Summer 2022 - Activities and clubs in Redbridge

For parents and carers requiring formal childcare, you can view our list of Ofsted registered holiday clubs here

This list only provides information on unregistered activities and clubs. Details of the types of activities and clubs that do not need to, or are unable to, register with Ofsted can be found here.

Reporting concerns   

If you are concerned that an activity or club should be registered with Ofsted and isn't, please contact Ofsted on 0300 123 4666.

If you are concerned for a child's welfare please contact the Redbridge CPAT team or report your concerns to the non-emergency police number, 101. Call 999 if a child is in immediate danger.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme (London Borough of Redbridge & DfE)

The London Borough of Redbridge, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), are working with a range of partners to offer the free Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme for Summer 2022.

This programme is for children and young people aged 5-16 years who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM). 

Visit https://find.redbridge.gov.uk/kb5/redbridge/fsd/site.page?id=RARAyZS8CWQ for more details. 

Redbridge Holiday Mini Mix (Vision)

Saturday 23 July to Saturday 10 September

Redbridge Holiday Mini Mix is a programme of books, culture and creativity for children 4 years and over happening in Redbridge Libraries this summer holidays.

Discover all the amazing things you can do at your local library. There’s something from all tastes from learning how to code, reading some books, doing a craft, seeing a show, borrowing a football and so much more!

All you have to do is to pledge to complete 5 different activities throughout the summer under the following categories:

✔ Books & Reading

✔ Arts and Crafts

✔ STEM

✔ Healthy Activities

✔ Shows and so much more!

All participants who complete 5 different activities will receive a certificate.

Visit https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/minimix/ for details. 

Redbridge Holiday Megamix (Vision)

Throughout the summer holidays there will be a variety of affordable taster sessions available for children 8 to 16 years.

All sessions will be held in local facilities and venues in and around Redbridge.

✔ arts and crafts

✔ dance

✔ digital workshops

✔ sports (athletics, girls basketball, cricket, girls football, hockey and tennis

✔ theatre

✔ plus so much more!

Advance booking required. You will need to book and pay for your child to attend all of these sessions in advance.

Spaces will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Bookings for these activities will be available at the beginning of July.

Visit https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/megamix/ for more details

Redbridge Holiday Megamix for children with additional needs (Vision)

We appreciate that every child is unique, and their interest and abilities can vary.

We have created a Mega Mix of activities, ranging from sports, to dance and drama, learning new music skills or digital workshops.

We will also be offering adapted sessions for those children that would benefit from additional support. Including:

  • arts & crafts
  • cycling
  • water sports
  • bocca
  • kurling

Further details for each session can be found via the Vision booking system.

If you have any questions regarding the activities and if they would be suitable for your child, please email active.redbridge@visionrcl.org.uk and a member of the team will be in touch.

Visit https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/children-with-additional-needs/ for more details

Balance Bike Skills (Vision)

When: Monday 1 August, 8 August, 15 August or 22 August 2022, 9.30am to 11.30am

Where: Redbridge Cycling Centre

Who: 3+ year olds (age for guidelines only so please contact the centre to check suitability of course for the child)

How much: £12.50 per session, cost includes bike hire

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/balance-bike-skills/

BMX Skills (Vision)

When: Wednesday 3 August or Wednesday 24 August 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Redbridge Cycling Centre

Who: 7-14 year olds (age for guidelines only so please contact the centre to check suitability of course for the child)

How much: £12.50 per session, additional £5.00 bike hire

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/bmx-skills/

Cinema for £1 (Vision)

When: Between Wednesday 10 August to Wednesday 31 August. Screenings include Sing 2, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Encanto and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore.

Where: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford.

How much: We’re offering all tickets for just £1 for our Wednesday film screenings

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/cinema-for-1/

Forest Explorers: Animal Tracking Event (Vision)

Come along and learn all about the animals and birds that call Hainault Forest home. Become an animal tracker and hunt for the clues and signs that they leave behind - whose poo is who's?!

