Summer Play Scheme

Children learn through play at the Brunel Museum Summer play scheme

The Summer ’17 playscheme is now over.

Thank you to all the children that came and their parents/carers for bringing them. It has been a lovely two weeks. Check out our blog, facebook page or twitter feed for updates and photos from the fortnight of fun and games. See you next year!

Every summer we run a two-week Play Scheme celebrating the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. This year the Play Scheme is free for children in Southwark, but parents must register for the scheme. There will be games and other activities, and children will be safe and supervised at all times.

Parents/carers need to register their child at the start of each day (registration will take place in the Museum between 9.00am-9.15am). As usual we will work principally with 7 -11 year old children from the local area. The activities will take place inside the museum and outside on the paved and grassed areas. Children should wear old and comfortable clothes for messy work, and bring their own packed lunch. We will provide drinks for morning and afternoon breaks.

Numbers are limited to 25 places and children can sign up for one week. On the first day, parents/carers will need to sign a consent form with details about trips, any special dietary requirements or allergies, and emergency contact details.

With the children’s help we are turning the area around the Museum into a garden for everyone to use. We look forward to welcoming you to another exciting summer in the gardens outside the Museum.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of London Borough of Southwark, Rotherhithe Community Council, Team London Bridge & North Southwark Environment Trust.


2018 dates TBC but usually the playscheme runs for the first two weeks of the school Summer holiday


9.00am to 3.00pm


7–11 year olds

How to register:

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Early the Summer we will issue a sign up form through local schools like the one below. If you would like a place for your child in 2018 check back here next year for the updated form complete and post through the Museum letterbox or email [email protected]. If there is a place for your child we will contact you to confirm registration and other details.

Download the 2017 playscheme sign up form here.