Loads of free and fun family activities at the Dalston Children's Festival


The biggest ever Dalston Children’s Festival will leave families spoilt for choice this summer, with over 30 free activities on offer.

Taking place across two days on Saturday 26 May and 2 June during the half term holiday, the Dalston Children’s Festival is the perfect way for Hackney’s under 18’s to be entertained for free whilst giving families the chance to discover the fun to be had in Dalston all-year-round.

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.

Some of the many highlights of the festival include:

· A Drag Queen storyteller at the Hackney Pride 365 family picnic

· A film screening of Disney’s Coco in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by Day of the Dead inspired craft

· A visit from the Hackney Play Bus as Dalston Sq is transformed into a giant playground

· Bollywood dancing for kids and parents

· Carnival crafts with last years Hackney Carnival winners Tropical Isles

· And much, much more!


Tim Shields, Chief Executive of Hackney Council
It’s really great to see the borough’s community groups, business and artists working together to provide these fantastic free events for Hackney’s families and children, right in the heart of Hackney’s cultural centre, Dalston. Families across Hackney should head down to the festival throughout both days, it is an event not to be missed.
Tim Shields, Chief Executive of Hackney Council

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 childrenand young people in Dalston, and is supported by Hackney Council.

For more details about the Dalston Children’s Festival 2018, please visit the website www.dalstonchildren.org.uk or pick-up a flyer from Dalston businesses, restaurants, cafes and the DalstonCLR James Library.

You can also follow the Dalston Children’s Festival on Twitter using #dalstonchildren or on the Dalston Children’s Festival Facebook page.