Activities and events for children and young people


Regular Events

Mini Sparks Music from the Royal College of Music – every Monday until 6 December
  • Mondays, 10am to 10.50am
  • North Kensington Library

Mini Sparks Music joins us for Baby Rhyme Time  at the library for stories, music and learning through play, especially for children aged four and under.

Musical learning happens through play. Join us to explore live music, percussion instruments, well known and new songs, puppets, floaty scarves, storytelling, a big scrunchie and a bouncing pond! It is proven that children who engage in high quality, regular musical learning from an early age gain musical, intellectual, emotional and social advantages. 

There’s no need to book, just turn up. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Rhymes and me at Brompton Library – Thursdays


Join us every Thursday for rhymes and fun, this event is especially for the under 5s and their parents/carers.

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up.

Storyland at Brompton Library – Saturdays

Join us at the library every Saturday for stories, arts and crafts. There sessions are suitable for children aged 5 and over, although younger children are always welcome. 

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up. 

Special Events

Seasons with Upswing – Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October
  • Various times, more information on Eventbrite
  • Kensington Central Library 

Upswing is a leading, award-winning contemporary circus company based in the UK that tells new stories in extraordinary ways.  

Enticing sounds, foliage up above and soil underfoot, the world of Seasons is full of possibilities. Two acrobats, dig, tumble, jump and lose balance in a joyful exploration of the nature around and within us. An engaging, textured and atmospheric experience for all the family. Seasons will ignite your senses and create a space to playfully reconnect with our natural world.

Book a place for Seasons with Upswing on Eventbrite.

A carnival of stories with the Freshwater Theatre Company – Tuesday 26 October and Friday 29 October
Tuesday 26 October, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • North Kensington Library
Friday 29 October, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Kensington Central Library

Join the Freshwater Theatre Company for these fantastic workshops based around the books 'Amazing Grace', 'Handa's Surprise' and 'Island Counting 123'.

At these special events to celebrate this year’s Black History Month, the Freshwater Theatre Company will lead on these engaging sessions which draw upon our senses and take us on a journey around the library to find clues from England, Kenya and the Caribbean to create a story together.

Drawing upon a collection of classic books including 'Amazing Grace' by Mary Hoffman, Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne and 'Island Counting 123' by Frané Lessac this is the perfect event for any young book lover.

These workshops are suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Book your place for A carnival of stories with the Freshwater Theatre Company at North Kensington Library

Book your place for A carnival of stories with the Freshwater Theatre Company at Kensington Central Library

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Last updated: 18 October 2021