Summer Holiday Activity Challenge 2018

Welcome to the Children’s University Summer Challenge 2017

We hope you are already enjoying collecting time in your Passport to Learning and that these ideas will inspire you to try even more activities over the summer. If you do not already know about Children’s University, you can find out more here.

Once you have chosen a challenge, discuss your ideas with an adult and agree where you might need any help

How many can you complete?

Always ask permission of an adult before completing the activities – don’t cut up your gloves to make a puppet without checking first!

Create a collage from objects you find at the beach or the woods Build a den either indoors or outside Go bird watching and research the different birds that you see Grow some seeds such as sunflower or cress and keep a diary of their growth What floats? Fill a bowl with water, gather some objects (ask an adult’s permission). Guess which ones will float and see if you are right Hunt for bugs – take a look in places where bugs hide and draw pictures of the bugs you find
Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at the Library Set up your own restaurant – look in recipe books and design a 3 course meal Create a play or a magic show with friends to perform to your family Create a piece of artwork using dried foodstuff such as lentils and pasta Visit a member of your family and interview them about their life Play a board game with friends or family or design your own game
Research a piece of art that you like and try to draw it. Who is the artist? When was it painted? What type of art is it? etc. Create a music band with homemade musical instruments Fly a kite – you can even make your own out of a black sack or newspaper Make paper aeroplanes and see which design flies the farthest Research a country and make a collage about it. You could go to a travel agent and get a brochure and look at travel books in the library Create a sculpture from reclaimed materials such as boxes, packets and kitchen roll tubes
Set up your own treasure hunt with clues and a map Draw a picture of your day Make a puppet or a mask – use things around the house such as cereal boxes, gloves or socks Put on your favourite music and make up a dance routine Go for a walk and make a page full of rubbings using paper and a crayon or pencil – look for interesting patterns and textures Do something caring and thoughtful for a friend or family member

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So… you have decided to take up the challenge! 

Here are some rules

Have fun!

If you have a Children’s University Passport To Learning you will receive 1 hour for each of the activities you complete.

You must provide some evidence, to your school, that you have taken part in the activity. For example you could take a photograph, write a diary, draw a picture of your day, make a voice/video recording or bring your creations in to school.

You might like to include the following in your evidence:

  • When did you complete the activity?
  • Who were you with?
  • What was the weather like?
  • Did you have fun?
  • What did you learn?

Useful Websites for more Ideas

www.netmums.com

www.education.com

www.instructables.com

www.supersavvyme.co.uk

www.makeandtakes.com

Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London Summer 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Lambeth Country Show – Brockwell Park

Date and Time

Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July – 11.00am-8.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NG / 020 7926 6207 /  www.lambeth.gov.uk

Nearest train station

Herne Hill

This weekend the Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park for the 44th year. Boasting the usual unique line-up with all of the attractions of a traditional country fair but with a distinctly South London twist! As ever, there will be a truly eclectic mix of free entertainment and activities for all ages featuring music, art, theatre, sport, games, food, animals, horticulture and much more! Pop along and join in the fun!!


First World War Galleries – Imperial War Museum

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

6+

Cost

FREE

Address

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ / 020 7416 5320 / www.iwm.org.uk

Nearest tube

Lambeth North

Visit the new and permanent galleries at the Imperial War Museum (and many of the old favourites) to discover why the 1st WW started, why it continued and its global impact.


National Gallery

Within the walled garden

Date and Time

Sunday 22nd July & Sunday 19th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Work with artist Thomas Gosebruch to experiment with printing techniques and natural materials. Wander through a calm courtyard scene by Gerard David to find intricate patterns in the polished surfaces and hidden textures.

Architects’ ideas

Date and Time

Sunday 5th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Explore how different pigments have given artists different colours of blue and then make a spinning wheel that will whirl you into the blue.

Out of the blue

Date and Time

Sunday 12th August – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-4.00pm

Explore the use of paintings and then use the classical technique of graffito (literally, scratching away) to make your own patterns.

Age

5-11

Cost

FREE

Address

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN / 020 7747 2885 / www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross

Visit the new and permanent galleries at the Imperial War Museum (and many of the old favourites) to discover why the 1st WW started, why it continued and its global impact.


Gold Rush- Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

Monday 23rd July – Sunday 31st August – 10.00am-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), London EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545 / www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

It is the summer of 1836. The Bank’s Directors have received a strange letter with a grave declaration: there is a drain in London which leads straight to the Bank’s gold vaults! But where is the location of the drain in question, and who is the person that has made this bizarre statement? Get to the bottom of the mystery by navigating your way round the museum and solving the clues as you go claim your reward!


