Vauxhall, the Oval and Kennington

Things to do with Children

in and around Vauxhall, Kennington & the Oval

The excellent Vauxhall City Farm on Tyers St is open every day except Friday and Monday from 1030 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700.

Saturday Morning Family Concerts at Morley College (61 Westminster Bridge Road, near Lambeth North Station) are great fun for 3-8 year olds. Children are encouraged to participate through marching, dancing and examining the instruments. There are two short (45 minute) sessions beginning at 1030 with a 30 minute break for juice, coffee, crisps and cake. Pay at the door (children 5, adults 8, family ticket (2 adults + 1 or 2 kids) 20). Concert dates and further information by email from Shirley Anderson or phone 7326 1545.

The Polka Theatre is Britain's only theatre just for children and young people. Its productions cater for all ages from 3-16. It is only 30 minutes from the Oval via the Northern Line to South Wimbledon and then a short walk.

The nearest child-friendly swimming pool - with a sloping "beach" and occasional waves - is at the Latchmere Leisure Centre on Burns Road, Battersea SW11 (7207 8004). It is open at weekends from 0930 to 1930.

And the open air lidos in Brockwell Park and on Tooting Bec Common are great fun for all ages, and well worth the short trips, in the summer sunshine.

There are plenty of good parks in our area, and Battersea Park is well worth the short journey. It has a children's zoo, boating lake, adventure playground, cafe and much more.

Click here for a list of free events (such as the Easter Egg Hunt in Vauxhall Park, and the Lord Mayor's show) in and around Vauxhall

Please contact me by email if you have any information which could be added to this site.

Martin Stanley