Holidays - childcare and things to do

Holiday childcare playschemes operate each holiday, apart from Christmas.  

There are a limited number of free places available for vulnerable children at holiday playschemes in February half-term 2023. Parents should speak to their school or practitioner supporting their family if they would like to be considered for a place. Practitioners should contact providers direct about referring a vulnerable child for a free place.

February half term, 13-17 February 2023

Holiday playschemes are running at the following providers:

Elizabeth House, N5 1ED

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
Age: Reception to Year 9
Hours: 9am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (£10 concessions)
Enquiries: 020 7690 1300
Booking: childrensactivities@elizabeth-house.org.uk or via website

Hanley Crouch Community Association, Brickworks, N4 4BY

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (sibling discount available)
Enquiries: 020 7263 1067
Booking: Phone or email richard@hanleycrouch.org.uk or via website

Highbury Roundhouse @ Hanover Primary, N1 8BD

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: £19.80 daily (£18.80 siblings)
Enquiries: Julie Day, 020 7359 5916; 07914 255545
Booking: via website

Highbury Roundhouse @ Yerbury Primary, N19 4RS

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: £19.80 daily (£18.80 siblings)
Enquiries: Julie Day, 020 7359 5916; 07914 255545
Booking: via website

Hilldrop Playscheme, N7 OJE

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 8.15am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (some discounted rates for siblings and children with SEND)
Enquiries: 020 7700 1871 (please leave a voicemail for a return call); or email, iola@hilldrop.org.uk; jahanara@hilldrop.org.uk
Booking: via website

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association, N19 3YJ

Age: 3 year olds to Year 6
Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily for LBI residents; £25 non-LBI residents; £15 for a sibling for 2 places; £!5 for children with SEND
Enquiries and booking: 020 7272 5938, 07377 000510; irene@hleca.org.uk

Mary's

Age: 6 to 12 years
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: £25 daily (extended hours, 8.30 to 9am £3)
Enquiries: 020 7704 2873; childrenbooking@marys.org.uk
Booking: via website

Childminders can also provide holiday childcare. Use the directory to find a childminder in your area, or phone the Family Information Service (FIS) for advice, 020 7527 5959, or contact the FIS by email.

All providers welcome children with SEND and are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Parents and professionals are encouraged to take time to discuss the needs of each child well in advance of attending provision.

Access to Sports runs free activities during holidays; see website for details.

Islington's Adventure Playgrounds are also open during each holiday, including half-term, but are closed from 19 December 2022 until the new year.

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