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Heatwave 2020

Islington’s summer activities programme for children and young people, is definitely on, offering a range of activities for children and young people of all ages in July and August. Some activities are taking place online and others socially distanced, to keep everybody as safe as possible due to the coronavirus situation.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch gives children and young people living in Islington, the chance to enjoy free fun activities alongside a free, healthy and nutritious lunch during the summer holidays.

Lunches will be available from venues around the borough, and there’s something to suit children and young people of all ages.  Find out more about where Lunch Bunch is happening and whether you need to book a place


Fun for under 13s


Libraries are still closed, but you can take part in lots of online activities like the Summer Reading Challenge. This year the theme is the ‘Silly Squad’ and all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh.


We are running some Bright Start activities for under 5s online, like Come and Play, family Zumba and baby massage.


Adventure Playgrounds are re-opening from July 20 with protective measures in place to ensure that they are safe. Islington has 12 Adventure Playgrounds which are welcoming, fun and free for children aged 6+. They are key in supporting children’s physical health and emotional wellbeing.


Keep checking this web page for more information.


Full details of the activities.


You can also keep up-to-date with summer fun by following @IslingtonLife and @IslingtonBC on Twitter and Facebook.


Teens - 13+


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


The programme has various FREE activities being run online and in person with social distancing, including costume design, music production, kayaking and tennis. Places are allocated so that everyone who applies on time will get a chance to do at least two courses in addition to any taster sessions. We recommend that you register and book as soon as possible. Most activities are suitable for complete beginners and no previous experience is required.


You can also keep up-to-date with Summerversity courses by following @IslingtonLife and @IslingtonBC on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


Young adults - 16+


The Launchpad programme for young people aged 16+ is also on, with a range of FREE courses and workshops to help young people learn new skills, get careers advice and gain new experiences to add to their CV.


Sign up for Launchpad


You can also keep up-to-date with Launchpad by following @IslingtonLife and @IslingtonBC on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.


Looking for childcare this summer holiday?


Islington Family Information Service can help you find suitable holiday childcare.


Contact Islington FIS, 020 7527 5959;

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