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Summer Activities for Children

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With the long summer stretching ahead of you, here’s a list of activities to help you entertain the children, whatever their age, during the summer break.

Creative/Dance Workshops

Crafty Critters – Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th August
6-8 years 10.30am – 12.30pm, 9-11 years 2 – 4pm. Make large sculptures of insects and animals found in the permanent collection. Learn the art of construction, collage, paper maché and weaving with artist Erica Parrett. £40. Dulwich Picture Gallery

Happy Hat Land – Monday 4th – Friday 8th August
A musical for 4-6 year olds. 9am-12pm. Elmgreen School, SE27 9BZ. £90 (PAQ members), £100 (Non PQA members). To books contact Mel on 07746 400823 or e-mail The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts.

Make a Film in a Week – Monday 4th – Friday 8th August
For ages 10-18 years. 9am-3pm. Elmgreen School, SE27 9BZ. £125 (PAQ members), £150 (Non PQA members). To books contact Mel on 07746 400823 or e-mail The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts.

5 Day Summer Experience: Peter Pan – Monday 11th – Friday 15th August
10am – 12pm. Perform East Dulwich, Goose Green Centre, 62a East Dulwich Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9AT. 0845 400 4000 (or 020 7255 9120)

Seaside Sculptors – Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st August
6-8yrs 10.30am – 12.30pm, 9-11yrs 2 – 4pm. Create summer seaside holiday themed crafts! Make pom-pom and balloon ice-cream cones, woolly and paper candy floss, foamy doughnuts and glittery cardboard castles using colourful recycled materials with artist Erica Parrett. £40. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD

Sports Workshops

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy – Monday 4th – Friday 8th August
Come along and have some fun with cricket. Let our coaches develop your game whether you are just starting out or playing district cricket. For more information and bookings visit or call 01785 711572. Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, SE21 7LD.

Five Weeks of Fun @ Jags Sports Club – Now until Saturday 30th August
At JAGS Sports Club we have a variety of courses available for you to book, from climbing to taekwondo…You can filter the courses to quickly see what courses are available during the holidays You don’t have to be member to participate (but it is cheaper if you are). Swimming, tennis, multi-sports, soccer, pebbles, school of rock and more. 020 8613 6500

Old College Lawn Tennis Club
Holiday tennis programmes in Dulwich for children aged 6+. Tennis camps are run through the Summer holidays. Old College Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, 
Gallery Road
SE21 7AB. Go to for full details.

Language Workshops

The French Summer School: Get your kids speaking French this summer! – Monday 4th – Friday 29th August
Dulwich College Junior School, SE21. Want your 4 – 12 year old to experience something a little different this summer? The French Summer School is a French immersion summer camp for children aged 4 – 12 years old. It runs for 4 weeks during the month of August this year the dates are: Monday 4th August – Friday 29th August. You can choose whether you would like your child to participate for one, two, three or the full four week programme and also have the flexibility of opting for extended days which run from 8:30am – 5:30pm. or for more information