Toynbee Hall

Family Summer Activities at Toynbee Hall

From our garden and community centre in congested East London, our project provides free, fun summer holiday activities to young children and their families to help them recover from multiple lockdowns and tackle the barriers they face to staying healthy, well and connected.


Registered Charity in England and Wales (211850)

Check mark Match funded

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1 day



Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


In a part of East London with hardly anywhere safe to play outside, the summer holidays can be a particularly difficult time for families with young children. With schools closed, families struggle to find space and opportunities to play, to stay active and connected. The impact of Covid-19 has made this even tougher, especially for families on low incomes or from communities hardest hit by the pandemic who already faced stark disadvantage in their lives.


Our Summer Holidays Activities will help families, children and young people play, connect with each other, have fun and access support. The project will provide structured and open play sessions, creative activities, gardening and games. In the welcoming, inclusive setting of our community centre and garden, the project will also offer support to help families tackle issues affecting their recovery from multiple lockdowns whether, money or legal worries, or practical skills such as language.