Natural History Museum

Maisie and the Mammoth Tooth

When Maisie finds an odd-looking tooth under her pillow, she’s determined to discover who it belongs to, find out how a time-travelling tooth fairy takes Maisie back to the Ice Age on an adventure she’ll never forget.

Hands on Nature – Mammoths

A fun drop-in mammoths workshop with lots of games and specimen handling.

Date and Time

Most days throughout the holidays (check website for exact dates) – 11.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD / 020 7942 5000 / www.nhm.ac.uk

Nearest tube

South Kensington


Horniman Museum – Summer Holiday Activities

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers

Toys

Date

21st July

Find out why toys and playing are so important, then have fun playing with some of the toys from our collection.

The Big Butterfly Count

Date

25th July

Join us for a day celebrating beautiful butterflies and take part in the nation’s Big Butterfly Count with bug expert Richard Jones.

Butterflies

Date

8th July

Drop by the Hands On Base and find out more about these amazing flying insects and explore some pinned butterflies from our collection.

Masks

Date

11th August

Find out about some of the special occasions that people wear masks for, then try on some of the masks from our collection.

Stories

Date

8th August

Explore some objects from our collections that may have inspired some traditional folk stories, then have a go at making up your own story.

Costume

Date

25th August

Find out why people in different parts of the world wear different kinds of clothes, then try on some of the costumes we have.

Big Wednesdays: Shared World

Join us for performances, storytelling, art and craft and films as we celebrate what makes us human and connects us with nature. Look out for special activities inspired by our exciting new arts space, The Studio, which opens in October.

Date and Time

Wednesdays, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August – 10.30am-3.30pm

Hear it Live: Kora

Date and Time

Tuesday 28th August – 3.30pm-4.00pm

Jali Bakary Konteh from Gambia will perform music for the sweet-sounding kora, a West African harp-lute.

Family Art Fun

Join free and fabulous Horniman craft activities this summer holiday inspired by our new galleries and exhibitions.

Date and Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Summer

Cost

FREE – Ticketed

Sunset Sessions

Chill out to global sounds on our Bandstand Terrace in this free concert series, as part of our Shared World season.

Date and Time

Thursdays 26th July, 2nd and 9th August 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Cost

FREE

Horniman Museum

Date and Time

Open Daily – 1030am-5.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

100 London Road, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176, 185, 312, P4, 63, 122, P13

For a full programme of events please visit the website.


Westminster Abbey – Summer Workshops

Date and Time

24th-26th July – 11.00am-1.00pm (Booking recommended)

Age

5+

Cost

FREE – Booking recommended

Address

Westminster Abbey Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA / 020 7654 4965 / www.westminster-abbey.org

Nearest Tube

Westminster / St Jame’s Park

Westminster Abbey’s popular series of summer holiday events returns, with workshops on making a crown, dancing for the Queen and learning to be a knight. Along with the workshops are storytelling sessions, performances and sing-alongs for all ages, on subjects as diverse as the Elizabethans, great explorers, saints, and plants and patterns.

Explore Westminster Abbey this summer, with games, crafts and tours for families in the beautiful setting of College Garden.

Family activity sessions – Knight School

Date

Tuesday 24th July – 11.00am-1.00pm

Age

3+

Enrol in our annual Knight School with Squire Will. Try your hand at all the skills a young knight needs to defend the monarch – from swordsmanship to jousting! This popular session is for all brave and courageous children from across the realm.

Kings, Queens and Coronations

Date

Thursday 26th July – 11.00am-1.00pm

Age

3+

Come to the Coronation church to hear about how kings and queens have been crowned here for hundreds of years. Help us re-enact the Coronation in our beautiful walled gardens, make a mini portrait keyring of your favourite king or queen, and take home a golden crown with you.

Family Tour

Date

Wednesday 25th July – 11.00am

Age

5+

Hear the fascinating and funny tales of coronations through the centuries on this interactive tour of Westminster Abbey.

Teen Tour

Date

Wednesday 25th July – 1.30pm

Age

3+

Journey through the Abbey to explore how our thousand-year history reflects the reputation and identity of the UK today.


Museum of London Docklands

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertsmere Road, West India, E14 4AL / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican/St Pauls/Moorgate

Be inspired by the beautiful bridges, create your own art and hear stories about London’s river crossings.

