What to do this half term

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019

There is a feast of play schemes and family activities across the borough this half term to keep youngsters entertained.

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The Kimber Road Skatepark will be running a holiday scheme

The council runs affordable holiday playschemes at Christchurch Primary School in Clapham Junction and Smallwood Primary School, Tooting. Prices start at £10.80 per child for a half day and £21.60 for a full day. Book online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/psbo.

In Wandsworth the Kimber Road Skate and BMX Park is running a skate camp. Book your place online.

The borough’s extensive network of children’s centres and youth clubs will also be holding special half term activities, including board games, cooking and a DJ workshop at the Tooting Hub Youth Club and a large screen FIFA 19 competition and a Cineworld Wandsworth trip at the TRC Youth Club in Wandsworth. Both clubs are offering a day trip to the Guildford Spectrum.

Activities in the boroughs libraries include story times, crafts and board games. The libraries are hosting two Wandsworth Heritage Festival events for families. At The Magic Watchmaker at Battersea Children’s Library 19th century magician John Neville Maskelyne will perform magic tricks and share weird and wonderful facts from the borough’s history.  Archaeology on your Doorstep is a free family drop-in session at Roehampton Library where you can discover the history of where you live.

The Putney School of Art and Design is running half term family courses including pottery and painting and there will be a half term programme of activities at Battersea Sports Centre, tennis and football club at Furzedown Rec and a holiday course at the Barn Elms Boat house. Find out more.

In Nine Elms join the artist Yinka Ilori at a free colour and pattern half term workshop at the ROSE Community Clubroom on Tuesday. Find out more.

Battersea Park playground

The council’s Disabled Children’s Register (DCR) team are also holding half term events for DCR members and WAND and WAND+  Cardholders including special sessions at Flip Out and free sessions at Go Ape. Find out more.

There are 32 public parks in Wandsworth and many have playgrounds. Find your nearest online.

See a list of other activities on the council’s THRIVE Online hub. There are also eight pages of half term listings in Headstart magazine.

Colour and Pattern half term workshop