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Summer Activities 2012

Children & Families

Free childcare for two-year-olds 15 hours of FREE quality childcare a week for parents who are on a low income or unemployed and meet the eligibility criteria. At a pre-school or nursery, your child can develop selfconfidence, mix with other children, improve their language skills and learn something new. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, call the Family Information Service on

020 8825 5588

(Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)

Children & Families



Key to Symbols




Arts & Creativity


Holiday Playschemes


Multi Activity


Performing Arts


Sports & Leisure


Short Breaks & Disability Sports


Your Local Libraries


Introduction This booklet gives you information on activities in your area for children and young people over the summer period. Many activities are free of charge or low cost and many have facilities for children with additional needs and disabilities. Use the symbols opposite to decide which activity and provider might be best for your needs. You can view this brochure online at, download it or get a hardcopy from the Family Information Service by calling

020 8825 5588

or email your name and address to: Families with children who have additional needs and disabilities can also visit You can also search for activities on our database or get in touch with the Family Information Service if you cannot find an a club or activity suitable for your child’s needs – they can advise you on all activities for children and young people in the borough.

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to find out what services are available in the borough. For information on sports sessions for young people with additional needs and disabilities please contact Active Ealing’s Disability Sports Officer, Christie Moloney on

020 8825 6675 or email

Key to Symbols Activity is priced

Free of charge

Baby changing facilities

Building has wheelchair access

Toilet suitable for wheelchair users

Changing room with changing bench and hoist

Changing room with changing bench

Braille in use

Children must be confident near water

Child will need to bring a packed lunch

Communication aid such as Makaton in use

Meals provided

Outside play opportunities

On-site parking

Personal Assistant can be arranged to give extra support for a child with additional needs

A qualified first-aider is on-site

Sensory play opportunities

Sign language used

Sign language interpreter available by arrangement

Some activities provided at other times of the year (contact provider for details)

Suitable for child with hearing impairment

Suitable for child with vision impairment

Suitable for children with special educational needs (discuss with activity provider)

Arts & Creativity A.P.P.L.E


Multi-activity drop-in sessions Sports, games, arts/crafts, cooking, gardening, dance and drama. age 8-16 time Mon–Fri 2–5pm contact Vicki Barker address The Art Block, Acton Park East Acton Lane W3 7LJ phone 07817 588 981 email website

Art Start A fun activity session for parents and their children to enjoy together, including toys, interactive games and outdoor play. age 0–5 date 2–30 Aug time 1–2:30pm address Perivale Children’s Centre Federal Road UB6 7AP phone 020 8997 0619 option 2 email website

Chiswick Holiday Courses Summer Holiday Courses and Workshops Art, musical theatre, gardening, cookery, pottery, photography, retro vibe, fashion, robots with lego, inventors, creative writing, jewellery, street dance, film-making, art detectives and mosaic madness. age 5–16 date 23 Jul–16 Aug time Mon–Thurs 10am–4pm (Breakfast and tea club if needed) cost £88–£184 address The Ellen Wilkinson School Queens Drive W3 0HW phone 020 8742 3936 email website

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Gunnersbury Park Museum Vikings! One-day drama and craft workshop: discover some exciting Viking stories and make your own miniature Viking longboat to take home (advance booking essential). age 8–12 date 24, 25 Jul (same workshop) time10am–4pm address Gunnersbury Park Museum Gunnersbury Park W3 8LQ phone 020 8992 2247 email website gunnersburyparkmuseum

Relish Kids Cookery Holiday cookery classes Have fun and learn essential cookery skills. age 7+ date 24–26 Jul time 10am–12.30pm, 1.30–4pm cost £24 per session £44 for all day £120 for all 6 sessions address St Mary’s Church Hall Church Road W7 3QP phone 07947 063 155 email website

Writing, Acting and Publishing Project (WAPPY) Positive Awareness Creative Writing and Performance In partnership with Ealing Central Library and St Dunstan’s Church, WAPPY will develop young people’s creative writing and performance skills for a showcase and a sports day, on ‘The Olympics & Our Cultural Communities’ theme. age 7–17 date / time Contact us cost £3 per child, £2 for siblings contact Grace Quansah address Ealing Central Library Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre The Broadway W5 5JY phone 07877 653631 email website

