Thursday, 28 November 2013

What's on this weekend - 30th Nov & 1st Dec

SATURDAY
What: St Augustine's Christmas Fair
When: 11am-3pm
Age: ALL
Where: St Augustine's Church, One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE
Cost: Free

What: Santa's Grotto
When: 11am-5pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £8 per child. Advance booking essential

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Art makers: Snowmen Christmas Globes
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Gallery Square), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child

What: Happymess - art, craft and messy play
When: 10.30-11.30am
Age: 1-3 years
Where: Ewart Road Housing Co-op Clubhouse, 44 Wastdale Road, SE23 1HN
Cost: £7 per session or £30 for 5 sessions

What: Croftmas! (Crofton Park Christmas Fair)
When: 2pm onwards
Age: ALL
Where: From Beecroft School to St Hilda's Church, Brockley Road, SE4
Cost: Free


SUNDAY
What: Hunt The Sheep!
When: 9am-5pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Shops on Dartmouth Road and London Road
Cost: Free

What: Ackroyd Centre Christmas Fair
When: 11.30am-4pm
Age: ALL
Where: Ackroyd Community Centre, Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL
Cost: 50p

What: Forest Hill Food Fair
When: 11am-3pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Station car park
Cost: Free

What: Santa's Grotto
When: 11am-5pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £8 per child. Advance booking essential

What: Art makers: Snowmen Christmas Globes
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Gallery Square), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child

What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child

Friday, 22 November 2013

Ackroyd Centre Christmas Fair - 1st Dec

The Ackroyd Community Centre (Ackroyd Road, SE23 1DL) is holding its Christmas Fair on Sunday 1st December from 1.30pm-4pm. There will be sales of seasonal items, a raffle, tombola, refreshments and a visit from Father Christmas. Entrance is 50p.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Weekly nature exploring sessions for toddlers at Dacres Wood!

Every Monday from 10am to 11am the Secret Adventurers' Club will be running nature sessions for toddlers and pre schoolers at Dacres Wood. The sessions involve playing games, exploring the woods, singing songs, reading books, playing in puddles and generally having healthy outdoor fun. Each session costs £5 per child. Call Ema on 07956 956116 for more information or to book a slot!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Family friendly Le Querce in The Times

Le Querce is a brilliant restaurant for families, offering kids' menus, toys, books and a lovely welcome. Now they're featured in the Times as number two in their list of top 20 secret foodie restaurants. This is what they have to say! Well done Le Querce... though I'm not happy about the 'diamond in the rough' comment!

Some of the finest Italian food in the UK is to be found in a slightly outwardly shabby high-street restaurant on Brockley Rise in southeast London. The view of the MOT centre opposite might not be the best but the atmosphere is buzzy, warm and friendly. The pasta is home-made by the chef and owner, Antonello Serra, who has cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants in Sardinia and Bayswater in West London. 

The menu is divided in the traditional Italian way — antipasti, pasta, primi, secondi, dessert. The pizzas are thin, crispy and with basic toppings — “speck and rocket”, blue cheese or simply salami; the secondi courses are similarly simple — lamb cutlets on a vegetable bed, for example, or the pasta: Bufala ricotta ravioli with butter and sage. The pudding is home-made ice cream in exciting flavours — chilli chocolate, or banana with cardamom and ginger. This place really is a diamond in the rough.

Forest Hill Pools opens from 6am!

Good news for parents and commuters... for a trial period of 6 months from November 2013 until May 2014 Forest Hill Pools will be open from 6am Monday to Friday. Lewisham Council is hopeful that the number of people using the pool and gym in the early mornings will mean the early opening becomes permanent. Both the main pool and the gym will be open from 6am and the cafe will open from 6.30am. Full details can be found here.

A HOPPY Christmas from Honor Oak Park

Don't miss these lovely Christmas Celebrations in HOP on Thursday 5th December and Sunday 13th December. It'll be lots of fun and will also be a good way of supporting our local independent shops.



Friday, 25 October 2013

What's on this weekend 26th & 27th October


Lots going on at the Horniman this weekend!! Will also post half term events shortly... have fun!

SATURDAY
What: Horniman Halloween Fair
When: 10.30am-4pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum & Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free (Halloween trail £1 per child)

What: Family Art Fun: Halloween pumpkin lanterns
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Education Centre), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child


What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Happymess - art, craft and messy play
When: 10.30-11.30am
Age: 1-3 years
Where: Ewart Road Housing Co-op Clubhouse, 44 Wastdale Road, SE23 1HN
Cost: £7 per session or £30 for 5 sessions



SUNDAY:
What: Horniman Halloween Fair
When: 10.30am-4pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum & Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free (Halloween trail £1 per child)

What: Family Art Fun: Halloween pumpkin lanterns
When: 11am-2.45pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum (Gallery Square), London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child



What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

What's on this weekend 19th & 20th October

SATURDAY
What: Tales for October: Storytelling, music & dance
When: 2pm onwards
Age: 3-11 
Where: Forest Hill Methodist Church, Normanton Street, SE23 2DS
Cost: £1 per child

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Happymess - art, craft and messy play
When: 10.30-11.30am
Age: 1-3 years
Where: Ewart Road Housing Co-op Clubhouse, 44 Wastdale Road, SE23 1HN
Cost: £7 per session or £30 for 5 sessions

What: Art Makers: Day of the dead - happy skeleton masks
When: 1.30-2.15pm and 2.45-33.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child


SUNDAY:
What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Auction Of Promises!

The Chelwood Nursery 'Auction Of Promises' and Quiz Night takes place on Friday 18th October at 7.30pm at Beecroft Garden School, Brockley. Tickets are available from the Chelwood school office. Please also contact them at admin@chelwood.lewisham.sch.uk if you have something you can offer, make, do or donate!

Friday, 11 October 2013

What's on this weekend 12th & 13th October

SATURDAY
What: Harvest Community Show
When: 11am-4pm
Age: ALL
Where: St Augustine's Church, Honor Oak Park, SE23 3LE
Cost: Free

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Happymess - art, craft and messy play
When: 10.30-11.30am
Age: 1-3 years
Where: Ewart Road Housing Co-op Clubhouse, 44 Wastdale Road, SE23 1HN
Cost: £7 per session or £30 for 5 sessions

What: Art Makers: Autumn Leaf Creatures
When: 1.30-2.15pm and 2.45-33.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child

What: Ladywell Discount Day
When: All day
Age: ALL
Where: Participating shops in Ladywell Road, SE13
Cost: Free


SUNDAY:
What: Apple Day
When: 11am-3pm
Age: ALL
Where: Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, 170 Devonshire Road, SE23 3SZ
Cost: Free (but please bring apples to press)

What: Storytelling
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Primary School Catchment

Here is a list of SE23 schools and the catchment for 2013 (in metres) according to Lewisham Admissions Team. Please note, this list does not include voluntary-aided faith schools, foundations schools or academies.

Dalmain: 392
Fairlawn: 335
Horniman: 290
Kilmorie: 2,279
Perrymount: 1,116
Stillness: 478

Ladywell Discount Day

Lovely Ladywell is just down the road and it's very important to support all local business in Lewisham. The businesses in Ladywell have been having a hard time of it lately due to the works being carried out on Ladywell Road resulting in decreased footfall.
SO.... please come along and support Ladywell Discount Day on Saturday. Loads of bargains to be had! Look out for the red posters at participating stores...



Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Storytelling, music and dance for little ones Saturday 19th October

Lots of lovely stories for children from 3 to 11 at Forest Hill Methodist Church, Normanton Street, SE23 2DS on Saturday 19th October. Please see the poster or click here for more information.