Summer activities


Summer activities 

Ben Kinsella Trust

Choice and Consequence Exhibition

Take part in an extraordinary workshop that is like nothing you ever done before. Travel through a series of themed rooms and see how the choices you make can lead to consequences you might not have expected. Using theatre, role play, quizzes and video you will be taken through a series of scenarios related to knife crime. Learn more about how the choices we make can not only affect you but also those around you.

Workshops can be booked by schools or youth groups. 


Phone: 07712 306103.

Twitter: @kinsellatrust

London Village Network

London Village Network (LVN) is a grassroots organisation that was set up in 2014. Founder Rachael Box and a team of volunteers have worked with over 300 young people to create a series of programmes that put young people in control.

Instagram: London Village Network

Register to all activities via the LVN app here on Google Play or the Apple Store. Alternatively email:

LVN Mini Reporters

Are you 18-24? Do you live & breathe social media? Have you got what it takes to join our social media team? 

Register via the London Village Network app, search interests under 'Media, PR, Advertising & Journalism' and click ‘I Want To Go’

LVN & Maxwell D Music Competition

Have you ever wanted to produce your own track? This is your opportunity to win studio time with UK chart topping grime artist Maxwell D - Formally Pay As You Go.

Register via the London Village Network app, search interests under 'Film, Theatre & Music Industry' and click ‘I Want To Go’

LVN & Event Academy Competition

This is a unique opportunity for young people to win a chance to gain a certificate in Events management.

Applicant criteria:

Islington Resident, 18 to 25-years-old with a keen interest in events and in their community.

Register via the London Village Network app, search interests under 'Hospitality, Tourism, Catering & Events' and click ‘I Want To Go’

Mayor's Office

From dance classes to kayaking, football to theatre, youth groups across the capital are putting on activities for young Londoners. The list is growing! Check back regularly for new activities. The interactive map brings all the great stuff going on for young people in London into one place.


Interactive youth club sessions, with football and badminton.

Every Saturday, 12pm-3pm and every Sunday, 4pm-7pm at Workhouse, Poplar High Street, E14 0AF.


Phone: 020 7510 7799 / 079 5757 7795

Access to Sports 


If you're aged 8 to 16, take your football technique to another level working on ball skills, footwork, fitness, team play, shooting and passing and more. A competition by the end of the course will put what you have learnt into practice.

22nd July - 23rd August, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm at Finsbury Leisure Centre, ECV1 3PU.


Phone: 0207 686 8812


If you're aged 8-16, and want to master ball handling skills, footwork, fitness and team play with the possibility of completing a basketball leaders award, this course is for you.

12th-16th August, Monday to Friday, 2pm-4pm at Finsbury Leisure Centre, ECV1 3PU


Phone: 0207 686 8812

Dance Activators

If you're 16 or over, try our workshop which will provide volunteers, young people, youth and community workers and sports coaches and leaders with ideas for basic dance moves and fun ways to introduce Dance to young people in their local community.

16th August, 12pm-3pm at Rosebowl Youth Hub, Ramsey Walk, N1 2RE.


Phone: 0207 686 8812

Hoxton Hall

Dancy Company

If you're aged 14 to 19, be part of our dance company, devise and develop original work with professional choreographers as well as some of the most exciting dance companies in London. Performing hip hop, contemporary and street dance, with some of the finest dancers in Hackney. Join us on tour and perform to thousands at events. No previous dance experience required, anyone is welcome to join in. Find out more here.

Every Monday, 6pm-8pm at Hoxton Hall 130 Hoxton St, N1 6SH


Phone: 0207 684 0060

Digital Music Studio

If you're aged 14 to 19, and you’re a musician looking to raise your profile or join a group you’ve come to the right place. Under the guidance of professional musicians and tutors, we offer you the chance to sing, play and create using a variety of instruments solo or as part of a group. Our band meets weekly to experiment together and create a truly original sound in our production room.

Musicians of any kind are welcome to come along and try out different styles. Find out more here.

