Lewisham Children & Family Centre

Fun, Free Half-Term Activities

Half-term is fast approaching and now we can finally get out and about a bit more we’ve put together a list of local activities for you and your family.

This February half-term, take part in creative workshops to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month and discover LGBTQ+ histories around the Museum.

Essential Information

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times 13, 15, 17 and 20 February | 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Prices Free | Drop-in

How to Make a Disability Pride Flag – Sunday 13 February

This February half-term, join artist Dani and discover how to create a Disability Pride flag together with your family! This will involve using different art materials and textures in each of the Pride flag colours. A fantastic opportunity learn more about inclusion.

Create your own signal flags with pride! – Tuesday 15 February

During this BSL inclusive event, the whole family can join artist Christopher Sacre to have some fun creating their own Pride maritime signal flags. Ships use flags with colours and patterns to send messages. By using the colours of the Pride flag you will discover how to create your very own signal flags. What word or message would you like to send? Please note: this workshop is open to all ages and abilities


Protest for Rights! – Thursday 17 February

During Rainbow Week, bring your little ones to artist Charlotte’s workshop and learn how to make protest posters using pre-painted and coloured papers. Let’s support the LGBTQ+ campaign for rights and learn the importance of inclusion.


I was, I am, I will be –  Badges to tell a story of YOU – Sunday 20 February

Badges, pins, ribbons and medallions tell a story about the person wearing them. What can a badge say about you? For LGBTQ+ History Month, join artist Ling’s workshop and learn how to make a badge about you and your family. Discover how colours, shapes and patterns can tell stories about the wearer.

Family Trails

Take a look at the range of trails available and make sure to pick one up when you arrive!

Please note that the ages below are suggestions and some children may prefer the activities in trails suggested for those younger or older. 

For Mini Mariners (under 5s)

For Ace Adventurers (Ages 5-8)

For Curious Captains (Ages 8+)

Create puppets based on characters from Greek myths – 13 February 2022)


Out at Sea

Join us for a festival celebrating queer maritime history through the ages, suitable for the whole family. Take part in creative workshops, storytelling, performances and a queer tour of the National Maritime Museum.

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times 19 February | 11am – 4pm
Prices Free


SENsory Sailors

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children with special educational needs

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-1pm
Prices Free, pre-booking required


Swahili peace songs – Tuesday 15 February

Come and join in with Swahili peace songs led by Joe and Godfrey from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.

Join Joe and Godfrey from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers in the Horniman Conservatory as they perform Swahili peace songs, accompanied by djembe. Pick up a song sheet and join in, or just sit back and enjoy this informal performance.Joe and Godfrey will be joined by other poets and musicians from the Day Centre. Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers seeks to help relieve poverty and distress, and to promote health and further education for asylum seekers and refugees.

Tuesday 15 February          TIMES11.30am – 12.15pm

TICKETS Free, drop in    LOCATION Conservatory – in the Gardens

PERFECT FOR Adults All children Everyone


Make a mini clay walrus for display at Lewisham Shopping Centre in this London Borough of Culture Creative Challenge.

Roll up your sleeves and join us in a free, hands-on session to create a mini model of our much-loved walrus. Then see your creation on display in Lewisham Shopping Centre from the end of February. The models will be made using das clay, environmentally friendly paints, and will be the size of a credit card. These sessions are part of Lewisham Councils’ monthly Creative Challenges. Your creation will join with thousands of other walruses made across the borough, as part of Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture 2022.

After the display is finished, Lewisham is inviting members of the public to take a walrus home with them. Collection will be from the We Are Lewisham Unit on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March.Lewisham Council has partnered with the Horniman and dedicated February to borough-wide climate awareness and action.

Open to all – adults and children. Suitable for children aged 3+.

DATES Daily during Half Term Weekends between 5-20 February

TIMES Drop in 11am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

TICKETS Free, drop in

LOCATION Education Centre – near the entrance     PERFECT FOR Adults, Children over 5, Everyone, Families


Design & Build – Thursday 17 February

Learn how to design your own spaces and grab a drill and have a go at building with our team of experts.

Create & Perform – Friday 18February

Take part in spoken word workshops and share through performance and get creative making collages, posters and magazines.

Sign up now by completing this form here

For more information: Email: gemma@soundslikechaos.com or call/text 07791303931

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.


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