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Discover all that Dalston has to offer families through a whole host of free events taking place across two weekends of Saturday 26 May and 2 June during the half term holiday.
The Dalston Children’s Festival is the perfect way for Hackney’s children to be entertained for free whilst giving families the chance to discover the fun to be had in Dalston all-year-round.
The Dalston Children’s Festival will leave families spoilt for choice this summer, with over 30 free activities on offer. With creativity and play at the heart of the festival, Dalston’s vibrant artistic and play communities will have activities on offer both indoors and out.
Gillett Square will be hosting a Pop-up Playground, Hula Hoop and music workshops.
Pop-up Playground 2-5pm – our crazy shapes from Snug & outdoor – create your own adventure land! Play, build and create or try ping-pong, table football and giant chess.
26th May Only:
Tots Tunes: 11.00AM–11.45AM
For ages 0-5 and their parents
No need to book, but please arrive promptly (limited places).
Interactive parent and baby classes combining original tunes and folk songs from around the world with a bit of a workout!
Sonic Image: 1–5PM
Is your child a music maverick in the making? An imaginative story-teller with a penchant for technology? Let their creativity run wild with electronic samplers, vocal pedals, instruments and group composition!
2nd June Only:
Hula-Hoop – learn to spin a hoop and jump a rope like a pro with Marawa’s Majorettes!
Free workshops at:
- 12.30 Hula-Hoop
- 2pm Jump Rope
- 4pm Hula-Hoop
The Dalston Children’s Festival is a community-led event and has been organised by the Dalston Children’s Network (DCN), a collective of organisations that have an on-going offer for children and young people in Dalston, and is supported by Hackney Council.
For more details about the Dalston Children’s Festival 2018, please visit the website or pick-up a flyer from Dalston businesses, restaurants, cafes and the Dalston CLR James Library.
Or download the full programme here.
You can also follow the Dalston Children’s Festival on Twitter using #dalstonchildren or on Facebook.