Free activities for children and young people in Newham

There's lots going on in Newham for families to be a part of. 

Many of these activities are inclusive for children and young people with SEND, learning and / or physical disabilities. Take a look at the description to find out more about each service's accessibility

Family Hubs activities

Dad helping young boy to ride a bike

Family Hubs run lots of fun activities for families. Take a look at their website to find out what's on near you.

Children's Centre activities

Young child in pram

Newham's Children's Centres offer a range of services to help give your child the best start in life. You can register for free if you are a Newham resident with a child under 5 (including if you're pregnant).

Youth Zone activities

Children playing with a virtual reality headset together

All our youth zones are open and are here to support young people in Newham.

Activities in your local library

Children playing in the park

All of Newham's libraries run free activities for children and young people.

Browse our events calendar to find what's on near you

Our website events calendar has information about events happening all over Newham, run by the Council, NHS and local groups.

activeNewham sports activities

Two young people doing martial arts

activeNewham run free activities for young people in Newham's leisure centres.

LGBTQIA+ community activities

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If you identify as LGBTQIA+, there are lots of community events you can be a part of.

West Ham United Foundation free sports sessions

Young people together at a West Ham United Foundation event

WHUF run free football and sports sessions for young people and run special sessions for young people with SEND.

Fight for Peace

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Our work is dedicated to supporting young people to reach their full potential and to promoting peace.

Tel: 0207 474 0054


Ambition Aspire Achieve

Ambition Aspire Achieve delivers a wide range of projects and services from both our hubs in Canning Town and Stratford across local communities in Newham.

Our work particularly focuses on and supports children and young people most in need, including those with disabilities or additional needs.

Tel: 02075114253

Royal Docks Learning and Activities Centre

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RDLAC run an after school club, youth club and other fun activities for young people.

ANKH Place Family Wellbeing Hub

Find out more about their weekly family wellbeing sessions.

Ozone - Creative Digital skills and social hub (16-25)

Teenager using an iPad and smiling

Ozone is a FREE creative digital skills training programme for 16-25 yrs, funded by North Central and East London CAMHS Provider Collaborative (NCEL) - Children and Young People's Mental Health, Hospital Admission Avoidance Fund.

Bonny Downs Community Association

Bonny Downs run lots of free activities for children and young people, from homework clubs, to sports sessions, to arts and crafts.

Their activities are accessible for residents with disabilities and SEND.

Discover Mega Mighty Club

Artist leading a creative workshop with children and their parents

Mighty Mega is a longstanding free Saturday morning club for disabled children and children with SEN, and their families or carers — with sessions featuring visiting artists from various art forms, including storytelling, photography, music, dance, theatre and animation.