Activities for children

We provide a range of activities and facilities for families to enjoy all year round. Here you will find things to do with children and things that children can do by themselves.   

Family Wellbeing Centre programmes

Children's centres in Brent all have fun activities, family learning, Citizen's Advice Bureau sessions and a wide range of health, special needs and parenting support which are changed regularly.

  • Alperton
  • Church Lane
  • Granville Plus
  • Preston Park
  • Three Trees
  • St Raphael’s
  • Willow SEND
  • Curzon Crescent and Fawood

See what our Family Wellbeing Centres have to offer

Parks and play areas 

Brent has in excess of 1000 acres of public open space, including a nature reserve, a country park, formal parks and many recreational grounds. Search our parks and play areas for the ones nearest to you.  

There are a wide variety of activities that take place in parks and open spaces around the borough, including the provision of sports facilities, children's play areas, allotments and cultural events. 

Holiday play schemes and out of school care

There are many after school clubs, holiday playschemes, for children to get involved in all over Brent.  

Arts and events for children in Brent  

An array of activities for children take place around the borough on a regular basis. To find out what's happening in your area check the Time Out section of The Brent Magazine and take a look at our event calendar

Activities for children 11+

You can find a range of activities for older children at the Brent Youthzone.

Sports activities  

There is a selection of sports activities available to children all over Brent.   


Many Brent libraries hold weekly sessions for under threes and under fives with their parents or carers, so they can enjoy storytelling, songs and other activities. Please contact your local library or check out what's on in Brent libraries for the latest information. 

A bookstart pack containing two free baby books, advice, information and an invitation to join the local library, is presented to parents at the time of their baby's seven to nine month developmental check, usually by a health visitor or nursery nurse.   

Museum and Archives  

Brent Museum and Archives provide a wealth of fascinating information about Brent's history, people and its diverse cultures. Visitors to the Brent Archives can examine real historical documents, photographs and maps, some of which are over 250 years old.   

The Brent Museum is open at the Library at Willesden Green.