Calling all parents! Check out all the free Easter fun on offer in H&F

Wondering how to keep the kids entertained this Easter?

We have put together a guide on some of the fun (and Covid safe) activities on offer for all young people in H&F this Easter holiday.

The fun-filled activities will run until Friday 16 April both online and at different venues across the borough.

What’s on this Easter

Youth Clubs

Youth clubs in H&F will be providing activities. Please visit their websites for more information:

All facilities will be specially cleaned ahead of the holiday clubs and activities will be designed to maintain social distancing to protect the young people and staff.

Community partner Let Me Play are supporting H&F Council with delivery of activities during this holiday period.

Headteachers are contacting those parents whose children are eligible for places. Please contact your local school if you need to be referred.

Free sports camp in South Park

London Sports Trust will be running the sports camp for local young people aged 8 to 16 years old on:

  • Wednesday 7 April to Friday 9 April (11am to 2pm)
  • Wednesday 11 April to Friday 16 April (11am to 2pm)

Book your place at the South Park SAFE camp

Fulham Cricket Club

The club will be running free sessions in South Park on:

  • Tuesday 6 April – 2pm-3pm (5-8 year olds)
  • Thursday 8 April – 2pm-3pm (8-10 year olds)
  • Saturday 10 April – 10am -1pm 
  • Tuesday 13 April – 2pm-3pm 
  • Thursday 15 April – 2pm-3pm
  • Saturday 17 April – 10am-1pm

Find out more from Fulham Cricket Club

Jolof Sports Club

The club will be running free sessions in South Park on:

  • Saturday 3 April – 9am-10.30am
  • Tuesday 6 April – 1.30pm-3pm
  • Thursday 8 April – 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday 10 April – 10.30am-12pm
  • Monday 12 April – 1.30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 14 April – 1.30pm-3pm
  • Friday 16 April – 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday 17 April – 9am-10.30am

Email Jolof Sports Club for more information

Action On Disability

The charity will be delivering a range of activities including dance, yoga, cooking, sports, art, drama and football for young Disabled people aged 11 to 25 years old.

The service is free for young people who live or access education in Hammersmith & Fulham. Due to the pandemic, places are provided by invite only to those most in need.

Activities will run on 6, 8, 12 and 14 April from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Email Tamara Stuiver at tamara.stuiver@aod.org.uk for more information.

Family Learning

The Family Learning Team will be running some free online taster sessions over the Easter holiday. This will include family yoga and multi craft sessions.

Call 020 8753 3600 or visit the H&F adult learning and skills service website to book your place.

Fulham FC Foundation

All girls are welcome to attend the morning and afternoon sessions on Friday 9 April and Friday 16 April at Bishops Park, Fulham. From £16 per session.

Book with Fulham FC soccer schools

Hammersmith Community Garden Association

HCGA are running a number of sessions but they are only open to group bookings or via London Sports Trust at the farm on Fridays. The farm will be open for family visits on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings after Easter through to the end of term.

Find out more on the association's website or email cathy@hcga.org.uk

Let Me Play

Let Me Play are running a free camp for children in need and key worker children aged 8 to14 years old at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April and Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April.

Book by email

Key 4 Life

Fun filled under 18s school break 3-day event including rowing, football and music from Wednesday 7 April to Friday 9 April.

Email dave.gardner@key4life.org.uk or eva.hamilton@key4life.org.uk for more information.

Family Support Service

You can get support over the holidays from the Hammersmith & Fulham family support service. It includes:

A ‘Time to Connect’ helpline

The new helpline, staffed by the Time to Connect team, provides a listening ear if you are concerned about anything or need help accessing or being signposted to their services.

Home learning guides

The unit have put together home learning guides and references for early years, primary school and secondary school children.

Virtual sessions on Facebook

The new virtual family centre is here and the virtual timetable can be found here. You can still access all the support usually provided at the children’s centres through their new virtual Facebook sessions.

Families can drop in for advice, take part in a session or request a call from their Time to Connect team.

If you need early years support – such as a nursery or childminder over the Easter holidays – the family support service team can also help if you qualify.

For more details about the family support service, email: contact@family-support.org.uk

Atmospheric Explorers – Family Air Quality Science Sessions over Easter with Imperial’s Invention Rooms

It’s not too late to book places on the upcoming half-term activities. This Easter holiday you can meet Imperial’s researchers who are working on new discoveries all about air. Over two weeks, you can see how cars cut through air, learn how to capture carbon, and take part in our super quiz about the world’s air, atmosphere and oceans.

Sessions will take place online via Zoom and are free for families in the North of H&F. Each online session will last around 45 minutes.

Storytelling: The Elephant and the Bee

Why are elephants afraid of bees? Why do bees sting? And should we be afraid of them?

Come and join professional storyteller Helen for a fun, educational folktale from Thailand exploring these questions. Bees are vital for life and it's important that we do all we can to support them - even if we live in a city. We're sure you'll come away buzzing with bee facts and perhaps even dancing like one!

After the session we will send you an activity to help you make your own environment a little greener.

Who: Ages 3-5
When: Thursday 8 April at 2pm and Tuesday 13 April at 10am
Book The Elephant and the Bee storytelling

Meet our Scientists: Brake Dust Discoveries

Car exhaust is a source of pollution that we are probably familiar with, but could it be that every time we hit the brakes, we are contributing to air pollution?

Join researcher Liza, as we look down the microscope at some of the cutting-edge research into this tiny potential pollutant. Learn about our research into brake dust, design the car of the future and complete our super urban air quiz.

After the session we will send out an activity for you to design a vehicle of the future!

Who: Ages 5-11
When: Wednesday 7 April at 10am and Thursday 8 April at 10am
Book Brake Dust Discoveries

Meet our Scientists: Fantastic Flowing Fluid

What does predicting the weather, designing a supercar and knowing where to stand on a tube have in common?

Join researcher Huw as we discover more about the amazing world of fluid dynamics which is the science that tells us how air moves.

In this online session, you’ll design your very own supercar, learn about the science of fluid flow, and work out how researchers build models to make our world safer.

Who: Ages 5-11
When: Wednesday 7 April at 2pm and Wednesday 14 April at 10am
Book Fantastic Flowing Liquid

Meet our Scientists: Carbon Capture Pioneers

We know that carbon dioxide in the air can cause global warming, but what if there was a way to capture carbon and lock it miles underground?

Join researcher Sarah as we explore the amazing world of carbon capture and see how geologists combine cutting edge technology and millions of years old rocks for a greener future for everyone. Learn about our amazing research, take part in our carbon quiz and try your own carbon experiment at home.

Who: Ages 5-11
When: Tuesday 13 April at 2pm and Thursday 15 April at 10am
Book Carbon Capture Pioneers

Quiz: Earth, Air and Ocean

The ocean is full of life and covers most of the planet, but how much do you know about this amazing habitat?

Join our researcher Stephanie and take part in our interactive live zoom quiz all about the earth’s largest ecosystem. Have fun, test your families' knowledge and discover how we are all connected together on this blue planet!

Who: Ages 5-11
When: Thursday 15 April at 2pm
Book the Earth, Air and Ocean Quiz

Community Champions Workshop: Make a greener future

Sometimes climate change seems like such a big problem, it’s hard to know where to start. So what can you do when you want to make a real difference?

Join researcher Emma to learn about the different ways you can get involved in making your local neighbourhood and community greener and cleaner. A must for all those concerned about local air pollution.

Who: Ages 5-11
When: Wednesday 14 April at 2pm
Book the Community Champions Workshop

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