Playgroups & After School Activities

Acting courses for 7 to 11 year olds, with ten drama classes followed by a play, staged at either of two venues in Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, with classes usually held upstairs at Mall Tavern, 71-73 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8 4RU.
Grasshopper Playgroup
Non-profit group providing time and activities for kids with their parents. Opening Hours Wednesday to Saturday: 09:30-11:30. Bethune Rd, Hackney, N16 5ED.
Stationers Playgroup
Playgroup emphasizing on parents involvement and conducting range of activities and events for kids. Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 09:00-12:00. 60 Mayfield Road, Haringey, N8 9LP.
The Play Shelter
Providing care within various London primary schools for children aged four to twelve during half term holidays, Easter and summer holidays. Also an early morning breakfast club.
Toddletown Pre-school Nursery
Offer a range of activities including music, cookery, dance, creative work and nature study. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:00-13:00. The Clubhouse, Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, Hounslow, W4 3EU.
Kids Can Club Ltd
Provides after school, holiday and breakfast club. 701-703, High Rd, Haringey, N17 8AD.
Dads and Littluns
Playgroups geared towards fathers and their toddlers, though mums are welcome. Operates all year on Monday and Friday mornings between 10:00-12:00. Christ the King Church Hall, The Crescent, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8AJ.
Emmanuel Pre-School Playgroup
Play and group activities for children between 2 and 5 years. Emmanuel Church Hall, Forest Road, Loughborough, Charnwood, LE11 3NW.
The After-School Learning Centre
Learning center providing classes in english, maths, science, verbal and non-verbal reasoning for ages 4 to 18 years.1 Oakwood Parade, Bramley Road, Enfield, N14 4HY.
Puss in Boots - Hampstead
Provides nurturing and educational environment for children aged 2-5. The Gospel Oak Methodist Church Hall, Agincourt Road, Hampstead, Camden, NW3 2NT.
West Acton Playgroup
Conduct various activities including free play, floor activities, craft table, songs, rhymes and finger play. Churchil Gardens, West Acton, Ealing, W3 0JN.
Puss in Boots - Southgate
Offer activities inclding stories, singing and music. Walker Hall, The Green, Waterfall Rd, Southgate, Enfield, N14 7EG.
Sunshine Playgroup
Play activities and workshops for babies, toddlers and children under the age five. Hashomer House, 37a Broadhurst Gardens, Camden NW6 3QT.
Dakodas Dance Academy
Dance classes for children with programmes for very young children, including pre-ballet, tap and jazz, and classes in jazz, tap and street dance, musical theatre and singing. Morehouse School, 22-24 Pont Street, London, SW1X 0AA.
Gymboree Harrow
Development program including gym music and art classes for babies and children from 0 to 5 years. St Georges Centre, 2nd Floor, St Annes Road, Harrow, HA1 1HS.
Jigsaw Playgroup
Aimed at parents and carers with pre-school children of 5 years and under, with a range of workshops and a safe, well provided environment. Lunch is provided. 155A Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5TX.
Act First Drama
Performing arts tuition for 5 to 16 year olds after school hours, with childrens summer drama school, LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) tuition and regular theatrical productions. Classes in Hampton and Twickenham, West London.
Munchkins Playgroup
Playgroup for kids providing safe and enjoyable environment. Teviot Centre, Wyvis Street, Tower Hamlets, E14 6QD.
Mayesbrook Childrens Centre
Located in the residential ward of Mayesbrook in Barking and Dagenham and is situated opposite a library. Mayesbrook Childrens Centre is offers something for every age group. 50-52 Markyate Road, Dagenham, Essex RM28 2LD.
Ball pool, soft play, arts and crafts and reading corner. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00. Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6BS.
The Little Foxes Club
Sports coaching in football, tennis and rugby for children from 18 months to 12 years old. Qualified coaches in a friendly and supportive environment. P.O. Box 54996, London, W3 7BA.
Dance classes for kids, teaching in streetdance, jazz, african and contemporary. 3 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ.
Little Soccer Stars
Six or ten week courses designed by football coaches, nursery nurses, professional footballers and parents. Tiny Stars for 2-4 year olds, Little Stars for 4-6 year olds and Superstars for 6-7 year olds. 40 Barton House, London, N1 2AF.
The Baytree Centre
Dj classes, Zumba classes and English language courses for girls. 300 Brixton Road, Lambeth SW9 6AE.
Lewisham Opportunity Pre-School
Offers four, three and a half hour sessions per week. Longbridge Way, Lewisham, SE13 6PW.
Sing Sing Mandarin
Playgroup for toddlers to learn Mandarin. 46A Station Road, Harrow, HA2 7SE.
Dads and Littluns
Friday morning playgroup for fathers with babies and toddlers. Mums also welcome. From 10:30 to 12:30. Clubhouse, Griffin Sports Ground, 12 Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7AL.
Kids City
After school club for 3 to 11 year children providing range of activities. 1-4 Brixton Hill Place, Lambeth, SW2 1HJ.
