Activities for young people in Newham

Find out information about activities for young people in Newham, including school holiday schemes, drop-in activities and youth clubs. ​​

Newham Summer Programme – Royal Docks youth workshops with Boy Blue and Drum Works (24-29 August 2020)

Unfortunately the youth workshops (hip hop dance with Boy Blue and drumming with Drum Works) will no longer take place as planned next week.

The Royal Docks Team hopes to run the workshops later this year - those who would like to register their interest in future workshops can email : [email protected]

School holiday schemes

Our school holiday schemes give children the chance to try new subjects and have some fun. ​​

Summer activities and courses 2020

Summer 2020 activity programme (PDF)

Our summer festival this year is quite unique to other years so please do take a moment to look at some of the key messages: Stay Connected, join in and have fun. Events will be both physical and online and will include:

  • Street dance
  • Multi-sports
  • Cross curricular
  • Discussions and debates
  • Bike repair courses
  • Games nights
  • Self-development
  • Music production
  • Boxing
  • Creative writing
  • Arts activities
  • Films
  • Rowing
  • Courses… and lots, lots more.

Every summer we put on a wide range of free activities and events for all the family; from team sports to summer reading challenges in local libraries.

School holidays are almost here and Newham Council is partnering with agencies working with children and young people to offer a raft of activities across the borough during the summer.

There will be an exciting and varied programme of activities, events and opportunities, for all age groups and abilities, seven days a week. Beginning on 21 July, they will take place at parks, other open spaces, the docks area, all in a safe, socially-distanced way, as well as virtual online spaces.

This coordinated offer is aimed at 0 to 25-year-olds and their families. Some activities will be targeted at vulnerable children and young people, some of whom may have Special Educational Needs, be at risk of being drawn into concerning behaviour or those who may have struggled during lockdown.

There will be something for everyone whether it be roller-skating, baby gym, or football coaching in a park, creating arts and music or completing a reading challenge, having discussions and debates to support personal development and growth or enjoying a family outing. It will all be free, enjoyable and lots of fun.

A digital map is being created to help everyone to find out where their favourite activity is taking place or to get ideas about trying something new in their area.

All sessions will follow the Government guidelines on social distancing where appropriate.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 has now kicked off. You can read more about it here

Easter and half-term holiday schools

During Easter and half-term breaks, we offer courses at several community centres.

And activeNewham provides a special programme of activities at our leisure centres and in our parks.

Before and after school clubs

Out of school services are for school-age children to play and learn and have fun in groups.

All our before and after school club providers are Ofsted registered and inspected. For more information and to apply for a place for your child contact the provider directly. You can search our before and schools providers by using the directory on our families website.