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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
messy

Messy Play

Wear your old clothes and be prepared to get messy!
Age range
18 months - 4 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Thursday 8th, 2.00 - 3:30pm
stay and learn session

Creative Explorers

Drop in learning through play and exploration session.
Age range
0 to 4 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Friday 9th, 10.00 - 11:30am
Story

Story Time

Themed activity based around a different story each week.
Age range
18 months - 4 years
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Friday 9th, 10.00 - 11:15am
Woman and child playing with bricks

Learn and play

Come along to learn and play with your children and make new friends. Get help with managing behaviour, get ready for school and lots of other top tips.
Age range
0-5
Cost
Free
Booking
not required
Where
Monday 12th, 9.15 - 11:15am
Stay and Learn

Stay and Learn

Drop in play session.
Age range
0-4 years
Cost
£1- per family
Booking
not required
Where
Monday 12th, 10.00 - 12:00pm
Baby Stay and Develop

Baby Stay and Develop

Drop in play session
Age range
0-12 months
Cost
£1- per family
Booking
not required
Where
Monday 12th, 1.45 - 3:45pm
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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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