Summer Hols in Southwark

In the second of our series looking at Summer Holiday activities near our stores, we turn to Southwark. One of London’s oldest Borough’s on the Southbank of the Thames. Which mean’s there’s plenty going on. So if you’re looking for something to keep the children organised and entertained in – whilst school is out – well there’s plenty of choice.

From Sports to Music to Arts and Crafts – there’s a whole plethora of activities available across the Borough to keep the younger ones occupied. Here’s our pick…



Football and Tennis at Colombo

Colombo Street Community Sports Centre is the venue for a range of courses over the summer. UEFA B and FA Level 2 Coaches will be on hand to teach and instruct youngsters in the beautiful game (and let’s hope – after their recent performance – for the England Team’s sake they can impassion some skilled stars of tomorrow!), whilst coaches from Southwark Tennis Club will be helping youngsters develop their inner Murray.

Southwark Gymnastics

If your daughter or son is a back-flipping bonkers or a demon at a one handed round-off, they might be well up for a Gymnastics Summer club. Southwark Gymnastics club are running a holiday club from 24th July right through to 1st September, based at Brunswick School in Camberwell.

Performance and Music

Play in a Week

If your little ones have a reputation for making a bit of a performance and drama, they will almost certainly relish the opportunity to make a Play in a Week.  As the name suggests, it’s a week long summer workshop for children to learn how to put on a how. Run at the Rubicon Theatre throughout the Summer.

Nimble Arts Creative Holiday Club

Nimble arts are offering an extensive range of creative holiday clubs for children from Nursery age to year 6. There’s themed workshops running across all 4 weeks of August – including Sound and Vision, Time Machine, Made From Scratch and Once Upon a Time.

These fun and engaging workshops give children experience across a wide variety of creative disciplines including Music, Drama, Film Making and Storytelling. These Holiday Clubs are week long and offer care from 8am  – 5pm – so are great if you have to work and need something fun to keep your children occupied. Find out more – including on the Nimble Arts website.

Science, Ecology and Environment

MotherNature Science Weeks

Team Mother Nature are holding holiday camps throughout the summer break. Aimed at children aged 5 – 12 years they are 4 or 5 days courses taking place from 9am – 3.30pm. They pack in a whole range of activities across all the disciplines – Chemistry, Biology and Physics – with a variety of indoor and outdoor exercises. They’re Ofsted registered too – so you can be reassured your children are in safe and competent hands.

Find out availability and locations for the Mother Nature Holiday Science Activity Camps



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