Please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


Geffrye Museum – Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart

Date and Time

21st July, 4th Aug, 18th Aug, 1st Sept – 12.30-4.30pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA / 020 7739 9893 / www.geffrye-museum.org.uk 

Nearest tube

Liverpool Street / Old Street

A day of garden-inspired activities.  Discover more about the Geffrye Museum and its gardens through multi-sensory, hands on activities.


Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses – Holiday Activities

If you’re looking for fun outdoors and craft-related activities to keep your family busy over the long summer holidays, then our summer programme of family activities may be able to help! With morning and afternoon sessions on Mon- July-August there’s plenty going on.

Date and Time

Monday – July-August – Mornings and Afternoons

Age

Age depends on workshop

Cost

£5 per child (discounts for unwaged). Booking essential on education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

Address

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, SE24 / www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk 

Nearest train

Herne Hill

Creative Garden Sunday Morning Workshops

On the last Sunday in the month, run by Cat our community gardener, these are a great mix of hands on learning and plant science.

How to take Semi-Ripe Cuttings

Date and Time

Sunday 24th June – 11.00am-12.30pm

Cost

FREE but book online

By learning about the cells and tissues in stems, you will become much more confident and successful in taking cuttings.

How to summer prune Stone Fruits

Date and Time

Sunday 29th July – 11.00am-12.30pm

You will learn all about how best to approach the 3 Ds and to create nice open structures in your trees and ensure plentiful harvests next year.

Garden Crafts

Our Drawing Growth Group

Date and Time

Every Thursday – 1.00am-3.00pm – in the Greenhouses

Story Stompers

Date and Time

Every Tuesday morning – 9.15am-10.30am – Book online.

A Club for 2 to 4 year olds. Join us for storytelling, explore the gardens and enjoy natural play and craft, whatever the weather!  Book online.

PLUS

Brockwell Park Nature Explorers

Date and Time

Saturday 4th August – 10.00am-12.00pm (noon)

Age

7-12 accompanied by an adult

Cost

£2.00 donation

The monthly nature club for young people aged 7-12yrs and their carers; We study a different aspect of the natural world using the resources of our community garden and all the bugs, plants, mammals and pond life it contains.


In the Picture! – National Portrait Gallery

Date and Time

13th-19th August – 11.30am-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

St Martins Place, Westminster City, London WC2H 0HE / 020 7306 0055 / www.npg.org.uk

Nearest tube

Leicester Square

Take part in this series of creative family workshops and activity sessions.

Inspired by our summer exhibition – Michael Jackson: On the Wall, decorate a white glove in this fabric craft activity and show off your creation for a photograph to take home. All materials provided.

Part of the ABC summer holiday activity offer – our summer exhibitions Michael Jackson: On the Wall and the BP Portrait Award and Rebel Women – celebrating a centenary of women getting the vote, provide inspiration for two weeks of fun, free, daily art and craft workshops.


Grant Museum of Zoology – Weird and Wonderful Wildlife

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University St, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston/Goodge Street

Flying lizards, giant starfish, duck-billed platypuses, thorny devils and spiny anteaters, the Grant Museum is home to some Weird and Wonderful Wildlife. Take part in fun hands-on specimen based activities and come face to face with these beasts and many more.


Wallace Collection

Cost

FREE

Address

Hertford Hse, Manchester Sq, London W1U 3BN/ 020 7653 9500 / www.wallacecollection.org

Nearest tube

Bond Street

A workshop for all the family to explore decorative and structural details that can be found on objects throughout the Collection, with drawings that can be transformed into 3D.


V&A Museum

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL / 020 7942 2000/ www.vam.ac.uk

Nearest tube

South Kensington

Families can enjoy free activities and events at the museum every day. At weekends, join in with Pop-up Performances on Saturday and making activities on Sunday. During the school holidays there are additional events to inspire families and to get involved.


Tate Modern – Open Studio

Date and Time

Every Saturday & Sunday and Thursday’s & Friday’s during the school holidays – 11.00am-4.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Bankside, London SE1 9TG / 020 7887 8888 / www.tate.org.uk

Nearest tube

Southwark/Blackfriars

Visit the Open Studio in the Clore Learning Centre to experiment, play and create with ideas and materials before or after visiting the related artworks in the free collection displays.


Somerset House – Discover The Sound of Firm

Date and Time

Saturday 11th August – 11.00am-2.00pm – drop-in workshop

Age

6-12 yrs accompanied by an adult

Cost

FREE

Address

Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA / 020 7845 4600 / www.somersethouse.org.uk

Nearest tube

Charing Cross

Since cinema began, films have gone hand –in hand with music. Many of the most memorable moments in film are supported by the soundtrack, and conversely many unforgettable music videos include great visuals which sent a track stratospheric. Screenings demonstrations and live performances from variety of professionals working in both film and music.


