Children and Families
Fun, friendship and mutual support for families and kids
We want all children and families in Rotherhithe to be able to play, learn, and thrive. So at Time & Talents we offer a huge range of free activities for kids of pre-school and primary age.
Because we know it can be tough – as well as lots of fun – being a parent or carer, we also offer ways for them to meet each other, make friends, build community, and get any additional support they need. Our children’s activities take place both at our T&T2 venue (opposite Tesco at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre), which has plenty of room to run around, and at The Old Mortuary in Rotherhithe village, which has our unique Secret Garden.
Our lively kids’ activities groups encourage making new friends, learning through play, and building confidence by trying new things, as well as enjoying old favourites. Arts and crafts, and active games, alongside cooking, dancing, singing, and gardening, are all part of the mix. We also offer cultural trips to museums and galleries.
Check out our events calendar to find out when things are happening:Events calendar
Activities for all children
One of the most important things for T&T is that local children have the opportunity to learn, play, and have fun, whatever their background, and no matter how much money their family has. We work particularly hard to make sure that activities are available to everyone, and that’s why, with the support of BBC Children in Need, T&T’s own activities for children are always free.
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Our partnership with local schools
Our BBC Children in Need ‘Closing the Gaps for Rotherhithe Kids’ programme also helps us run special arts projects within schools, for children who may not have the opportunity to do much extra-curricular learning at home, such as as the nationally accredited Discover and Explore Arts Award certificates.
Across Rotherhithe, T&T works in partnership with 10 local primary schools to take referrals from teachers and help deliver larger-scale arts projects in schools. These enable all children involved to gain a fulfilling cultural experience, especially at a time when arts provision can be difficult for schools, due to the pressures of the curriculum.