Summer Holidays 2021
Details of playschemes and activities taking place locally over the summer school holiday period can be found here.
Details: ‘Girls Win’ is a new project in Southwark that supports young women with disabilities aged 15 – 25 to set and achieve personal and professional development goals. Girls Win offers free weekly clubs across London.
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0BL (close to Southwark station)
Activities: Dance, sport, yoga, arts and crafts, mentoring, personal development, career support, free trips and residentials.
We will be running the club throughout the summer holidays and will offer free trips during this time too.
Contact: Maddy Ford, Women and Girls Programme Manager, The Change Foundation
Telephone: 07824 589443
Email: Maddy Ford
Details: Summer holiday scheme for children aged 3-11. Support is available for children with additional needs but no 1:1 or personal care due to staff limitations. Please call or email to book a place.
Dates: Monday 26th July – Friday 20th August 2021
Location: Ilderton Primary School, Varcoe Road, SE16 3LA
Cost: £90 per week or £25 per day. Income support places available at reduced rate.
Telephone: 0203 887 2275
Details: This summer, our Inclusive Dance programme will be running a week of free workshops for young adults who have learning disabilities.
Together we will devise and create a show ready to perform for friends and family on Friday. Participants will work on all aspects of creating the performance, from creating dances and performances, to designing costumes, sets and music!
Dates: 9th–13th August
Times: 10am–1pm every day
Location: The workshops are to be held either outside or in our Pembroke House building. If Covid restrictions change we may have to move the sessions online. This will be confirmed nearer the time.
Telephone: Ella on 07485 304 775
Details: Magna Camps provides children and young people the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of specialist age specific activities throughout the day providing more choice. Magna's qualified team of Activity Leaders will deliver our full programme of specially designed activities throughout the day.
Dates: 19th July - 27th August 2021
Locations: St John’s & St Clement’s Primary School, Ady’s Road, SE15 4DY and Heber Primary School, Heber Road, SE22 9LA
Breakfast drop off (7:40-9:00am) £5
Standard day (9:00am-4:30pm) £32
Extended day (9:00am-6:00pm) £36
Telephone: 0333 012 4984 (local rate no.)
Website: MAGNA Camps 2021
This summer, Southwark Council will be hosting Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun. We are partnering with local holiday hubs across the borough to provide an exciting programme of food and activities for children and young people in our local communities. Places are available free of charge for children between the ages of 4-16 years, who are eligible for free school meals.
The programme aims to support local families access free, healthy food and fun activities over school holidays in 2021. Each programme will provide:
free, nutritious and tasty food
fun physical activity sessions
a wide range of other enriching activities to suit different ages and personalities
opportunities to learn more about food and nutrition for children and their families
Download our flyer (pdf, 1.3mb) for full details of the programme which starts 26th July up until 27th August.
Details of sport and physical activities aimed at young people aged 12-16 years can be downloaded here (pdf, 306kb).
Whippersnappers pride ourselves in offering creative, fun, and diverse inclusive and specialist holiday childcare and play scheme settings. Activities on offer across sites include a wide range of creative arts, messy play, sports, performing arts, music and trips out.
Dates: 26th July - 20th August 2021
Times: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill, College Lodge in Dulwich Park, and The Livity School in Streatham
Transport: Provided with home pickups and drop-offs
Cost: Currently only accepting referrals from Lambeth or Southwark All Age Disability team
Age range: 5 – 19 yrs (Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August 2020 before they start due to Ofsted regulations). Children are placed in age appropriate groups.
Check their website for schedules of shows and performances running through the summer aimed at children and young people, and their schemes under Young Peckham's opportunities. https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/communities-working-with-theatre-peckham/
We are THRILLED to be open for booking for our Summer Creative Holiday Club from 26th July - 27th August for 4-11s at Goodrich Primary SE22 0EP. In Summer we are planning to welcome back more of our live leaders and our giant bouncy castles!