Museum of London

Date and Time

Daily – 10.00am-6.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN / 020 7001 9844 / www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

St Pauls / Barbican

Discover London’s history together! Two weeks of arty fun inspired by the history of London with crafting, object handling, storytelling, drama and digital workshops – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


Notting Hill Carnival – Children’s Day

Date and Time

Sunday 26th August – 9.00am-7.00pm

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most vibrant events in London, taking place annually in a huge two day party. The first day of the carnival is traditionally Children’s Day, where children and family groups are encouraged to join the party. The day will be packed with costume parades, live music, street performances and more at what is bound to be one of the biggest events of the year. Aimed at kids and families, the event tends to include family attractions and play areas, in addition to special educational events for young ones.


Tour of Brixton Windmill

Date and Time

Saturday 11th August

Age

All Ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Windmill Gardens, End of Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5EU / www.brixtonwindmill.org

Nearest tube

Brixton

Discover London’s history together! Two weeks of arty fun inspired by the history of London with crafting, object handling, storytelling, drama and digital workshops – please check website for details and times of each day’s activities.


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Happy Summer Holidays

Lambeth Schools – May Half-Term Multi-Sports Camp 2018

Grab the chance to play plenty of sport with us during the May Half-Term, have fun, make friends and get credit towards your Lambeth Children’s University Passport

Dunraven Secondary School, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London SW16 2QB

Dates

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Wednesday 30th May 2018

Age criteria

6-11 Years
School years 1,2,3,4,5 & 6

Time

9am – 3pm

Cost

£10 per day

Discount

£10 sibling discount when you book all three days

Please make sure the young person has suitable clothing and light refreshments.

To book a place or for further details, please contact

Scott Flynn 
Tel: 07574 751798

Angela Nelson 
Tel: 07921 213541

Email:multi-sportscamp@outlook.com

All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches who are CRB/DBS checked, holding current Safe Guarding Children and Emergency Aid Certificates

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Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – Easter 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Easter Holiday Workshops – Museum of London

Balloon-ing around – Museum of London

Date and Time

31st March – 9th April – 12.30pm-2.00pm and 2.30pm-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

From folding bicycles to electric cars, Londoners have been whizzing around the city in ever more creative ways. Put yourself into the shoes of an inventor and design a cool gadget to keep Londoners on the move in the future. What kind of futuristic transport would you invent? Learn how to make your inventions move using balloons and elastic bands. This is a drop-in workshop, so stop by anytime.


Storytelling Take a journey to the future – Museum of London

Date and Time

31st March – 6th April – This is a promenade performance through the galleries and will last about 30 minutes.

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

One night a young girl dreams of a future where the London she knows has been badly damaged. Follow the little girl as she travels on her bed through a London ravished by pollution. Will her dream change how she feels about protecting the future of London? This story is an adaptation of Chris van Allsberg’s Just A Dream.


Plenty of Fish – Museum of London

Date and Time

2nd – 10th April – 12.30pm-2.00pm and 2.30pm-4.00pm

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

Consider a future London where everything is underwater. Build models, make collages or draw pictures to show what London might be like in this watery future. How will future Londoners adapt? This is a drop-in workshop so stop by anytime.


Be Quick Nelly – Museum of London

Date and Time

3rd – 11th April – Each performance is 30 minutes long.

Age

5+

Cost

FREE

Address

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN /  www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Barbican and St Paul’s

Nelly Norris is the inventor of the moveable phone and other fantastic objects but she’s not very happy. She has spent years inventing things a week too late! Hear how Nelly has been losing out to things with the worst names and see if you can help her come up with a new idea? She’s determined to get in there first this time!


Chick’s Great EGGscape – Bank of England Museum

Date and Time

3rd – 13th April – 10.00am-4.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), London EC2R 8AH /020 7601 5545/ www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest tube

Bank

The Chicks’ are on the loose in the Museum searching for the giant golden egg. Join the hunt to see if you can find the hidden egg and chick’s by following the trail around the Museum. Children can then get creative and become their favourite Easter animal by decorating a mask or finger puppet of their choice. There’s a chocolate egg for every child.


Digital Workshops – British Museum

Date and Time

31st March – 11.00am – Innovation Lab
1st April – 11.00am – Egyptian Photo booth
7th April – 11.00am – Great Court Games
14th April – 11.00am – Little Feet: animal patterns
15th April – 11.00am – Exploring China

Age

7+ (limited places sign up on the day at the Samsung centre in the museum).

