We are now beginning the summer holiday period. We will be taking a short break at Parentsactive and our events will begin again in September. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on Zoom – in the last few challenging months. We hope that we have been able to offer you some level of support in this rather difficult time.
We have put together a list of Summer Activities for children, young people and families. There is a good mix of activities suited to all ages and abilities, so do hope that you find something to take part in. If there is anything that you would like to add – please do be in touch.
Face to face activities
Action on Disability Youth Service – Summer holiday programme
Monday 27th July to Thursday 20th August 11years + Free
AoD are putting plans together to deliver a safe summer holiday project to local young disabled people (11years +). The project will offer 32 sessions over 16 days from Monday 27th July to Thursday 20th August. They will offer fun and exciting activities including a music project, creating a large wall mural, and making a time capsule.
All the details are still being planned so if you’re interested in attending, please contact the youth service on 0203 0800 383 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The project will be delivered at Normand Croft Community School and in order to ensure safe social distancing and to minimise any risk, AoD will only offer places to 25 young people at any one time.
They will be delivering this project with PPE and there will also be a ‘fit and fed’ offer thanks to Street Games, which means young people will have access to a healthy physical activity every day plus a decent meal.
Mondays and Fridays in August 6 years + Free
These sessions are for children on the autistic spectrum (ASC), with an attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) or social communication difference. Children do not need to be diagnosed to access these sessions but must need additional support in these areas.
Spaces are limited to 8/10 for these sessions and will be allocated on a first serve basis. Sessions take place in Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street SW11 3HP. For registration information contact Aoife, Children’s Lead at Aoife@sentalk.org
Summer creative club (6 years +)
(Every Monday) Monday 3rd August- Monday 24th August
11am – 1pm
£10 per child/ £5 concession
Mixed arts, visual media, and LEGO®.
Friday SEND Camp (6 years +)
(Every Friday) Friday 7th August – Friday 28th August
9am – 2pm
Day camp ( Parent Drop-off)
£20 per child/ £10 concession
Sports and activities, arts and crafts, entertainment and LEGO® workshop
Sunday Funday Stay And Play Sessions Summer at the Stephen Wiltshire Centre
Starting from Sunday 26th July Free
We will be running 3 sessions each Sunday lasting for 1 ½ hours per session.
Each session will need to be pre booked and this can be done via the DUTY number.
Families will only be allowed to attend ONE session per day and will need to inform the DUTY line of ALL the family members attending.
Families can book for these sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY for that weekend and will not be able to book for future weekends.
Each session will be capped a to a maximum of 20 people.
Sessions will be aimed at families who are not receiving any other support from different providers from the borough.
The sessions will also allow outside carers to attend as well as direct payment workers to attend.
Please contact the duty line on 020 8753 4443 for more information and to book a space.
Kevin Nathaniel ‘Time Out Together’ in conjunction with London Sports Trust
Specific days throughout the summer – TBC – Free
Kevin has set up a WhatsApp group for parents and carers of children with ASD and organises accessible days out for families. Over the summer Kevin will be having some accessible fun sessions in parks and open spaces taking in to account current guidance around the pandemic. Dates and details to be decided. If you would like to join ‘Time Out Together’ please get in touch with Kevin directly. Kevin 07956 378243.
Burnt Orange Theatre – THE SUMMER COURSE (not specifically SEND)
3rd August – 7th August 14-20 Years Free
We’re delighted to be running a week of collaborative creative devising and theatre making – at a distance! The course is offered completely free, and is open to anyone aged 14-20.
The morning sessions are run by the core team, and will focus on creating performance work in a COVID era, exploring your stories and experiences, experimenting with how we collaborate and create while distanced. The afternoon sessions are run by visiting industry professionals, offering insight and experience into the performing arts and digital media industry.
Run in accordance with current government restrictions and guidance, the week long course will explore:
– creating performance work in this new world
– using digital media and technology as part of live performance
– the stories and experiences of our members from the last two months
Due to government restrictions, places are very limited. Sign up:
Free Park Sport and Play sessions in Wormholt and Hammersmith Parks – with Jake from London Sports Trust
Tuesday’s from 21st July 3 -10 year olds Free
Wormholt Park, White City, W12 0SR – 3.30 – 4.30 PM
Hammersmith Park, White City, W12 7FW – 4.45- 5.45 pm
The session is ideal for children 3-10. No booking required just come along and have fun! All activities will contain suitable social distance and all equipment will be deep cleaned before the session.
For more information contact Jake@londonsportstrust.org or call 020 87351589
2020 Summer Enrichment Programme – Morley College
July – August 16 – 18 year olds Free
Various clubs and groups including: Growing Resilience Gardening project, Smartphone Photography Class, Film and Documentary Club, Cookery Group. https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/assets/000/004/811/MorleySummerEnrichmentProgrammeV2_original.pdf
If you are interested in taking part, please contact: Hannah.email@example.com
Fit and Fed – 4 week Summer Programme – Masbro Youth Club
July and August 8-12yr olds Free
4-week summer programme for 8-12yr olds in conjunction with qprtrust
Activities, Sports, Food and more – Completely free for up to 20 spaces so get in touch quick!!
