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Fun-filled half term events will help kids beat holiday boredom

Are you looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained during half term? We’ve got plenty of ideas to help you out.

From basketball to baking, there’s bound to be something for them to enjoy.

These activities – sponsored by Hammersmith & Fulham Council – start on Tuesday 30 May and run until Friday 2 June at different venues across the borough.

Among the fun, sports fans can look forward to football tournaments at PlayFootball in Shepherds Bush, kayaking at Fulham Reach Boat Club and basketball at the Hurlingham Academy in Fulham.

If they prefer the performing arts, activities include drama classes at Phoenix High School and at Charecroft Community Centre, both in Shepherds Bush, as well as street dance at the Bayonne Estate in Fulham.

They’ll be able to get creative with cakes with a bake off at the Charecroft Community Centre. And if they’re more of a fan of fashion, there are the ever popular hair and beauty courses at several locations including Phoenix High School and Westfield shopping centre.

Most of the half term activities are run by Let Me Play and are open to young people aged 11-19.

You can find out more on their website or by emailing them at or calling 020 3475 7511.

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Image caption: Image 2: Let Me Play athletics
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Image caption: Image 3: Let Me Play soccer

Gardening fun

Family gardening sessions, environmental crafts and active games are also taking place across the borough during the holiday.

Local charity the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) is hosting the free sessions for local families with children aged up to 12.

The half term gardening fun kicks off in Shepherds Bush on Tuesday 30 May, with two play sessions at Godolphin Garden, in Godolphin Road.

The garden – which has been managed by the HCGA since 1988 – is wheelchair accessible and has its own eco-shed. 

The next day, on Wednesday 31 May, the activities move to Hammersmith, where they will be held at the Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, next to the park’s cafe.

Then it’s onto Loris Garden, in Loris Road, on Thursday 1 June, for the final day of green-fingered action among the green space’s small woodland and wildlife pond.

All the drop-in sessions are being held from 10am-12pm and 1-4pm, and are free, with donations towards materials welcome.

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Image caption: Image 4: Let Me Play arts and craft activities
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Image caption: Image 5: Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) is hosting free sessions for local families with children aged up to 12