Services and Groups for Families and Children

Under Fives Stay and Play Sessions – We deliver a high-quality and unique stay and play session for children aged 0 – 5 and their parents/carers, three days per week (term time only), in the wonderful environment of Besson Street Community Garden. These sessions run:

Monday, 9.30am – 11.30pm
Tuesday, 9.30 – 2.30pm *NEW LONGER SESSION*
Friday, 9.30am – 11.30pm

Whatever the weather we spend time playing in the wonderful garden, so please dress appropriately.

All sessions are free, although we do ask that if possible you make a donation towards the running of the services. This will help us to buy new toys and equipment for the sessions.

“I’ve been coming to Besson Street Community Garden Stay and Play for 6 months. It is the best one in the area. It is free but really high quality. The staff are welcoming and very caring. There are lots of different cultures and languages spoken here and everyone is made to feel welcome and equal, I like that”.


Joe’s Ukulele Group – Come along to our ukulele classes for young people aged 7-12 years old, every Tuesday from 3.45-5pm at Besson Street Community Garden. Learn how to play, read music and perform with Joe, our highly qualified and very experienced music teacher. The classes are for beginners or those with a little experience of playing, and cost just £1 per week. We can supply the Ukulele if you don’t have one, or you can bring your own.
To find out more or book call Jill on 0207 639 7605. email:

Wildly Fun Summer Skills – Every summer we run a fantastic two-week summer project for 7-13 year olds in Besson Street Community Garden. This includes experimenting with a wide range of activities including yoga, ukulele, basketball, crazy science (slime, bubbles and ice-cream making), arts and crafts, singing, circus skills and lots more. Every day is fun and different. Contact: