Friday, 31 May 2013

Family Cycling in Lewisham this summer

This summer there are organised cycle rides taking place all over Lewisham. Each ride is led by a qualified British Cycling Ride Leader in groups of around 20-30 people and some of them are geared specifically for families, including the Waterlink Way on June 30th. It starts and finishes at Catford Bridge station, is along a mostly traffic-free route and it costs nothing to join. It starts at 2pm, is around 5km and should take no more than an hour and a half, so perfect for all ages.
For more information or to book your places visit:

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Forest Hill Food Fair returns Sunday 2nd June 11-3pm

The fantastic Forest Hill Food Fair makes its June appearance on the 2nd between 11am and 3pm including wine from Mr Lawrence and Van Dough pizzas (so something for both adults and children!)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Festival In The Forest - Music Festival June 30t

The lovely Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is hosting the Festival In The Forest, a music festival for the whole family. There'll be a bar and a barbecue, lots of space to picnic and a marquee in case of rain. Book tickets early to avoid disappointment from

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Millwall Community Scheme introduce half term activities

Millwall Community Scheme is now running football activities for children at The Bridge Leisure Centre and Downham Health & Leisure Centre during May half term.

Between Mon 27th and Fri 31st May they'll be running day camps for boys and girls aged 6 - 14 from 09.00am - 15.00pm daily at each site.

To book your place or for further details visit now and receive a 10% discount on all booked activities.

Best campsites within an hour of SE23!

Okay some of these may be a little more than an hour away but these are the best sites we've stayed in that you can get to before it gets dark on a sunny Friday after work... Pack up the car, the beers, the barbecue, the frisbees and the marshmallows. Make a fire, watch the sun go down and enjoy the escape!

1. Palace Farm, Doddington, Kent
Palace Farm

2. Outney Meadow Caravan Park, Bungay, Suffolk

Outney Meadow

3. Kitts Cottage, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex

Kitts Cottage

Nearly New Sale - Saturday July 13th

There will be a nearly new sale of quality baby and toddler clothes (0-3) on Saturday July 13th at Holy Trinity Church, Sydenham, between 10.00 and 13.00. Lots of tea, cakes, toys, games and fun. Free entrance and free parking. Baby changing available.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Camp it up!

In case you didn't realise - and I didn't until recently - but our very own local CamperVanTastic don't just hire out posh campervans. You can buy camping equipment from their online store (including kites and kayaks) or, if you already have a van or tent, you can hire accessories, such as portapotties or awnings. Check them out at
A list of fantastic campsites within an hour of SE23 to come!!

'Dig It' at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

Every Saturday between 1pm and 5pm Devonshire Road Nature Reserve hosts a regular family gardening project, a chance to get muddy, teach kids how to grow veg and enjoy the great outdoors. Fantastic fun!

For more information visit

Half term at The Horniman

Family Art Fun at The Horniman

Celebrate creatures of the water and the air in Family Art Fun this May half term. Make a butterfly or moth finger puppet to swoop and soar, or an underwater scene full of swimmers and shimmers.

Everyday except Sun/Sat from 27 May 2013 to 31 May 2013: Free entry
  • 11am - 11.45am
  • 11.45am - 12.30pm
  • 12.30pm - 1.15pm
  • 1.15pm - 2pm
  • 2pm - 2.45pm
  • 2.45pm - 3.30pm

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Welcome to the SE23 Family blog, keeping you up to date (hopefully) with everything family-related in Forest Hill and Honor Oak. From events and news to information on schools, community projects and local businesses. I hope it helps!