Preschool children
Some families living on low-incomes may be eligible  to receive  a childcare allowance.  Read details and how to apply here.

For free childcare places in Camden, please apply here


Most local council websites will have information regarding children’s playgrounds in the local area.

Other playground resources in London can be found at the following website:


Four Square

Children’s Activities

London has a range of diverse activities for children and adolescents.


Most large museums in London are free to the public and some also run free classes for children.  Visit the museum webites for details. Some popular museums include: Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Science Museum, National Gallery, and Victoria and Albert.


Many local libraries run free activities for children


Roundhouse is a hub of creative inspiration where artists and youths with emerging talent can grow creatively. The Roundhouse Young Creatives programme serves 11-30 year olds with courses and projects throughout the year.

Camden Fencing Club

Camden Fencing Club is one of the UK’s leading fencing clubs. Fencing coaching is available for beginners to advanced competitive levels. They offer a 10- week beginners course and fencing equipment is supplied.

Bloomsbury football club offers football practice and competition for boy and girls ages 5 to 12 in NW London. They have some bursary places available for refugee children.

London Zoo

Universal Credit recipients may purchase £3 tickets to the London Zoo via ZSL’s Community Access Scheme. More detail can be found here.

Families4Peace organises regular Families4Peace Zoo Days Out. Follow us on EventBrite to learn of upcoming events.

English Heritage

English Heritage has an incredible range of sites across the UK including Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and Battle Abbey. They are extending a warm welcome to refugees and offer free entry to all sites across the UK. No pre-booking is required. Please bring your BRP or other proof of your immigration status. For more details visit their FAQ page here.

The Winch

The Winch is a Camden charity which supports children and offers after-school clubs, holiday play schemes and other support for families on low incomes.

Kiddo Adventures

Kiddo Adventures can be a source of information for affordable days out for Universal Credit recipients

Camden PlayScheme

Camden runs several after school and holiday time camps for children and adolescents. Their programs are available to all Camden residents.

Young Camden Foundation Children’s Programs

Young Camden Foundation members offer a range of activities for children and adolescents in the London borough of Camden, Visit their website to learn of current activities and events.