Archway is not particularly well provided with children’s activities.
Below is a list of options in 2010, straying up the hill to Highgate, across to Highgate Newtown, and down to places like Tufnell Park and Whittington Park.
See also the information provided by the Tufnell Park Parents’ Support Group www.tppsg.org. Membership is just £5 a year and it organises weekly tea mornings in member’s homes, weekly soft play at the Sobell, a fortnightly email update, and a quarterly newsletters which also includes a useful trades list.
Archway Early Years Centre
Vorley Road N19 5HE Tel: 020 7272 3350
Free classes for parents and children including baby yoga, baby massage, sing and sign and more. (Some very busy so arrive early.)
Archway Leisure Centre
Aquaterra Tel: 020 7281 4105
Swimming lessons, from babies to adults 10 lessons of half an hour Sat or Sun am.
Various activities including a study support club.
www.caxtonhouse.org Tel:020 7263 3151
After Schools Club, Celia Facey, Senior Playworker Tel: 020 7263 3151
Under 5s playgroup 39 weeks and drop in 48 weeks per year
Caxton Timebank Volunteering and skill sharing scheme including seeking help them with a skill needed, including group activities Tel: 020 7263 3151
firstname.lastname@example.org John Garces
Elthorne Boxing Club/Islington Boxing Club
http://www.islingtonboxingclub.org/ Enzo Giordano Tel:07956 293768
Boxing including for under 18s.
7 a side pitch and kick about wall.
Highgate Newtown Community Centre
Tel: 020 7272 7201
NOTE Highgate Newtown is due to be redeveloped as housing. The management are seeking to relocate locally as many of the activities as possible in the interim and then move back once work has been completed. However, the new community space will be much smaller than before so not all of the existing activities will be able to move back. Some may continue in different locations.
Tadpoles playgroup - Story days with songs, drama and puppets - Tel: 020 7281 7031/Tel: 020 7916 9553
Gymbabes, Gymsters, Gymnastics - Dance and Drum, Bouncy castle and soft play
Mabel’s Monster Music - Tel: 020 7692 4255/020 7281 7031
Little Kickers - Tel: 020 7692 4255/020 7281 7031
Art Project table top activities
Holiday playschemes - Tel: 020 7281 7031/020 7916 9553
Teckids computer club - Tel: 07939 856 549.
Kumon Maths & English - Tel: 020 8347 5664.
Trapeze - Tel: 07973 754 email@example.com
Pottery - Tel: 020 7272 7201
Gymnastics Club - Tel: 020 7272 7201
Artbox - Tel: 020 7272 7201.
Guitar Classes – guitars provided and for sale cheaply - Tel: 020 7272 7201
Woodcraft folk - arts & crafts, hikes, camps & co-operative games -Tel: 020 8340 9359.
Football Superskills - Tel: 020 7272 7201
Greek - Tel: 07939 856 549
Dance Aerobics inc street, ballet, contemporary and salsa - Tel: 07935 356 555.
5-A-Side - Tel: 020 7272 2701
Islington Arts and Media School
Turle Road, Tollington Park N4
Tel: 020 7527 5672
Learning Plus do After school Tel: 020 7527 5756 Tel: 020 7281 5511
Saturday Music @ IAMS music from voice to steel pans and big bands
Tel: 020 8341 4421
The Art of Breakdance www.foundationz-cru.com
Tel: 07889 755 864
Crazee Kids Dance, Music and Drama
Debbie Campbell Musical Theatre Group
Tel: 020 7490 8353
Jacksons Lane Youth Theatre
firstname.lastname@example.org founded by Bob Williams, actor and teacher at St Michael's primary school, now an MBE.
Kaos Youth Music Theatre Company Ali Jackson
Tel: 07950 359 209
Tel: 07931 106590
Mabel’s Monster Music Cate Dunne
Openhouse Performing Arts: Discover Your Talent
Tel: 07506 935 422
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill Tel: 020 8348 8716 www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk/children.asp
Suzuki classical music, Sumics Toddlers Music, Mini Mozart + Rucksack Music
Weekly art classes and workshop, dance and drama workshops
Tel: 020 8444 5004
Boys Brigade, Brownies, Guides, Toddler Dance, Children’s ESOL school , Kung Fu classes
St Andrews, Whitehall Park
Tel: 020 7686 2293
Scouts and badminton plus toddler playgroup. Plus Monday am children’s singing sessions with Green Means Go www.greenmeansgo.co.uk
www.sunnysidegarden.org.uk Tel: 020 7272 3522
Throughout the week, horticultural therapy sessions for people who would like to either learn about gardening or to garden for therapeutic reasons.
Whittington Park Community Centre
Tel: 020 7272 1847
One O'Clock Club, musical activities.
After School Club
Woodcraft Folk Woodchip, Elfin, Pioneer, Venturer and DF groups.
Holiday play scheme during school holidays for olds,
Drama class with Young Actors’ Theatre
Leaping Lizards private nursery Tel: 020 7619 3624 www.leapinglizardsnursery.co.uk
Whittington Park Playing Fields
Ongoing programme of football coaching courses and sessions.
Just turn up and play. Islington Council would like to promote the casual use of this facility.
11-a-side football, 6/7-a-side football, junior coaching programme.
Black Vinyl Hearts Football Club 18+ Sunday league.
Tufnell Park Playing Fields
Tel: 020 7700 3252
Grass pitch plus 300m and 100m grass track