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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.

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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. 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.…

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,…

FoodCycle Finsbury Park

We’re FoodCycle Finsbury Park, serving tasty meals every Saturday lunchtime at1pm at the Finsbury Park Community Hub in London. Each week, we collect surplus fruit and veg from local suppliers and turn these ingredients into free nutritious (and delicious!) three-course meals for the community. Come along…

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.…

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…

Highbury Fields parkrun

 Saturday 9am
A free 5k run takes place every Saturday, 9am, in Highbury Fields. Register beforehand. Watch a video of the event. The event started in 2011. In it's fifth year Highbury Fields parkrun had 2634 runners and walkers. On average 180 people attend every week. There is…

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.…

Hilldrop Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

Usual Service Hilldrop Community Centre, located in Tufnell Park in Islington, is a space for local people of all ages and backgrounds. We help those living in the St George's Ward of Islington, especially families and individuals on restricted budgets and struggling with impacts of…

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. A…

Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall's Youth Arts programme runs after school, during half term and holidays. Activities are split into two age groups - 7-10 year olds and 11 to 11 year olds. See the website for the full programme of activities.

Islington Libraries: Central Library

Public library services. See opening times for activities for children, young people and families. While services are currently restricted due to Covid-19. For activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website  Books, Music Cds, DVDs, Audio Books, large Print books.…

Islington Museum

The Museum is a fun and interesting place to bring children. The museum has a Victorian dressing up box, activities, quizzes, colouring sheets and displays of objects with information about Islington in the past. There is a changing programme of exhibitions which are often suitable for young…

Kiddikicks football in Clissold Park

Come and join us for football, fitness, fun and fresh air in Clissold Park. Your child can experience the very best, friendliest football coaching in a safe environment with experienced coaches. For boys and girls aged 18 months - 7 years. Classes are skills based and heaps…

King Henry's Walk Adventure Playground Localo Offer Flash

Make sure you’ve got your binoculars and maps handy because we’re going to explore! Get ready to make an award-winning nature documentary of Islington’s very own wildlife. Why not hop on the wooden bus designed by our very own adventurers or sail the seas to…

Kurdish Children and Youth Centre

The Kurdish Children and Youth Centre run weekend classes and fun activities at Manor Gardens.

Light Project Pro International

Food Bank Light Project Pro International is running a foodbank for local residents in the Caledonian and Holloway Wards. You do not need to register beforehand, just turn up on Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm; or contact us if you are shielding. Other Services Light Project International…

Little Strikers - football classes for children aged 18 months to 6 years old

 We run 11 classes through the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
These classes are a perfect introduction to football and are run by coaches that love working with this age group!The emphasis is very much on creating a fun environment to play football in and your Little Striker will be able to progress at their own…

Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground

Lumpy Hill has exciting structures and swings. Children grow vegetables and flowers in a fabulous garden and make artworks which they display all over the site. There is a big grassy space for ball games. Play is free here. Islington Play Association's adventure playgrounds are…

Make Believe Islington

 Saturdays: Infants; 10-11.30am, Senior/Juniors; 10am-1pm
Sing! Act! Dance! Contact us to book a free trial.

Martin Luther King, MLK, Adventure Playground

CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT We are in the process of creating a new building and amenities for Martin Luther King Adventure Playground.

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Islington

 Spring Term: 4th Jan – 7th April Summer Term: 26th April – 28th July Autumn Term: 30th August – 15th December
The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts is a weekend performing arts school providing tuition for children and young people aged 4-18. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in: Comedy & Drama Musical Theatre Film & Television Our specialist modules, packed…

Pedal Power Cycling Club Localo Offer Flash

Pedal Power is an inclusive cycling club for teenagers and adults with a disability. Family members and support workers are also encouraged to cycle.  Many types of bikes are available.Sessions are held around Finsbury Park and Arsenal Stadium.

