Most parents are starting to think about summer and how best to entertain and occupy their kids. While there will be some families who have a summer holiday lined up, there will be a need to have some local activities on hand to keep children entertained and occupied at various points. No matter what you are looking to do, or what the weather is like, you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do with the kids this summer in Peckham.
One of the most important things to bear in mind when it comes to Peckham and entertaining kids in the summer is the number of green open spaces. Peckham Common is a fantastic option and there is more than enough activities on offer to keep the whole family entertained and amused. The common offers an adventure playground, which is supervised, there is a skate park, woodland areas, lakes and streams. Whether you want a place where you can spend all day or you want a place where you can have a fun-packed hour or two, Peckham Common is well worth checking out.
There is also Burgess Park, which is recognised as the largest green space in Southwark and if you’re looking to get out on your bike, the BMX track is a fantastic destination. This is also the park for sporting activities with a range of designated sports pitches including football and cricket. There is also a large playground area for kids to play, so there should be plenty for children to enjoy and for adults to be happy with.
It is fair to say that a lot of parents are looking for sporting activities that will allow their kids to use their energy this summer. One great option in Peckham is kids boxing classes with London Community Boxing being found at the Bellenden Business Centre in Bellenden Road. These classes and sessions are fully supervised and led by coaches from England Boxing. The sessions include circuits, technical drills, footwork, skipping and bag work, so this is a brilliant way for kids to have fun, have some exercise and perhaps develop an interest in boxing.
If you are keen for a physical activity that is perhaps more civilised, you can choose from a range of ballet and mini street dance classes. These take place at the Green Nunhead Community Centre and the sessions aim to help children to learn and develop balance, co-ordination and movement, all set to fun music.
It may be that the weather isn’t as pleasant as we hope for and if that is the case, Peckham Pulse is likely to be one of the best options for adults and kids this summer. This is a soft play zone that should allow children to have a lot of fun, use up their energy and be able to run around safely.
No matter what the weather holds this summer, there is more than enough kids activities to enjoy in Peckham.