Holy Guacamole, Half-term is nearly here… #1

We blinked. And now it’s nearly half-term. So you’re probably going to be ready for  some pointers as to what’s on in the brilliant Borough’s where ABC Selfstore have our Three stores. That means a three parter. And this is #1. But don’t fret – they’ll be more consistent than a Southern Train. So we’re kicking this one off with  a look at some last minute things you might decide to do with the kids in and around Southwark…

happy kids riding scooter and bike in the park, family sport

Half term in Southwark, London, this year is from Monday 24th – Friday 28th October. That’s 5 days in which you’ll have to find something to occupy your little darlings. Now whilst for the older ones, that will inevitably mean leaving them to sit around playing FIFA 17 in the astounding new Journey mode, it’s an altogether different proposition for the youngsters. Unless they’ve got grandparents who can come and look after them whilst you’re working, you’ll need to find them a holiday club, or take time off work to look after them. Here are our quick picks for some fun things you might do:

Holiday Clubs

If you’re looking for Day care style holiday clubs, then Southwark Council’s website has a really useful resource. It’s a map, showing all the Holiday Playschemes across the borough. You can even zoom in and find one that’s conveniently close to home.

Creative Arts

If Dancing is what your kids get up for in the morning, then GDND Academy in Dulwich are hosting a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang/Mary Poppins Holiday Workshop. It’s good value at £85 (there’s a 10% discount too for younger siblings), and takes place at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse, Herne Hill. Billed as a fun and interactive workshop, it’s for children aged 4 – 9 and designed ‘..to get them singing and dancing their way back to school.’

Biiii-Cycle, Biiii-cycle, Biiii-cycle

If your young’uns want to ride their bicycles, but you’d rather they didn’t hit the busy streets of London to do it – then arrange a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. In no time they’ll be wanting to get down the BMX track to ride the bumps, berms and tabletops. They can too. Burgess park has a national standard track and offer some holiday courses. So they can learn properly and without having to run the very real gauntlet of London Traffic – they might end up with the odd scrape and graze, but that’s what being a kid should be about. Find out more and download the schedule, costs and booking form over on the Southwark.gov website.

Fit for Sports

If the Team GB Athletes parade has got your little ones all fired up to be our next Olympic talent, then Fitforsport are holding a sports holiday clubs across the borough during half term week. You can explore the nearest to you – but an example is the event at Boucher Primary School in Bermondsey. With age appropriate programmes divided into 4-5, 6-7 and 8-12 years, there’s something for all. Days start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm. The price per day is £27 or per week £113. Have a goosey gander at their website to see an example day plan.

Gym and things

If your child can’t sit still, chances are they might be good at gymnastics. Southwark Gymnastics club will be running their holiday clubs. You’ll need to sign-up and log in to the members area to see what’s on offer – but if Max, Lewis and co. inspired your youngster(s) at the summer Olympics, it could well be worth it.

Wherever you send the little darlings – we hope they have a darn good time.


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