Activities and events for children and young people

Events

Regular Events

Baby rhyme time at Kensington Central Library  - Mondays
  • 10am to 10.20am  
  • Kensington Central Library  

Come along to our baby rhyme time.  Join in as we sing your favourites such as the Welcome Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know It and more. 

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

Baby rhyme time at North Kensington Library - Mondays
  • Mondays, 10am to 10.30am
  • North Kensington Library

Come along to baby rhyme time at the library. This event is especially for the under 5s and their parents/carers.

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

Bridging the Gap peer to peer tutoring - Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • First sessions Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 March
  • 6pm to 7pm
  • North Kensington Library

COVID has made it very challenging for secondary school students to keep up with the curriculum. Bridging the Gap is a peer to peer tutoring initiative which aims to help students who want to catch up to be able to do so and get ahead.

Classes in Maths, English, French and computer science will be put in place and tailored to the participants’ needs. This could be revising material, help with homework and exploring new topics in each subject area. 

These classes are for pupils in Year 10. To book a place, email: contact@bridgingthegap.charity.

Story time at Kensington Central Library - Wednesdays
  • 10am to 10.20am  
  • Kensington Central Library  

Come along to our story time, enjoy listening to favourite and new stories read aloud. 

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

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.

Story and rhyme time at Chelsea Library – Thursdays
  • Thursdays, 10.30am to 11am
  • Chelsea Library

Join us every Thursday for a fun story and rhyme time session. These sessions are especially for the under 5s and their parents/ carers.

Only limited places available. You must book a ticket at the library enquiry desk on the ground floor. One ticket = a place for one adult and two children. Please bring your ticket with you on the day.

Baby rhyme time at Notting Hill Gate Library  - Fridays
  • 10am to 10.20am  
  • Notting Hill Gate Library  

Come along to our baby rhyme time.  Join in as we sing your favourites such as the Welcome Song, Wheels on the Bus, If You're Happy and You Know It and more. 

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

Baby rhyme time at Kensal Library - Fridays
  • 10am to 10.30am
  • Kensal Library

Baby rhyme time returns to Kensal Library. Join us every week for your favourite songs, rhymes and stories.

This session is especially for children under the age of five and their parents/ carers.

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

Story time at Chelsea Library – Fridays
  • Fridays, 10.30am to 11am
  • Chelsea Library

Join us every Friday for a fun story session. These sessions are especially for the under 5s and their parents/ carers.

Only limited places available. You must book a ticket at the library enquiry desk on the ground floor. One ticket = a place for one adult and two children. Please bring your ticket with you on the day.

Storyland at Brompton Library – every Saturday

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.

Story and craft at North Kensington Library – fourth Saturday of the month
  • 2pm to 3pm
  • North Kensington Library

Come along to the library once a month to hear a story and create a fun craft based on the book.

This event is suitable for children of all ages. There’s no need to book a place, just turn up.

Special Events

Teen mental health workshops at North Kensington Library - Friday 24 and Tuesday 28 June
  • Friday 24 June - 4pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 28 June - 6pm to 7pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us at the library to find out how help teens maintain good mental health.

Pascal Rochefeuille is a qualified Mental Health First Aider. These workshops are ideal for teens or parents of teens that are currently looking for guidance, and on how to help young people keep a good mental health and well-being. They can equip young people with powerful tools and develop a better understanding of what mental health is all about and why it is important to look after it. We will talk about:

  • What can affect children and young people’s mental health
  • What mental health problems can commonly occur in children
  • How and when to reach out for help
  • What help is available and what you can do to help yourself or a child in distress.

Pascale has over 20 years of experience working with families, young children and schools around the world - as a tutor, mentor, early years and outdoor educator. Her wealth of knowledge and experience is well-respected and recognized in her field. She is the 2021 winner of the prestigious International Montessori Award for New Researcher of the Year, the 2022 winner of the Mental Heath Awards for Best Youth Mental Health First Aider (London), she is currently shortlisted for the 2022 Corporate LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Book a place for Teen mental health workshop on Friday 24 June on Eventbrite.

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Stories of Us: collage workshops at North Kensington Library - Monday 4, Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 July 

Come and join us at the library to explore cutting and sticking at these family workshops with artist, Jodie House. Jodie is a collage artist who works in the community using collage and photography as an engagement tool and as a way to support people's well-being. She says:

‘My collage work includes found materials, but mostly street billboards that have seen better days. I love ripping paste-ups that have been spray painted or weathered by the wind and rain. I have always been a resourceful person and will reuse materials that have been discarded’.

Collage play workshop at North Kensington Library - Monday 4 July

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us with artist, Jodie House for a day of collage play. Collage is a fun way to explore ripping and cutting images to make pictures. Anyone can make a collage and no experience is necessary.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages.

Collage play workshop at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite. 

Who we are collage workshop at North Kensington Library – Tuesday 5 July

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us with artist, Jodie House for a day of collage play. During these workshops we will make collages about who we are and where we live.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages.

Who we are collage workshop at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite.

Collage postcards workshop at North Kensington Library – Wednesday 6 July

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us with artist, Jodie House for a day of collage play. During these workshops we will make postcards using collage.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages.

Collage postcards at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite.

Carnival collage workshop at North Kensington Library – Thursday 7 July

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us with artist, Jodie House for a day of collage play. During these workshops we will use collage to make carnival banners.

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages.

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The exquisite monster collage workshop at North Kensington Library – Friday 8 July

  • 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • North Kensington Library

Join us with artist, Jodie House for a day of collage play. During these workshops we will make a collage monster. 

This event is for families and is suitable for children of all ages.

Carnival collage workshop at North Kensington Library on Eventbrite.

Stories on Screen: pop-up cinema for children at North Kensington Library - Saturday 9, 16, 23 and 30 July
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • North Kensington Library

Join us for a month of film screenings for children at North Kensington Library

As part of our Stories of Us season, come along to our pop- up cinema and watch children’s classic films, filmed and set in the local North Kensington area. To find out what films we are showing, please ask library staff. 

Children under the age of eight must have an adult with them and adults need to be accompanied by a child.

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Special open air Baby Rhyme Times at Portobello Green Canopy – Wednesday 13 and 20 July, Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August
  • 10am to 10.30am 
  • Under the Portobello Green Canopy, Portobello Road, W10 5TD

We’ve some very special Baby Rhyme Times – in the open air! Join James from North Kensington Library – he’ll be performing your favourite rhymes with a story or two Under the Portobello Green Canopy.

This event is suitable for children aged five and under. Don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on and have some fun!

Book a place for Special open air Baby Rhyme Times at Portobello Green Canopy on Eventbrite. 

Stories of Us: Fundowheel bilingual storytelling session at Portobello Green Canopy - Monday 18 July
  • 4pm to 5pm
  • Under the Portobello Green Canopy, Portobello Road, W10 5TY

Join us and Fundowheel under the canopy at Portobello Market for an interactive, bilingual story telling session, in Spanish and English.  This session will illustrate the power of the imagination with two fun stories, Mr Muscle Doesn’t Trust Himself and The Prince and the Frog.

Fundowheel won the National Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2015. Theiridea is to promote a bilingual experience in English and Spanish through drama activities.

Families are welcome to meet us at North Kensington Library and take a walk with us to the canopy at 3.40pm.

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Last updated: 22 June 2022