Does your family need some help? If you are going through a difficult time at home within your family – SAFE (Supportive Action for Families in Ealing) can help you. SAFE helps people experiencing: •Domestic violence • Relationship breakdown • Family conflict • Child behaviour issues • Problems at school • Difficulties arising from debt And much more... SAFE teams include health professionals, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers and school and family workers. With a team of professionals specialising in different issues – you can get the help you need to make a situation better sooner rather than later before problems get bigger and harder to resolve. Call your nearest SAFE team to find out how they can help: Acton, Ealing, Hanwell: phone 020 8825 7819 Northolt, Greenford, Perivale: phone 020 8842 0220 Southall: phone 020 8825 7606 Adolescent Service: phone 020 8825 7606

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Holiday Playschemes A Rocha Living Waterways

A Rocha Living Waterways

A Canal Experience on the Floating Classroom A Rocha Living Waterways works closely with Groundwork Thames who manage the canal boat Elsdale 2. Following an introduction to canal history and safety we will learn about canals through art and craft activities. Then we will celebrate the many creatures that use the canal and stop to observe minibeasts in a meadow on the way. Songs and a party finish the week when parents and families are invited on board. age 5-11 date 13–17 Aug time 10am-12pm (Groundwater Thames continue their activities after lunch till 3pm) cost £2 per child address Docking area next to Blair Peach Primary School, Beaconsfield Road UB1 1DR phone 020 8574 5935 email website

‘Berry Interesting’ Minet is brimming with them! Children will be encouraged to identify, eat (safely), know folklore, paint, dye and bake with berries to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of nature. age 5-11 date 20–24 Aug time 10am–1pm cost £2 per child address Minet Country Park Springfield Road Middlesex UB4 0LL phone 020 8574 5935 email website

A Rocha Living Waterways Also offers ‘Going Batty in the Park’. Bat detecting at dusk and learning about nature in the autumn. date 30 Oct time 1-4pm

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Aktiva Camps at Mount Carmel Multi activity holiday playschemes Sports, arts/crafts, dance and drama. ages 4–12 date 23 Jul–31 Aug cost £25 short day, £35 standard day £40 extended day per child £99 short day week, £135 stadard day week £149 extended day week address Mount Carmel Primary School Little Ealing Lane W5 4EA phone 020 3551 8909, 07848 004 394 email website

Aktiva Camps at Little Ealing Primary School Multi activity holiday playschemes ages 4–12 date 23 Jul–31 Aug cost £25 short day, £35 standard day £40 extended day per child £99 short day week, £135 stadard day week £149 extended day week address Little Ealing Primary School Weymouth Avenue W5 4EA phone 020 3551 8909, 07848 004 394 email website

Armenian Community Pre-School Group Summer Playscheme & Outings Offering safe, stimulating play, learning opportunities and outings for children to help them socialise and build their self-esteem and confidence. age 1-16 date 6–24 Aug time 10am–12.45pm cost £3 per child address Hayashen, 105a Mill Hill Road, W3 8JF phone 020 8992 4621 email website

B1 Sports & Games Club Holiday Club Trips, outings, arts, crafts, sports and games, drama, cooking and ICT classes and much more. age 4–13 date 23 Jul–10 Aug time 8.30am–6pm cost £20 per day address St Josephs Roman Catholic Primary School, York Avenue W7 3HU phone 07507 568 543 email website

Better: Dormers Wells Leisure Centre Multi Activity Holiday Playscheme Children can make new friends while they play games, do arts/crafts and try a new sport such as athletics, tennis, football, basketball, swimming, gymnastics or badmington. age 5–12 date 30 Jul–31 Aug time 8.30am–5.30pm cost Standard all day: £9 Standard five day week: £42 Concessionary all day: £6.80 Concessionary five day week: £32.50 address Dormers Wells Leisure Centre Dormers Wells Lane UB1 3HX phone 020 8571 7207 email website

