We offer a variety of activities and events for children, young people and families in Medway.

Other activities and events include:

For any questions, email: childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Doodle 'N' Draw

Free creative drawing sessions for young people. 
  • Day: Every Saturday
  • Time: 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: Chatham Library, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TX
  • Ages: 12 to 18 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Doodle 'N' Draw Junior

Free creative drawing sessions for young people. 

  • Day: Every Saturday
  • Time: 11am to 1pm
  • Location: Chatham Library, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TX
  • Ages: 7 to 11 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Mini Nucleus

Free weekly sensory and messy play sessions. 

  • Day: Every Thursday
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Nucleus Art Centre Chatham, 272 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BP
  • Ages: 0 to 4 years.

To reserve your space, visit Nucleus Arts website.

Pop-Up Mini Nucleus

Free sensory and messy play sessions at the Medway Family Hubs.

Chatham Children and Family Hub session details

  • Dates: Tuesday 13 February and Tuesday 12 March
  • Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Chatham Children and Family Hub, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5AZ
  • Ages: 0 to 4 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Gillingham Children and Family Hub session details

  • Dates: Wednesday 7 February and Wednesday 6 March
  • Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Location: Gillingham Children and Family Hub, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, ME7 2BX
  • Ages: 0 to 4 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Wayfield Children and Family Hub session details

  • Day: Friday 16 February and Friday 15 March 
  • Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Location: Wayfield Children and Family Hub, Wayfield Road, Chatham, ME5 0HH
  • Ages: 0 to 4 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Strood Children and Community Hub session details

  • Day: Monday 26 February and Monday 25 March
  • Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Location: Strood Children and Family Hub, Clifton Close, Strood, ME2 2HG
  • Ages: 0 to 4 years.

For more details and to reserve your space, email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk.

Free arts and crafting workshops for women and girls

Child-friendly Medway are running evening creative sessions for women and girls aged 12+.

A range of arts and crafts workshops will be taking place thanks to funding from the national Safer Streets Initiative. We're providing a number of community activities specifically for women and girls delivered in safe spaces where they can feel confident and build relationships.

These workshops are delivered in support of the Violence Against Women and Girls campaign. The sessions will run through to April and will be taking place at the Nucleus Arts Centre in Chatham on the following dates between 6pm and 8pm:

Crafting

  • Wednesday 28 February: Decopage Frames
  • Wednesday  27 March: Seasonal Wreaths
  • Wednesday 24 April: Needle Felting.

Jewellery-making

  • Wednesday 14 February
  • Wednesday 13 March
  • Wednesday 16 April.

Fimo-modelling

  • Wednesday 21 February
  • Wednesday 20 March
  • Wednesday 17 April.

Artist-led painting

  • Wednesday 7 February
  • Wednesday  6 March
  • Wednesday 3 April.

Bookings are for individual workshops and can be made one week prior to the activity date.

These sessions are free and spaces are limited. To book your space email childfriendly@medway.gov.uk

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