Science Boffins
Science made fun, for after school clubs and birthday parties, aimed at children between 5 and 12 years old, with learning, play and experiments. Will visit anywhere in London.
Weekly after school drama clubs for children of 5-7 years and 8-14 years, held in north and north-west London. Character work, acting styles and themes, movement work and improvisation. Saturday morning classes also. 22 Ashurst Road, London, N12 9AX.
All The Arts Theatre School Bexley
Drama, singing and dancing classes for children ages above 3 years. Manor Road, Bexley, DA5 3LX.
Christ Church Playgroup
Provide a learning environment for pre-school children. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:15-13:10. Christchurch Vicarage, 155, Highbury Grove, Islington, N5 1SA.
St. Peter’s Poppets
Playgroup for pre school children. 119 Eaton Square, Westminster, SW1W 9AL.
North London Tumble Tots
Structured programme for children that are crawling to five years old, with gymbabes classes and a variety of activities. With classes in North and Central London.
Spanish Club 4 Kids
Provide basic Spanish classes through music, stories and games. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Hounslow, W4 4JN.
Toddle In Group
Providing playrooms and activities according to different ages for children aged 2-5 years. Kenmore Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 8L.
101 Playgroup
Playgroup providing childcare service. 101 Tottenham Lane, Haringey, N8 9BG.
Little Dinosaurs
Indoor play center for kids up to 9 years. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 09:30-17:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00. Alexandra Park, Haringey, N22 7AY.
Maytime Montessori
Run a playgroup in valentine park. 2 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Redbridge, IG3 8XB.
Grove Park Playgroup
Playgroup for children aged 2 to 4 years. St Pauls Church, Grove Park Road, Chiswick, Hounslow, W4 3SB.
Newriver Playgroup
Playgroup for 3 to 5 year kids helping them to understand through expressive art and design. Sebbon Street, Islington, N1 2DZ.
The Budokwai
Europes oldest Japanese martial arts club, which teaches Judo, Karate, Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu, with groups for babies, toddlers and children. 4 Gilston Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9SL.
Playgroup activities including action songs and games. Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday 9:30-15:30, Tuesday 9:30-19:30, Thursday 9:30-15:30, 17:30-19:30 and Friday 9:30-12:00. 265 Maitland St, Ontario, N6B 2Y3.
Camden Square Play Centre
After school club and holiday playschemes for children aged 4-12. Breakfast club and extended days during holidays. Open during term time from Monday to Friday 15:30-18:00. Murray Street, Camden, London, NW1 9RE.
Various after school activities including dance, drama, music, martial arts, languages and art and craft. 4-5 Bonhill Street, Islington, EC2A 4BX.
Happitime Playgroup
Provide a fun space for children to play and learn. Unit 3, 142 Lea Bridge Road, Hackney, E5 9RB.
Ministry of Football
Football coaching in different London locations, with coaches who are experts in child development and teaching. Working with children of different age groups in a positive learning environment.
Sticky Fingers
Painting, sticking, tactile play and water play. 51, Priory Avenue, Waltham Forest, E4 8AD.
Monkey Music
Musical classes for children. 15, Clifton Rd, Haringey, N22 7XN.
Drawing and art club for children. 58 Harvard Rd, Hounslow, W4 4ED.
The Art Academy
Conduct various art lessons, painting and summer camps. Golders Green Road, Barnet, NW11 9DQ.
Koosa Kids Holiday Club East Shene
Provides holiday, after school and breakfast club for children aged between 4 to 13 years. Park Avenue, Richmond upon Thames, SW14 8AT.
Manor Childrens Centre
Located in the residential area of Abbey ward and is part of a complex which comprises Manor Infants and Junior Schools and Barking Abbey Secondary School. Offers something for every age group. Sandringham Road, Dagenham, Essex IG11 9AG.
Academy 4 Kids
Digging, planting, investigating, building, exploring and playing. 209 Friern Barnet Lane, Barnet, N20 0NG.
All The Arts Theatre School Greenwich
Drama, singing and dancing classes for children ages above 3 years. 435 Footscray Road, Greenwich, SE9 3UL.
Westminster School Of Performing Arts
Provides classes for modern jazz, tap, ballet, salsa, street dance, drama, singing, gymnastics and piano. Old Pye Street, Westminster, SW1P 2DG.
Wapping Playgroup
Offer various activities including art and craft. Tench Street, Tower Hamlets E1W 2QD.
Poolside Manor
After school clubs offer a range of sports, crafts and art workshops, cookery, computer games and movies. Lyndhurst Gardens, Finchley, Barnet N3 1TD.
Dragon Hall
A drop-in centre and learning through play environment for the under fives, with their parents or carers, open during term times. Thursday and Friday mornings 10:00-12:30. 17 Stukeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5LT.
Selhurst Childrens Centre
Conduct after school and holiday club. 23 Dagnall Park, Croydon, SE25 5PL.
Smart Teenies
Support children with homework, provide various fun and learning activities at breakfast & after school club. The 10 Centre, 29 Tarves Way, Greenwich SE10 9JU.