Contact the club on 07525 815 251
Go Wild! Growing, wildlife, healthy-living, nature, crafts and environmental games – Urbanwise.London and HCGA
27 July – 28 August 4-12 Years Free
Urbanwise London and HCGA will be offering sessions in the parks, on Phoenix Farm and at Ravenscourt Park Greenhouses. Disability provision: Yes .The sessions are for families with young children, aged 4 to 12 years old. The sessions will fun from 27 July to 28 August. They will be on Wednesday and Thursday mornings (10am-12pm) with afternoon sessions (1-3pm) both days. Booking is essential.
Wednesdays at Phoenix Farm, The Curve, W12 0RQ
Thursdays at Ravenscourt Park Greenhouses, Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UA
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Filmmaking, Acting for Film and TV – 14 years + With Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and AoD
Dates 24 – 28 August 14+ Years Free
Join us for a week long filmmaking course in partnership with Action on Disability. The course will be led by a professional production company where you will learn acting techniques for Film and TV as well as the skills to create short films.
This course will be delivered online using zoom and all participants must have access to an internet connection, laptop and a smartphone. For those who don’t have access to the above, the Lyric will endeavour to provide equipment where possible.
In addition, each participant will receive professional production equipment including, a microphone, tripod and lens for a smartphone provided by the Lyric, to be returned upon completion of the course.
This course is specifically for those who identify as Disabled and are aged 14+, all spaces for this course are FREE of charge, please contact Lisa.Monzon@aod.org.uk to apply.
Young Amici virtual Summer school
Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 7-15 year £40
Young Amici, the dance company for disabled and non-disabled 11-25 year olds, will be running a week long virtual Summer School this July!
This FREE summer school is for any young people interested in dance and developing their skills in a fun and safe space. The programme aims to deepen their experience of participation in dance and to spark curiosity for openness and creativity.
Throughout the week, young people will have the chance to create and present their own movement exploration. We will invite family and friends to join and watch a final sharing of what we have been up to.
Each session focusing on different techniques including: Contemporary Dance & Improvisation, Yoga, Ballet, Mediation, Feldenkrais and more.
Dance West Virtual Summer School 2020
Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 7-15 year £40
Perfect for 7-15 year olds who love to dance! Each morning you’ll learn a new style of dance led by an exciting roster of experienced choreographers and dance teachers. Try out Hip Hop, Jazz, Kathak, Ballet and Contemporary. Experienced DanceWest teachers Ryan and Hanna will be with you all week!
10.00-10.30: Warm up class with Ryan
10.30-11.00: Guest teacher/genre specific
11.00-11.30: Cool down with Hanna
Classes will take place on Zoom.
Just £40 for the week!
‘Express Yourself: Creativity and Social Justice’ – Clement James Centre
Monday 27th July to Friday 31st 13-16 years Free
Clement James will be running a 5 day online program of workshops for local 13-16 year olds, built around the theme of Creativity and Social Justice. This week of activities is completely free and is a great opportunity for your child to develop creative skills. With the involvement of organisations specialising in areas such as spoken word, theatre, arts and crafts, and film making, the young people will be encouraged to connect their creative outputs to issues they personally feel passionate about.
The “Express Yourself” programme will take place via Zoom from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st. Each day will run from 11:00-3.30pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to spend time with other students and to build teamwork and confidence skills, whilst exploring new ways of self-expression.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Literacy and Numeracy Booster Sessions – Clement James Centre
18th August, 10-12: numeracy booster session for year 9 & 10.
25th August, 10-12: literacy booster session for year 9 & 10.
If anyone is interested please just email email@example.com
Let Me Play – The Summer Coaching Giveback
July – September 8 years + Free
Let Me Play has organised a series of summer giveback coaching sessions. We have a team of expert coaches who will be delivering hour-long online football, basketball and athletics sessions throughout the summer. Register once and gain access for the whole summer!
The Tri-borough Music Hub & Partners present Summer Music School Online 2020!
Monday 27th July – Saturday 8th August 2020 Various age groups Free
The Tri-borough Music Hub & Partners are delighted to offer the children, young people and families who live or go to school within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; and City of Westminster the opportunity to take part in numerous free summer holiday music workshops and courses this summer! Running from Monday 27th July – Saturday 8th August.
Institute of Imagination – The Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub
July and August 5-18 years Free
The Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub is a series of free events for children and young people aged 5-18 years old that have special educational needs, profound or multiple learning disabilities, autism and/or who are neurodivergent. It’ll be running throughout July and August, and is created in partnership with Oily Cart, a charity creating inclusive theatre experiences.
