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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.

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…

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 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 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12noont: 020 7527 8376If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get…

Bright Start Islington Parent Champion Training Course

 Training is online; autumn dates to be confirmed shortly
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 - Story and Song

 Friday 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 - 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 - 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 healthy cooking and lifestyle programme

6-week healthy cooking and lifestyle programme for you and your children to learn to cook, eat and enjoy healthier meals and lifestyle: Is your child between 2 and 5? Is your child a picky eater? Do you struggle with thinking what to give your child…

Bright Start Online - Song and Movement

 Wednesday, 11.45am to 12.15pm, Thursday 9.30-10am, Fridays 10-10.30
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

 2 linked sessions: Fridays 8 and 15 January 2021, 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 - Under 1s Come and Play

 Monday, 11.45am to 12.30pm (Central), Wednesday, 10.30-11am (South) and 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…

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…

Busy Tots Learn Lots, Hargrave Hall

 Monday and Friday, 10-11.30am, term-time
A selection of arts and crafts, toys, sand play and a sing along at the end of each session, plus outside activities, bikes and trikes - weather permitting!

Caxton House Community Centre

We are closed from 24/12/2020 - 4/1/2021.  Those living in the Hillrise Ward of Islington, especially families and individuals on restricted budgets and struggling with impacts of COVID19 Coronavirus update Following Government’s guidance, Caxton House Community Centre is now closed but continues to offer direct support…

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, 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…

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…

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: Jonzi D & jessica Care moore –…

Elizabeth House Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

After-school and holidays
Holiday playscheme Monday to Friday 26-30 Oceober 2020 for children aged 4.5 (reception) to 13 years from 9 am to 5.30 pm  Cost: £100 per week (c£50 concessions)Booking: childrensactivities@elizabeth-house.org.uk Food Parcel Distribution: Elizabeth House Community Centre responded to the Covid-19 crisis by launching a food/care…

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 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…

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.…

Girls' Football

 Every Friday during summer 3-5pm
On Fridays we run a girls’ football session at Half Moon Pitch  

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…

Hilldrop Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus Update Food and Essential Item Parcels Food update: The last session will be on Tuesday 15th December and we will close until Tuesday 15th January. over the xmas period our local mutual aid volunteers will provide some deliveries to those they are shielding and supporting…

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…

Hungerford Children's Centre Localo Offer Flash

Hungerford Children’s Centre provides a wide range of high quality services to children and families. Our aim is to provide services which are needed by the community to bring about significant life changes for families with children five years or younger. Our services are not static…

Incredible Years - Early Childhood Programme Localo Offer Flash

The Incredible Years programme supports parents to effectively manage their child’s behaviour as they grow and develop (and enter primary school). The group provides the opportunity to meet other parents whilst learning how to manage misbehaviour using age-appropriate positive parenting strategies. The programme will also…

Incredible Years - Toddlers Programme

The Incredible Years programme supports parents to feel less stressed and become more confident in managing their child’s behaviour. The group provides the opportunity to meet other parents and learn positive parenting strategies to help reduce negative behaviours and increase positive child behaviours. This course…

Inspire! Young Parents Project

 Friday, 11am-3pm by ZOOM
Every Friday remotely via Zoom 11am & 3pm, please get in touch for further details. For young parents and parents-to-be aged 13-25. Creative projects and personal development 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…