When: Monday 25 July, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Where: Hainault Forest

Who: 7-11 year olds

How much: £5.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/forest-explorers-animal-tracking/

Forest Explorers: Finding Water

Where can we find water? How can we purify it? Help to make a natural filter... but will it be safe enough to drink?

When: Tuesday 26 July 2022, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Where: Hainault Forest

Who: 7-11 year olds

How much: £5.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/forest-explorers-finding-water/

Forest Explorers: Navigation and Mapping

The mapping app on my phone has broken HELP! Learn how to 'lost proof' yourself in the woods.

When: Thursday 28 July 2022, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Where: Hainault Forest

Who: 7-11 year olds

How much: £5.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/forest-explorers-navigation-and-mapping/

Hear We Go1 A Musical Rolling Start to the New School Year (Vision)

Just ahead of the new school year, Hear We Go! gives children the opportunity to make music with other local instrumentalists under the guidance of expert instructors. This three-day course ends with a performance for friends and family.

When: Tuesday 23 August, Wednesday 24 August and Thursday 25 August 2022, 10.00am to 3.30pm

Where: Kenneth More Theatre

Who: Participants must be instrumentalists of ABRSM Grade 1-4 level

How much: £75.00 

Historical Spoon People at Valentines Mansion (Vision)

Have a look around the Mansion at the paintings of the people that used to live here and then come and visit our Victorian Kitchen to make your own historical spoon person to take home with you.

When: Wednesday 10 August 2022, 11.00am to 12.00pm or 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Where: Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Who: 3-8 year olds

How much: £5.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/historical-spoon-people/

Kids Camps (Power League)

When: Week long camps between 25th July and 31st August, daily sessions also available. 10.00am and 3.00pm each day with optional extensions from 9.00am and up to 4.00pm.

Where: Power League, Fairlop 

Who: 5-14 year olds

How much: From £10.00 per day

More info: https://www.powerleague.co.uk/kids/kids-camps/nearby?siteId=cb58ea55-6dec-d1bd-e211-ee5818802d19

Make a Colourful Bird in a Cage at Valentines Mansion (Vision)

Visit the Aviary in the walled Garden to see our birds and then come and make your own Paper Bird in a cage or a nest.

When: Monday 1 August 2022, 11.00am to 12.00pm or 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Where: Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Who: 3-8 year olds

How much: £7.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/make-a-colourful-bird-in-a-cage/

Mountain Bike Skills (Vision)

When: Wednesday 10 August or Wednesday 17 August 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Redbridge Cycling Centre

Who: 7-14 year olds (age for guidelines only so please contact the centre to check suitability of course for the child)

How much: £12.50 per session, additional £5.00 bike hire

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/mountain-bike-skills/

Novice Go-ride skills (Vision)

When: Tuesday 2 August, 9 August, 16 August and 23 August 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: Redbridge Cycling Centre

Who: 5-10 year olds (age for guidelines only so please contact the centre to check suitability of course for the child)

How much: £12.50 per session, additional £5.00 bike hire

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/novice-go-ride-skills/

PanVision Steel Orchestra (Vision)

Celebrating the acquisition of Vision's new steelpan instruments, this 2-day intensive course is a chance for local children to experience the joy of Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument, and potentially become a member of the new PanVision Steel Orchestra!

No previous experience necessary - just bring yourself and your sense of rhythm!

When: Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July 2022, 10.30am to 3.15pm

Where: Kenneth More Theatre

Who: 10 to 15 year olds

How much: £50.00 - Steelpan players at Mayfield School get a 50% discount on this event

Pirate Adventure at Valentines Mansion (VIsion)

Find the 10 Giant Treasure Coins hidden around the mansion, each showing a creature/item to put on your map. When you have collected them all you can design your own pirate map and draw the items on and collect your chocolate coins and pirate eye patch.

When: Monday 25 July 2022, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Where: Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Who: 5-8 year olds

How much: £7.00 

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/pirate-adventure/

RDDC Intensive Performance Arts at Redbridge Drama Centre (Vision)

Experience what life is like on our full time Performing Arts diploma course.

