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0-5s Stay and Play, Caxton House

 Friday, 10am to 12 noon from 11 June 2021
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…

The Access to Sports Project

The Access to Sports Project offers to young people coaching and competitive opportunities in a variety of sports and activities including: archery athletics badminton basketball baseball boxercise fitness football multi-sports netball roller skating tag rugby The Project also offers opportunities for young people to gain…

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 0-5s Stay and Play, Bemerton Children's Centre

 Friday, 10-11.30am
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…

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 - 0-5s Stay and Play at The Factory Children's Centre

 August 2021 dates only: Monday from 16 August 2.30-4pm, Thursday 19 and 26 August, 10-11.30am, Friday 20 and 27 August 2-2.30pm
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, 0-5. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines. Covid-19 information: all Bright Start activities have been…

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 - Under 1s Stay and Play at Bemerton Children's Centre

 Wednesday 10-11.30am, Friday 10-11.30am
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, 0-5 years, siblings up to 8 years welcome. Includes a free 'lunch in a bag' for children. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be…

Bright Start In Person - Under 1s Stay and Play at Hungerford Children's Centre

 Fridays, 10-11am, 3-4pm
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, under 1 year old. No booking is needed for indoor or outdoor activities. However numbers may be limited in line with current COVID guidelines. Covid-19 information: all Bright Start…

Bright Start In Person - Under 5's Storytime: Peace, Elthorne Park

 Friday 23 July 2021 session 1: 3pm, session 2: 3.30pm
Free event in the Peace Garden at Elthorne Park. Join story teller Dani for an imaginary journey through time! Interactive, sensory story suitable for families with under 5s. Contact to book your free place.

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 Under 1s Stay and Play, Moreland Children's Centre

 Friday 10-11.30am 30 July, 6 & 13 August 2021
Join Bright Start Islington for a summer holiday stay and play session for families with children, under 1.Come and join in a fun activity with your child and pick up tips on how to support your child’s learning and development. No booking is needed for…

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!

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, 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…

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…

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…

Creative Kitchen

 Wednesdays and Fridays 5.30-7.30pm
Each session we cook a different dish from around the world. All recipes are creative, healthy, tasty, economical and easy to make.Try your hand at lots of things including food from Mexico, China, India, the Caribbean and Italy as well as traditional British dishes. We…

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.…

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…

Expecting a Baby? Bright Start Online Group

 Suspended but contact to discover what services are available
Expecting a baby? Looking for opportunities to meet and connect with other parents-to-be?We know that it’s been an unusual year and that finding ways of meeting other parents can be tricky!We also know how important and helpful it can be to share experiences and develop…

Extra Boost (SEND), In Person

 Monday, 10.30-11.30 am, Friday 1.30-2.30pm (Friday session is term-time only)
This small group session supports children with additional needs and their families and is by invitation only. Sessions focus on an interactive activity to engage children and support their learning and development. Invitation only, if you are interested in joining this session please contact Bright…

Families for Life

Families for Life provide free healthy lifestyle programmes and sessions to families in Islington. Lunch Bunch Summer 2021 This summer we have an exciting Lunch Bunch programme of free fun food activities for Islington parents and children aged 2-11. We are here to help you…

Free Swimming Lessons School at Islington Leisure Centres

 Summer holiday 2021
Throughout the summer holidays and in partnership with Islington's leisure providers, GLL/Better, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of free swimming lessons for children and families.  Free swimming lessons are on offer for under-3s accompanied by an adult, children aged 4-16, and…

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.…

The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom is a non profit social enterprise delivering high quality workshops and events on wildlife, gardening and the environment in Islington. We are primarily based at King Henry's Walk Garden but use other green spaces as well and can move around to a…

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,…

Health and Wellbeing

 Every Thursday starting 22 July - Thursday 19 August from 4:30pm - 8pm
The Zone Youth Project is delivering a series of weekly Health and Wellbeing sessions to young people aged 13 to 19. This session is aimed at teaching and providing young people with self-care tools to manage stress and anxiety and for general wellbeing. The sessions will…