Children and Families Project

Our Children & Families Project was set up in 2008 and provides low cost activities that help local children to have fun, stay safe, be healthy, learn and thrive! We also offer support services that empower and connect parents/carers in Newham. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah and Stacey
Contact Position
Project Coordinator

Where to go

Bonny Downs Community Association, The Well, 49
Vicarage Lane
E6 6DQ

No parking available as permit restrictions enforced from mon-sat. 300 bus stops outside.

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Time / Date Details

Session Information
Cheeky Chimps - parent-led Under 5s playgroup on Monday mornings from 9:30 -11:30am (termtime). This popular group is only £1 per child and includes messy play, craft, games, song time, healthy snacks and workshops. The group also supports parent/carers through a massage station and trained breastfeeding and mental health peer supporters.
FREE WELLyoga - Mums with young children can enjoy our new yoga class with core strengthening and relaxing stretches. There's a small play area so feel free to bring children under 3 with you from 9.30-10.30 Thursdays (term time).
FREE Tots Haven - Stay and Play group with breakfast snacks for children under 5 from 9:30-11am on Fridays (term time). Extra support services and signposting available for families facing poverty during these sessions.
Also have free skills development courses for parent/carers (parenting, English, basic computer skills, budgeting), family outings, seasonal after school craft/drama groups, community celebration events and holiday play scheme provision throughout the year. Details on our website. Call or email our team to register your interest or book a place.

Other Details


All activities are either free or very low cost (£1 per child for a toddler group or £5 per day for summer play scheme).


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Open to all parent/carers. No advanced booking required.