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Holiday Playschemes Chiswick Holiday Courses

Ealing Play Service

Summer Creative Workshops Art, robots with Lego, photography, filmmaking, creative writing, gardening, pottery, cookery, fashion, inventors workshop, life skills, mosaic, drama, musical theatre, street dance, jewellery, entrepreneur workshop. Breakfast and tea club available. age 5–16 date 23–16 Aug time Mon–Thurs 10am–4pm cost £88–£184 depending on course address Ellen Wilkinson School Queens Drive, W3 0HW phone 020 8 742 3936 email website

Holiday Playschemes Childcare playschemes during school holidays operating at various venues around the borough. Arts/crafts, sports and games, trips, outdoor play areas, music and dance. Ofsted registered. age 5 to 12 location Ealing, Acton, Southall Northolt and Hanwell date 30 Jul–24 Aug time 8.30am–5.45pm cost £70.00 per week for first child, £65.00 for second child or £16.00 a day for two days or more phone 020 8825 9766 email website

Can’t find an activity to suit your needs? Call the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588 or search activities online at

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Hungry Caterpillars Kidz Club ages 4-11 Wide range of activities which offer choice and variety. date 8am–6pm time 23 Jul–24 Aug cost Please contact us address Perivale Children’s Centre Federal Road UB6 7AP phone 020 8991 7815 email

International Presbyterian Church Children’s Holiday Bible Club Games, crafts, singing, quizzes, stories and verses from the Bible. Light snack provided. All leaders CRB registered. age 5–14 date 28 Aug–1 Sep time 9.45am–12.15pm address International Presbyterian Church 53 Drayton Green W13 0JE phone 020 8997 4706 email website

Little Strawberries Holiday club Group games, board games, arts/crafts, cooking, floor games and sports. Outdoor play facilities and regular outings to places such as laser quest, go-karting, cinema and tropical forest. age 4-16 time 8.30am–6pm cost £18.50 address Grand Union Village Community Trust Weaver House, 6 Higham Mews UB5 6FP phone 07908 912 135 email website

Islip Manor Children’s Centre Stay & Play Free drop-in sessions offering families art and craft activities, messy play, construction toys, home corner etc. Secure outdoor play area with swings, climbing frame, sand and water play, bikes and scooters. age 0-8 time Mon–Thurs 10.45am–3.15pm contact Rhona Ware adress Islip Manor Children’s Centre Eastcote Lane UB5 5RG phone 020 8845 0601 email

Playhouse UK Limited T/A Playhouse Horsenden Holiday Club ages 3-13 Arts/crafts, construction kits, cooking, sewing, drama, large selection of toys and equipment, computer games, plus secure use of the gardens. Fun outings to play parks, Fantasy Island, cinema etc. address All Hallows Church Hall Elton Avenue UB6 0PR phone 077 9185 3060 or 020 8123 5492 email website

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Holiday Playschemes Soul in Northolt and Greenford

The Log Cabin

Wide range of activites ages 8-19 Film-making, sports, performing arts, fashion, self-defence and graffiti art. date Film production course: 12.30–3.30pm 30 Jul–3 Aug Sing Week: 12–4pm 6–10 Aug Free workshops (games, crafts etc): 9–13 Aug Graffiti course: 1–3pm 25–27 Aug cost Small cost for cafe items contact Ben Whitmarsh address The Dovetail Centre Beauvais Terrace UB5 6JT phone 020 8842 4766, 07897 089 6742 email

Summer Holiday Playscheme ages 4-16 Places must be booked. All-day inclusive playscheme aimed at children/young people with additional needs or disabilities. Wide range of inside and outside facilities with organised trips. date 30 Jul–31 Aug time Mainstream children: 9.30–3.30pm Extended day 8.30–5.45pm For children with additional needs: 9.30– 3.30pm, Extended day 8.30–5.45pm cost Mainstream children £19 per day Extended day £21 For Children with additional needs: £12.30 per day, Extended day £16.40 address 259 Northfield Avenue W5 4UA phone 020 8840 3400 email website

World of Children Holiday Playscheme for ages 4-8 Arts/crafts, games, construction kits, soft play, sand and water with safe outdoor area for play and sports. Outings to the park and library. address The Log Cabin Children’s Centre 259 Northfields Avenue W5 4UA phone 0203 538 9096 email

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Family Information Service Ealing’s Family Information Service handles over 800 enquiries each month - so we are very experienced at understanding the needs of parents, carers, children and young people.

