Summer holiday boredom? Plenty to do in and around Elephant Park

Summer holiday boredom? Plenty to do in and around Elephant Park

Are your kids climbing the walls with boredom? Are you struggling for ideas to keep them entertained? Then you’ve come to the right place.

As parents, we know you have to be on your toes when it comes to the kids’ time off in the summer holidays.

You can never have enough ideas to keep little minds (and hands) busy.

Try some of the following activities and places for inspiration to keep them entertained and ­– importantly – you more relaxed!

Elephant Park

Live in Elephant & Castle? The Park is the place to be this summer!

Events ranging from live music, theatre, sporting events on the big screen and more. And why not host your own event?!

Check out the full list of what’s on here or, if you would like to hold your own event in the park, please email with the subject “Staging an event”.

Disability Sports Coach

Founded in 2006, to address a lack of inclusive sports in the capital, the Disability Sports Coach team – mainly volunteers – run sport and physical activity sessions for disabled adults and children in the area.

The charity has recently been given funding from Lendlease and Southwark Council’s Elephant & Castle Community Fund to keep up their great work in the Elephant and Castle and wider Southwark area.

For more information see their website ­–

Did you know that all Southwark residents have access to free swim and gym sessions through Southwark Council? See more details on how to register for the offer here.

The Castle Centre

A new state-of-the-art, £20m leisure centre funded by the regeneration, The Castle has a sports hall, state-of-the-art gym, group exercise studios and swimming pools.

Open seven days a week, there’s always something active to do – call 020 7091 4243 or visit the website here.

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Facility

If you’re looking for something outdoors, try here – you’ll find floodlit five-a-side pitches, outdoor basketball courts and tennis courts, on St George’s Road.

Click here for more information and to book online.

Newington Temporary Library

If you have little bookworms in the house, why not check out the local library?

Temporarily moved to the second floor of The Artworks, Elephant Road, the library is open every day and also hosts regular baby and toddler sessions and ChatterBooks for those aged seven-11 years old. See here for more information.

Southwark Council ideas

Also, try here for other ideas for young people over the summer, including:

Have a great rest of the summer! And feel free to share pictures of holiday fun in and around Elephant Park to our Twitter account – @ElephantParkLDN