Time to start planning those summer holiday activities in and around Bromley.
8th July 2013
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There really is so much going on in and around Bromley this summer, even before the summer holidays begin.

I almost don’t know where to start!

What’s more, there are some fantastic free events to get stuck into, so keeping the children occupied needn’t break the bank.

Get these upcoming events in your diary and make sure you don’t miss out!


12 July 2013 - 14 July 2013

LeeFest music and arts festival
Location: Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9PQ
Time: 14:00 - 24:00
Cost: £70 (17+ weekend ticket including camping); teenage and day tickets available through our website; children 12 and under enter for free

LeeFest is the music and arts festival that owes its very existence to Lee Denny & his garden, but now holds 2,500 people on a lovely farm across 3 days!! Started in Beckenham in 2006 this award winning, non-profit 3 day festival in holds 2,500 people on a lovely farm across 3 days!

LeeFest is the only homegrown festival with a huge range of entertainment for all ages. From local and international music to comedy, cinema, theatre, paint fights, poetry, circus, glitter wrestling, campfire songs and so much more!

13 July 2013 - 7 September 2013
Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge

The annual summer reading challenge for children is here again – and this year it’s creepier than ever!
Location: All libraries
Cost: Free

Let the thrills begin!

Join at Bromley Library – for children of all ages and reading abilities.

  • join the spine tingling adventure and discover the secrets of the Creepy House
  • Grab your Creepy House poster and collect stickers everytime you read a book
  • watch out for those extra special scratch and sniff stickers
  • read 6 books of your own choice to complete the chalenge and then you can collect your gold medal and certificate

13 July 2013 - 14 July 2013
Visit a real Roman Bathhouse!

Whoever thought archaeological activities for all the family coudl be such fun!
Location: Roman Bath House Poverest Road, Orpington. (Between Poverest Road and Bellefield Road)
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Cost: Free
Meet our Anglo-Saxons, have a go at being a digging archaeologist or follow our historical trail of this important Anglo-Saxon and Roman site.

July to early September
Bromley High Street Garden 

Location: Churchill Piazza and pedestrian area on High Street Bromley
Time: every day 09:00 - 17:00
Cost: Free

Bromley High Street will be home to an inspiring and engaging art installation called Bromley High Street Garden this summer. Come along and be part of it! There’s lots of entertainment for everyone including arts & crafts, Martial Arts display, story time and songs, Churchill Theatre 's Dora the Explorer, have-a-go tennis sessions and some wonderful dancing from talented students from Studio 74 and much more!

15 July 2013 - 21 September 2013
Around The World in 80 Toys

Join us for this exciting exhibition showcasing childhood objects and toys and throughout history.
Location: Bromley Museum
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Cost: Free

We all have our favorite teddy, toy or doll. This exhibition showcases toys from across the world throughout the 20th Century, across different cultural, economic and historical settings.

22 July - 30 August,
Fit for Sport

Active sports and activities for children at Downham Health & Leisure Centre. 9.30am-4.30pm, extended days available. Ages 3-12 years, from £17.50 per day, £12 half day, £80 a week. Click here to book.


25 July - 30 August

Holiday activities, play and trips out for 4-11 year-olds at St James Church Hall, Beckenham. 8am-6pm, £18 per day. Click here to book.

30 July 2013 - 1 August 2013
Summer Fun - Tudor toys and games!

Summer fun and games at Bromley museum - play and explore with toys from long ago!
Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £1 per child
There are two sessions: 2-2.45pm and 3-3.45pm, please contact the museum to book a place.


6 August 2013 - 8 August 2013
Egyptian Paddle Dolls

Get down with the mummies and make your very own paddle doll. Write all about it in hieroglyphs! This includes you too, boys!
Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £1 per child


15 August 2013 - 16 August 2013
Tabletop Generals 1944

Ideally for older children age 10 – 16, especially those interested in miniature wargaming (including Warhammer), or military history. Tabletop wargaming originated from a game called “Kriegspiel” devised in the 19th century as a training tool for officers in the Prussian Army.

This course will focus on generalship and warfare at two key battles during World War Two. We will investigate the composition and equipment of the armies, the background to the conflicts, as well as the tactics used on the battlefield. Test your own generalship in tactical simulations using simple sets of wargames rules at strategic, tactical and skirmish levels.
For details and to book please contact the museum.

Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Cost: £50 for two days


16 August 2013
Crystal Palace Garden Party - Pink Floyd in the Park 'Just Floyd'

Just Floyd are performing an extended set in Crystal Palace park (where the Floyd played 30 years ago) which will include favourites from Wish You Were Here, Meddle, The Darkside of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, and more. There will also be a few surprises in the set too.
Gab tickets now while you can as they may increase in price as we near the start date.

Location: London Crystal Palace Park Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2BA
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Cost: £15:00

20 August 2013 - 22 August 2013 
Shake rattle and roll at Bromley Museum!
Design and make music with your very own jingling tambourine!
Location: Bromley Museum, The Priory, Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 0HH
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: £1 per child

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