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Summer holiday activities

Heatwave 2020

Islington’s summer activities programme for children and young people, will be back for the summer, offering a range of activities for children and young people of all ages in July and August. There will be a combination of sports and leisure outdoor activities, indoor programmes delivered in small, socially distanced groups with some activities taking place online to keep everybody as safe as possible.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch gives children and young people aged 3 to 19 living in Islington, the chance to enjoy free fun activities alongside a free, healthy and nutritious lunch during the summer holidays.

Lunches will be delivered from venues around the borough and there’s something to suit children and young people of all ages. Find out more about where Lunch Bunch is happening and whether you need to book a place.

Fun for under 13s

Libraries are still closed but you can take part in lots of online activities like the Summer Reading Challenge. This year the theme is the ‘Silly Squad’ and all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh.

We are running some Bright Start activities for under 5s online, like Come and Play, family Zumba and baby massage.

Full details of the activities

You can also keep up-to-date with summer fun by following @IslingtonLife on Twitter and Facebook and @IslingtonBC on Twitter and Facebook.

Adventure Playgrounds for young people aged 6+

Adventure playgrounds will reopen with protective measures in place to ensure that they are as safe as possible. Islington has 12 adventure playgrounds that are safe, welcoming, fun and free for children aged 6 and up. They give children the opportunity to safely socialise with others outside their household, burn off energy and boost their physical and emotional health.

Activities will require pre-registration. Keep checking our adventure playgrounds page for more information

Teens - 13+

Once again, young people aged 13+ living in Islington can sign up for Summerversity.

The programme has various FREE activities being run online and in person with social distancing, including kayaking, carpentry and go- karting, cookery, life skills and sport and fitness. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis and suitable for complete beginners.

For most of the activities taking place you will need to register in advance. Make sure you check the activity details and register your interest.

You can also keep up-to-date with summer fun by following @IslingtonLife on Twitter and Facebook and @IslingtonBC on Twitter and Facebook.

Full details of the activities

Young adults - 16+

The Launchpad programme for young people aged 16+ is also on, with a range of FREE courses and workshops to help young people learn new skills, have fun, get careers advice and gain new experiences to add to their CV. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis and suitable for complete beginners.

For most of the activities taking place you will need to register in advance. Make sure you check the activity details and register your interest.

Sign up for Launchpad

You can also keep up-to-date with summer fun by following @IslingtonLife on Twitter and Facebook and @IslingtonBC on Twitter and Facebook.

Full details of the activities

Coronavirus and career choices

It's never too early to start exploring what the working world looks like to give you the best chance of getting to where you want to be. Join the  Coronavirus and career choices course and get expert support and guidance in how Coronavirus may have affected finding jobs and what you can do to find work in our changing world.

Looking for childcare this summer holiday?

Islington Family Information Service can help you find suitable holiday childcare.

Contact Islington FIS, 020 7527 5959; fis@islington.gov.uk