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Dance Mats Over the Summer

Brentford School For Girls

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FutureversityLast year's Summer Uni, now called Futureversity has a most comprehensive list of courses, both weekly, and single sessions for all over London during the holidays for ages from 5 - 19. Booking opens on 1st July and popular courses will go quickly. Be warned, the website is slow at best. Hounslow's summer courses can be found in a downloadable pdf at Hounslow's Go For It Summer 2010 Guide

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is holding several football and multisports camps over the summer, with water fights an added bonus. See their website for details on BrentfordFC CST

Brentford Boating Arch and Griffin Park Learning Zone are holding sessions that are listed in Futureversity or Hounslow's Go For It! brochure.

LogoThe dance mats are available for FREE drop in sessions from 10am – 1.30pm, just turn up every Tuesday and Thursday during the whole month of August (closed on 31st). If you haven’t had a go before come on down, everyone is welcome.

Please download the brochure (pdf) with lots of listings of entertainment over the Summer at Duke's Meadow, with Sports Trust, fit for Sport, holiday schemes, events at Musical Museum, parenting programmes, countryside events and a huge range of other activities.

For further information please contact

Brentford Children's Centre

Brentford Children’s Centre is now open from 9am-5pm every weekday and throughout the summer offering a range of classes and activities for children aged 0 -5 and their carers.

Activities for babies include baby signing (Monday 9.30 am-10.30am), messy play (Thursday 9.30am-10.30am) and baby massage (Friday 10am-11am),

Preschoolers can try out Tatty Bumpkins Family Yoga (Tuesday 10am-11.30am) or come to messy play sessions (Thursday 9.30am-10.30am). BCC are also running 6 workshops for parents of 2-3 yr olds which include a discussion on different aspects of managing children’s behaviour. These are free and are on Wednesday mornings from 10am-12pm.

If you just want to come along to Stay and Play sessions these take place on Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm and Thursdays from 1pm-3pm.

All our sessions are open to all and cost either 50p per child or a voluntary donation towards providing a snack for the children and purchasing art and craft materials.

BCC is open throughout the school holidays and are happy to allow older siblings up to age 7 to join in sessions, though we may have to restrict numbers if it gets too busy.  Older siblings have also got the option to take part in activities run by the Green Dragon Holiday scheme which runs in the centre throughout the summer. 

The centre staff can also help you with information on childcare options, council services, adult education classes and with searching for jobs and there’s an opportunity to chat to a Community midwife on a Wednesday between 9am-4pm.  

Come into the centre to find out more about our summer theatre visits to Waterman’s Art Centre and to local parks.

For more information on any of our classes or services please call 020 8569 7969.

Brentford Children's Centre is at North Rd, Brentford, TW7 0BJ

Brentford Toy LibraryPlay sessions at St. Paul’s Parish Centre, TW8 0PN: Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 12pm; Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Arts & Crafts / Jitterbugz
1st July - Arts & Crafts
8th July - Jitterbugz
22nd July - Jitterbugz
29th July - Arts & Crafts
5th August – Arts & Crafts

Wednesday Outings
Wednesday 4th August FREE Great Brentford Picnic (12-4pm, St. Paul’s Recreation Ground)
Wednesday 11th August FREE trip to Legoland (for toy library members with children under 5) *Limited places
Wednesday 18th August Boston Manor Park picnic 11am & tennis coaching *(£5 per child)
Wednesday 25th August FREE Dukes Meadow Paddling pool and play area 11am
*All activities at Brentford Toy Library are free of charge unless stated


This page will be updated with further activities so please revisit

July 9, 2010

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