Call us to find out about: Ofsted registered childcare (nurseries, playgroups, childminders etc) Paying for childcare Children’s centres Education Family support services Leisure activities Services for children with additional needs and disabilities Services for young people

020 8825 5588

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Multi Activity Acton Park Children’s Centre


Open Access Play Arts/crafts and play activities are available to all, including painting, playdough, sand and water play. Outdoor play includes small bikes, scooters and sports equipment. age 0–12 time Mon–Fri 11am–5pm Sat 10.30am–5.30pm, Sun 11.30am–5pm address Acton Park Children’s Centre East Acton Lane W3 7LJ phone 020 8743 6133 email

Music for young children Music class that both entertains and teaches children skills and confidence that they can take with them through the rest of their school days . Magic, rhythm, musical memory, stories and more. age 0–7 date Until 16 Aug time Thurs 10–10.40 am cost £6 per child address Ealing Town Hall Uxbridge Road, New Broadway W5 phone 020 8746 9160 email Hairybear4helen@hotmai website

Acton Park Children’s Centre Play Day Celebration for all the family Fun day with lots to see and do. date 1 Aug time 11am – 5pm address Acton Park Children’s Centre East Acton Lane W3 7LJ phone 020 8743 6133 email

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Dormers Wells Play Centre Holiday Drop-in Arts/crafts, cooking, games and free play. Outdoor play facilities include a basket ball pitch, skate ramp, two large play areas and an under 5’s enclosed play area. age 0–13 time Mon–Fri 11am–5.30pm, Sat 12.15–4.45pm address Dormers Wells Play Centre Longridge Lane UB1 3JH phone 020 8571 9756 email

Ealing Play Service

Ealing Play Service

Play sessions Arts/crafts including mosaic, baby corner, music and story time, cookery, competitions and quizes. Outdoor play includes playgrounds and sports for different age groups. Sessions will vary to offer a good range of activities. We celebrate Playday on 1st August with a magician, henna and face painting, music and dance sessions including sports activites and more. age 0–12 time Mon–Fri 11am–4pm Sat–Sun 11am–3.30pm address Southall Park Children’s Centre Green Drive UB1 3AZ phone 020 8813 8275 email

Summer Holiday Drop-in Large outside play area with newly refurbished play equipment plus lots of inside games and activities including home corner, table football and table tennis. age 0–12 (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult) time Mon–Fri 11am–4.15pm Sat–Sun 12–4.15pm address Limetrees Children’s Centre Thorndike Avenue UB5 5LA email

Gunnersbury Park Museum

Ealing Play Service National Play Day Event Free entry, rides and activities to suit children of all ages (see back cover). time 12pm–4pm address Rectory Park UB5 5NR phone 020 8825 9758, 020 8825 5431 email website

Hands-on Archaeology! For all the family Bringing history to life: dress as a Roman legionary, handle 2000-year-old artefacts, join the quiz trail and see what archaeological finds you can dig up. date 22 Jul time 11am–4.30pm address Gunnersbury Park Museum Gunnersbury Park W3 8LQ phone 020 8992 2247, 020 8992 1612 email website gunnersburyparkmuseum

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Multi Activity Lammas Park Play Centre

Northolt Park Children Centre

Open Access Play Arts/crafts and play activities, playdough, sand and water etc. We also have a Nature Area. age 0–8 time Tues–Fri 11am–2.30pm Sat 10.30 am–3.30pm Sun 12–3.30pm address Lammas Park Play Centre Elers Road W13 9QD phone 020 8810 0240

Holiday Drop-in Arts/crafts, computer games, home corner, baby area, table football, BMX track,skate ramps, multi use games area, adventure play ground, under 5’s play ground and outdoor gym equipment. age 0–12 (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult) time Mon–Fri 11.30am–4.30pm Sat 11.30am–3.30pm address Northolt Park Children’s Centre Newmarket Avenue UB5 4DB phone 020 8864 7614 email