Cost

FREE

Address

44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG / 020 7323 8000 / www.britishmuseum.org

Nearest tube

Holborn/Russell Square


Pop Brixton

Date and Time

Sunday 1st April – 3.00pm

Age

All ages welcome from 6 weeks to 60.

Cost

FREE

Address

49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ / www.pobrixton,org

Nearest tube

Brixton

Easter is here and we are taking over the incredible POP Brixton for 3 hours of FREE family fun.

Whether you’re the proud parent of a Lil Wayne, a Missy Elliot or a whole crew of Beastie Boys or Wee Papa Girls Rappers, this is the jam for you and yours.

With areas to dance (obviously), practice your graffiti, or just chill and enjoy a drink and a spit of lunch this is the Hip Hop hot spot for you and your Notorious K.I.D.

FUN DMC founder and resident Spin Doctor is joined by his regular side kick Russ Ryan and FUN DMC resident dance instructor Tama as we get everyone up and dancing while running competitions to give away our legendary FUN DMC gold chains.

All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.

All ages welcome from 6 weeks to 60.

DJs: Spin Doctor & Russ Ryan plus… Dance Teacher | Graffiti Train | Hip-Hop Colouring In | Baby Play Area | Food Stalls | FUN DMC Stall | Book Stall |


Easter Fair – Horniman Museum

Date and Time

Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April – 10.30am-4.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ / 020 8699 1872 / www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses

176, 185, 197, 356, P4

Nearest Rail Station

Forest Hill

Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty at our workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the gardens.  There will also be The Ugly Duckling Storytelling performances by Sandal Sticks Theatre at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Pre-book for this – maximum 2 adults per child. Tickets £5.00 per child, £1.00 per adult.

Join us in the Hands on Base to meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. This much loved classic tale has been adapted into an interactive storytelling performance for the Horniman by Sandal Sticks Theatre. Featuring song and puppetry, The Ugly Duckling is a heart-warming tale for all the family.


Lambeth Autism Fayre – Institute of Imagination Lab

Date and Time

Saturday 7th April – 10.00am-5.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

£3.00 (FREE to Lambeth residents) Book online www.ioi.london

Address

Imagination Lab, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG / www.ioi.london

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12 minutes’ walk)

We’ve team up with the Lambeth branch of the National Autistic Society, for a day of activities in the Imagination Lab and the Engine Hall for children, adults, families, parents and professionals. If you are a Lambeth resident, you are eligible for free tickets. Please contact hello@ioi.london to request your discount code.

There will be sensory areas for children to play with texture, senses, nature and sound. There will also be a digital focus with robotics, virtual reality and coding activities. These activities are aimed at children with SEN and their siblings, so families can explore and play together. There will also be over 20 different stalls and activities to explore.


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Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – February Half-term 2018

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Celebrate Chinese New Year – British Library

Date and Time

Tuesday 13th February – 1.30pm-15.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB / 01937 546 060 / www.bl.uk

Nearest tube

Kings Cross St Pancras

Join artist and performer Jih Wen Yeh as she weaves fascinating stories and performs a beautiful ribbon dance. Then take part in a ribbon dance workshop for all the family. Free Drop in (places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from the start time) Suitable for ages 5-11.


Surface Tensions – Pump House Gallery

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 12.00pm-16.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ / 020 8871 7572 / www.pumphousegallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Battersea Park

Buses

No. 137

Do your words define you? An opportunity to explore art and language through sound and spoken word. Come along and be challenged to rediscover language and your identity, and throw yourself into a variety of word, rhythm and sound activities.


Grant Museum of Zoology

Date and Time

Tuesday 13th Feb – Friday 16th Feb – 13.00pm-16.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Rockefeller Building, University College London, University St, London WC1E 6DE / 020 3106 2052 / www.ucl.ac.uk

Nearest tube

Euston/Goodge Street

Creating Strange Creatures – The Museum has many amazing animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed!

Take part in fun hands-on, specimen-based activities from lions to pythons and sharks to crocodiles, as we investigate the amazing ways that meat-eaters find, catch and eat their prey.


The Ragged School Museum

Date and Time

Wednesday 14th February and Thursday 15th February – 10.00am-17.00pm (Drop in any time)

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

46-50 Copperfield Rd, Bow London E3 4RR / 020 8980 6405 / www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

Nearest tube

Mile End

This February Half Term the ragged School Museum will be all about STEAM!

