Summer activities guide for young people released

With the school holidays just around the corner Hackney Council has published its Summer Activities Guide, with details of hundreds of activities for young people.

There’s no need to be stuck for things to do over the summer. From arts and culture to sports and play schemes, there are activities for everyone, no matter what your interests – and most of them are free.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Free film screenings for teenagers
  • Olympics-themed art workshops at Hackney Museum
  • Film-making workshops for 13-19 year-olds
  • Crafts and writing sessions at libraries across the borough
  • Learn about artist management, studio techniques and how to promote live shows with Rising Tide

If the Olympics and Paralympics have inspired you to try out a new sport, the Access to Sports summer programme is running a wide variety of coaching sessions and tournaments in everything from football and athletics to tennis and handball. The council’s Parks for Life programme also continues with activities including yoga, roller skating and zumba in parks across the borough.

The council has teamed up with community and voluntary groups from across Hackney to ensure young people and their families have plenty to keep them occupied this summer.

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Hackney Council, said: “This summer the eyes of the world will be on Hackney as we prepare to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and welcome the globe’s best athletes to our borough.

“Excitement will soon be running high and as this guide shows, there are many different activities and opportunities to take advantage of to ensure that this really is a summer to remember.

“Our summer guide has something for everyone; from arts and cultural events, sports and outdoor activities, through to play schemes for our youngest residents.”

For more information visit, or pick up a copy of the guide from youth centres, schools, libraries and the Hackney Service Centre at 1 Hillman Street.