Refugee Women's Association (RWA)

Refugee Women's Association (RWA) aims to empower refugee women; to promote and raise awareness of the public and decision-makers about the needs and aspirations of refugee women as well as about their positive contributions to UK society and to provide a model of good practice,…

Saturday French School

 Saturdays
Point-Virgule is a Saturday school which teaches French as a mother tongue to francophone children attending English primary schools. Point-Virgule is a charity and belongs to the FLAM (Français Langue Maternelle) network supported by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Point-Virgule currently offers lessons for…

Sobell Badminton Club, Juniors

 Tuesday, 6-7.30pm; Saturday, 10am to 12pm
Coached badminton sessions.

Solihull Our Place Localo Offer Flash

Free online courses for parents and carers These free online courses for parents and carers are based on the Solihull Approach to parenting which promotes emotional health and well-being by supporting relationships. Four courses are on offer and can be completed at your own pace…

Somali Women, Coffee Morning

 Every month from 10am to 12pm; email us for dates
Come and discuss issues that matter to you and your family, meet other local women and professionals from different organisations and share your ideas over a coffee.

Sport and Activity for Women and Girls - This Girl Can

Find out about the This Girl Can Islington project, activities for women and girls in leisure centres and elsewhere. Volunteers wanted Would you like to volunteer to help with the This Girl Can Islington project? Find out what you can do and the rewards on…

Swim School at Islington Leisure Centres

 See website for details of sessions at each venue
Islington Leisure Centres; Archway Leisure Centre, Cally Pool, Highbury Leisure Centre and Ironmonger Row Baths, offer a range of swimming lessons for children from age 3 and up to adults.  Parent and infant or baby lessons also available. From 5 day holiday courses to continuous programme lessons which run weekly…

Tennis Coaching at Islington Tennis Centre

 Tots 3-5 years: Tuesday, 4-4.30pm or 4.30-5pm and Thursday: 4-4.30pm or 4.30-5pm; Mini Orange 7-9 years, Tuesday 5–6pm, Thursday: 5–pm, Saturday: 11am-12pm; Teen Tennis: 11+ years Friday: 5–6pm (Beginners), Saturday: 12-1pm, Sunday: 10-11.00am
At Islington Tennis Centre and Gym we have 6 indoor courts for kids to play tennis throughout the whole year. Our team of LTA qualified and licensed coaches will help teach all aspects of the game in a fun and friendly environment. We teach the…

Three Corners Adventure Playground

Three Corners has been invaded by one giant robot who’s got a sneaky trick up his sleeve. Will he defeat you or will you be assimilated and forced to join his robot force? Perhaps you can escape by climbing across a net or swinging out…

Timbuktu Adventure Playground

Timbuktu has a daredevil slide, a boarder swing and a network of wooden structures to climb. We make bonfires to cook marshmallows and spend time digging for treasure in our huge sandpit. Play is free here. Islington Play Association's adventure playgrounds are unique spaces dedicated…

Toffee Park Adventure Playground

Toffee Park has a zip wire, an echo slide, and swings of all shapes and sizes. We have a pond where frogs live and a round hedgerow where we have bonfires. Play is free here. Islington Play Association's adventure playgrounds are unique spaces dedicated to…

Trampoline Park, Sobell Leisure Centre

 Every Day 9am-7pm
The Better Extreme Trampoline Park let's you bounce, balance and burn calories while having a heap of fun. Our unique bounce arena has a mix of nine fun features, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Waterside Adventure Playground

Lead your band of adventurers through the forest, across aerial runways and swings, back to your treehouse hideaway. If you suspect danger might be on its way make a secret call to your friends in the sandpit and willow igloo below. They can alert any…

Yoga to befriend your body

 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Term time only
Having a body is sometimes difficult. The Befriending Your Body classes have been designed to explore our body, understand how it works and become friends with it.    If your experience includes not being able to sleep or relax, feeling uncomfortable, distressed or ashamed of your body, feeling…