After School, Toddler and Youth Clubs
In this section you will find a variety of fun groups, clubs and organised activities that are accessible to children of all ages with a variety of needs.
SENsational Stay & Play sessions are now available across Southwark for children with additional needs/ disabilities and their parents and carers. Click here for further details.
Please joins us for crafts, sensory play and storytelling. Or just come and browse the children’s library!
These sessions are exclusively for children and families with neurodiverse conditions who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Every Monday 11am-12pm in the Children’s Library (through the green door)
Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8NB
Spaces will be limited to ensure the comfort of the session. Please contact Emilie at email@example.com to book a space or for more information.
Download our flyer here (jpg, 266kb).
The Neurodiversity Family Hub provides services to Children and Young People with neurodiversity and their families, including:
What: A playgroup for babies and toddlers aimed at parents who may already know their child has a need or parents who think their child has a need. We are open to all but will provide support and advice to those at the beginning of their journey.
Where: Mint Street Adventure Playground, Community Centre
When: Wednesdays 9 – 12 pm. Start Date: 1/11/23
What: A youth centre for year 6 (primary transition)-12 secondary school-aged people, to come along and play games, homework support, and meet new friends: They will also have opportunities to enter the adventure playground at designated points.
Where: Mint Street Adventure Playground, Community Centre (Upstairs)
When: Wednesdays 3.30-6.30 pm. Start Date 27/09/23
What: A youth centre for year 2-5 primary school-aged people, to come along and play games, homework support, and meet new friends and other activities too: If they are above 8 years old, they will also have opportunities to enter the adventure playground at designated points.
Where: Mint Street Adventure Playground, Community Centre (Upstairs)
When: Thursdays - 3.15-5.00 pm. Start Date: 28/09/23
What: Stories with a twist will explore fiction and nonfiction including neurodiverse characters to learn the values of acceptance and understanding. Let’s celebrate and embrace our differences. Come to this story time to discover strategies for emotional well-being, anger & stress management, and calming strategies. Here we will also give over time to connect our experiences with those of our characters in an age-appropriate way.
Where: John Harvard Library SE1 1JA
When: Saturdays 10.30-12 pm, with the exception of 28/10/23, 23/12/23, 30/12/23, 17/02/23
For further information:
- Click here to download a weekly planning flyer (jpg, 496kb)
- Telephone: 07703 326474
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwark's Play Service offers a free, exclusive session for children with autism or a learning disability and their parent/carers at Peckham Rye Park Adventure Playground on Sundays 11am-2pm (term time only).
Available for ages 8 to 15.
The Salmon Youth Centre's doors are open to all young people, from all backgrounds, between six and 25 years old. Please click on the service you are interested in to find out if it is available to your age group.
• ‘Mixables’ youth club
• Holiday Trips
• The Connect 2 Befriending scheme for 14-18 year olds
Disabled Young People or those with Special Educational Needs aged 12-18, living in Southwark.
Young people must be registered disabled or have a special educational needs statement and ideally have a designated social worker.
Our building is fully wheelchair accessible, our staff are all experienced in working with disabled young people and we have achieved the ‘Inclusive and Active 2’ standard mark as an organisation.
We provide a minibus pick up from Spa school to Mixables club and can provide lifts home (to homes in Southwark) if young people can’t be picked up or travel home independently.
• Mixables Club at the Salmon Youth Centre every term time Friday 3.30-5.30pm.
• Day and residential trips during the school holidays which must be booked in advance.
• Connect 2 Befriending scheme – an adult volunteer will meet up with a young person every fortnight to go out and do fun things as well as learn independence skills.
By being referred by your social worker / teacher or health professional.
The service is funded by Southwark Council
• Mixables club – 50p a session
• Day trips – usually around £10
• Residential trips (4/5 days) usually around £70
• Connect 2 Befriending - free
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey recognises and accepts it responsibility as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and sub-legislation contained therein. The Centre, as a Data Controller, will take all reasonable steps to meet this responsibility and to promote good practice in the handling and use of personal information. In particular the Centre will comply with the Data Protection Principles set out in the 1998 Act.
If young people share confidential information about themselves with us we do not pass this on to outside bodies unless we are concerned that there young person is at risk of harm – in which case we may share information with social services and / or the police.
The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey although partially funded by Southwark council and numerous other donors is an independent Charity and Company limited by guarantee. We are over seen by a board of trustees who hold us to our mission statement which is ‘To inspire young people to realise their potential, to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and to discover meaning and direction for their lives.’ Therefore you can be assured that we will always work with the good of the young people and families as our highest priority.
Facebook – The Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey
YouTube – SalmonYouthCentre channel
Twitter - @Salmonyouth
The Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Rd, London, SE16 4TE
For more information please contact: Miranda Haslem on 020 7232 5301 or 07945 859051 or call Salmon Youth Centre on: 020 7237 3788
All Aboard Club runs inclusive play sessions for autistic and ADHD children, where they can build and play with our huge train sets in a safe and understanding environment. All Aboard Club is run by experts with lived and professional of autism and ADHD, so we understand the children and how to provide a suitable environment to allow them to play together and develop their social and communication skills.
All Aboard Club runs play sessions at a number of venues across London.
No formal diagnosis or referral is required, please see our website for details and to book tickets to attend a session: https://www.allaboardclub.com/play-sessions/
Tickets are on sale on our website at the above link. Parents/carers get in to our event free. Prices vary depending on the venue and event. We offer discounts for families with unwaged parents.
Phone: 07948 407343
- Meet other parents and our visiting professionals
- Watch and join in with your child’s play in a safe environment.
- Learn about fun things to do to help your child develop.
At each session there will be either an external visitor or an internal professional from our school.
Dates and times
Mondays and Fridays, 8:45-10:30am
Charles Dickens School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF
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Time & Talents is a lively, busy community organisation based Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Bermondsey. Set in a leafy heritage venue in an old mortuary (which is much nicer than it sounds!), as well as in T&T2, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Time & Talents has something for everyone.
Community learning and leisure
Our community programme offers a wealth of informal community learning and social opportunities, including gardening, crafts, chess and mindfulness, plus a wide range of hosted activities.
Events and celebrations
We offer a variety of community parties, events and celebrations, because they’re the best – and most fun! – way to bring communities together and build supportive relationships.
For Children and Families
Across our two venues – The Old Mortuary near Rotherhithe tube station, and T&T2 in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre – we have a wide range of super fun activities for kids of all ages, from tiny ones to teenagers.
We run everything from play groups and school holiday activity clubs, to nature-based learning groups for little ones. And all activities for kids and families are absolutely FREE!
Supersmashers is a free art and play project for looked-after children aged 6-12 living in Southwark. Running since September 2012, the project includes weekly after-school art sessions and family trips every school holiday.
How is the service provided?
Sessions run 4-5.30pm on Monday during term time at the South London Gallery. We also have half term and holiday sessions available on first-come-first-served basis!
Who is the service for?
Supersmashers is only for looked-after children aged 6-12 living in Southwark.
How can I access the service?
To sign up or for further information please contact email@example.com
How is the service funded?
Council and charity funding
Address: 65–67 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH
Telephone: (0)20 7703 6120