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Bright Start In Person - Under 1s Stay and Play at New River Green Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 1.30-3pm; continuing throughout the summer 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 Paradise Park Children's Centre, Summer Holidays

 Fridays 30 July, 6,13, 20 & 27 August 2021, 2-3.30pm
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.  No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines. Covid-19…

Bright Start Islington - Breastfeeding Support Clinic Archway

 Thursdays, 13.30-16.30pm
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 Clinic Moreland

 Thursdays, 9.45am-12noon
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 Clinic New River Green

 Wednesdays, 12.30-2.45pm
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 Parent Champion Training Course

 Next 7 session course Wednesdays 9.30-am to 12.30pm 22 September to 10 November 2021, (either in person or online to be confirmed)
Calling on Islington dads, mums and carers! Would you like to volunteer as a Bright Start Parent Champion and help other parents by speaking to them about free early learning for under 5s, signposting them to services, sharing health and wellbeing messages and helping shape…

Bright Start New Parents Group at Golden Lane Children's Centre

 Thursdays, 10-11.30am, 3 June to 8 July 2021
Come along to meet other new parents and take part in topic based discussions. This group is supported by a Family Health Advisor. Booking essential - contact us to book your place! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they…

Bright Start New Parents Group at New River Green Children's Centre

 Tuesday, 10.30am -12 noon starts 29 June 2021
Come along to meet other new parents and take part in topic based discussions. This group is supported by a Family Health Advisor. Booking essential - contact us to book your place! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they…

Bright Start Online - Antenatal Q&A

 Various evening and weekend dates
Meet with our breastfeeding supporters to talk through all your questions about feeding and caring for your newborn when he or she arrives. It's an interactive session that's a bit different every time, depending on what you particularly want to know, rather than a formal…

Bright Start Online - Antenatal Yoga

 Tuesday, 9.30-10.30am; continues throughout summer holidays.
This session supports mums-to-be prepare for giving birth through gentle engaging movements and by bringing awareness to body changes in pregnancy. Mums to be can attend once they are in their second trimester. Booking essential. Please phone or email.

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 - Mums and Babies Meet-up

 Alternate Wednesdays, 10.30-11.30am
Join us for a virtual cuppa and a chat - a great opportunity to meet other mums and babies and share your experiences of all things feeding and parenting. Trained breastfeeding volunteers are on hand to share lots of information and resources on feeding and…

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•…

Bright Start Online - Postnatal Yoga

 Tuesday, 10.30-11.45am
These classes are for practicing yoga with mother and baby, using movements which include the baby. Gentle Pilates exercises help to re-establish the pelvic floor muscle. The session also includes singing and gentle general massage for the baby. Mothers can attend from when the baby…

Bright Start Online - Zumba for parent and child

 Thursday, 1.30-2.30pm
This fun and energetic Zumba class is great for burning calories as well as having fun! It’s suitable for both parents and children so the whole family can join in with the session. We will learn lots of different dances to a variety of songs…

Bright Start Out and About - 0-5s Discover King Square Gardens (with lunch)

 Friday, 10.30am to 12 noon During Summer Holiday 26 July to 27 August 2021
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children 0-5, older siblings up to the age of 8 are welcome. Includes a free 'lunch in a bag' for children during the Summer Holiday 26 July to 27 August…

Bright Start Under 1s Stay and Play, Moreland Children's Centre

 Friday 10-11.30am 30 July, 6 & 13 August 2021
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, under 1.Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. No booking is needed for…

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…

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 admin@caxtonhouse.org 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…

Child Health Clinic, Goodinge Health Centre

 Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm; 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…

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…

Child Health Clinic, Hornsey Rise Health Centre

 Thursday, 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…

Child Health Clinic, Northern Health Centre

 Friday, 9.30 to 12 noon; 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…

Child Health Clinic, River Place Health Centre

 Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm; 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 Around The Continents

 Fridays 30 July - 27 August 11am-2pm or 3-6pm
Take this opportunity to learn how to cook a selection of dishes from around the world, concentrating on a different continent each week. The sessions will be fun and practical, it will be an opportunity to learn and develop your skills in the kitchen with…

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…

Creative Dance Club at St Luke's Community Centre

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

Creative Kitchen

 Wednesdays and Fridays 5.30-7.30pm
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.…

Culpeper Summer Camp

 3-27 August : Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 3pm
We are so excited to open up our little oasis for a Summer Camp packed full of fun activities for ages 8 to 16 years. Culpeper Community Garden has been a staple of local Islington life, and each Summer we invite families and kids to…

Dance-a-Round

 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…

Discover Tech at The Zone

 Friday 6 August from 1-4pm
Have you ever wondered what the future might look like? Come together with a group of young people to play, discover and explore cutting edge technology in this one day workshop. You will get to explore brand new technology like virtual reality, 3D printers and…

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…

Entry Into Employment Workshops

 Wednesday 4 August and/or Wednesday 18 August from 11am - 1pm
There will be two workshops held by the Youth Employment Team for Islington. You can attend one, or both, just sign up for whatever you'd like to attend.  Workshop 1 (4th August): An information session on The Kickstart Scheme, where you can find out about…

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…