SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT BARNARDO’S CRYSTAL PALACE
Book readings by children’s authors and massages for weary mums, dads and carers are among the summer highlights at Barnardo’s The Triangle in Crystal Palace.
The centre in Coxwell Road is laying on a programme of affordable activity throughout the school summer holidays, raising funds to help Barnardo’s do more to support families in south London.
Visitors will be able to try out the building’s brand new sensory room, which was paid for in part through the efforts of the Friends of the Triangle group, who raised £500 through the community.
Stay and play sessions for children under six will continue to run every week day until September 1, with discounted whole-day play sessions and a teddy bears’ picnic on offer each Monday.
Wednesday morning is pamper time, when parents and carers can bring their friends along to the stay and play and take turns to swap childcare duties for treatments including a head, neck and shoulder massage or a quick Pilates session.
And published authors and professional actors will bring stories to life for children on Wednesdayafternoons, with a series of readings and creative workshops.
On Thursdays, visitors who buy a hot drink in the café will be given a free slice of cake, thanks to donations by local stores including Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Londis.
Luisa Gaungoo Orjales, play leader at The Triangle, said: “It can be really challenging to keep young children entertained while they’re off school, so we’ve put together a packed programme for families in Crystal Palace that won’t break the bank.
“We’re so grateful to the Friends of the Triangle group for their fantastic efforts raising funds for the new sensory room, and I hope lots of people will come and take a look at it and everything else we have to offer.
“Every child who pays to use our stay and play helps Barnardo’s do more to develop projects to help the most vulnerable families in south London and beyond.”
Barnardo’s The Triangle is at 2 Coxwell Road, Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace, London SE19 3BG. To contact the centre please call 020 8771 0907. Visit www.facebook.com/barnardosthetriangle for more information about summer activities and how to book sessions. (Source: Barnardo’s)