Lammas Park Play Centre Play Day Celebration for the whole family Fun day with lots to see and do. date 1 Aug time 11am–2.30pm address Lammas Park Children’s Centre Elers Road W13 9QD phone 020 8810 0240

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PM Gallery & House Summer programme age All ages address Walpole Park W5 5EQ phone 020 8567 1227 email pmgallery& website pmgalleryandhouse

FUTUREVERSITY For young people aged 11-19 Ealing’s Futureversity project is jam-packed with exciting courses and activities for young people aged 11–19 (25 for people with additional needs) this summer. We’ve got some amazing and very different activities on offer – there’s something for everyone and what’s really incredible is that it is all absolutely free of charge.

Free Courses! Mon 30 Jul - Fri 31 Aug

Don’t miss out! l Choose what you do, where you do it and when. l Make new friends who like the same things as you. l Some courses work towards a nationally recognised qualification. l Make the best of the summer break, try new things and have fun.

Choose from Arts and Fashion Business Studies and Careers Digital Media • Film Photography • Music Performing Arts • Skills for Life Sports and much more! For information and bookings

020 8825 8226 Visit Email

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Performing Arts MEL Productions Ltd (Music Education Language Productions) Music technology Learn all about Music Technology using Mac computers. No experience necessary. Young people who love to sing or play instruments will get the opportunity to record their song (once arranged with tutor). age 11–25 date 31 Jul–15 Aug time Tues, Wed 1–4pm address 25 Churchfield Road W3 6BD phone 020 8992 1372 email website

SA Dance Dance school Ballet, jazz, modern, tap, street, contemporary dance and pilates for all ages and abilities with performance opportunities in West and Central London. age 3+ time Wed 6.30­– 8.40pm Thurs 4.30–6.30pm, Sat 10am–2pm address Ealing Town Hall New Broadway W5 2BY phone 07863 555 817 email website

The Questors Youth Theatre Pinnacle Performing Arts Performing arts classes Dance classes include Commercial Street, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Freestyle Lyrical/Ballet, Street Dance Tap, Musical Theatre as well as vocal coaching/singing and acting. age 3+ level Beginners to advance time Tues 4.30–8pm, Sat 10am–2.30pm cost From £5 per session £12 annual registration fee address Open Ealing 113 Uxbridge Road W5 5TL phone 0  7737 358 288 email i website w

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Musical Theatre & Puppet Making Workshops Seven days of muscial theatre workshops working towards a show on the last day with two days of puppet-making to produce giant puppets to be used in the show. age 9–16 date 26 Jul–3 Aug time 10am–4pm cost £250 (£125 concession) £30 (£15 concession) address The Questors Theatre 12 Mattock Lane W5 5BQ phone 020 8567 0011 email website

Yourspace, Yourspace too, Yourspace tots

Visit your local children’s centre

Drama summer school A fun-packed week culminating in a performance for parents in the fantastic Questors Studio. This year’s themes are: School’s Out for Summer! for the older age groups and ABC 123 for the younger age group. age Yourspace: 6–11 Yourspace too: 12–18 Yourspace tots: 3–5 date 13–17 Aug cost Yourspace, Yourspace too: £170 Yourspace tots: £130 address St Augustine’s Priory Hillcrest Road W5 2JL phone 07580 474 638 email website

Children’s centres offer children under the age of five and their families access to a wide range of services, information, support and activities to help them get the best start in life.

Services include: • Early education and childcare • Support and information for parents, including parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services • Child and family health services • Help into work with links to Jobcentre Plus and training Find your nearest children’s centre at or call the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588 or email for a copy of the children’s centre booklet that covers your area or view a copy online.