No not just the mechanical marvel that gave the Victorians transport and entertainment. We’ll be thinking about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math’s.

Who invented coding? Why is Math’s useful for healing people? Come and use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math’s to find out how the Victorians did the same to shape our Lives today!


Half Term Activities – Science Museum

Date and Time

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February – 10.00am-18.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD / 0870 870 4868 / www.science museum.org

Nearest tube

South Kensington

Visit the Museum for an action packed week of workshops and activities: Also, find out the secret Science Museum bubble recipe – this is a fun and popular family show, so please arrive early for details of these and more, visit the Museum’s website.


The Great Brush Up – Royal Academy of Art

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 11.00am-15.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Follow signs to the Learning Studio and Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD/ 020 7300 8000 / www.royalacademy.org.uk

Nearest tube

Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

Mix and match colour to make a mini masterpiece, inspired by Charles 1: King and Collector. Discover secret tricks and tips for painting people as you make use of dazzling props. Try on lush costumes to accompany your family portrait, which you can take home and treasure forever.


London Transport Museum – Half term Family Activities

Date and Time

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February – 10.00am-18.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

Children under 17 – FREE
Adults – £17.50

Address

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB / 020 7379 6344 / www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Nearest tube

Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment, Charing Cross

Explore the Museum’s All Aboard Family play zone and Museum collection – including driving Tube simulators and dressing up in historical outfits! Half term also includes craft workshops, and joining in with story time tales.

Storytime

A Myth for London 11.00am and 14.00pm (approx. 20 minutes)

Once upon a time Hermes, the Greek God of travellers, visited London. Seeing how long it took everyone to get to where they needed to go, Hermes knew he had to help! Inspired by Frederick Charles Herrick’s poster from 1924, join us for a story about a mythical adventure around London.

Make and Take activity

11.30am to 12.45pm and 14.30pm to 15.45pm

Use feathers and flowers to create your own headdress, in a nod to the themes and characters depicted in the Museum’s Myths and Fairy tales poster exhibit. Then join us for a PARADE around the Museum’s galleries and up to visit the posters.


William Morris Gallery

Date and Time

Saturday 10th February – 10.00am-17.00pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP / 020 8496 4390 / www.wmgallery.org.uk

Nearest tube

Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Road

The Gallery promises you and your family beautiful exhibitions, exciting activities and the chance to see our world class collection.


Messy Church at St Paul’s & St Saviour’s

Date and Time

Sunday 11th February – 15.30pm-17.30pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

St Paul’s with St Saviour’s Community Centre, 24 Blenheim Gds, Brixton, London SW2 5BZ / 020 7788 7259 / www.stpaulsbrixton.com/messy-church

Nearest tube

Brixton

Arts, crafts, games, stories, songs and food; messy fun for the whole family, all welcome!


Institute of Imagination – Lab Life: Art Meets Science

Date and Time

Saturday 10th February – 10.00am-12.30pm and 13.30pm-16.00pm

Age

3-10 years with parent/carer

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

Explore the topic of ‘Art Meets Science, where we’ll be exploring the crossover between art and science. Making a Movement’ through programming, light, movement, robotics and coding experiments. You can create your own environment with Co Spaces virtual reality app, work together in groups to build and test chain reactions and use spinners to create artworks.


Lab Life: Creative, multi-therapy & learning day (SEN & Lambeth Community)

Date

Monday 12th February

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

This creative, multi-therapy and learning day is in partners are looking to see how we can make practical and sensory learning fun for families and how we and support bridging the gap between home and school.


Imagination Lab pop-up: Festival of Opportunities

Date and Time

Wednesday 14th February – 14.00pm-16.00pm

Age

7-14 years with parent/carer

Cost

FREE – Tickets at www.ioi.london/event/lab-life-art-meets-science-lambeth-community-programme

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

The Institute of Imagination is hosting a pop-up Imagination Lab at the festival. We’ll be exploring the topic of coding and engineering for the future through programming, movement, robotics and coding experiments.


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Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Lambeth Schools – February Half-Term Multi-Sports Camp 2018

Grab the chance to play plenty of sport with us during the February Half-Term, have fun, make friends and get credit towards your Lambeth Children’s University Passport

Dunraven Secondary School, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London SW16 2QB

Dates

Monday 12th February 2018
Tuesday 13th February 2018
Wednesday 14th February 2018

Age criteria

6-11 Years
School years 1,2,3,4,5,6

Time

9am – 3pm

Cost

£10 per day

Discount

£10 sibling discount when you book all three days

Please make sure the young person has suitable clothing and light refreshments.

