Summer holidays 2023

The Young Hackney Summer Activities Guide contains all the information you need about all the fun free activities going on for young people aged up to 19 (25 with SEND) in Hackney this summer.

Young Hackney’s summer holiday programmes for young people aged 6 – 19 (25 with SEND) will take place over five weeks from 24 July to 25 August.

We’ve planned exciting and varied programmes of activities, events and opportunities for all age groups and abilities, which includes arts and crafts, multi-sports and games sessions.

There are limited places available, so we encourage children and young people to book their place in advance by contacting their preferred hub.

Forest Road Youth Hub – 29 Forest Road, Dalston, E8 3BY
020 8356 2200

The Edge Youth Hub – 7 Woodberry Grove, Woodberry Down, N4 1SN
020 8356 1063

All young people are required to have a Young Hackney membership to attend sessions.

If you are currently not a member of Young Hackney, please print and complete the membership form. If you have submitted a membership form in the past, this does not need to be submitted again.

Once you have completed the membership form, please register your interest for the summer half term programme.

You can do this in two ways:

  • If you are interested in attending sessions at Forest Road or The Edge, please fill out the online form here:
  • For all other Young Hackney facilities, please print and complete the consent form and hand any completed forms into your preferred hub or adventure playground.

Alternatively, please email the forms to one of the following people:

The Young Hackney Sports Unit will be running daily open access multi-sports sessions across various locations in Hackney during this holiday period.

Eastway – 80Z Eastway, Hackney Wick, E9 5JH

If you have any questions about Eastway’s programming, contact

Young Hackney’s adventure playgrounds, Shoreditch and Hackney Marsh, are open for fun and exciting play activities for young people aged 6 – 15 (18 with SEND), Monday to Friday 10am — 5pm.

Please email or call for more information.

Hackney Marsh Adventure Playground – Daubeney Fields, Kingsmead Way, Homerton E9 5PP
020 8986 7245

Shoreditch Adventure Playground – Shoreditch Park, Mintern St, Shoreditch, N1 5EF
020 7729 3770

Concorde and Stoke Newington Youth Hubs will also be running a summer holiday programme.

To sign up to attend Concorde and Stoke Newington’s sessions, please email

Concorde Youth Hub – Kingsmead Way, Homerton, E9 5PP
020 8510 0979

Stoke Newington Youth Hub – Chaucer Court, Stoke Newington, N16 8TS
020 7923 1633

  • Juniors (7 – 11 years): Monday to Friday 2pm – 4pm
  • Seniors (12 – 19 years, up to 25 with SEND): Monday to Friday 4pm – 7pm

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

Throughout July and August 2023, Hackney Council will be teaming up with a number of schools, sports activity providers and community services to offer a wide range of exciting activities and a daily healthy free meal as part of the government-funded Holiday Activities and Food programme.