Southwark Council Let's Go Guide

Southwark Council also publishes a Let's Go Guides detailing many activities for under 5's. 

MONDAY

Hullabaloo (ages 4 and under)

When - Mondays, 1000 – 1130 (term time only). Donation £2 per family

Through imaginative play, crafts and singing Hullabaloo aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for children to play, whilst encouraging parents and carers to get to know each other. Refreshments are provided for children and hot drinks are available for the Hub Coffee House (discounted prices for Hullabaloo attendees). Contact http://www.oasischurchwaterloo.org/

Mint Street Playgroup (under 5's)

When - Monday 1000 – 1200 (term time only) 0930 – 1130 (school holidays)

Location - During the 2017 redevelopment of Mint Street Adventure Playground, the playgroup will be taking place at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell Road, SE1 1QQ. Suggested donation of 50p. Contact http://www.mintstreet.org.uk

Tower Tots (under 5's)

When - Monday 1000 - 1200 (term time only)

Location - Haddon Hall, 22 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 4TR. Donation £1 per family.  Contact office@haddonhall.net

Riverside parents soft play session (under 5s)

When - Monday 1500 – 1700

Location - Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4TE. Cost: Free.

Bookstart Sessions

When - Monday 13.45 - 1500

Location - Ellen Brown Play Centre, Spa Park, Grange Road, SE1 3BW. Cost: Free

Bookstart sessions are interesting and stimulating workshops, designed to support and encourage parents, carers and young children to enjoy reading and sharing books together.

All sessions are free and library members may borrow books used in the sessions as well as our Storysack collection or from a selection of children's books in other languages.

TUESDAY

Mint Street Playgroup (under 5's)

When - Tuesday 1000 – 1200 (term time only) 0930 – 1130 (school holidays)

Location - During the 2017 redevelopment of Mint Street Adventure Playground, the playgroup will be taking place at Queensborough Community Centre, Scovell Road, SE1 1QQ. Suggested donation 50p per child. Contact http://www.mintstreet.org.uk

Riverside parents soft play session (under 5s)

When - Tuesday 1000 – 1200, Thursday 1000 – 1200

Location - Salmon Youth Centre, 43 Old Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4TE.  Cost: Free.

Baby and Toddler sessions

When - Tuesday 1030 - 1200

Location - John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child

  • the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age
  • development of concentration and comprehension skills
  • an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes
  • fun!  

Coin Street, Stay 'n' Play

When - Tuesday 1000 - 1200 (term time only)

Location - Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank London SE1 9NH. Cost: FREE

For parents and carers with children aged 0 – 5 years. These workshops give parents and carers the opportunity to understand and gain knowledge of children’s play and to provide for their child’s individual needs in a relaxed and fun environment. You and your child can take part in different activities including messy play, exploration and imaginative play.

Please note we have a maximum capacity for these sessions and if we are full, you may be asked to come back another week.

**Term dates: 8 September – 24 October; 3 November – 19 December

WEDNESDAY

Classics with my baby

Location St Mary Magdalen, 193 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW.  Also in Dulwich, Clapham & Greenwich, see website for details. Cost £10 per adult. Contact http://www.classicswithmybaby.com/borough/

THURSDAY

Hullabaloo (ages 4 and under)

When - Thursdays, 1000 – 1130 (term time only). Donation £2 per family

Through imaginative play, crafts and singing Hullabaloo aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for children to play, whilst encouraging parents and carers to get to know each other. Refreshments are provided for children and hot drinks are available for the Hub Coffee House (discounted prices for Hullabaloo attendees). Contact http://www.oasischurchwaterloo.org/

Bookstart Sessions

When -  Thursday 1015 - 11.45

Location - John Harvard Library, 112 Borough High Streert, SE1 1JA. Cost: Free

Bookstart sessions are interesting and stimulating workshops, designed to support and encourage parents, carers and young children to enjoy reading and sharing books together.

All sessions are free and library members may borrow books used in the sessions as well as our Storysack collection or from a selection of children's books in other languages.

Baby and Toddler sessions

When - Tuesday 1030 - 1200

Location - East Street Library, 168-170 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5TY

Baby and toddler sessions are aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Each session includes storytelling, songs, simple crafts and activities designed to stimulate young minds. A baby and toddler session will give your child

  • the chance to meet and interact with children of a similar age
  • development of concentration and comprehension skills
  • an introduction to a wide variety of books and story tapes
  • fun! 

FRIDAY

Free Family Drop in (ages 4 and under)

When - Fridays, 10:00 - 12:00

Location - Hankey Hall, Hankey Place (off Long Lane), SE1 4BB Run by 1st Class Children and Parent’s Centre, there are lots of activities including sand, water, paint, sticking, bricks, dolls, stories and singing plus much more. Cost FREE. Contact http://www.tabardgardens.org/ or events@tabardgardens.org

Cinema - Bumps, babies and toddlers

When - Monthly

Location - 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN, 0207 357 6845. Every month there is a parent & baby screening and a kids club screening, please check the theatres’ website for details and dates. Contact http://www.shortwavefilms.co.uk

Les Petits Tigres

When - Every Friday at 1000 - 1030 (term time only)

Location - John Harvard Library, Borough.  Contact clublespetitstigres@gmail.com.  Cost - FREE.

Songs, rhymes and stories in French for under fives.

Coin Street Bump and Babes (under 2's)

When - Fridays at 1000 - 1130 (term time only)

Location: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank London SE1 9NH. Cost: FREE

This is a dedicated session for expectant parents and parents of children under two years old, focusing on exploration, investigation and activities to stimulate the minds of young children. Please note we have a maximum capacity for these sessions and if we are full you may be asked to come back another week.

SE1 Baby Play (newborn to early walkers)

When - Fridays at 1430 - 1700,

Location: Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TD. Cost: FREE

SE1 Baby Play runs every Friday afternoon in a hall in a park near London Bridge. We’re a friendly, chilled out play session run by and for local parents, with nice things for parents as well as for our babies! There are lots of toys, bouncers and soft play equipment for the babies as well as coffee, cake and sometimes some bubbly for the parents.

We run from 2.30-5pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Leathermarket Gardens (just behind Guy’s Hospital), off Kirby Grove, London SE1 3TD, which is not far from London Bridge station. The group is open for newborns to early walkers, and there are no toddlers running around!

Story and Rhyme Time

When: 1030 - 1130

Location: Waterloo Library,114-118 Lower Marsh,London,SE1 7AE. Cost: FREE

Fun story sessions for parents and toddlers under five. Come along and join in!

 

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