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No plans for your kids during the holidays? Dreading your regular baby or toddler classes shutting down for the summer? Fear not – this round-up of the best local holiday activities for kids will provide plenty of inspiration. Most are aimed at 5+, but those suitable for littler ones are marked with a *. For details of drop-ins and one-off events during the holidays, don’t forget to check out our What’s On calendar


Art/Creative

Art Works Summer School
Sessions featuring a wide range of artistic techniques including: painting, sculpting, printing, sewing, felt making and paper making.
D
ates: 25/7 – 29/7
Ages: 6 – 11
Cost: £35 per day, or get one day free if you book for the week (£140)
Book: dunnartworks@gmail.com, 07949 020 464 / 020 8451 2508

*The Crafty Bunch Craft and Cook Summer Workshops*
Each workshop is a mix of craft-making and baking, sessions include edible window boxes, jungle cupcakes, puppet making and matchbook balloon cars.
Location: YAA Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, W9 2AN
Dates: Mondays 25/7, 1/8, 8/8, 15/8, 22/8; Tuesdays 26/7, 9/8, 16/8, 23/8
Times and ages: Mondays 2-5pm, 5-10 year olds; Tuesdays 3:30 – 5pm, 3-5 year olds
Cost: £35 for Monday sessions, £22 for Tuesdays. £5 discount for siblings and 10% for more than 3 workshops
Book: Online
Contact: contact@thecraftybunch.com,  07740 354074

*Creative Movements Summer Workshops*
Movement and storytelling fun based around kids favourites I want my hat back, The Colour Monster and The Secret Garden
Location: Movers & Shapers, 68 Salusbury Road
Dates: 18/7, 21/7, 11/8
Times: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Ages: 3-6
Cost: £30
Book: online
Contact: julia@creativemovements.co.uk, 07454 336632

Mini Picassos Summer Workshops
A huge range of sessions featuring unicorns, elephants, creepy crawlies, pirates, mermaids and more.
Location: Mini Picassos, 8 Station Terrace
Dates: 18/7 – 5/8
Times: 9am – 1pm, or 10am – 1pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: £40 for 4 hour session, £30 for 3 hour session
Book: online, or via info@minipicassos.co.uk, 07903 638817


Sport/Fitness

Summer Holiday Activity Camp – Charteris Centre
A variety of sport and play activities, and free drop-ins for parents including boxing, dance, circuits and more.
Location: Charteris Centre, 24 Charteris Road, NW6 7ET
Dates: 25/7 – 12/8
Times: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Ages: 5-11
Book: info@getactivelondon.org, 07951 051077 (Marc), 07747 133826 (Ryan), or drop into Open Days on 16/7 and 23/7

*Willesden Sports Centre Fit for Sport Activity Camp*
Activities include ‘Chicken, Twin or Hero’, Frustration, Capture the Flag, Gladiator, relay racing, Fruit Corner, Cut the Cake, swimming (everyday) and much more.
Location: Willesden Sports Centre, Donnington Road, NW10 3QX
Dates: 20/7 – 1/9
Times: Extended day: 08:30 – 17:30, Standard day: 09:30 – 16:30, Half day: 09:30 – 13:00
Ages: 4 – 12
Prices: £33 extended day, £26 standard day, £19 half day
Book: Online


For babies/toddlers only

*Hartbeeps Summer Classes*
Locations: Hazel Road Community Centre, Kensal Green NW10 5PP and Willesden Green Library
Dates: Kensal Green – Tuesdays 9, 17 and 23 August, Willesden Green – 1-,17 and 24 August
Times:
Kensal Green – 9:30 Happy House (toddlers), 10:30 Baby Beeps (sitting babies), 11:30 Baby bells (newborn to sitting babies)
Willesden Green – 10:45 Baby beeps, 11:45 Baby Bells
Cost: £24 for 3 classes

*Kiddikicks Summer Classes*
Locations: Queens Park (and Paddington Rec, see website for details)
Dates: Fridays 22/7 – 26/8
Times: 09:45 (18 months – 2.5 years); 10:30am (2.5 years – 3.5 years): 11:15 (3.6 years – 5 years)
Book: online

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