Every Saturday, 2pm-4pm at Hoxton Hall 130 Hoxton St, N1 6SH


Phone: 0207 684 0060

Youth Arts Board

If you're aged 14-19, work with other young people who are interested in creative production and create exciting events and influence the artistic programme for the whole of Hoxton Hall Youth Arts. As part of Hoxton Hall Youth Arts Board you will get the opportunity to be involved in how the organisation is run and you will get the opportunity to create your own events. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to work in the arts and creative industries, to gain valuable experience, to build their CV and portfolio. Find out more here.

Every Tuesday, 6pm-8pm at Hoxton Hall 130 Hoxton St, N1 6SH


Phone: 0207 684 0060


Oasis is a movement of volunteers, activists and professionals that works in 36 communities across the UK.

Family Day at Playspace

Free workshop, art and craft, games with lunch included. All ages welcome from 10am-1pm.

12th, 19th and 26th August 


Dymchurch Seaside

Breakfast included, BYO Lunch. All ages welcome. Meet at Barn at the Oasis Centre and will return to centre by 6pm.

Limited space, please book. Adults £10, Kids £5 – coach travel included.

19th August


Battersea Park Mini Golf

Breakfast included, BYO Lunch. All ages welcome. Meet at 9.30am at Playspace.

Limited space, please book. Adults £10, Kids £5 – travel not included.

26th August 


Active and Fun!

Free family activities, sports, games and cooking for all ages at Oasis Academy Johanna. From 10am-2pm.

Limited space, please book.

19th August 


Friday Feasts

Play, eat relax, repeat! A free lunch served midday every Friday through the summer holidays. Activities, cooking, meeting the animals and time to relax, all ages welcome at Oasis Farm Waterloo from 11am-2pm.

16th, 22nd and 30th August



Spotlight is a free creative youth service by young people, for young people – giving you access to art studios, film, design and broadcast facilities.

With centres across London (Lansbury, Mile End, Bromley North, Bromley South, Bow East and Poplar), activities are running throughout the summer, including: 

Summer @ Spotlight: GET CREATIVE (Lansbury)

Shoot the Trade

Step outside the box and break through creative boundaries through the use of music, visual arts and theatre to make a music video sharing your experiences and yourreality. Create a beat with MC Scope as inspiration for a video based around the issues that matter to you. Back and bigger than ever.

19th - 21st August, 1pm-5pm

Art Clubbers Bootcamp

Love doing creative things, but don't know which direction to take? We are teaming up with Art Clubbers to bring you Art Clubbers Bootcamp! With sessions taking you on a whirlwind tour through a variety of mediums such film, architecture, fashion and beauty, you will be trained by professionals and start to develop your own creative voice. This bootcamp is perfect for those who want to explore the many careers within the creative world. Dip and dive in and out of these sessions to find your dream career!

15th, 16th, 20th and 21st August, 1pm-4pm 

Photography, Identity and the Street

Working with rapper and photographer Normski, this three-day workshop will introduce you to the art of street photography and portraiture that will leave you freshly inspired to document your world. Edit and create layouts using the images you've taken, working your way to create your own artwork.

12th-14th August, 1pm-5pm

One Youth Dance

Train in jazz, contemporary, hip hop and commercial for five full days with the world-class team at One Youth Dance. This is an opportunity to develop new skills, learn more about the company with workshops in audition technique, and perform your work before family and friends.

12th-16th August, 1pm-5pm

Dessert Challenge 

Head down to our Dessert Challenges at Bromley South and team up to make the best dessert from the food provided (but be warned, there are some curveballs…)

8th and 15th August, 5pm-7pm

Studio Time

Got an idea for a track but don’t know how to engineer a beat? Got some lyrics in your head that you need help realising? Come down to Studio Time where our music technicians will make your dreams come true.

12th-16th August, 1pm-5pm 

Summer @ Spotlight: GET ACTIVE (Lansbury, Bromley South and Bow East)

Girls Boxing

The ring isn't just for the boys! Girls Boxing is a safe and supported space for you to improve your fitness, develop your boxing skills, and meet new pals!

 14th and 21st August, 3pm-4pm


No matter your level come down to the track and show us what you've got.

23rd July - 27th August, 1pm-2pm 

The Right Hook

Whether you have boxing experience or not, Limehouse Boxing are running an exciting new programme across all five weeks of Summer which will see you gain an accredited GB Boxing Tutor Qualification! Alongside your boxing training, you will gain employability skills. This is a great course that will benefit you inside and outside of the ring. Members must attend all sessions to get this accreditation.

