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9F (Islington) Squadron Air Training Corps

9F (Islington) Squadron Air Training Corps   Founded in 1938, we are the local branch of the RAF Air Cadets, and Islington's premier uniformed youth organisation for nearly 80 Years!  

The Access to Sports Project

The Access to Sports Project offers to young people coaching and competitive opportunities in a variety of sports and activities including: archery athletics badminton basketball baseball boxercise fitness football multi-sports netball roller skating tag rugby The Project also offers opportunities for young people to gain…

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…

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.

Adult Table Tennis

 Every Monday 7pm - 8.30pm
Table tennis for south Islington adults. Come along and learn a new skill at this fun, sociable Table Tennis class for adults. All levels welcome. Bats provided - just turn up!

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…

Angel Shed Theatre Company

Angel Shed is an inclusive theatre company that has been delivering high-quality workshops and productions with children and young people in Islington for the past sixteen years. Parent/carer of Angel Shed member: “I have watched my daughter develop from a very shy child, lacking confidence,…

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 Award Summer School

 Monday 2 August - Thursday 12 August from 10:30 - 4pm (exluding weekends)
Make friends, develop your art practice and experience your creative future with Cubitt’s Institute of Anything. Spend two weeks developing your art and ideas with artist Beverley Bennett, tutors from Central St Martin’s art college and other special guests. Together, you’ll explore how filmmaking, research,…

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…

B Creative - Be A Mover And Shaker

 Monday 2 August, 11am—4pm; Tuesday 3 August, 11am—4pm; Wednesday 4 August, 11am—4pm; Thursday 5 August, 11am—4pm; Friday 6 August, 11am—4pm
Join us for a week-long inclusive dance project for young women aged 16-25, led by inspiring professional dance artist Sarah Blanc. Learn new skills, express yourself and make performance work about issues that matter to you. Booking essential

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…


 Week 1: Monday 23 July - Thursday 29 July 4-6pm. Week 2: Monday 2 August - Thursday 5 August 4-6pm
If you want to master ball handling skills, footwork, fitness, team play with the possibility of completing a basketball leaders award this course is for you. Open for young people of all abilities. By signing up you can come to the first or second week…

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,…

Bicycle Maintenance 3 - Lift Islington

 Monday 2 August - Friday 6 August from 2pm - 4pm
This project is run over five days and teaches young people the basics in bicycle maintenance. At our workshops, you will learn how to take bicycles apart, repair them, and put them back together again. This includes tasks such as repairing punctures, replacing brake and…

Box Fit

 Round 1 Monday 26 - Thursday 29 July 3-5pm. Round 2 Monday 2 - 5 Thursday August 3-5pm. You can book up to one or both weeks
All classes will include a variety of bag work, shadow boxing, and footwork. Participants will also go through a variety of core, cardio, and strength exercises. Both girls and boys of all abilities are welcome. All equipment will be provided. These are non-contact training sessions.…

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 to Friday, 9am-12noont: 020 7527 8376If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get back…

Bright Start In Person - 0-5s Discover the Park, Barnard Park One O'Clock Club

 Monday, 1-2.30pm; Thursday 10.30am to 12 noon, 16 July to 27 August 2021
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, 0-8 years. Includes a free 'lunch in a bag' for children.  Thursday sessions includes song and movement as well! No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers…

Bright Start In Person - 0-5s Discover the Park, Highbury Fields Bandstand

 Monday to Friday 11am to 12.30pm (except Thursday session is for under 1s only 10.30 to 12), Monday 26 July to Friday 27 August 2021
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, 0-8 years. Includes a free 'lunch in a bag' for children during the Summer Holiday 26 July to 27 August 2021. Thursday session is for under 1s only, 10.30…

Bright Start in Person - 0-5s Stay and Play (SEND)

 Mondays: 26 July, 2, 9,16, 23 August, 2-3.30pm
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children with special educational needs, and their siblings 0-8 years. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines.…

Bright Start In Person - 0-5s Stay and Play at New River Green Children's Centre

 Monday, 10-11.30am Mondays 26 July to 27 August 2021
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 In Person - 0-5s Stay and Play at The Factory Children's Centre

 August 2021 dates only: Monday from 16 August 2.30-4pm, Thursday 19 and 26 August, 10-11.30am, Friday 20 and 27 August 2-2.30pm
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday 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…

Bright Start in Person - 0-5s Stay and Play at Whittington Park

 Mondays: 26 July, 2, 9,16, 23 August, 10am to 12pm
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, 0-5 years, siblings up to 8 years welcome. Includes a free 'lunch in a bag' for children. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be…

Bright Start in Person - Chatterpillars - by invitation

 Monday 10-11.30am, Tuesday 10-11.30am, Thursday 10-11.30am, Friday 10.30-11.30am
This session supports children’s language development and is by invitation only for children 18 months – 3.5 years. Contact to book your face to face session.  These sessions are COVID secure.

