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Activities for young people

Summer Fun


Fun activities for children and young people

There are loads of fun activities taking place across Southwark - there's something for everyone.

Christmas and New Year

There are a limited number of activities taking place over the Christmas period. Details of centres and opening times are available for download, below.

Download: Youth club programme

Download: Adventure playground programme

Youth clubs

Southwark has six youth clubs dotted around the borough. Offering a variety of activities from music and movie making to day trips. 

Youth clubs in Southwark

Adventure playgrounds

Have an outdoor adventure at one of Southwark’s seven adventure playgrounds – have a kick about with mates, fly through trees on tyre swings, climb up boulders or get creative at a craft workshop.

Adventure playgrounds in Southwark

Children's centres 

There are 17 children's centres in Southwark offering lots of activities for new parents, babies and toddlers.  Enjoy messy play, develop speech at chatter time or enjoy a sing-along. Some activities are low or no cost ad it's a great place to meet new parents and develop your child's social skills.

Let's go - children centres in Southwark

Leisure centres 

Splash about with mates, improve your swimming ability or set the pace on the treadmill.  Find out more about Southwark Council's free swim and gym scheme and how to register.

Southwark free swim and gym  See also Leisure centre's in Southwark for your nearest place to get active.

Parks and open spaces 

With 130 parks and open green spaces, Southwark is one of the greenest boroughs in London - great for a game of cricket, slam dunking a basketball, enjoying a sprint or having a fun picnic with your family and friends.

Parks and open spaces in Southwark

BMX Track London

The BMX Track London is a national standard BMX race track offering a varying programme of use to suit riders of all abilities, whether you are a strider or a professional BMX rider, there are sessions and programmes to suit everyone.

Burgess Park BMX London track



There are 12 libraries in Southwark offering lots of exciting and fun activities for all ages ranging from reading challenges to book clubs and so much more. Pop down to your local library and find out what's going on near you.

Southwark Libraries

Sailing and water sports

The Surrey Docks water sports centre offers the entire Royal Yachting Association dinghy programme. Courses range from beginners to instructor level for adults and juniors from eight years.

Surrey Docks water sports centre


Tideway Sailability

Tideway Sailability offers those with limited mobility the opportunity to enjoy sailing and being out on the open water.  There are hoists available to enable people to be safely and gently moved between wheelchair and boat. For many people with disabilities, driving a vehicle is not possible, consequently the freedom and independence gained when sailing autonomously can be a very fulfilling and liberating experience.

Tideway Sailability assisted sailing


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