Acton & Ealing Central Children’s Centres Spring 2012

Northolt, Greenford & Perivale

Southall Children’s Centres Spring 2012

Children’s Centres Spring 2012

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Sports & Leisure AEW FC (Youth Football Club) Football Training for ages 4-15 Football training with qualified coaches. Players can also take part in football tournaments during the summer. age 4-15 time Sat 10am–2pm cost £3 per session address Hillcrest Road Fox Reservoir W5 2JL phone 07776 254 827 email website

Better: Dormers Wells Leisure Centre Holiday Short Course Swimming Lessons Swim School is part of London’s largest learn to swim programme. Swimming teachers follow the ASA National Teaching Plan for swimming, providing a structured, nationally recognised pathway to swimming proficiency. age 5–10 date 13 Aug–24 Aug time / cost / level contact us address Dormers Wells Leisure Centre Dormers Wells Lane UB1 3HX phone 020 8571 7207 website

Axé Capoeira UK Capoeira Classes Capoeira is a combination of combat techniques, acrobatics, music and dance. Classes for both adults and children - see website for more details. address Reynolds Sports Centre Gunnersbury Lane W3 8EY time Wed 7.45–9pm, Fri 7–9pm cost First class £4, £48 for eight classes contact Marcus Cabeça phone 07931 770 153 email website

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Better: Gurnell Leisure Centre Holiday Short Course Swimming Lessons Swim School is part of London’s largest learn to swim programme. Swimming teachers follow the ASA National Teaching Plan for swimming, providing a structured, nationally recognised pathway to swimming proficiency. age 0–15 date 30 Jul–3 Aug time / cost / level contact us address Gurnell Leisure Centre Ruislip Road East W13 0AL phone 020 8998 3241 website

Ealing Cycling Campaign

Little Kickers Ealing

Family bicycle rides Gentle cycle rides for families with young children and less confident children. Starts from Ealing Town Hall, keeping to quiet roads and canal paths, ending with a picnic in the park. Free loan of cycle equipment can be arranged through contact David Eales phone 07880 797 437 email website

Football and Rugby Camp age 4-7 date 20–24 Aug time Mon–Wed, Fri 9am-12.00pm cost £55 address Sports Field, Drayton Manor High School Drayton Bridge Road W7 1EU phone 020 3092 1313 email website

Greenford Sports Centre Summer School’s Out Programme Wide range of games and activities including bouncy castle, football, short tennis and trampoline. Plus organised games for children to win prizes. Parents must attend at all times. age 4–8 time 10:30am–12:30pm date 30 Jul–24 Aug cost £3.20 per child per session address Greenford Sports Centre Lady Margaret Road UB1 2NP phone 020 8575 9157 email website

Mi Sport Ealing (formerly Active Kids Ealing) Multi Sport Activites and Games Sessions age 3+ date 30 Jul–17 Aug cost From £15 per day address North Ealing Primary School Pitshanger Lane W5 1RP phone 07894 540257 email website A fully qualified PE teacher will take into consideration children’s prior development, learning and needs to best offer sessions that teach core skills as well as ensuring children enjoy themselves and have plenty of opportunities to develop their social skills and learn about being part of a team.

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Sports & Leisure Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan

Southall Sports Centre

Beginners Kung Fu Classes Highest quality martial arts instruction in a safe, positive learning environment. age 7–16 time Tues 6.30–7.30pm Thurs 5.45–6.45pm cost £35 per calendar month address Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road W7 1EU phone 07766 240 347 email website

Multi-sports week Fun introduction to new and familiar team sports, games and activities with the opportunity to take part in coached sports and competitions.Includes Dodgeball, Team Frisbee, Relay Races and and arcade style Dance Mats. Coached sports include football, cricket and basketball. All children will receive certificates at the end of the week. age 6-14 years time Daily cost £14 (£10 with JLP) Weekly £60 (£40 with JLP), Day-trip (£20) 10% discount for siblings contact Lawrence Bacosse address Southall Sports Centre Beaconsfield Road UB1 1DP phone 020 8571 8871 email website (look for sports centres)

Southall Self-defence Club (Comat Karate GB) Self-defence, fitness, competitions and mentoring Supporting young people with a disciplined martial arts sport, engaging them with life skills and offering mentoring support if needed. Established 1979. age 8–22 time Dormers Wells Sports Centre: Sat 9–11am North Primary School: Mon 9–10.30am cost £5 per lesson (Drinks 50p or £1) phone 07947 120 159 email

