Summer activities to keep your children entertained in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 12:42 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:51 27 July 2016

Schools out for the summer

Schools out for the summer


Mini whoops of delight were heard up and down the borough as the school bell rang for the last time.

Summer may be here but parents do not need to fear, as the Recorder has put together a list of holiday highlights to help keep your little ones entertained.

From arts and crafts to sports and talks, Redbridge is brimming with fun, exciting and educational activities.


For those with children who can’t keep still, why not check out a sporting camp, like the one at Redbridge Sports Centre, Forest Road, Barkingside.

Children aged between five and 14 can try their hand at a range of sports, and parents can also enrol them in an extended program to fit collecting them around working hours.

For girls who love netball, there is also a five-day summer camp at the centre next week.

Between Monday, August 1, and Friday, August 5, eight to 11-year-olds can learn and improve their skills.

Call 020 8498 1010 for more information.


If your little one has a touch of the dramatics about them, why not send them to theatre school to focus their talents?

At Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, there are summer courses for school age children in years Reception to Year 11.

One of the sessions is a five-day intensive workshop on The Wizard of Oz.

Children can make new friends and work with brilliant directors, singers and choreographers to make their very own West End hit.

On the last day they will perform in a fully-equipped theatre.

For more information email or call 020 8708 8803.

Sleepover with a difference:

Want a sleep over but don’t want hundreds of children running around your living room?

Then why not head to Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Hainault, and seize the rare opportunity of sleeping under the stars.

The children will kept busy and taught how to build dens before spending a night in the forest.

This event will be taking place this Saturday. Contact


A little further afield and in a field, Kidsfest is billed as Glastonbury for children.

The event, held at Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, has loads of activities, entertainment and performances including appearances from Paw Patrol’s Marshall and Chase.


For more events in the borough, see our weekly what’s on guide in the Ilford Recorder, out on Thursday.

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