SUMMER IN THE CITY: Free events for children and young people

The summer holiday is nearly here. And we’ve got plenty of ways to help families fill their days and keep young people entertained!

Our annual Summer in the City programme has more than 1,000 free or low-cost events and activities for children, young people and families.

Fun with puppets at Chickenshed Theatre

“I’m so impressed by how much our community provides for families in H&F, take a look, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do this summer,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

Most of the events will be run by well-known youth activity provider Let Me Play, who are based off Blythe Road in West Kensington.

Spoiled for choice

There are a massive variety of events and activities including sport, music lessons, arts and crafts, drama, family fun, and exhibitions for 11 to 19-year-olds.

There are also activities for Disabled people aged 25 and under.

Events start on 23 July and continue throughout the summer.

Find all the events and details at our Summer in the City website or pick up a highlight guide at Hammersmith Town Hall, your school, libraries, children’s centres and youth clubs.

Gimme Five! Check out some of these activities on offer

Most of the events will be run by well-known youth activity provider Let Me Play
  • Ever tried cheerleading? Check out some lessons for 11 to 18-year-olds and you might find a passion for pom poms – South Park, Fulham, from 3pm to 6pm on Monday 23 July.
  • Learn how to design, make and build with expert product designer Reuben Kettle. The five-day DesignEd Summer Camp is open to all nine to 16-year-olds and you don’t need any experience. All tools and materials and a lunch is provided. It runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm from Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July at Wood Lane Community Centre in White City Close, White City. Pick up an application form at Wood Lane Community Centre or White City Community Centre, or email
  • The Action on Disability Youth Service is running 16 days of activities for 11 to 25-year-olds. There will be a massive variety of inclusive activities which will end with a showcase celebrating everyone’s achievements – Mondays 9am to 3.30pm at Phoenix High School in The Curve, White City.  
  • How are your netball skills? Take part in a tournament and you could win some great prizes - South Park, Fulham, from 2pm to 7pm on Monday 23 July.
  • Pick up some puppets and tell a story aided by Chickenshed Theatre. The workshop for seven to 11-year-olds will be followed by a performance which parents can come to watch at the end of the activity – The Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road, Fulham, from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesday 24 July.

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