When: 1 to 5 August 2022, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Where: Redbridge Drama Centre

Who: Students in Year 9 to Year 13

How much: £180.00 for a 5 day week camp

More info: https://visionrcl.org.uk/holiday-workshops/

Summer Reading Challenge (Vision)

The 'Summer Reading Challenge' will not be taking place in Redbridge Libraries this year. For those that have previously enjoyed the challenge, you can instead take part in the 'Redbridge Holiday Mini Mix' This is a programme of books, culture and creativity for children 4 years and over. Details can be found at https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/minimix

Swim Crash Courses (Vision)

When: 25th July and 26th August. Each crash course will be for 5 x 25 minute lesson within the same week (Monday to Friday) but courses are running across the summer holidays

Where: Mayfield Leisure Centre; Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre 

Who: 5+ year olds

How much: £37 for 5 x 25 minute lessons

More info and/or bookings:

Mayfield Leisure Centre - https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/swim-crash-courses-at-mayfield-leisure-centre/

Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre - https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/swim-crash-courses-at-fullwell-cross-leisure-centre/

Swim for £1 (Vision)

Where: Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre, Loxford Leisure Centre and Mayfield Leisure Centre

When: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm from 25 July to Friday 26 August. Fullwell Cross is not available Sunday afternoons and sessions only available in the main pool at weekends.

Who: All children 16 years and under. Children under the age of 8 can also swim during these times if they are accompanied by an adult. Please ensure you stick to the ratios of swimmers when booking your session:

  • Under 4’s – 1 adult to 1 child
  • 5-7 years old – 2 children to 1 adult
  • Under 16’s non swimmers need a competent adult supervising

Usual Swim Prices Weekdays:

  • All swimmers £3.60
  • Over 60s – £2.60
  • Redbridge leisure pass – £2.50

Usual Swim Prices Weekends:

  • All swimmers £5
  • over 60’s – £3.30

How much: 

  • £1 for under 16's.

Usual Swim Prices Weekdays:

  • All swimmers £3.60
  • Over 60s – £2.60
  • Redbridge leisure pass – £2.50

Usual Swim Prices Weekends:

  • All swimmers £5
  • over 60’s – £3.30

More info and/or bookings: Please note swimming sessions will be available to book up to 7 days in advance. Visit https://visionrcl.org.uk/holidaymix/megamix/ for details.

Water Sports Camps (Vision)

When: Week long camps between 25th July and 26th August

Where: Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre

Who: 8-16 year olds

How much: £220.00 for a 5 day week camp

More info: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/water-sports-camps/

Wizard of Oz @ Kenneth More Theatre (Vision)

When: Various dates and times between 29 July and 7 August 

Where: Kenneth More Theatre

Who: 4+ year olds

More info and/or bookings: https://visionrcl.org.uk/event/the-wizard-of-oz/

Yellow Brick Road Workshop at Redbridge Drama Centre (Vision)

‘Lions, and tigers and bears! Oh my!’

Learn songs, script and choreography from this classic musical in five days, and produce a short version to perform to friends and family on the final day!

When: 25 to 29 July 2022 | 1 to 5 August 2022

Where: Redbridge Drama Centre

Who: Students in Reception to Year 11

How much: £180.00 for a 5 day week camp

More info: https://visionrcl.org.uk/holiday-workshops/

AWSG Youth Summer 2022 Club (Adanna)

Providing art, music, digital game design, spoken word, create a podcast, drama and so much more!

When: 1 August to 12 August 2022

Where: Cranbrook Baptist Church, IG1 4JT

Who: 13-18 year olds

More info and/or bookings: Insta @ADANNAWOMENSGROUP or email adannawomensgroup@gmail.com

Aldersbrook Riding School

When: Throughout the summer holidays

Where: Aldersbrook Riding School and Livery Stables, Empress Avenue, E12 5HW 

How much: See summer activity list on link below

More info and/or bookings: https://www.aldersbrookridingschool.co.uk/

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