To book a place or for further details, please contact

Scott Flynn 
Tel: 07574 751798

Angela Nelson 
Tel: 07921 213541

Email:multi-sportscamp@outlook.com

All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches who are CRB/DBS checked, holding current Safe Guarding Children and Emergency Aid Certificates

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Winter Activity Challenge 2017

Write a poem about Christmas and read it aloud to your family and friends Find information about the WW1 Christmas Day truce (football game) and write a summary Visit your local library and discover how countries around the world celebrate Christmas and design a poster Make a large map of your local CU and put on all the Learning Destinations you have visited Bake some mince pies and biscuits for Father Christmas
Research a piece of art that you like and try to draw it. Who is the artist, when was it painted, what type of art is it? etc. Explore a new Learning Destination and write a review Research an animal that lives in the Artic or Antarctica and create a fact sheet Design and create a Christmas card and send to a teacher Write your own version of the 12 Days of Christmas
Interview family members and discover your own Christmas traditions Write a winter fairy tale Complete a Nature Detectives winter activity sheet Create a marketing campaign for your local CU including a slogan, song and merchandise designs Learn and sing Christmas carols for your family and school
Research how different cultures celebrate New Year’s Day Visit your local library and find out about Hanukkah Using a variety of resources (visit a library, museum etc.) research a local historical figure and write a face file Display to friends, family and your local CU a new skill you have learnt at a Learning Destination Make a festive decoration using recycled resources

So… You have decided to take up the challenge!

Here are some rules

If you have a Children’s University Passport To Learning, you will receive 1 hour for each of the activities you complete.

You must provide evidence of each activity you complete to your school. There are many different ways to display your work, for example:

  • Photographs
  • Write a diary/newsletter/scrapbook
  • Draw a picture/poster
  • Make a voice/video recording
  • Bring your creations in to school
  • Tell us when you completed it, who with, what steps did you take etc.

 

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Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – December 16th-17th 2017

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Institute of Imagination – Tinkering Club

Date and Time

Saturday 16th December – 10am-12.30pm

Age

7-14 yrs and families

Cost

FREE

Address

The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, London SE1 7AG / 020 7494 9153 / www.ioi.london

Nearest tube

Vauxhall (12mins walk), Westminster (15mins walk)

Christmas is nearly here! At December’s Tinkering Club, we’re celebrating by making Christmas character Automatons that you can take home. Create elves, Santa or Rudolph and make a moving picture with cogs and levers.


Museum of Architecture – Gingerbread City

Date and Time

Saturday 16th December – 9.30am-7pm
Sunday 17th December – 10am-6pm

Age

All ages

Cost

£3 per person (Under 2’s Free)

Address

27 Thurloe St, Kensington, London SW7 2LQ/ 07758 961029 / www.the gingerbreadcity.com

Nearest tube

South Kensington

The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is back, filling two floors on Thurloe Street with impressive models made of dough. Feast your eyes on an imaginary city and don’t be tempted to nibble on the creations!


Southbank Centre – Dancing Queens

Date and Time

Sunday 17th December – 2.30pm-3.30pm

Age

Recommended ages 6+

Cost

FREE

Address

Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Nearest tube

Waterloo / Embankment

Learn a series of dance routines set to your favourite ABBA tracks in this fun session


Keats House – Family Day: Printmaking

Date and Time

Sunday 17th December – 1pm-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London NW3 2RR/ 020 7332 3868 / www.keatshouse@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Nearest tube

Hampstead / Belsize Park or Hampstead Heath train station

Join artist Orly Orbach for a hands-on primtmaing workshop. Create your own Christmas cards and wrapping paper for the the festive season. We’ll use lino cuts and plasticine to personalise your Christmas stationery, adding a special handmade touch to your xmas gifts.


Festive Lights Ride 2017

Date and Time

Sunday 17th December – 4pm-6pm

Age

All ages, children under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult*

Cost

FREE for children* (See above), £5 for adults (includes a set of emergency bike lights)
Book tickets via www.Eventbrite.co.uk

Address

Polygon, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JG / 07587 170029 / www.brixtonwindmill.org

Nearest tube

Clapham Common (Northern Line)

Back by popular demand, expect extraordinary Light performances, music and installations as you ride your bikes alongside our travelling soundscape across Lambeth’s green spaces. Escorted by safety-conscious Cycle Confident marshals, we’ll be starting at the Polygon in Clapham Old Town and making our way round Clapham Common through to Brixton Windmill with many a sight to see along the route. A magical experience for cyclists of all skills and ages that is not to be missed. If you don’t have a bike or you have mobility issues and may require an adapted bike please email cycling@lambeth.gov.uk for options.