Play House Playgroup
Member of the Wandsworth Primary Play Association. Offers places once the child had reached 18 months. Open Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00. The Romany, 22a Lyford Road, London, SW18 3LG.
Little Lambs
Playgroup for babies and preschool children with their parents or care-givers. Opening hours: Thursday 10:00-11:30. Christ Church Mayfair, Down Street, Westminster, W1J 7AN.
South Ealing Playgroup
Offers range of activities for kids including construction toys, imaginative play, creative activities, painting, baking, sand and water. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday. Ealing Christadelphian Hall, Dorset Road, Ealing, W5 4HX.
Caring And Sharing Breakfast And After School Club
Offers range of activities according to age including reading, homework assistance, arts and crafts, cookery, Boardgames, construction toys and puzzles.123-127, Springbank Rd, Lewisham, SE13 6SS.
Get Along Gang Playgroup
Provide indoor and outdoor learning. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:15-12:15 and 12:45-15:45. Within Wally Forster Community Centre, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9 5QB.
Valence Childrens Centre
Located in the residential area of Valence ward and already well established as a community venue prior to becoming a childrens centre. Valence Childrens Centre offers something for every age group. 163 Bennetts Castle Lane, Dagenham, Essex RM8 3YJ.
The Playing Space
After-school classes in speech and drama to improve communication skills, boost self-confidence and promote team-work. School holiday workshops and Movers and Shakers classes for babies and toddlers. 5 Bridge Road, Southgate, London, N22 7SN.
Little Sponges
offering teaching in the Montessori method for children aged 2 to 4 years. 38a, Hyde Vale, Greenwich, SE10 8QH.
Rainbow Pre-School
Pre school activities for kids. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30-12:30. Peabody Community Hall, Peabody Hill, Lambeth, SE21 8LA.
Westminster Under School
Offers after school clubs including fencing, judo, chess and swimming. Adrian House, 27 Vincent Square, Westminster, SW1P 2NN.
Limehouse Day Nursery
Creative development, physical development, personal, social and emotional development. 21-23 Trinidad Street, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets E14 8AA.
Scallywags Toddlers Club
Based in Richmond upon Thames. Founded and run by an ex-pat American. 29 Townshend Road, London
Little Kickers
Football training for children from eighteen months to seven years old, in a positive, friendly and pressure-free environment. With groups and classes all year round throughout London.
Camberwell After School Project
CASP provides soccer, basketball, painting, art and craft and cooking classes for kids. Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 08:00-18:30 and Saturday: 10:00-13:00. 14 Badsworth Road, Camberwell, Southwark, SE5 0JY.
Little Gates Pre-School
Social development, emotional development, communication development and literacy development. 496, Kingston Rd, Merton, SW20 8DX.
Ceramic Circle
After school club for kids above 4 year providing ceramic painting, clay workshops and hand building techniques. Opening Hours Wednesday: 16:00-17:45 and Thursday: 16:30-18:15. 25 Bertram Street, Camden, N19 5DQ.
St Augustines Play Group
Different groups according to the age use Scripture Unions light materials. 108 Highbury New Park, Islington, N5 2DR.
St Thomas Playgroup
Provide challenging learning opportunities to children. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:15-13:15. St Thomas Church Hall, 75 Monsell Road, Islington, N4 2EF.
French and Spanish a la Carte
French and Spanish classes for kids after school with maximum 8 to 10 people. 97 Revelstoke Road, Merton, SW18 5NL.
Caterpillar Music
Providing music classes for babies and young children, with different weekly themes, instruments and puppets, at a variety of London locations. Childrens parties also catered for.
Multi-skill programme for two to nine year olds, from basic fundamental sports skills, to mini games of tennis, hockey, cricket, rugby, football, basketball, baseball and volleyball. 32 Chilcombe House, Fontley Way, Roehampton, London, SW15 4NB.
Camberwell After School Project Waltham Forest
CASP provides soccer, basketball, painting, art and craft and cooking classes for kids. Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 08:00-18:00. Jack Hobbs Centre, Maddock Way, Waltham Forest, E17 3NH.
Karen Hardy Studios
Childrens dance lessons for 4-16 year olds, offering a fun and structured childrens dance programme that teaches a variety of dance styles including Latin, ballroom, freestyle and hip hop. 10 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London, SW6 2UB.
The Young Peoples Theatre
Weekly classes of creative arts or children aged 4 to 16 years. 42 Draycott Avenue, Brent, HA3 0BU.
London Workshop Company
Once a week after school class using drama games, exercises and techniques. Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Hounslow, W4 4JN.
Aylwin Judo Club
With five resident instructors, offering classes for primary, junior and senior level on Tuesday and Thursdays. St Crispins Church Hall, Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 2JP.
The Bath House Childrens Community Centre
After school and holiday club offer various activities including drawing, painting, cooking, ball games, team games, board games, clay modelling, collage, woodwork, dancing, bingo, drama and computer games. 76 Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2EY.