May Half Term in East London – what’s on – DOCKLEYS

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May Half Term in East London – what’s on

May Half Term in East London – what’s on

It’s half term! If you’re looking for things to do with your kids and family this week, look no further – our half term guide is here.

What’s on in Victoria Park

Victoria Park has activities every day to get the family outdoors, having fun and trying something new.

Bowls taster day Tuesday 29 May, 11am – 2pm. Experienced bowlers will be available to teach you everything you need to know about the game of bowls. Booking recommended; suitable for all.

Fishing Taster Day Wednesday 30 May, 11am – 3pm The Community Park Rangers are offering coaching sessions at the East Lake. Booking recommended; suitable for ages 6 and up.

Canoeing, Thursday 31 May, 12noon – 3pm Professional coaching sessions available throughout the day. Booking recommended; this event is for ages 9-16 only.

Spaces for bowls, fishing and canoeing are limited – to book call 0207 364 4504 or email

Children’s Chess Taster Day Friday 1 June, 11am- 2pm Whether you’re new to chess or have some experience, this it your chance to play and pick up some tips from professional chess coaches. No booking needed; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Junior Wildlife Club Saturday 2 June. Seed bombs! Make your own wildflower seed bomb then throw it in the wild meadow area. No need to book; under-12s must be accompanied by an adult.

You can find out more at the Victoria Park Half Term Facebook page.

Three Fairytales Unpacked Monday 28 May to Thursday 31 May, various times. Family fun at the All Points East festival with this inventive musical performance. No need to book; suitable for children aged 3-8 and their families. Click here for more information.

What’s on in Canary Wharf

Blue Planet Recycled Sea Creatures, Thursday 31 May, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Idea Store Canary Wharf. Make magnificent sea creatures from recycled materials.

Mini golf, all summer long (!), daily from noon in Columbus Courtyard E14. Nine holes and lots of fun to be had! No need to book; suitable for all. Click here for more information. 

Skittles, every day unless it’s raining, daily from noon in Montgomery Square until 1 June, thereafter in Columbus Courtyard. Outdoor alleys, all equipment provided. No need to book; suitable for all. Click here for more information. 

What’s on in Greenwich

There are more activities on the south side of the Thames too, including indoor performances to wile away the inevitable rainy day.

All Hail the Snail and Other Creatures, 30 May, Greenwich Theatre. Everyone’s favourite comic poet, John Hegley, will lead his audience on a humorous journey through his living library of poems, songs, stories and animal drawings. Suitable for ages five and up. Click here to book.

Rufus Longbottom and Space Rabbit, Friday 1 June, Greenwich Theatre Ever wondered what happens when a rabbit from outer space teams up with a pensioner in search of one last adventure? Wonder no longer… Suitable for ages 5 and up. Click here for more information and to book.

Spring Wildlife Explorers, Friday 1 June, 11-3pm, Woodlands Farm Trust, Greenwich. Find out all about the insects that live at Woodlands Farm. £3, no need to book.

There’s always loads to do in the East End – that’s why it’s one of the best places to live in London! Have a great half term, guys – hope you don’t need another week off to recover!


Adam Dockley

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