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Youth activites

Find out about our youth activities in the borough, available for all

Summer of youth activity and fun starts in Tower Hamlets

Youth playing tennis football
Youth playing tennis football

On 2 August 2021 the Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) summer programme launches with a four-week schedule of activities for young people aged 12 -25 years, including arts and crafts, sports, social action projects and day trips, all of which are free. Youth workers are out on estates, engaging with young people and encouraging them to get involved.

With Coronavirus restrictions only just easing fully and the difficulties that lockdown has caused for families, it's been crucial for young people to have ways to keep fit, engaged and valued with safe, socially distanced and virtual activities to occupy summer holidays.

Covid-19 meant a worsening financial situation for families on low incomes and for many, caused worry and stress about how to keep young people occupied, the summer programme gives those families a safe, free, space to keep their kids entertained over summer.

We've commissioned five organisations to deliver this year’s programme and you can see full details of all of the activities on offer by clicking the links below:

Our partners, Streets of Growth are also delivering a range of Arts, Fashion, Music and multi-media programme from the few Fashion and Creative Industries Hub, The Manor, in Rushmead, Bethnal Green.

View the Streets of Growth programme here

As well as the Summer Youth Programme, THH has funded several Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) and other local estate based groups to organise 16 estate based fun days for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.

See the programme of activities in your area by clicking the links in the text above.


Youth taking part in summer project
Youth taking part in summer project

Fun Days on estates

Community Summer Events funded by the THH Inspiring Communities Fund. Bringing the community back together to have fun with family activities, entertainment, bouncy castles, henna, face painting and food/ refreshments. Please come along and enjoy a day with your community! See below a list of Fun Days on estates:

Event Date Time Location/Address
Will Crooks Fun Day 01/08/2021 3-5pm Will Crooks Estate, Hale Street
Estate Fun Day 04/08/2021 3-5pm Collins House, poplar High Street (opposite Tesco)
Estate Fun Day 08/08/2021 3-5pm Cottage St, entrance off Poplar High Street
Roche House -Get to know your Neighbours 14/08/2021 2-4pm Roche House , entrance off Gill Street
Estate Fun Day 15/08/2021 3-5pm Robin Hood Gardens
Estate Fun Day 22/08/2021 3-5pm Birchfield Estate - Off Morant Street
Estate Fun Day 25/08/2021 3-5pm St Vincents Estate - Trinidad House
Cleveland Garden Community Event 26/08/2021 4-6pm Cleveland Community Garden
Bancroft Community Event 28/08/2021 12-6pm Mantus Road Green - Bancroft Estate
Malmesbury Community Event 29/08/2021 TBC Malmesbury Estate - location TBC
Collingwood Summer Community event 29/08/2021 TBC Collingwood Estate -location TBC
Afternoon at the Circus 04/09/2021 12-5pm Boundary - Arnold Circus
Approach Garden- Community Garden Party  05/09/2021 1-5pm Approach Garden, E2 9NJ