Looking for something to do with the kids this half term? Wimbledon is filled with workshops and activities that are sure to delight children of all ages!
art-K Wimbledon are hosting a combination of 2-hour and full-day art courses to inspire creativity in the young through projects working with paper sculpture, clay, design, mixed media, watercolour and acrylics. Each project is individual and at the end of the session, children will go home with a finished piece of artwork. Projects for this half-term will include producing clay turtles, fairytale illustration, collages and more. Details here.
Teens (11-15-year-olds) can benefit from a structured, specifically catered introduction to the gym, with Better Leisure Wimbledon’s Junior Gym. Keep them active, burn off some energy and improve their confidence in the water, with a range of swimming activities suited for all ages, between Monday 14th – Friday 18th February 2022. Take on a Swim School Crash Course, designed to teach essential swimming skills to children aged 4 years and over, or enjoy a ‘Swim For All’ session with all the family. Find out more here.
Entertainment, Dance & Storytelling
Take part in storytelling, drama and movement workshops, and enjoy accompanying productions Ready, Steady, Go and The Singing Mermaid (pictured below) at Polka Theatre. Make a day of it and enjoy the new outdoor play area, find a little haven of greenness at the Wimbledon Foundation Garden or do some colouring and reading in the Y C Chan Play Den.
The new Centre Court Studio, located in Centre Court Shopping Centre, will be offering a free ‘Love To Dance’ workshop on Valentine’s Day from 1-2pm, for kids aged 7-12 years old. Learn from an established choreographer who will be fusing jazz, contemporary and commercial dance into a 45-minute workshop, followed by 15 minutes of Valentine’s crafts. Younger children are welcome for the free crafts and ‘Love to Boogie’ workshop for adults available from 2-3pm. Find out more and book here.
Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND), aged from 4-7 years old, can take part in fun and interactive multi-sport sessions hosted by OT Play. Wimbledon Library hosts a unique jungle theme, with sensory equipment and specialist SEND book stock, specially adapted toys and equipment that can be borrowed. All you need is a special SEND library card. The library also hosts regular SEND storytimes and toy sessions for SEND children – find out more here.
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