Bright Start In Person - Under 1s Stay and Play at Archway Children's Centre

 Mondays, 3-4pm
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 Online - Baby Massage

 Mondays 10.30am-12noon (a 4 week course)
In these sessions you will learn how to massage your baby from a qualified infant massage instructor trained by the International Association of Infant Massage. You will learn to use different strokes supporting you to build secure attachment and read your baby’s cues which supports…

Bright Start Online - Families for Life healthy lifestyle telephone sessions

Families for life offers telephone sessions on different topics for families with children aged between 2 and 11 years.  Families can join as many sessions as they would like.  There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussion, in a non-judgemental supportive environment Please see below for suggested…

Bright Start Online - Growing Together Workshops

 To be confirmed in the Autumn term
Free NHS workshops for parents with children aged under 5. Join us to explore ways to improve both your and your child's sleep and feel more confident about your family's routine. Bright Start Online workshops run by Growing Together. Dates to be confirmed. Calmer Nights…

Bright Start Online - New Parents' Group

 (6 weekly sessions)
A six week online programme for parents with a baby under four months old. Meet other parents, share experiences and learn new things. Find out more about: • getting to know your baby • baby brain development • rhythms and sleep • feeding• home safety•…

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…

Cape Adventure Playground

At Cape Adventure Playground adventurers can get creative, explore nature and play outdoors, making full use of the labyrinth of rope bridges and tree houses. Bounce on a trampette, create a theme song on a piano or design your next costume in our play building.…

Carnival Project with Indigo Arts

 All weekly strands start week beginning Monday 26 July. The final day of the project is Friday 27 August.
This year's Indigo Arts carnival project theme is Re-Root. A call to rediscovering ourselves and our world. We are Re-rooting in culture, in values, in understanding, in nature, in community, in love and in hope. These themes will provide a foundation for all strands of…

Caxton House Community Centre

Coronavirus update Following Government’s guidance, Caxton House Community Centre is now closed but continues to offer direct support to over 55s, families and residents needing to shield. If you want to help or need help please contact or call 0207 263 3151 We are…

Child Health Clinic Bingfield Primary Care Centre

 Monday, 1-3.30pm; 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…

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…

Cooking Challenge

 Monday 26 July, 3—6pm Monday 2 August, 3—6pm Monday 9 August, 3—6pm Monday 16 August, 3—6pm Monday 23 August, 3—6pm
Sharon will be delivering weekly fun and games in the Lift Kitchen! Can you make a cake in the microwave in under a minute? How quickly can you cook an omelette? Play against each other and see who's got the skills to beat the clock. Inside a…

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

Cornwallis Playground is closed until Monday, 9 August 2021. 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?…

Creating Art Tutorial Videos

 Monday 2 August & Tuesday 3 August from 11am - 4pm
Experiment with printing and drawing techniques and use your findings to create art tutorial videos for social media. You will have exclusive use of the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art to explore the artworks and film in the galleries. This is a great opportunity…

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.…


 Term-time; Sotheby Mews Day Centre, Monday, 6-8pm, St. Mary Magdalene Academy, Saturday, 9am to 2pm
Dance-A-Round aims to provide stimulating and exciting dance classes for boys and girls of all ages. All of our classes offer opportunities to develop body control and self-esteem as well as creative skills. Children from the age of 3 years and upwards enjoy creative, Jazz,…

Dani Grant School of Dance

Welcome to Dani Grant School of Dance, a Royal Academy of Dance registered school providing classes from 2.5 years upwards, including teenagers and adults. Pupils train towards Royal Academy of Dance examinations, and regularly perform presentations, as well as school shows and workshops. We encourage…

Elizabeth House Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Food Parcel Distribution: Elizabeth House Community Centre responded to the Covid-19 crisis by launching a food/care parcels distribution. We serve cooked meals to in-house residents, Provide cooked meals for collection, Provide food packages for collection for the immediate neighbourhood including: Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, Highbury, Drayton…

Expecting a Baby? Bright Start Online Group

 Suspended but contact to discover what services are available
Expecting a baby? Looking for opportunities to meet and connect with other parents-to-be?We know that it’s been an unusual year and that finding ways of meeting other parents can be tricky!We also know how important and helpful it can be to share experiences and develop…

Extra Boost (SEND), In Person

 Monday, 10.30-11.30 am, Friday 1.30-2.30pm (Friday session is term-time only)
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 Lunch Bunch Summer 2021 This summer, we have an exciting Lunch Bunch programme of free fun food activities for Islington families. We are here to help you all get active, and cook…