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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.

Almeida Theatre Open Sessions

Open Sessions are free drama workshops for 14 – 18 year olds at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Everyone is welcome, no need to apply just turn up and get involved! These are fun and friendly sessions on developing acting skills and making theatre. Currently…

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…

Arsenal Double Club Online

 Wednesday and Thursday, 4.30-5.30pm
A virtual after-school club with Arsenal in the Community including football and wellbeing activities. Two Arsenal in the Community coaches are online at each session.

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,…

Bright Start - Chatterpillars

 Tuesday, 10.15-10.45am, 11.15am to 12.15pm, 1.30-2.30pm; Wednesday (from 4 November 10-11am)
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 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 Islington - Breastfeeding Support Clinic Bingfield

 Wednesdays, 9.30am to 12.30pm
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. For urgent or wider health concerns contact midwifery…

Bright Start Islington Parent Champion Training Course

 Training is online; new dates 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 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 - Mums and Babies Meet-up

 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

 Tuesdays 2.45-3.45pm, Wednesdays 10-11am or Thursdays 2-3pm (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

 Tuesday 1.30-2pm, Wednesday 10.30-11am, Thursday 9.30-10am, Fridays 1.30-2pm
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 - Under 1s Come and Play

 Monday, 11.45-12.30 (Central), 3.30-4pm (South), Wednesday, 10.30-11am (Central), Friday 2-2.30pm (North)
Come and join in a fun, interactive 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…

Bright Start Online - Under 1s Come and Play (Dads)

 Wednesday, 1.30-2.30pm
Come and join in a fun, interactive 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…

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

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, 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…

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. For information on activities see Bright Start Online activities You can read the most recent Ofsted report.…

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…

Digital Stage: ON-DEMAND, free films, workshops and performances

Check out what is available free and on-demand from local theatre Sadler's Wells. FILM: Sadler’s Wells x Candoco Dance Company - Cuckoo FILM: National Youth Dance Company: A year like no other DIGITAL STAGE IN FOCUS: Sadler’s Wells x ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company FILM:…

Elizabeth House Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Holiday playscheme Monday to Friday 15-19 February 2021, for children aged 4.5 (reception) to 13 years from 9 am to 5.30 pm. Critical Worker and vulnerable children only. Cost: £100 per week (c£50 concessions); free places for vulnerable children by pratitioner referral Booking: childrensactivities@elizabeth-house.org.uk Food…

Families for Life

Families for Life provide free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington. Families for Life is made up of two types of programmes: Family Kitchen is a cooking course with healthy lifestyle messages that has been designed to help families with children aged 2 to…

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…

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…

Hanley Crouch Community Association Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
No Easter playscheme 2020. Hanley Crouch Community Association offers activities for local people including an Under 5s Drop In, Toy Library, After-school Club, Youth Club, Weekender Club and Information Advice and Guidance sessions for over 50s. The part-time youth club organises trips and residential stays…

Harmsworth School of Dance

 Monday - Friday 3.45pm - 7pm
We are a long established dance school teaching the Cecchetti Method of ballet at venues in Archway, Tufnell Park, Kentish Town & Muswell Hill. Ballet classes for girls and boys 3 years + One of the main aims of the school is to develop co-ordination,…

Highbury Roundhouse Services for Children and Young People Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Highbury Roundhouse provides a range of activities for children and young people aged 0 -21 years old. Highbury Roundhouse provides a thriving under 5’s projects for parents and carers including stay and play, dance, drama and music classes. Highbury Roundhouse runs five after-school clubs in Islington.…

Highbury Roundhouse Youth Club

 Tuesday & Thursdays 3:45 - 5:45pm. Wednesday 6-9pm & Friday 6:30- 9:30pm
The Highbury Roundhouse works in partnership with Islington Young People's services to provide a place for teenagers to socialize, play games or participate in structured activities. Youth workers oversee the activities and also participate in extensive outreach work on the local estates in our catchment…

Highbury Youth Choirs

 Rehearsals take place on Thursdays afternoons during term-time (from 4pm)
HYC is a family of youth choirs based in Islington for young singers aged 6-18. Comprising three choirs, HYC offers members high-quality choral training, amazing performing opportunities and the chance to be a part of a supportive community of young musicians, parents and specialist staff.…

Highgate & Holloway Woodcraft Folk

 Wednesdays: (Ages 6-9) 5.30-6.30, (Ages 10-16) 6.30-8.00
At Woodcraft Folk children and young people learn through games, arts and crafts and camping trips. We have three age groups: Elfins (6-9), Pioneers (10-12) and Venturers (13-16). We are a national charity. 

Hilldrop Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus Update Food and Essential Item Parcels Our food hub provides a weekly hot meal, and food and essential item parcels for members of our community. It is not a crisis service. Participants are regularly monitored on their needs and referred to relevant support services…

Hilldrop Play Project Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
A full range of fun and stimulating activities geared toward primary-aged children (4-11 years) and run by our qualified, friendly and experienced staff. Ofsted registered. After School Club: Children are collected from Tufnell Park. Holiday Playschemes: Easter and Summer holidays and all half-term breaks.

Hornsey Road Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Children's Centres
Hornsey Road Children's Centre provides the full range of childcare, family support and out-reach services in the Holloway area. The Children's Centre employs family support workers, community link workers and fathers' workers. For information on activities see Bright Start Online activities Hornsey Road is one of…

Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall's Youth Arts programme runs after school, during half term and holidays. Activities are split into two age groups: Get Creative includes music, art, dance, drama and ideas planning for 7 to 13 year olds; Hipnotic includes art, theatre, drama, music, open mic and music production. The…