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Team Nova Trampoline & DMT

West Middlesex Tennis Club

Summer Training Camp (four days) Summer trampolining camp with Double Mini Trampoline (DMT), ‘NOVAGYMFIT’ and general gymnastics skills. Led British Gymnastics High Performance Coaches, supported by very experienced national and regional level coaches, training participants from their first jump to international performance levels. age 6+ date 28–31 Aug time Tues–Thurs 9.30am–5.00pm Fri 9.30am–2.30pm cost £158 address Reynolds Sports Centre Gunnersbury Lane W3 8EY phone 07950 267 655 email website

Tennis camps Tennis as well as a choice of other sports eg football, rounders, handball etc. The camps are fun and provide an excellent opportunity for children to develop their tennis skills in a safe environment. age 3–15 date 9 Jul–31 Aug time Mon–Fri, class 1: 10am–1pm class 2: 10am–3pm cost class 1: £13 per day, class 2: £20 per day (Advanced booking discounts available) address West Middlesex Lawn Tennis Club 6 Berners Drive W13 0JS phone 077 9617 1302 email website

Ealing Sport Centres Visit for a list of all the sports centres in the borough - their location, activity schedules, opening times and prices.

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Short Breaks for Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities Ealing funds a number of short break activity providers over the summer holiday period to ensure children, young people and families living with additional needs and disabilities have the opportunity to participate in fun, exciting, challenging activities. All short breaks are listed on All London Borough of Ealing special schools have also received funding to run their own summer activities programme. Families should contact the schools directly, visit

Crossroads Care West London Summer Holiday Playscheme Playscheme running for five weeks over the summer holiday (two days a week). Activities include: music project/making CDs, day trip to Brighton and Clacton, coached football session, companion cycling, swimming, arts/ crafts, Ruislip Lido and more. date 30 Jul–29 Aug (please get in touch for exact dates of specific activities) time 10am to 3pm cost £17 per hour (1 to 1 supervision) £34 per hour (2 to 1 supervision) £13 transport, £3.75 refreshments (Venue varies according to activity) contact Magdalena Dankova, Jeanette Skipp address Southall Activity Centre Cranleigh Gardens UB1 2BE phone 020 8728 7000, 020 8728 7003 email magda.dankova@, Jeanette.skipp@ website

Contact a Family, Ealing and Southall Family Day Trips Day trips/short breaks for families with disabled children aged 0-19. We provide support and wheelchair accessible transport for families to ensure day trips are supportive and doable for all. date 26 Jul–23 Aug (please get in touch for list of dates and activities planned including day trips) cost Adult: £3-6, Child £2-4 (Venue varies according to activity) contact Raj Kataria address St George’s Community Centre 8-12 Lancaster Road UB1 1NW phone 020 8571 6381 email website

PESTS (Parents of Ealing SelfHelp Training Scheme) Family Day Trips for children with additional needs including complex medical needs PESTS offer day trips and fun sessions for children aged 0-5 and their families. Day trips offer families the chance to have and exciting family outing with support and understanding. Volunteers and staff come along to ensure children’s needs are met and parents also get a break in the day as well. contact Sue Meacham Brigitte Bistrick-Bryan phone 020 8571 9954 email website

Extreme Ability Disability Sports Providers 2012 For young people aged 14+ and adults with disabilities - the Extreme Ability project has produced a brochure showing the sport and leisure programme on offer across Ealing. The programme offers a wide variety of activities for people of all abilities. Download a copy from the publications section of www.children’ To request a printed copy email your name and address to Christie Moloney

New Summer Programme Exciting NEW summer programme for young people with additional needs aged 16+ in development for this summer. Check in July for details.

Story Lab, Drama and Magic at Your Local Library Story Lab Summer Reading Challenge for 4–11s Your chance to win a gold medal The Summer Reading Challenge, for children aged 4 to 11 years, aims to inspire children to read for pleasure during the summer holiday. This year’s theme is Story Lab. Children who sign up to the free challenge will receive a model story laboratory, a small prize and stickers for each of the six books that they read as part of the scheme. Children who complete the challenge will also be awarded a certificate and a gold medal.

