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Under 5s

Fun activities for children under 5 years old.

Baby Buzzers

  • Contact details: phone 0203 608 8081 or email buzzers@teachsport.org
  • Location: The Healthy Lifestyle Centre, Abbotshall Road, Catford, London, SE6 1SQ

Baby Buzzers is for boys and girls aged under 5.

Each session will be tailored around the children’s core ABC skills (agility, balance and coordination). Children will be aided throughout every activity by our highly experienced sports tutors.

Visit the Baby Buzzers website.

Big Little Fun

  • Contact details: phone 020 8691 3407
  • Location: 137 Creek Rd, Greenwich, London SE8 3BU

Big Little Fun is an indoor softplay cafe in Greenwich. It offers sensory play, educational activities, birthday parties and a SEND and autism-friendly sensory room to explore.

Visit the Big Little Fun website.


  • Contact details: email Miranda at miranda@caspabromely.org.uk
  • Location: The Hawes Down, Children’s Centre, Hawes Lane, West Wickham, BR4 9AE

CASPA TOTS runs weekly during term time. It offers a softplay and sensory room, crèche area, sensory and messy play, toys, books, dressing up, puzzles and lots more for parents and children to enjoy together.

Visit the CASPA website.

Deptford Park Generation Play Club

  • Contact details: phone 020 8469 0772

A new stay-and-play venue for children under the age of five years. The club offers a baby sensory room, arts and crafts, messy play, a baby room, outdoor area with ride on-toys and various other activities.

Drumbeat School and ASD Service’s Tom Tom Group

  • Contact details: phone The Drumbeat Early Years Outreach Team on 020 7635 9022
  • Location: Beecroft Garden Children’s Centre, Dalyrymple Road, SE4 2BS

A stay, play and learn group for under-fives with social communication difficulties (including those with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Fun pre-school activities to extend your child’s communication and develop interactive play skills.

Visit the Drumbeat website.

Explorers Plus

  • Location:
    Bellingham Children & Family Centre 109 Randlesdown Rd, SE6 3HB, Tuesdays, 10.00am - 11.30am
    Evelyn Children & Family Centre 231 Grove Street, SE8 3PZ, Fridays, 10.00am - 11.30am
  • Contact details: enquiries@lewishamcfc.org.uk

This group runs twice a week and is for parents and carers, with a child aged 0-5, who would like support with their child's development. Jointly run with the Portage Team.

Visit the Explorers Plus website.

Lewisham Children and Family Centres

Lewisham Children Centre provide support groups for families at:

  • Beecroft Children and Family Centre
  • Bellingham Children and Family Centre
  • Clyde Children and Family Centre
  • Downderry Children and Family Centre
  • Kelvin Grove and Eliot Bank Children and Family Centre
  • Evelyn Children and Family Centre
  • Ladywell Children and Family Centre
  • Marvels Lane Children and Family Centre.

Visit the Lewisham Children and Family Centres website.

Lewisham Toy Library

  • Contact details: phone 020 8297 2735
  • Location: Lewisham Shopping Centre, Shop 46, Molesworth St, Lewisham, London SE13 7EP

A Toy Library is a place where children or their parents can borrow toys to take home. It is open to all families who live in and around Lewisham.

You can join by either coming to the Toy Library and bringing two proofs of address (gas bill, bank statement etc.) or 1 photo ID (driving licence). You can also join online on the Lewisham Toy Library website.

Singalong Sally

  • Contact details: phone 07950 558 993

Drop in music and movement class suitable for all ages under 5, including babies. No booking required.

Visit the singalong Sally website. 

Sydenham Tennis Club – Tots Tennis

  • Contact details: phone 0208 778 4217 or email: info@sltcc.co.uk
  • Location: Sydenham Tennis Club, Lawrie Park Road, London, SE26 6ET

Tots tennis is for pre-school children aged 3-4 years old and enables them to learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a variety of fun activities and simple exercises to develop balance, co-ordination, agility, movement, plus racket and ball skills.

Tots Tennis provides all equipment your child will need and classes take place with a maximum of eight children in a group. Classes are run by a qualified, LTA-accredited and DBS-checked coach. Please make contact with provider to ensure they can meet the young person’s needs.

Visit the Sydenham Tennis Club website. 

Water Babies

  • Contact details: phone 020 8858 5242 or email divein@waterbabies.co.uk
  • Inclusive swimming lessons for children with SEND. Contact Water Babies to discuss your child’s requirements.

Visit the Water Babies website.