Summer in the City workshop

Hundreds of free events on offer this summer for young people and kids

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Image captionRianna Forbes (left) and Annie Lewis, 15, on a Let Me Play clothes design and performing arts and fashion workshop

Are you looking for ways to help keep your kids entertained this summer? Then look no further!

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has hundreds of free or low-cost events for children, young people and families this summer.

Our Summer in the City website returns with details of events across H&F for all ages. Even better, all events are either free or low-cost.

Events include sport, music lessons, arts and crafts, cooking skills and fashion. And you don’t need to miss out on the fun as youngsters can bring their parents and carers to many of the activities.

Is booking required?

Some of our events are drop-in sessions, but others must be booked in advance. To make sure you’re not disappointed, go to the Summer in the City website and check the details.

There are activities to suit young people aged up to 19 years old and there are also those for Disabled people aged 25 and under.

Most of them are run by well-known youth provider Let Me Play, who are based in Blythe Road in West Kensington.

S­ix of the best Summer in the City events:

1 August - kayaking

Try your hand at kayaking on the Thames in these fun sessions at the state-of-the-art Fulham Reach Boat Club. The free event at the Hammersmith club – near Riverside Studios – is open to ages 11 to 18. From 5-6.30pm.

2 August - basketball

Is basketball your favourite sport? Do you love to dribble up and down the court? If you’re aged 11 to 18, head down to the hoops in Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith (Goldhawk Road entrance) to shoot some buckets. The free basketball camp runs from 2.45-4.45pm and is hosted by Way 2 Work.

Youngsters on a Summer in the City football course
Image caption: Youngsters on a Summer in the City football course

5 August - summer-themed arts and crafts play session

Want to get messy? The entire family is invited down to Ray’s Playhouse in Stephendale Road, Fulham, for a morning stay and play session with summer-themed arts and crafts. Prepare to explore different senses with different textures and smells and have fun getting messy on a Monday. Entry is £3 per family. Runs from 9.30am to noon.

6 August - Westfield’s Puttshack

Fancy your aim on the greens? Then head down to the new putt-putt courses at Westfield’s Puttshack and try your luck. The session in White City runs from noon to 1pm and is free if you’re between the ages of 11 and 18.

7 August - Water Madness

Are you mad about water? Then hop into the Water Madness fun at Ray’s Playhouse in Fulham. The Stephendale Road centre is rolling out the activities from 9.30am to noon, which includes paddling pools and inflatable sprinklers. Bring your swimwear and goggles! Entry is £3 per family – suitable for ages 0-8.

8 August - free gym session

Enjoy a free session in the gym at the Phoenix Fitness Centre in White City. The free event is open to ages 11 to 18 and runs from 4 to 6pm. It’s an easy way to try out the equipment and break a sweat.

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