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Learn and play

Playing isn't just fun,  it's also the best way for young children to learn. To promote healthy brain development, children need time and attention from someone who's happy to play with them.
For babies and children aged up to 7 years
Reading area
Fishing
Learning to cook

Strengthening bonds and developing healthy brains…

Here’s three reasons why you should come along
1. Play lays the foundation for literacy.
Through play children learn to make and practice new sounds. They try out new vocabulary, on their own or with friends, and exercise their imagination through storytelling.
2. Play is learning.
Play nurtures development and fulfils a child’s desire to learn. Play takes many forms, from shaking a rattle to peek-a-boo to hide-and-seek. Play can be done by a child alone, with another child, in a group or with an adult.
3. Play gives children space.
To practice physical movement, balance and to test their own limits.

Join a session in Hammersmith and Fulham

There are interactive sessions happening every day - below are just a few coming up. For the full list see our activity timetable.
Lots more sessions here!
See our activity timetable
Story time

Story time

Themed activity based around a different story each week.
Age range
18 months - 4 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Friday 22nd, 10.00 - 11:15am
creative explorers

Creative Explorers

Drop in learning through play and exploration session.
Age range
0-4 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Friday 22nd, 10.00 - 11:30am
Woman and child dancing

Toddler Boogie

Games, songs and rhymes helping children listen, understand and talk.
Age range
1 to 3 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Friday 22nd, 3.30 - 4:30pm
Cathnor Park Family Centre - play and learn

Play & Learn

A great opportunity to meet local parents and toddlers to learn, play and share in the fun and games. Play and play its Happy Monday!
Age range
Under 2s
Cost
£1 per family
Booking
not required
Where
Monday 25th, 9.00 - 11:00am
Stay and Learn

Stay and Learn

Drop-in play session.
Age range
0-4 years
Cost
£1- per family
Booking
not required
Where
Note
Healthy snack provided.
Monday 25th, 10.00 - 12:00pm
messy monday

Monday stay & play

Arts and crafts to have fun making and taking home to enjoy.
Age range
0 to 5 years
Cost
£3 - per family
Booking
not required
Where
Monday 25th, 10.30 - 1:00pm
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Where you can find us

Learn & Play sessions are run at 15 of our family centres so there's bound to be a session near you!

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