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Holiday activity programme - Summer

Here you can find a complete listing of exciting activities and events that are running in Waltham Forest throughout the Summer break. There really is something for everyone including amazing arts and crafts, dazzling dramatics and outdoor adventures.

We have:

  • FREE family sessions for 5 to 11 year olds
  • FREE activities for 11 to 19 year olds (25 for children with SEND)

This means that there is always something fun to do across the borough during Summer

For a full list of all activities, download the brochure.

Free activities in the park - 0 to 8 year olds

Come and enjoy our beautiful parks, fun play equipment, and get involved in games and activities at the Play Bus.

Activities will take place at the following parks:

Park

Time and Date

Time and Date

Jubilee Park (Marsh Lane entrance), E10

Thursday 25 July

10am to 12pm

Friday 23 August

2pm to 4pm

Acacia Road Play Area, E11

Friday 9 August

10am to 12pm

Thursday 25 July 

2pm to 4pm

Cat Hall Green (opposite E11 Leisure Centre)

Thursday 1 August

10am to 12pm

Friday 16 August

2pm to 4pm

Henry Reynolds Park, E11

Friday 16 August

10am to 12pm

Thursday 1 August 

2pm to 4pm

Thomas Gamuel Park E17

Thursday 8 August 

10am to 12pm

Friday 26 July

2pm to 4pm

St James Park, E17

Friday 26 July

10am to 12pm

Thursday 15 August

2pm to 4pm

Arnett Square, (Chingford Hall) E4

Thursday 22 August

10am to 12pm

Friday 9 August 

2pm to 4pm

Pimp Hall, E4

Thursday 15 August

10am to 12pm

Friday 2 August 

2pm to 4pm

Higham Hill Recreation Ground E17

Friday 2 August

10am to 12pm

Thursday 22August 

2pm to 4pm

Cheney Park Row

Friday 23 August

10am to 12pm

Thursday 8 August 

2pm to 4pm

 

For a full list of activities, download the brochure at the top of this page. 

Free family activities - 5 to 11 years

From Monday 29 July – Friday 23 August 2019, we have a wide range of free activities across the borough available for you to enjoy with your family.

The sessions will provide opportunities for children aged 5 to 11 to try new things and learn new skills, whilst having fun and making new friends.

All sessions are led by Waltham Forest Play Workers, with specialist workshops provided by professionals from a variety of local organisations. Most activities run for 45 minutes to enable all children to be able to try everything on offer during each session, and allow families to join at any time throughout the session.

Activities that are provided throughout these sessions are suitable and designed for children aged 5 to 11. Children aged 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the sessions. Children aged 8 to 11 may attend the session independently, however a parent, guardian or carer must attend the first session to complete the relevant paperwork.

Details of the dates and times of these activities are below so you can plan your time throughout Summer.

For a full list of activities, download the brochure at the top of this page. 

Monday 29 July to Friday 23 August 2019

Chingford:

  • Handsworth Primary School, Handsworth Avenue, E4 9PJ
    10am to 12.30pm
  • St Marys RC Primary School, Station Road, E4 7BJ 
    1.30pm to 4pm

Walthamstow:

  • Chapel End Infants School, 4 Roberts Road, E17 4LS 
    10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Greenleaf Primary School, 80 Greenleaf Road, E17 6QW 
    10am to 12.30pm
  • Edinburgh Primary School, 97 Queens Rd, E17 8QR 
    10am to 12.30pm
  • Coppermill Primary School, Edward Road, E17 6PB
    1.30pm to 4pm

Leytonstone:

  • George Tomlinson Primary School, Harrington Road, E11 4QN
    1.30pm to 4pm

Free activities - 11 to 19 year olds

From Monday 29 July to Friday 23 August  we have a wide range of free activities for older children aged 11 to 19 years across the borough for you to enjoy.

All activities are inclusive of children with SEN and/or disabilities, however if your child does have additional needs please contact us on 020 8496 3000 before booking so we can ensure the provider can meet the needs of your child.

The courses will provide an opportunity to learn new skills, try new activities and meet new friends. Booking is essential on the programme so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

For a full list of activities, download the brochure at the top of this page. 

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