Santa At The Mill!

Date and Time

Saturday 17th December – 2pm-5pm

Age

All ages

Cost

Suggested donation £2 per child

Address

Brixton Windmill, Windmill Gardens, Off Brixton Hill, London SW2 5EU / 07587 170029 / www.brixtonwindmill.org

Nearest tube

Brixton
The following buses pass Brixton Underground and the Windmill: 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 250 and 333. Alight at Blenheim Gardens. (Coming from Brixton tube station, it’s the third stop.)

Welcome Santa Claus in his unique grotto at Brixton Windmill, and tell him what presents you’d like! This year he is also bringing along his reindeer, so you can meet and feed them outside the windmill. There will be Christmas Elves, craft and decorations workshops, and music provided by Groove School and the Pop-up Choir.


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Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – December 2017

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

Christmas Market – Oasis Farm Waterloo

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd December – 2pm till late

Age

All ages

Cost

Suggested donation £1 entry for adults, kids go FREE!

Address

18 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG / 07747 486208 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm) / www.oasisfarmwaterloo.org

What more could you want at Christmas than to spend some time at a Christmas Market on a Farm in Central London?! Join us for a day full of family activities, live music performances, and hot food and drinks to keep you entertained!


Messy Church at St Mark’s

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd December – 11am-12.15pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

St Mark’s Church, 58 Kennington, Oval, London SE11 5SW / 020 7582 5613 / www.stmarkskennington.org

Nearest tube

Oval

Crafts, refreshments, games, challenges, a closing story and celebration! Children need to bring an adult!


Half Moon Theatre – Winter Arts Fair

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd December – 10am-5pm

Age

5-11 Years

Cost

FREE

Address

43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND / 020 7265 8138 / www.halfmoon.org.uk

Nearest tube

Stepney Green / Limehouse DLR

A free event featuring local artists, children’s book illustrators, Linda Marlowe (EastEnders’ Sylvie Carter), a range of handmade crafts and a series of free events in the theatre.


The London 37th Christmas Pudding Race – Convent Garden

Date and Time

Saturday 2nd December – From 11am

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 9DD / www.coventgardenlondonuk.com/events-entertainment-culture

Nearest tube

Covent Garden

Watch as people dressed as Christmas puddings vie for 1st position in this madcap charity event in aid of Cancer Research UK.


Winter Fair – Brockwell Park

Date and Time

Sunday 3rd December – From 11am-3pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Brockwell Hall, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London SE24 0NG / 020 7926 6207 / www.info@brockwellpark.com 

Get in the mood for Yule with lots to see and do!


Dulwich Picture Gallery – Making Traditional Christmas Decorations

Date and Time

Sunday 3rd December – 2pm-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

£3 per child, FREE for Adults, Children under 3 – FREE

Address

Gallery Rd, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD / 020 8693 5254 / www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Buses

P4, 3, P13 or 37

During this workshop make traditional decorations, using evergreens, fruits and spices, to decorate your home with! With artist Sarah Wetherall. Tickets can be bought on the day from the ticket desk.


Pump House Gallery – Dance & Gesture Workshop

Date and Time

Sunday 3rd December – 12pm-4pm

Age

All ages

Cost

FREE

Address

Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ / 020 8871 7572 / info@pumphousegallery.org.uk

Visitors of all ages can drop in and take part by dancing to their favourite song on camera and recording it in front of a green screen. The final archive of all the videos produced over the course of the project will be shown in the Project Space during the final two weeks of the exhibition.

Join the gallery team for free drop-in family workshop with professional dancer Jodie Honeybourne.


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Garden Museum – The Big Draw 2017

The Big Draw 2017

Join artist Katie Spragg in creating stop- frame animations inspired by nature.

Katie will show you how to draw in three-dimensions using clay before bringing your creation to life using stop-frame animation and sound-effects. Based in the beautiful new Learning Space at the Garden Museum, this workshop will take inspiration from our garden – a garden of treasures.

Garden Museum – The Big Draw 2017

Date and Time

Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October – Daily 2-4pm

Age

Families -3-110 years old

Cost

Free

Address

Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB / 020 7401 8865 / gardenmuseum.org.uk/events/

Nearest tube

Lambeth North

Please look at organisations’ websites to double check times and arrangements

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