Summer fun for all ages
Heatwave – the summer activities and events programme for children and young people in Islington – is back, and this year promises to be as good as ever.
There are loads of different activities on offer across the borough with something for all ages. Full listings are available online so log on and find out more.
Want to meet an owl, meerkat or millipede? Safari Pete will be at Islington libraries this summer offering you the chance to meet lots of fascinating, feathery and furry animals up close.
Top children’s author and comedy poet Neal Zetter will also be at libraries reading some of his funny animal poems, playing word games and creating animal tongue twisters.
Get crafty at Islington Museum’s host of great summer activities. Watch out for messy play and family art days, plus don’t miss the Storytelling: Summer Everywhere event on Thursday 6 July from 10am-11.30am for an interactive, sensory adventure exploring all the sounds and smells of summer, and the chance to create your own summery craft to take home.
There are seven leisure centres and nine courts and pitches across the borough offering loads of different activities this summer. Sobell has a great holiday programme that runs on weekdays from 10am to 3pm with activities like a bouncy castle, badminton, gymnastics, games area and more. There are also several tennis summer camps taking place with experienced LTA qualified instructors where you can learn to serve like a pro.
Discover and explore
There are 12 adventure playgrounds in Islington that are safe, fun, welcoming and free. You don’t need to book, though children do need to register. All have exciting outdoor structures and play activities that help children develop self-confidence and keep healthy. Try dressing up at Crumbles Castle, arts and crafts at Timbuktu, den building at Waterside and gardening at Lumpy Hill.
If you need help finding out what’s on call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959