Summer drop-in parenting advice

Summer drop-in parenting advice

For information
The summer break is almost here and whilst many parents welcome the extra time with their children we know that the long school holiday can bring additional pressures for families.
During July and August, the Parental Engagement team is offering free drop-in advice sessions for parents and carers. 
The sessions will provide some top tips to help parents manage behaviour, keep track of where their children are and who they are with and also ideas to help keep children entertained, active and safe.
A PDF version for electronic distribution or display on school websites is attached atappendix A.

Contact: Jill McGinley
Tel: 020 7364 4946

BMX Biking - Mile End Park

The sports and physical activities team, in partnership with Tower Hamlets BMX Club, is running cycling sessions in Mile End Park where young people aged 5-16 can learn how to do basic BMX tricks.

Sessions will take place on Tuesday, May 26, to Friday, May 29 at the BMX Track in Mile End Park, Burdett Road at:

  • 12.45pm for 11- to 16-year-olds
  • 2.15pm girls’ only session for 11-year-olds and over

Spaces are limited and places must be booked in advance.

To book a place or call 020 7364 2433.

To find out more about sporting opportunities in the borough visit

Bikeworks Free Family Cycling Sessions

Bikeworks’ free family cycle sessions are back this half term in Victoria Park, courtesy of Tower Hamlets council.

Sessions will take place from Monday 16 - Thursday 19 February, 10am-12pm.

Come everyday or pop in when you can - the choice is yours! The sessions will begin in Victoria Park and for those that progress well enough, there will be the opportunity for on-road cycle training. 

The sessions will start regardless of weather, so please take suitable clothing to protect against the rain and cold. 

If you have your own bike, take it along - If not they have a range of bikes available during the session, but please call ahead to reserve. 

To register, please call 0208 980 7998 - Click here to view leaflet for more information 

Technopop at half-term


Technopop is an exciting pop-up Science, Technology and Innovation Festival aimed at 6 – 19 year olds.Technopop includes a fully immersive technology exhibition alongside an interactive 4-week programme of educational workshops and events, including:

  • Build your own app
  • Coding Clubs
  • Hackathons
  • Rocketry workshops ...and more!

Visit for more details