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Heatwave 2018 - there's loads on this summer

Heatwave, Islington’s summer activities programme for children and young people, is back with hundreds of free or low cost activities happening in the borough throughout July and August.

Fun for under 11s

Tiny tots and grown-ups can go to Bright Start 0-5 sessions taking place in children’s centres and community venues across the borough.

Islington’s 12 adventure playgrounds are amazing fun as well as being safe, welcoming and free! There is no need to book, although children do need to register.

For sporty types, Islington has seven leisure centres and nine pitches offering loads of different activities like gymnastics, badminton, and tennis.

Islington libraries have loads of fun sessions coming up, as well as its annual Summer Reading Challenge.


Once again, young people aged 13+ living in Islington can sign up for Summerversity courses free of charge.

The programme is packed with activities and opportunities that cover everything from radio, theatre and music video production to animation, graffiti art and Carnival cooking. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis and suitable for complete beginners.

Young adults

The Launchpad programme for young people aged 16+ is back by popular demand, with courses and workshops available to help young people enjoy their summer holiday, learn new skills, get careers advice and gain new experiences to add to their CV.

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