Children and Young People Activities

On this page you can find out about Children, Young People and Early Years Activities.

City Cycling Hub BMX sessions

Do you want to ride faster, learn how to do a wheelie or be a future Olympic champion? Come and join British Cycling for a range of fun games and activities!  All equipment will be provided.


Day: Tuesday
Time: 4-5pm
Age: 7-14 years
Cost: Free
Venue: Plaistow Park (Multi Use Games Area), Greengate Street, Plaistow E13 0BD

Day: Thursday
Time:4:30-5:30pm
Cost: Free
Age: 7-14 years
Venue: Behind the Hockey Centre, Olympic Park.

For more information, please contactcityacademylondon@britishcycling.org.uk

Free BMX sessions with Community Outdoor Group (COG). No booking required. Just turn up. Bikes and helmets provided. Must wear trainers, trousers and long sleeved top. 

Day: Saturday
Times / Sessions / Ages:
10-11am - Balance to Pedal Bike sessions (ages 3-6)
11am-12noon – SEND only BMX session (ages 5-17)
12-1:30pm – Beginners BMX session
1:30-3pm – Intermediate BMX session (ages 6-17)
Cost: £2
Venue: Gooseley Playing Fields (BMX Track), St Albans Avenue, East Ham E6 6HU
For more information, please contact info@cogcycling.co.u

Get Active in Newham Booklet Youth Boxing

Over the past year we have all had to spend more time indoors than we normally would, for many of us this has meant finding it harder to stay active.

However, it’s never too late to start! Check out the great activities and exercises that we have pulled together for the whole family to make it easy for you to keep active at home, in the park or wherever suits you.

We have something for everyone!

Get active in Newham Booklet (PDF)

activeNewham are offering weekly free boxing sessions for young people aged between 12-17 years.

Day: Friday
Time: 4:30-5pm
Age: 12-17 years
Cost: Free
Venue: Trinity Community Centre, Bothwell Close, Canning Town E16 1QS
Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/13-19youthsessions 
For more information, please contact Sydney Merritt - Sydney.merritt@activenewham.org.uk

Daily Mile in Early Years Settings

In partnership with London Marathon Events, Newham’s Sports & Leisure Team and Early Start Group want to inspire children in Newham to be active and are encouraging early years settings to sign up to take part in The Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is a simple initiative – children can run, jog or toddle at their own pace for 15 minutes, 3-5 times a week. The Daily Mile takes place outdoors and any route can be used, around your setting’s outdoor space, a local park or other safe space for children to move. You can also encourage families to take part at home too!

How to Get Started:
Find out more in the ‘Starting The Daily Mile in your Early Years Setting’ document (PDF).

  • By signing up today you’ll be part of our pilot group and have the opportunity to shape the development of The Daily Mile for early years settings across the UK.
  • Sign up here today: https://thedailymile.co.uk/school-signup/ 

For more information contact: https://www.earlystartgroup.com/contact-us/  

Self Defence Classes for Females

Dynamo Cricket

Learn empowered self-defence techniques.

Day: Friday
Time: 4.45-5.45pm
Age: 13-19 years
Cost: Free
Venue: Atherton Leisure Centre, 189 Romford Road E15 4JF

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/femaleselfdefence  
For more information, please contact Lisa.Brivati@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 292893

activeNewham are delivering FREE dynamo cricket sessions for 13-19 year olds at little Ilford Youth Zone.

Day:  Tuesday
Time:  3:30-5pm
Age: 13-19 years
Cost:  Free
Venue:  Little Ilford Youth Zone, 1a Rectory Road, Manor Park E12 6JB
Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/13-19youthsessions 
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293515

SEND Focused Activities

Newham Ability Camp Dance Dosti

The Newham Ability Camp is a multi-sports club run by Paul Archer and specialised coaches, which aims to give children and young adults with disabilities their first steps into sports! Sports include Cricket, Table Tennis, athletics, volleyball, basketball. Badminton, Frisbee, Archery, Fitness, Fencing, Softball and much more!

Mondays, 5-6pm at Newham Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays, 5-6pm at NewVic College
Saturdays, 10-11am at Newham Leisure Centre

Cost: Membership Fee is £10 per term or £30 per year per participant.  This gives access to all 3 sessions per week (the first session is free).

For more information, please contact Paul Archer – paul495@btinternet.com / 07811 671082

Free Dance Classes for People with Sight Loss in partnership with Newham Ability Camp.  Learn Bollywood, Contemporary, and other styles in our fun, inclusive sessions for all ages and abilities.

Dance Dosti is delivered by inclusive dance company Step Change Studios in partnership with Metro Blind Sport and supported by Vision Foundation.

Day: Wednesdays (starting 26th January)
Time: 5-6pm
Age: 11+
Venue: Newham Sixth Form College, Prince Regent Lane, E13 8SG.
Book through: https://forms.gle/wjn3DrgE5jb5EmJ26 or call: 07462 895461

Youth Down Syndrome Tennis

Newham Youth Sensory Tennis – Complex Needs

Day: Thursday

Time: 5-6pm
Age: 8-18 years
Cost Free
Venue: Tennis Courts, Little Ilford Park, Dore Avenue, Manor Park E12 6JT
Booking: https://tinyurl.com/YouthDownSyndromeTennis

Sensory tennis is a set of activities designed by Sense to make tennis accessible for children and young people with complex disabilities aged 8-24.
Please be aware that parents and carers need to remain at the activity for the full session.

Day: Saturday
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Age: 8-24 years
Cost: Free
Venue: East Ham Leisure Centre, 324 Barking Road, East Ham E6 2RT
Booking link: http://tinyurl.com/NewhamYouthsensorytennis
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

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Last updated: 21/02/2024

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