Whether you want the kids to learn or play with friends, we’ve got them covered. Our Libraries will be offering lots of fun half term activities for children under the age of 5 during the school holidays.

Children’s Summer Fun Activities

Including ‘Elmer Day’ and Greenwich Book Festival
May/June 2017
Royal Borough of Greenwich Library Service
Free Activities for Children


Abbey Wood library
020 8310 4185
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 2.00pm-3.00pm - Elmer Day Craft
Tuesday - Messy Morning: 10am to 10.30am- Fun at the Beach
Friday – Story Time: 10am to 10.30am- At the Beach Stories


Blackheath library
020 8858 1131
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 2.00pm-3.00pm - Elmer Day Craft
Wednesday - Messy Morning: 11am to 12pm- Fun at the Beach
Saturday - Story Time: 2pm to 2.30pm- At the Beach Stories


Charlton library
020 8319 2525
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 10.30-11.30- Elmer Day Craft
Tuesday- Summer Crafts: 10.30am-11.30am - Fun at the Beach
Thursday - Story Time: 2pm to 2.30pm- At the Beach Stories
Friday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- In the Park
Saturday- Library Fun Club: 10.30 to 11.30- At the Seaside Craft

Coldharbour library
020 8857 7346
Saturday 27th - Craft Club: 11.00am to 11.30am- Elmer Day Crafts
Tuesday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun at the Beach
Thursday- Story Time: 2.15pm to 2.45pm - In the Park Stories
Saturday- Craft Club: 11.00am to 11.30am- On the Beach


Eltham Centre library
020 8921 3452
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 11.00am to 12.00pm- Craft and Activities
Wednesday-City Lit Family Craft Workshops;10.30am to 12.00 and 1.30pmto4.00pm
Wednesday- Meantime Theatre Workshop; 2.00pm-3.00pm
Thursday - Story Time: 11am to 11.30am- In the Park Stories
Thursday-Where’s Wally Walk- Greenwich Get Active; Meet Children’s Lib 10.00am
Friday- GLYPT Puppetry Workshop; 11.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm


New Eltham library
020 8850 2322
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 2.30pm to 3.30pm- Craft and Activities
Tuesday - Messy Morning: 10.00am to 11.00am- Fun in the Park
Friday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun on the Beach


Greenwich Centre library
020 3795 0600
Wednesday - Story Time: 11:00-11:30am- On the Beach Stories
Thursday - Story Time: 11am to 11.30 am- In the Park Stories
Friday - Messy Morning: 11am to 12pm- Fun at the Beach


Plumstead library
020 8854 1728
Thursday- Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun in the Park


Slade library
020 8854 7900
Saturday 27th – Elmer Day Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Elmer Crafts
Thursday- Summer Crafts- 2.30pm – 3.30pm- Fun in the Park
Saturday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun on the Beach


Thamesmear Centre library
020 8310 4246
Saturday – Elmer Day Story Time: 2.00pm to 2.30pm- Elmer Stories
Tuesday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am - Fun in the Park
Saturday – Story Time: 2.00pm to 2.30pm- Fun on the Beach


West Greenwich library
020 8858 4289
Thursday 25th – Elmer Messy Morning; 10.30am to 11.30am- Elmer Masks
Saturday 27th – Elmer Day: Special Activities throughout the Day*****
Tuesday -  Star Wars Activities; 2.30pm to 3.30 pm- Make a Tie Fighter
Thursday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Make a Pirate Hat


Woolwich Centre library
020 8921 5750
At Woolwich Centre Library Greenwich Book Festival Event- Friday 26th May                        ***Author Chris Haughton*** 11.00am-12.00pm- Stories and Craft Workshop
At the Greenwich Book Festival- Saturday 27th May                                                                             Elmer the Elephant Day Craft Sessions: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, and 3.00pm
Saturday 27th - GLYPT: 2.00pm-3.00pm – Live Classical Music*********
Saturday 27th - Elmer the Elephant Day: 3.00pm to 4.00pm- Collage and Craft
Sunday- Messy Afternoon: 2.30pm to 3.00pm- Fun in  the Park
Tuesday - Story Time: 10.30am to 11am- At the Beach Stories
Tuesday- City Lit Family Craft Workshops- 10.30am to 12.00 and 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Wednesday - Spring Crafts: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun on the Beach
Thursday – GLYPT; 12.00pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm- Story Telling Workshop
Thursday - Rascals: 4.30pm to 5.30pm (5yr Plus )- Japanese Summer Festival Crafts
Friday - Messy Morning: 10.30am to 11.30am- Fun on the Beach
• Friday- City Lit Family Craft Workshops- 1.30pm 4.00pm
• Sunday- Messy Afternoon: 2.30pm to 3.00pm- Fun on Holiday