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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…

0-5s Stay and Play, Whittington Park

 Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3pm.
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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

Breastfeeding Support, Archway Children's Centre

 Thursdays, 13.30-16.30pm
Please see our main page for updated information on our service provision during COVID-19 Information and support with breastfeeding and starting your baby on solid foods, and an opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mothers. Premature babies particularly welcome. Families can call Islington Breastfeeding Support on…

Breastfeeding Support, Moreland Children's Centre

 Thursdays, 9.45am to 12noon
Please see our main page for updated information on our service provision during COVID-19 Information and support with breastfeeding and starting your baby on solid foods, and an opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mothers. Families can call Islington Breastfeeding Support on 020 3316 8439 in ofice…

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 - 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 - SENsory Adventures at Archway Children's Centre

 Thursday 9.45-10.30am or 11.15am to 12 noon. By invitation only
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! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been…

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 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 - 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•…

Bright Start Online - Song and Movement

 Wednesday (until last session on 30/6/2021) 11.45am-12.15pm, Thursday 9.30-10am
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. Contact to book your place. All sessions take place on ZOOM you will be…

Bright Start Online - Special Time - Speech and Language Therapy Workshops

 Monday 14 & 21 June and 5 July 2-3pm
Bright Start Online workshop for parents and carers of children aged between 18 months and 3.5 years. Run by the Speech and Language Therapy Team. Play and interaction is essential for language development. This 2 part workshop will share key strategies you can use during…

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 - Discover Caledonian Park

 Thursday 10.30-11.30am
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Booking essential! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.

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.…

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, 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, 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…

Childminders' and Parents' Stay and Play at Highbury Roundhouse

 Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 12.30pm
The Childminders' and Parents' group is an ideal place to relax and meet new friends; exchange ideas and tips on local amenities, while the children play in a safe, stimulating and friendly environment with a wide range of toys and equipment. There is also an outside…

Childminders' and Parents' Stay and Play at St John's Community Centre

 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 1pm.
Stay and play session for parents, carers and children under 5.

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

 Wednesday and Thursday 9.30-11am
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…

Contact - for families with disabled children Localo Offer Flash

Contact is a national charity that helps and supports parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition. This charity can help parents to find their nearest group, or to set up a new one. There is also a large…

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…

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. Play is free here. Islington Play Association's adventure playgrounds are unique…

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…

Disabled Swim Session, Archway Leisure Centre

 Thursday, 5-6pm and Saturday, 4.30-6pm
Swimming sessions for disabled people.  There is a pool hoist and accessible changing area and toilet, and special pool wheelchairs that can go in the shallow area. The session is also open to family/friends/carers The event is organised by GLL

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…

Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art

Art work by the Italian Futurists collected by Eric and Salome Estorick. We provide a range of creative activities including gallery tours, museum trails, art workshop and family days, suitable for a range of learners.  See website for details.

Families for Life

Families for Life provide free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington. Families for Life is made up of the following programmes: The offer of programmes is as follows: Family Kitchen Family Kitchen is a cooking course with healthy lifestyle messages that has…

Family Cook and Eat, Central Street Cookery School

Cookery classes for children with parents or carers. Have fun with your child while you both learn how to make delicious dishes, and eat together at the end. See the website for more details. Concessionary rate for St Luke's members and EC1 residents - fill…

Football Sessions for Adults with Learning Disabilities Localo Offer Flash

 Thursday, 11.30am-1.30pm
Arsenal in the Community are running football sessions for adults with learning disabilities. There are also sessions for visually impaired and blind people (over 14s), upper and lower body amputees, deaf (under 18s) and people with mental health diagnoses. To find out more about any…

Free Meals and Food in Islington

Free food, clothes and information for homeless families and those on a low income, offered in various locations in Islington. Full details and up to date list here  

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.…