 13th, 15th, 20th and 22nd August, 4pm-6pm

Girls Football

Inspired by the Women's World Cup? This summer we're running a female football session at Central Foundation for you to build your stamina and skills with the potential to join the Spotlight Girls Football team

 13th and 20th August, 4pm-6pm

Mixed Football

Got a few mates to form a team? Come to Spotlight to compete against other teams in mini-tournaments. 

  • Lansbury: 16th and 23rd August, 2pm-4pm    
  • Bromley South: 12th and 19th August, 3pm-5pm
  • Bow East: 14th and 21st August, 4pm-6pm

Summer @ Spotlight: GET INSPIRED (Lansbury and Bromley South)

Spotlight Talks with Bobby Zamora

Come to Lansbury Spotlight and hear from Bobby Zamora, professional football player and East London local on how he made it.

16th August, 6pm-7pm 

Safe East Compass

Need advice regarding sexual health, contraception and how to safe in relationships? Come down to Bow East on Tuesdays and have confidential one-to-ones with professional advisers.

13th and 20th August, 6pm-8pm

Youth Realities

‘Deepin Dance’ is a free course for young women aged 12 to 25, delivered by resident dance coach Odette Mifele, who has danced with stars such as Kizz Daniel. 

It's a fun, engaging and uplifting session based around confidence building, non-competitive fitness and female empowerment. 

Every Friday evening (5pm-7pm) at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre, Watling Avenue, HA8 0NP

Instagram: @youthrealities


Phone: 075 5102 2824 


Crimestoppers’ youth service educates and empowers young people to make informed decisions about crime through workshops across the country.


For Jimmy: Safe Havens

Safe Havens are places young people can turn to if they feel they are in danger. Shops and businesses display a sticker that promises protection and builds a safer community on your local high street.


Phone: 020 8852 7855

Instagram: @forjimmyhq

Leap Confronting Conflict 

Leap Confronting Conflict is a 10-day course for 16 to 21-year-olds in London, giving you the opportunity to reflect on personal and relationship conflict – in order to learn new skills and respond differently in situations.

The course includes a weekend residential, where you will develop resilience and teambuilding skills.

Instagram: @leap_cc

My Life My Say

Empowers young people to participate in democracy, by creating spaces for dialogue across communities and generations, and by providing young and socially excluded citizens with the tools to lead change within society.


Phone: 0330 133 0353


Redthread’s specialist youth workers meet young people when they most need help – in a hospital A&E department, on a ward or in a doctor’s waiting room. We provide support to help you achieve your goals. 


Phone: 0203 744 6888

Twitter: @Redthreadyouth


The Scouts help young people with skills for life, encouraging over 460,000 6 to 25-year-olds to do more, learn more and be more.  

They're about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.


StreetDoctors teaches life-saving skills to young people at risk of youth violence across the UK. These sessions will give you the vital skills and confidence needed to act when someone is bleeding or unconscious – empowering you to keep yourself, and others, safe in your community. 

Street Games

Street Games harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of young people right across the UK.


Instagram: streetgamesuk

The Last Stand

The Last Stand is the largest street football tournament. Created to unite communities and break down social, cultural and religious barriers through sport.


Instagram: @_thelaststand_

UK Youth 

UK Youth is a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appropriate high-quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.

UK Youth work with a number of associated organizations that offer a number of activities, including:

Bigga Fish

Bigga Fish is a social enterprise providing a performance platform for young creatives and education in events management and marketing for 14 to 17-year-olds. 


Phone: 020 7729 9944

Ealing Council – Integrated Youth Service

The Ealing Youth and Connexions service provides services to empower and inspire young people to make positive life choices. Their services are designed for young people in Ealing aged 13 to 19-years-old and up to 25-years for those with additional needs.

Phone: 020 8825 5777

Shadow Youth Alliance

The main aims of The Shadow Youth Alliance (SYA) are to provide educational and recreational facilities to young people. SYA was established in 2000 by local young people who were concerned with the poor level of youth provision within the Bethnal Green North Ward of Tower Hamlets.