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Summer Fun 2023

Find out about free or low-cost activities for children and young people during the school holidays.

The Summer Fun activities programme for children and young people offers a range of activities for children and young people of all ages in July and August.

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Lunch Bunch holiday activities with food

This summer, Islington Council is offering eligible young people free activities with food during the school holidays – our Lunch Bunch programme.

Check if you are eligible, find out what's on and book a place on the Lunch Bunch page.

Under 5s

Bright Start activities for under 5s, and siblings up to 8, will be running over the summer holidays including stay and play sessions indoors and outdoors, and activities in parks and community venues. 

Under 13s

Islington’s libraries offer lots of family-friendly activities over the school summer holidays, many of them around the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, 'Ready, Set, Read!'. The activities are all about getting children aged 4 to 11 to engage in games and sports in any way that suits them. All activities are free, and materials are provided for craft events. The challenge launches on Saturday 8 July 2023, so look out for details of events in your local library and sign up, or ask a member of staff.

Islington's Adventure Playgrounds are free to access and are fun, safe and exciting for children aged six and up. They give children the opportunity to socialise with other kids, burn off energy and boost their physical and emotional health. There's no need to book a visit, but children should be registered first.

See all activities for under 13s on the directory.

Teens aged 13 and over

Young people aged 13+ living in Islington can sign up for Summerversity.

There are over 90 courses on offer including arts, media and technology, cooking, t-shirt and trainer design, bike repair, and sport and fitness. We allocate places so that everyone who applies on time will get a chance to do at least two courses. We recommend that you register and book as soon as possible. Most activities are suitable for complete beginners with no previous experience required. 

Young adults aged 16 and over

The Launchpad programme for young people aged 16+ offers 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

Childcare this summer holiday

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

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