Children & Families

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WSF run activities

Parent and Toddler Groups

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet in a safe and fun environment with other parents and young children? Our parent and toddler groups have been supporting local families since 2005 and are very popular. They provide a meeting place for parents and carers to relax and chat together, while their under-5s play.

Our sessions take place every week day morning:

  • Monday (Singalong and Stories at Royal Wharf 10am - 11am)
  • Monday (Library Drop-in Day 11am - 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday (2 Baby Stay & Play sessions at Royal Wharf 9:45am - 10:45am and 11:15am - 12:15pm, Under1s parent discussion group at Royal Wharf 10:45am - 11:15am, Music and Movement at BV 10am -11am , Messy Play at BV 12pm - 1pm)
  • Tuesday and Friday (Stay & Play at Britannia Village 9:30am - 11:30am)
  • Thursday and Sunday (Stay & Play at Royal Wharf - 10:30am - 12pm Thu and 10am - 12pm Sun)

You’ll find sensory toys, space to run around in, sing-along sessions and soft play all on offer. These sessions are a great time for parents, carers and their little ones to meet and make friends. Free of charge.

Email families@wsfroyaldocks.org for more information.

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SEND session - Community Dock - Thursdays 3:15pm - 4:15pm (term-time)
We hold a weekly play session for primary school aged children with SEND and their families. These sessions are a chance for children to play with our range of activities from soft play to jigsaws, and for parents and carers to have a much-needed chat with others. Siblings of any age are welcome to join us! No need to sign up, you can just come on the day. To find out more email families@wsfroyaldocks.org

Parent Group (for parents of children with SEND) –  Monthly. Fridays 2-3pm  (during term-time) – Community Dock
A child-free space to chat, discuss opportunities and challenges, to learn more about your child and to meet other parents. Each week will focus on a different topic. These sessions will be lead by Brittany Lewis - SENCO of Britannia Education Trust. With guest speakers from other agencies.

Contact families@wsfroyaldocks.org for the next date.

Parent Coffee Morning – Wednesdays 8:40am -9:40am during term-time – Community Dock
A chance to meet and chat with other parents after the school drop off.


Uniform Bank
Do you need a school uniform or can you donate one? Our uniform bank helps to support local families who are struggling to survive on low incomes.

We currently stock uniforms for Britannia Village Primary, Royal Wharf Primary, Oasis Academy and Royal Docks Academy. Contact us at pauline@wsfroyaldocks.org if you are in need of a school uniform or would like to offer one to your community!

5-7 years old club - Community Dock - Tuesdays 3:15pm - 4:15pm
A fun, active session for 5-8 year old at the Royal Wharf Community Dock on Wednesdays involving:
Physical Games – What’s the time Mr Wolf? / Honeybear / Splat etc
Board Games – Dobble / Frustration / Pop-Up Pirate etc
Large Games – Giant Jenga / Snakes and Ladders / Connect 4 etc
As well as other activities including Lego, marble run, reading, drawing, colouring.

8-11 club - Community Dock - Wednesdays 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Table Tennis, Boxing, Arts & Crafts, snacks and games.

For more information email families@wsfroyaldocks.org

For older children's activities please see our Youth pages

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Hosted Activities

Sessions run by others in our spaces. You will need to contact the individual groups for more details and costs

Creative Kids After School Club at Royal Wharf Community Dock

Providing a secure, warm and welcoming setting where children from reception to year 6 can relax, make new friends and learn in a stimulating environment.

With Ofsted-registered child-carers, and all staff DBS checked.

Based at Royal Wharf Community Dock. Contact Dee 07944793244 for more information.

Vibrant Minds After School Club at BV Hall

Vibrant Minds offers an OFSTED registered, safe and stimulating environment where children aged 5-11 years old can play, have fun and learn while being cared for by qualified and experienced staff.

For more information email vibrantmindsasc@gmail.com 

Free Tutoring is available for local residents with children in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Tutors United supports primary school children and their families to improve their learning at home by paying and training university students to deliver weekly free English and Maths tuition lessons.

Lessons take place during term time on Fridays, between 4 and 6pm and are free.

To register your child visit: https://tutorsunited.org/parents-families/register-your-child/

For further information please contact: programmes@tutorsunited.org

You must contact Tutors United and register before attending. 

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Baby Sensory

Join Mandy on Friday mornings 10:30am - 11:15am at Royal Wharf for a class designed for babies from birth to 13 months. Booking essential!

Classes are fun and educational and a great way to make wonderful memories for you and your baby. It is also a great way to meet new parents.

More information and bookings 


Sing and Sign

Join Rachel for a Sing and Sign class at Britannia Village Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am.

Booking essential!

For more information and how to book contact rachelthomas@singandsign.co.uk  or 07876 686648



Little Kickers

Want your little one to learn football skills in a fun environment? On Saturday and Sunday at BV Hall, Little Kickers offers a range of different football classes tailored for different age groups. It’s all about teaching football skills in a fun, pressure-free environment while helping to build early development skills and confidence and learning to play as a team. For ages 18 months to 7 years. Read more about prices and how to register

Children’s Karate

Would your children like to kick start their weekend? Then why not join this friendly, family-run club dedicated to teaching Shotokan Karate.

Classes take place on Friday evening from 7.30 – 8.30pm for age six upwards. We also hold adult classes from 7.30 – 9pm. All held at BV Hall.

Our focus is on encouraging and teaching beginners the correct techniques in line with their ability. Just turn up for your first FREE session. Read more here

Children’s Gymnastics
Do you have boys or girls between 4 and 12 years old who would like to learn gymnastics? The Gymnastics Club offers classes every Tuesday during term time from 3:30pm - 7pm
The classes are designed to teach flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness using gymnastics skills while building positive self-esteem in a relaxed, fun, yet challenging atmosphere. Classes are designed to meet each child at their own individual level. All coaches are qualified and DBS checked. For more information please contact denkadimova@yahoo.co.uk

Ballet classes
Join Cecile for fun & imaginative ballet classes for ages 2+ Offering fun-based ballet classes whilst learning & developing all the necessary skills & ballet techniques. Email cecileb.ballet@gmail.com for more information.

Children’s Street Dance
Boogie into the weekend with our fun-packed creative Street Dance classes for 4-10 year olds. Taught by industry professional teachers!
Classes take place Friday evenings at BV Hall:
Age 4-6 16:15-17:00
Age 7-10 17:00-17:45

For more information and to sign up for a FREE taster class fill out our booking form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDoTtRQUk2FtjYVruasLbEOA8rb0g_BBleQ4tfkPMTizulSA/viewform

Or contact info@strawberrykiwiarts.com or 07943 443078

Street Self-defence for kids - Community Dock - Fridays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Email sifudavidsingh@yahoo.co.uk for more information


Primer Educational Ltd

Programmes to enable children of any age and ability to build key learning foundations. Classes on Tuesdays and Fridays at Royal Wharf Community Dock. For more information call 07745857041 or 08009987972

Les petits bilingues de Newham

Join the Saturday French School at Royal Wharf Community Dock for Fun French learning classes and activities towards becoming little Bilinguals! More information visit the website

Marhaba Arabic courses for children

For children whose Arabic is a mother tongue or a foreign language. Join the Saturday or Sunday morning classes at the Community Dock.

More details at Marhaba Arabic website