At Lansbury Lawrence, we take E-Safety very seriously, and are aware that children are using more and more digital technology. Computers, tablets and phones are one way of spending your free time; however, too much time spent in front of a screen can have negative effects. The summer holidays are a great opportunity to spend time together, and below is a list of alternative activities you can do which are both fun and free. Why don’t you see how many you can do over the six weeks?

Build a Den. Inside or outside. Use cardboard boxes, old sheets or towels.

Go on a Picnic. Go to a local park with a blanket and food. Or have a picnic inside if it is raining!

Complete the Idea Store Reading Challenge. Read six books over the holidays, more information on this link.

Family Festival in Canary Wharf – See this leaflet for a full list of activities. This Saturday, July 21st, see an immersive theatre version of Peter Pan at Jubilee Park, 3pm. Swan Lake Ballet performance and workshop on August 5th.

Family Days at the Whitechapel Art gallery. July 21st, Lucia Monge‘s Plantón Móvil led by children from Willow Brook Primary School. More information. 

Go on a Nature Trail. Go outside and make a note of all the wildlife and nature you find. Describe it, draw it, or maybe even collect it to take home.

A Great Day Out. Returns to Victoria Park on Saturday 4th August.

Millwall Park Summer Fun Day. Wednesday 25th July, 11am.

Free Swim Saturday for Families. Enjoy a free swim with the whole family from 12noon until closing time during public sessions. Available to families resident in Tower Hamlets.

Play a Board Game. Monopoly, Scrabble, Snap… what’s your favourite game to play?

Visit a Museum. The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, The Museum of London Docklands, and The Geffrye Museum in Kingsland Road are all nearby and free.

Go to a City Farm. Stepney, Mudchute or Spitalfields are all in Tower Hamlets.

Visit the Tower of London. Not free, but only £1 if you are a Tower Hamlets resident. Take along your Idea Store card and proof of address (utility bill or bank statement).

Need more ideas? See this HUGE list of summer activities in Tower Hamlets for the summer months.