Still time to Pick ‘n’ Mix summer fun

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

The second annual Summer Pick ‘n’ Mix programme of activities for young people starts next week, and there's still time to book a place.

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Run by the council's Youth Service, the programme runs from July 29 to August 30.  Activities are delivered in partnership with local groups and organisations.

Summer Pick ‘n’ Mix is for all young people aged 10-19, or up to 25 with a disability. Most activities are free, or heavily subsidised, and include:

  • Hair and beauty
  • Archery
  • Pottery
  • Drumming
  • Driving theory and practical driving experience
  • Yoga
  • Trips out
  • Canoeing
  • Music
  • Bike maintenance
  • Graffiti workshop
  • Robotics programming and coding
  • Sport
  • Horse riding

The council’s cabinet member for education and children’s services Will Sweet said: “Hundreds of children had a go at activities last year that they never would have had the opportunity to try otherwise, all at low or no cost.

“This year we’ve worked hard with our partners to come up with an even better programme to keep youngsters active, teach them new skills and give them a chance to get out and about and let off some steam this summer holiday.

To book your place, visit the Pick ‘n’ Mix website

As well as Pick ‘n’ Mix, the borough’s network of children’s centres and youth clubs will be holding activities and there will be holiday playschemes at Christ Church Primary School in Battersea and Smallwood Primary School in Tooting. Visit

Wandsworth’s libraries will be holding special events, plus the annual Summer Reading Challenge. 

A programme of activities is also being run at Burntwood School supported by the Met Police.