When you come to a Nimble Arts club you will be very well looked after in your own small group of 15 new friends! Staff ratios of 1:8 whether you're 4 or 11 help to create a warm and happy environment for the many children who attend without knowing anyone in the morning but leave with brand new friends.
Dates: 26th July -27th August
Location: Goodrich Primary, Dunstans Road, SE22 0EP
Cost: £54 per day
Telephone: 0333 014 2576 (during holiday club period)
Learn how to make inspiring video, graphics and music using easily accessible coding platforms, all supported by expert tutors from the Royal College of Art.
Dates: 2nd August - 6th August
Times: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Royal College of Art, Dorando Close, London, W12 7FN
We will be returning for the Six Week Summer Holidays. Why not get the children active once again!
Due to the current guidelines we have chosen not to offer whole day provision, instead we are offering daily 90 minute sessions by age groups.
Dates: 26th July - 27th August
Times: Various - 90 minute sessions by age group
Location: Brunswick Park Primary Schoo, Picton Street, Camberwell, SE5 7QH
Cost: £7.50 per session
Telephone: 0203 978 1430
Focused on building confidence and technical skill, our holiday sessions held at a number of different locations throughout Dulwich are a much-loved part of the Football Magic Coaching experience.
Our holiday football schools are dedicated to teaching children from the age of 5 to 14 years old.
Holiday courses consist of lots of technical drills and all holiday football camps involve many fun football related games such as Football Golf, Football Cricket, Assault Courses, Dodge Ball to name but a few.
We endeavour to give every child the same chance to improve their skills and knowledge of the game as well as nurturing their individual talents through carefully planned and structured sessions so that the children learn while having fun with friends in our fun-filled environment.
Our football holiday camps are run by F.A. qualified coaches all of who have a minimum of Level one football coaching qualification, they are all DBS checked and first aid trained.
All participants must bring a packed lunch, plenty of fluid, change of clothes, appropriate footwear (moulded boots or trainers) and wear shin pads.
Dates: 26th July - 3rd September
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: JAGS Sports Centre, Red Post Hill, North Dulwich, SE24 9JN
Cost: £20 per session
Telephone: 0203 375 6659
See website and book here
The Academy of Sport offers a holiday Sports Camps programme for children in the local community. We cater for children aged 5 (and in Year 1 of school) to 11 years old.
The Holiday camps not only introduce your child to new sports activities, they boost your child's physical activity, health, development and social skills.
We offer a range of fun and engaging activities such as Dance, Mini Tennis, Athletics, Football, Basketball, and much more. We will end each day with free choice, so your child has the chance to try new activities!
Our Sports Camps are delivered by qualified, supportive and encouraging coaches with a passion for sport and physical activity.
Dates: 26th July – Friday 27th August 2021
Times: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Location: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road, London SE1 7PT
Cost: £120.00 (full week) / £28.00 (full day)
Telephone: 020 7815 7812
See website and book here
Heart n Soul is a safe, fun and friendly place for people with learning disabilities to do activities including Radio, Music, DJing, Videos, anything.
We will be offering face-to-face sessions on 21st August and 18th September 2021 in the garden at The Albany Theatre, Deptford.
There will be a Parents and Carers Space with refreshments and a free massage. While the young ones get creative the parents and carers can have some well-earned pampering!
You can also find details of Heart n Soul Zoom activities taking place throughout the summer holiday period here. The Do Your Own thing online sessions on the last Saturday of the month will continue for 10 -25 years old for the time being.
Dates: 21st August and 18th September 2021
Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG
See website and book here
Telephone: 020 8694 1632
The RSBC are putting on a variety of fun activities (virtual and face-to-face) throughout the summer for vision impaired children and young people. These will be held at different locations and you can find out more by:
- Downloading the Summer Activities leaflet (pdf, 2.9mb)
- Emailing email@example.com
- Telephone: 020 3198 0225
For details of further activities taking place locally over the summer, please visit the following sites:
Southwark Presents (showing a variety of events happening across Southwark this summer)
The government's Rediscover Summer programme
The Leisure section of the local offer (for details of activities taking place throughout the year)