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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…

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!  

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…

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 and Crafts Club at St Luke's Community Centre

 Tuesdays 4-5.30pm starts 4 May 2021
St Luke's afterschool clubs are back.

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, Under 5s and Toy Library, Finsbury Library

 Under 5s Story and Rhyme Time, Tuesday 11am,. Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time with Toy Library: Thursday 11am. 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…

Baby Bounce, Under 5s and Toy Library, West Library

 Baby Bounce Rhyme Time: Friday, 11am; Under 5s Story and Rhyme: Tuesday, 11am; 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…

Baby Bounce, Under 5s, North Library

 Baby Bounce: Friday, 11am; Under 5s: Tuesday, 11am; Baby Bounce and Under 5s 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…

Baby Massage, 4 week course, Hungerford Children's Centre

 Tuesday , 10.30am to 12 noon, 11 January to 22 February 2022
A 4 week course for parents with a baby aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Learn how to use simple strokes to calm and relax your baby.   Booking essential - contact us to book your place! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk…

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 Golden Lane Children's Centre

 Monday, Tuesday 1.30-3pm, Thursday 3.40-5pm, Saturday Family Stay and Play 10am-12noon 15 January and 19 February only, Saturday Fathers & male carers only 5 February and 5 March 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 Stay and Play at New River Green Children's Centre

 Monday (with Family Support surgery), 9.30-11am, Tuesday 3.30-5pm, Fridays 10-11.30am, Saturday (only 8 and 22 January, 5 and 19 February) 10-12noon starting 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 - 0-5s Stay and Play with Family Support Surgery, at Conewood Street Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 2-3.30pm term time 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 - 0-5s Stay and Play, at Herongate House

 Tuesday 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 (run by The Garden Classroom), Whittington Park

 Tuesday 10-11.30am, 4 January to 8 February only, 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 - Baby Massage at New River Green Children's Centre

 Friday, 2-3pm, 5 January to 19 February 2022
A 4 week course for parents with a baby aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Learn how to use simple strokes to calm and relax your baby.   Booking essential - contact us to book your place! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk…

Bright Start - Forest School, Barnard Park

 Tuesday 10-11.30am, 11 January to 15 February 2022 (6 week programme)
Join Bright Start Islington for an outdoor forest school stay and play session for families with walking age children aged 1 to 5 years. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines. Covid-19…

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

 Tuesday, 10-11.30am term time only
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 - Under 1s Stay and Play at New River Green Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 1.30-3pm, 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 Outdoor Stay and Play at Sunnyside Gardens

 Tuesday, 10.30-11.30am starting November 2021. Meet at entrance by zebra crossing
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 Twilight Outdoor Stay and Play at North Islington Nursery School and Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 3.30-5pm 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 Chatterpillars Localo Offer Flash

 Tuesday 9.30-11am, Thursday 10-11.30am, Friday 9.30-11am; Friday, 2-3.30pm; Friday 1.30-3pm
This session supports children’s language development and is by invitation only for children 18 months – 3 years. If interested discuss with a support worker.  These sessions are COVID secure.

Bright Start Islington - Breastfeeding Support Clinic Archway

 Tuesdays, 1.30-3.30pm
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 Islington - Breastfeeding Support Group Hungerford

 Thursdays, 13.30-15.00
Free in-person breastfeeding support group. Meet other local breastfeeding mums and share tips, feelings and any worries, with experienced breastfeeding supporters on hand for information and support. Booking not required, but places are limited due to Covid-19. For alternative support arrangements, call Islington Breastfeeding Peer Support Service on 020…

Bright Start Islington Parent Champion Training Course

 Next 7 session course Tuesdays 9.30-am to 12.30pm, 10 May to 28 June 2022, (either in person or online to be confirmed)
Calling all Islington dads, mums and carers! Would you like to volunteer as a Bright Start Parent Champion? As a Parent Champion, you could help other parents by speaking to them about free early learning for under 5s, signposting them to services, sharing health and…

Bright Start Under 1s Stay and Play at Hornsey Road Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 1.30-2.30pm, 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- Introducing Solids Workshop, Moreland Children's Centre

 Tuesday 2-3pm: 18 January, 15 February 2022
One off workshop for parents with a baby aged 4-6 months. Get information and tips on how to start your baby on solid food and answers to any questions you may have. Call or email to book. Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been…

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…

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…

Childminders' Group, Golden Lane Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 10-11.30am; term-time
For registered childminders and the children they look after. Children play while childminders meet, gain support and share ideas. 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…

Childminders' Group, Willow Children's Centre

 Tuesday 10-11.30am starts 14 September 2021
For registered childminders and the children they look after. Children play while childminders meet, gain support and share ideas.  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…

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 Dance Club at St Luke's Community Centre

 Tuesdays 4-5pm starting 4 May 2021
St Luke's afterschool clubs are back.

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…