Summer activities

Summer activities 

Young people won’t be stuck for things to do during their holidays, thanks to hundreds of free and low cost activities on offer from the Holland Park Ecology Centre and EPIC CIC. 

Summer in the City

This is your gateway to the hundreds of events and activities taking place for children, young people and their families this summer across central London. With outdoor activities, bake-offs, Paddington Festival, the Summer Reading Challenge, free cycling tours, nature trails, cupcake making, grafitti art, photography and so much more, there’s little risk of being bored.

See the full programme of events for Summer in the City.


It's time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge! Are you ready to read to six books over the holidays and solve a mystery?
Come into your local library to sign up - children can collect stickers, rewards and clues along the way. And if they complete the challenge by reading six library books, they’ll receive a certificate and might solve the mystery too. It's free and children of all ages can take part.
We also have a fun programme of free events across our libraries this summer. Sign the children up to the Summer Reading Challenge so they keep reading over the holidays.

Visit the library website for the full programme of events.


EPIC CIC work to inspire children and young people to achieve their full potential. They have a fantastic choice of activities, many free and low-cost , on offer for young people during the summer holidays.

Visit EPIC CIC's website for the full programme of events.

Ecology Centre

Join the hunt for creatures hiding in our woods and meadows, or learn about trees and make your own leaf creations. 

Visit the Ecology Centre website for the full programme of events.