Drama Workshops and Magic Shows Ealing Libraries have invited Freshwater Theatre to offer three themed drama workshops for different age groups in libraries across the borough this summer. Please contact the libraries listed below to book tickets. In addition, Crazy Colin the Story Lab magician will be touring libraries with his Story Lab Reading Magic Show. Admission to the magic show is free but spaces are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Story Lab Kids: Save Our Stories! (Freshwater Theatre) age 4–8 date 1 Aug time 10.30–11.30am address Ealing Central Library Ealing Broadway Centre W5 5JY phone 020 8825 9278 Early Years Story Hunt on the Olympics (Freshwater Theatre) age 3–5 date 2 Aug time 10.30–11.30am address Wood End Library & Children’s Centre, Whitton Avenue West UB6 0EE phone 020 8825 7292 Crazy Colin’s Story Lab Reading Magic Show date 3 Aug time 10–10.45am address Northolt Library Church Road UB5 5AS phone 020 8825 7296 Crazy Colin’s Story Lab Reading Magic Show date 3 Aug time 1–1.45pm address Northolt Leisure Centre Library, Eastcote Lane North UB5 4AB phone 020 8825 7025

* Children must be accompanied by an adult at all library events.

Crazy Colin’s Story Lab Reading Magic Show date 3 Aug time 3.30–4.15pm address Southall Library, Osterley Park Road, Southall UB2 4BL phone 020 8825 7259 Olympic Quest Drama Workshops (Freshwater Theatre) age 5–11 date 16 Aug time 10.30–11.30am address Ealing Central Library Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre W5 5JY phone 020 8825 9278

Olympic-themed Children’s Craft Beat boredom Have fun creating Olympic-themed crafts and activities during the summer in Ealing Libraries. Create your own Olympic torch, flag or design your own medal, colour-in your own sporty finger puppet or make fun foam crafts with a London or sporty theme. Look out for posters in your local library for further details nearer the time.

* Children must be accompanied by an adult at all library events.

Your Local Libraries Acton Library High Street Acton W3 6NA 020 8825 7622

Northolt Library Church Road Northolt UB5 5AS 020 8825 7296

Ealing Central Library Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, Ealing W5 5JY 020 8825 9278

Perivale Library Horsenden Lane South Perivale UB6 7NT 020 8825 7273

Greenford Library Oldfield Lane South Greenford UB6 9LG 020 8825 7297

Pitshanger Library 143-145 Pitshanger Lane Ealing W5 1RH 020 8825 7278

Hanwell Library Cherington Road Hanwell W7 3HL 020 8825 7262

Southall Library Osterley Park Road Southall UB2 4BL 020 8825 7259

Jubilee Gardens Library Jubilee Gardens Ealing UB1 2TJ 020 3313 7900

West Ealing Library Melbourne Avenue Ealing W13 9BT 020 8825 7294

Northfields Library Northfield Avenue Ealing W5 4UA 020 8825 7263

Wood End Library & Children’s Centre Whitton Avenue West Greenford UB6 0EE 020 8825 7292

Northolt Leisure Centre Library Eastcote Lane North Northolt UB5 4AB 020 8825 7025

* Children must be accompanied by an adult at all library events.

Free nursery places for all three and four-year-olds

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Every three and four-year-old is entitled to a FREE part-time nursery or preschool place. Call the Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588 to find out more and get a list of nurseries in your area.

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Lime Tree Park

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Join us to celebrate Playday 2012 ( Have a fantastic day full of activities for children of all ages including a carousel, bungee run, mega giant slide, giant army assault course, face painting and much more. Open to everyone bring your family and friends and a picnic. Visit for more information on summer activities and holiday playschemes.


Playday in Rectory Park


Wednesday 1 August 2012 12 – 4pm Rectory Park, Northolt UB5 5NR Children & Families

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Ealing Summer Activites  

Listings of lots of activites for children in Ealing over the Summer months,