We have an exciting programme that will explore sessions on Sensory Play, Sensory Theatre, Wind Tunnels, Playing with Food Colouring, Chain Reactions, Stop Frame Animation, Coding through Augmented Reality and Gamification. This programme includes a mixture of pre-record and live interactive sessions over Zoom. This allows parents and careers to either attend our weekly sessions or continue learning at their own pace.
Animal Care Holiday Workshops online – Acorn to Oak Education
Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July, 10am to 12pm 11-14 year olds £65
Inclusive learning working towards ASDAN Animal Care Short Course credits taught by experienced teacher Leonie Mattingley. Everyone works together on challenges at their own level. Accreditation is via hours worked and completed challenges.
This programme follows the ASDAN Animal Care short course and can accredit between 10 and 60 hours of activities and involvement in caring for animals.
Topics covered across the whole course range from looking after pets to learning more about wildlife and farm animals. Accreditation from this course can be useful for personal statements and also to demonstrate interest in vocational subjects that are not typically taught in school. Likewise animal care is a practical way to use knowledge learned in science.
The cost is £65 for the block of sessions with further bursary funding available. This course costs £145 per student to run and we always welcome additional contributions to reduce the impact on our bursary and help keep sessions available to as many learners who will benefit from them as possible.
Meet our Scientists – Invention Rooms White City – Imperial College
Aimed at 6 – 12 years Free
Developed specially for The Invention Rooms for families in White City, these Meet Our Scientists activities are a great way to learn about our science in a fun, relaxed way and ask scientists your questions.
Wed, 29 July 2020 10:30 – 11:30
Meet Our Scientists: Green Energy for the Future with Ellie and Louise – As climate change increases and fossil fuels run out, we know that we are going to have to get our energy from renewable, green sources. However getting energy is just half the problem, we also need to be able to store it on a massive scale! Join Ellie and Louise as we discover how scientists create and store green energy, discover why a cake can’t just get bigger and bigger, and have your chance to ask the questions about one of the most important science topics on the planet!
Wed, 5 August 2020 10:30 – 11:30
Meet our Scientists: Saturn Exploration with Omakshi – With its beautiful rings and amazing moons Saturn is one of the most interesting planets in the solar system, but how do we learn about a planet that is over a billion miles away? Join our researcher Omakshi as she talks about her research exploring the magnetic fields of Saturn and how scientists discover more about planets far away from Earth.
Events are virtual, to book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/imperial-white-city-community-events-22727582165
Online Children and Family Sessions – Family Support
Tuesdays, 21 July–25 August, 11am 3-12 Years Free
Live Dance Workshops with Olivia Heiser – Olivia is an experienced dance professional with over 15 years’ experience teaching. The sessions will be in different styles of dance each week. They will be creative, fun and suitable for all ages and abilities. Nothing is needed, just a clear space to dance in and lots of energy!
Thursdays, 23 July-27 August, 11am 1-4 Years Free
Alison’s Toddler Music Sessions – Join Alison on a Thursday at 11am for a baby music Zoom class! Alison has been running popular music sessions in our children centres for a long time and we are hugely excited about the new online offer!
Fridays 10 – 11 am, July – August 0-12 Years Free
OM: POP Family Yoga with Jen Armstrong – Join us for our weekly family yoga and mindfulness OM:POP via Facebook live – bring the whole family along! This session to open to all, and begins with an opening circle to settle in, followed by a 40 minute family yoga practice and ending with a 15 minute meditation. Expect to have fun and enjoy moving and breathing with each other on your mat!
Apple Camp at Home
18th July – 31st July 8-12 Years Free
Kids have a unique opportunity this summer to experience Apple Camp from home. Each project takes about an hour, but Campers can create and work at their own pace. The Activity Book will be a project road map, guiding them from idea to finished masterpiece. They’ll learn what to expect from each project during a live Orientation session, and drop in to live Q&A sessions to get help. If you find that all sessions are full, we’ll be adding new sessions each week. Bookmark this page to check back and register. In the meantime, Campers can download the Activity Book and work on their own.
Apple Camp at Home Projects:
Art & Design Project: Design a Space for Happiness (Available July 18 – July 24) – Brainstorm and draw a design for a dream space that brings happiness to you and your family.
Coding Project: Learn to Code a Helpful Robot (Available July 25 – July 31) – Code your own helpful robot using basic programming skills in Swift Playgrounds.
Sign up here: https://events.apple.com/content/events/retail_nso/us/en/applecampathome.html?token=fhBXoDNN0zjREpe7LG0-jFbLhGep-WLNRMbEUQ8NySs9MNAXM1WMLEfv5M9P3XgbWGw5nCDKKd3cVEXHldkMPYkn2koKxlzIBPqaj9Dp_IdrgariXFutl_pdKTKHkYpL&a=1&l=e