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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…

Active Angels Soft Play, Hargrave Hall

 Tuesday, Thursday, 10-11.30am
A variety of soft play equipment, which encourages children to develop their balancing abilities and physical skills. To end the session, we all take part in a parachute activity and a sing-along.

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.

Adult Table Tennis

 Every Monday 7pm - 8.30pm
Table tennis for south Islington adults. Come along and learn a new skill at this fun, sociable Table Tennis class for adults. All levels welcome. Bats provided - just turn up!

Afrobeats Dance

 Mondays 6-8pm excluding bank holidays
These vibrant classes are taught by Patience from the amazing GOP Dancers. You will: learn the fundamentals whilst grooving and having fun improve your stamina and work on your creativity expand your knowledge and dance vocabulary We work towards performing at end of term shows,…

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…

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…

Archway Walkers

 Second Sunday of the month
We are a friendly group of walkers which meets on the second Sunday of every month. We have a programme of walks led by members usually between 3 and 5 miles with a stop for lunch. The walks are both within the borough and further…

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,…

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 10-11am, Tuesday 9.45-11am, 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 - SEN Adventures

 Wednesday 10-11am 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 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 New Parents Group at Archway Children's Centre

 Monday, 10-11am
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
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 - Story and Song

 Friday 10-10.30am
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 - 0-5s Come and Play

 Monday, 10.15-10.45am; Tuesday, 9.30-10am
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 - 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
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. Contact to book

Bright Start Online - Baby Massage

 Mondays 10.30am-12noon or Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm (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 - Breastfeeding Support Group

 Fridays, 1-2.30pm
Free breastfeeding support group with Sherridan for information and support with feeding your baby, and an opportunity to (virtually) meet other local mums.

Bright Start Online - Covid Vaccine Information for Parents

 10 March 10am, 21 April 10am, 4 May 2pm, 23 June 2pm, 7 July 10am
In partnership with Bright Start, Whittington Health and Public Health, Christine Ogundele (Immunisation Specialist Nurse) will be delivering online information sessions about the Covid vaccine for Islington parents. This will support parents to make an informed decision when offered the vaccine. The sessions will last…

Bright Start Online - Discover play at home

 Fridays 11-11.30am
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 using resources from around your home. These sessions are for Islington residents, living in any of the Bright Start areas. You…

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 - Family Kitchen Early Years programme

 Wednesday 21 April to Wednesday 26 May 2021, 10.30 - 12.00 midday
6-week healthy cooking and lifestyle programme for you and your children to learn to cook, eat and enjoy healthier meals and lifestyle: Summer term course dates: Wednesday 21 April - Wednesday 26 May, 10.30 - 12.00 please book a place by emailing us using the link…

Bright Start Online - Introducing Solids Workshop

 Mondays 15 March 11am to 12 noon and 1 & 29 March, 26 April 2021 2-3pm
One off workshops 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. Contact to book. Takes place on ZOOM, you will be sent a link 24…

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

 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 - 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 - Sleep Workshop - Calmer Nights

 Thursday 22 April 2021 10am to 12 noon
A free NHS online ZOOM workshop for parents with children aged 1-5 years. 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 workshop run by Growing Together. 

Bright Start Online - Song and Movement

 Tuesday 2.30-3pm, Wednesday 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 - 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…

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 the Parks with Lunch Bunch, Barnard Park

 Monday 12 April, 12noon to 1.30pm
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Enjoy a free lunch for your children with Lunch Bunch! Booking essential! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.…

Bright Start Out and About - Discover the Parks with Lunch Bunch, Caledonian Park

 Tuesday 13 April, Thursday 15, Friday 9 and 16 April 2021, 12 noon to 1pm. Meet by the Clock Tower
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Enjoy a free lunch for your children with Lunch Bunch! Booking essential! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.…

Bright Start Out and About - Discover the Parks with Lunch Bunch, Highbury Fields Bandstand

 Every weekday morning of Easter holidays, Thursday 1 April; Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April, 11am to 12.30pm
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Enjoy a free lunch for your children with Lunch Bunch! Booking essential! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.…

Bright Start Out and About - Discover the Parks with Lunch Bunch, King Square Gardens

 Friday, 9 and 16 April, 12noon to 1.30pm
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Enjoy a free lunch for your children with Lunch Bunch! Booking essential! Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been risk assessed to ensure they comply with government guidelines.…

Bright Start Out and About - Discover the Parks with Lunch Bunch, Whittington Park

 Monday 12 April, Thursday, 1 8, 15 April, 12 noon to 1pm.
Join us to: Play Meet other parents Find about more about Bright Start activities and services Enjoy a free lunch for your children with Lunch Bunch! 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…