Newham's guide to a summer of fun

21 June 2017 in Education and Events and Young Mayor and Young people
​Newham’s youngest residents should ensure they pick up their summer guide to find out what is going on and gain access to lots of events across the borough.
The Children & Young People’s Guide to Summer in Newham is packed with 100 pages of fun activities, most of which are free, available to children and teenagers between July and September in parks, libraries and community neighbourhood centres.

It includes Summer School educational and vocational learning courses and this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. It also has information on events that bring people together, including the Mayor’s Newham Show in Central Park, East Ham, on 8 and 9 July, the Under the Stars music extravaganza on 17 to 20 August, and the Young Mayor Festival on 19 August.

The Royal Victoria Beach returns to the Royal Docks from 17 July to 3 September and the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford has again teamed up with the council to offer free entry.

Newham City Farm in Beckton is celebrating its 40th anniversary and our community neighbourhood teams will be hosting events from storytelling to film clubs and from art and crafts to sports. Our leisure provider activeNewham is working with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to offer fencing, volleyball, judo, athletics and more. The ParkLives programme is back again with roller skating, basketball and yoga amongst others.

Young Mayor Khadija Sethi said: “With so many activities available there is no excuse for any young person to be bored over the summer holiday. There is nowhere like Newham when it comes to opportunities to get out and about, get active, make friends and have fun.”

Schools have been given brochures and copies are available in community neighbourhood centres, libraries and youth zones and online at

Don’t forget to book your activity as soon possible to avoid disappointment because places are booked on a first come, first served basis.