Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: July 2022 - Summer of Fun Activities and Support

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice, and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.

Summer of Fun

Join in the summer fun!

There’s a fantastic range of free activities this summer in parks and venues across the borough. There is something for all ages - from adventure play, fun on the farm to music production, theatre, dance and lots more.

Many of the activities are suitable for all the family, so get involved and join in the summer fun!

Free summer activities here >

The Local Offer is also here to support families over the summer holiday period, with information on upcoming events, activities, help with food and services for children, young people and families.

Visit the Local Offer here >


Have your say on childcare

Have your say on the availability of childcare in Tower Hamlets by taking part in an online survey.  By doing so, you will help shape the future of childcare within the borough.  The survey closes on Friday 29 July.

Take the survey here >

You can also share your views through an online focus group. You’ll have the chance to join an open discussion and share your experiences of accessing childcare in the borough.

Childcare Survey Focus Group

Monday 18 July, 6pm- 7pm

Delivered online, through Zoom

Register here >

Tower of London

Visit the Tower of London for just £1

If you are a resident of Tower Hamlets you can visit the Tower of London for just £1. To take advantage of this special offer, all you need to do is take along your Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card with proof of your name and address (for example a utility bill). Then you can explore all the delights the Tower of London has to offer! 

More details here >

4. Gadgeteers

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge has already started, but children can still get involved by visiting any of the borough's Idea Stores and libraries, or by joining online.

Read six books over the summer holiday period to receive a gold medal and certificate, as well as other goodies along the way! 

Find out more here >

5. Positive Parenting

Do you have a teenager? Join a positive parenting workshop

The Parenting Team have devised a collection of positive parenting sessions that are delivered either online or in-person and are open to all parents and carers in Tower Hamlets. Join us for the next one on supporting teenage children and young people.

Dealing with Teen Emotions

Wednesday 20 July, 10am - 12.30pm

Delivered online, through Zoom


                                                                              Book here >

6. Digital

Free digital skills course for young people

Learn digital photography, music production and how to create videos, podcasts and social media content this summer.

Join the free, digital skills course for young people aged 12-25 years. For four weeks in August, you’ll pick up the creative skills you need to produce engaging content while developing your communication skills.

More details here >

CFC Summer of Fun 2022 Flyer

Summer of Fun Community Days

Tower Hamlets Children and Family Centres are hosting four exciting community fun days for children, young people and their families this summer. Held in different parts of the borough, it is a chance to come and meet friends, have fun and find out what support and services are available for families.

South East Summer Fun Day – Wednesday 27 July, 11am - 3pm

Millwall Park, Stebondale Street, London E14 3BX


North East Summer Fun Day – Wednesday 3 August, 11am - 3pm

The Children's Play Pavilion and Park, Mile End, Locksley Street, London E14 7EJ


South West Summer Fun DayWednesday 10 August, 11am - 3pm

Whitehorse Park, Whitehorse Road, E1 0ND


North West Summer Fun DayWednesday 17 August, 11am - 3pm

Meath Gardens, Smart Street, E2 0SN


Email ehcfs@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more information.

Find your Children and Family Centre >

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