volunteers from all backgrounds are encouraged…

Caxton House Community Centre

We are providing cooking kits for residents to cook simple vegetarian meals. Residents are asked to register and complete a self-referral form and must live in the Hillrise Ward. (Residents living on the Elthorne Estates can access support through Elthorne Pride 0208 017 2205) We…

Child Health Clinic (by appointment)

 Tuesday, 1-4pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm; appointment essential. Venue to be confirmed on booking
Our child health clinics are now appointment only clinics. They continue to be run from the health centres across Islington. You can book an appointment by calling your health visitor direct if you have the number, or by calling one of the duty lines. You…

Child Health Clinic, Highbury Grange Health Centre

 Wednesday, 9.30am to 12 noon and 1.30-4pm; appointment essential, please do not drop in!
Our child health clinics are now appointment only clinics. They continue to be run from the health centres across Islington. You can book an appointment by calling your health visitor direct if you have the number, or by calling one of the duty lines. You…

Childminders' Stay and Play (mainly outdoors), Whittington Park

 Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 12pm
For registered childminders and the children they look after. Children play while childminders meet, gain support and share ideas.  No need to book.  

City Academy in-studio and online classes

Connect with like-minded people and learn new skills with City Academy’s range of creative and performing arts courses. Classes at venues in Islington and other locations across central London. Dance, act, sing, draw, paint or write your way to creative expression. City Academy have been…

The City Dance Academy

 Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 2pm; Closed on Sundays. Class times depend on age and levels. Please see our website for the full timetable
We offer fun and inspiring dance classes for girls and boys in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and street jazz. Children can work towards ISTD(Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) examinations, perform in our show that is held in a West End theatre, take part in…

Conewood Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Conewood Children's Centre offers full and part-time childcare as well as the full range of children's centre services including stay and play sessions, health and family support services. More information on Bright Start services for families with children under 5, including the timetable of local and…

Copenhagen Youth Project

A neighbourhood based youth project offering music, art and sport based leisure activities for children and young people aged 7 to 24 years, with an emphasis on developing young people’s skill and potential. We offer a youth club, football sessions, and a wide range of…

Cornwallis Adventure Playground

Welcome to Cornwallis Adventure Playground – where we have our very own pirate ship. Are you ready to take charge at the helm of the ship or will you make a treacherous landlubber walk the plank? Swing, crawl and climb through the rigging with your…

Creative Kitchen

 Wednesdays and Fridays 6-8pm
Each session we cook a different dish from around the world. All recipes are creative, healthy, tasty, economical and easy to make.Try your hand at lots of things including food from Mexico, China, India, the Caribbean and Italy as well as traditional British dishes. We…

Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground

Crumbles Castle is has an actual castle on site! Children play above ground in a network of exciting treetop structures. We encourage child-led play experiences outdoors in all types of weather and throughout the seasons. Islington’s adventure playgrounds are open for outdoor play sessions with social…

Culpeper Community Garden

 We are open Monday to Sunday 10-6pm
A green oasis in the midst of streets, estates and inner city bustle, Culpeper Community Garden is one of the most valued green public spaces in Islington Culpeper is a beautiful public open space which is both a city park and an environmental community project.…

Elizabeth House Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Healthy Holidays playscheme  FULLY BOOKED Elizabeth House will be open from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December for a winter playscheme for eligible children: Children in Reception – year 11 eligible for benefits related FSM Children with an EHCP Children with a Family Support Worker Children with…

Extra Boost (SEND), In Person Localo Offer Flash

 Monday 9.30-11am, 10-11.30am Tuesday 10.30-11.30am, Wednesday 10.30-11.30
This small group session supports children with additional needs and their families and is by invitation only. Sessions focus on an interactive activity to engage children and support their learning and development. Invitation only, if you are interested in joining this session please contact Bright…

Families for Life

Families for Life - free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington Families for life is a healthy lifestyle programme to support families with children aged 2 – 11 years to be active and have a healthy lifestyle. The programme supports parents to gain…

Family Learning, Online or in-person with ACL

3 FREE courses from Islington Adult and Community Learning, for Islington residents or parents with children in Islington schools. You must be 19 or over, unemployed or low-waged and receiving benefits. Introduction to SEND in Schools for parents and carers (online) starts 11 January 2022…

FoodCycle Islington

Coronavirus Update Two weekly projects that offer freshly cooked meals to anyone who comes to collect one, every Wednesday (starting 28th October) from New River Baptist Church, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and every Saturday from the Finsbury Park Community Hub, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Usual Service:…

Free ESOL for Women

Places are available on free ESOL trainning organised by the Refugee Women's Association.  Book your place now. Childcare and travel expenses paid.To register you will need proof of ID, address and benefits/income status.

Freightliners Farm

A small farm in an urban setting providing the opportunity for local individuals and groups to learn from and interact with the environment and each other through animal care, horticulture and sustainable practices. The farm provides a wide-ranging educational programme in a fully equipped classroom.…

Golden Lane Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Golden Lane Children's Centre is part of Prior Weston School at the Golden Lane Campus. The Campus is also shared with Richard Cloudesley Special School. Golden Lane welcomes children from 6 months to 5 years, including Nursery and Reception children and offers stay and play…

Growing Gardeners After School Club at St Luke's Community Centre

 Wednesdays 4-5.30pm start date to be confirmed
St Luke's afterschool clubs are back.

Hackney Tennis

 See website for details
Hackney Tennis administers 20 full size and 2 mini-tennis courts on six park and garden sites in Hackney, and delivers a full coaching and social tennis programme, including holiday camps for 5-8 year olds and 9 to 15 year olds during school holiday periods (except Christmas).  These…

Hackney Wick Boulder Project

 Weekdays vary (see website or the information below), weekends 10am to 7pm
Hackney Wick Boulder Project (HWPB) is a brand new bouldering wall 1 minute from Hackney Wick Overground station, meaning HWBP is a great location for climbing & bouldering in London! Full details of our pricing and age restrictions can be found on the hackney wick boulder…