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Summer Activities

Get creative at Idea Store this summer!

Join us for storytelling, games and arts and crafts that will spark your child's creativity and ignite their imagination. In addition to our exciting summer events, we're still offering our regular children's activities throughout the summer: 

Story Time
Monday -  Saturday, 10:30am
Art Club 
Saturdays, 3 - 4pm
idea store bow

Idea Store Bow

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 23 July, 3 - 4.30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Get your flow with Tic-Tac-Toe
Thursday 25 July, 3 - 4pm
Add glitz and glamour to your own noughts and crosses’ game.

Shake, Rattle & Roll
Tuesday 30 July, 3 - 4pm
Join us in making your own instrument from recyclables, let’s make sweet music!

Special Event: Magic Potion Notebook
Friday 2 August 11.30am-12.30pm
Create a sparkling magical potion and secret spell book to record your concoctions in this enchanting workshop with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Bow.

On your marks, get set and create!
Monday 5 August, 3 - 4pm
Fun packed games with plenty of creativity.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Wednesday 7 August, 3 - 4.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Showcase your creative streak!  
Monday 12 August, 3 - 4pm
Paint a portrait of your favourite person for our gallery.

Special Event: Who Wants to be an Olympian?
Wednesday 14 August, 2.30pm
From Pakiki Theatre comes a fun-filled interactive show where the audience gets to go for gold! Suitable for 6-12 year olds and their grown ups.

Squiggle, Dots or Lines! 
Monday 19 August, 3 - 4pm
What patterns are you going to use to create your own badge.

Get your emoji mojo on!
Thursday 22 August, 3 - 4pm
Musical chairs with an emoji twist! Have you got what it takes to be the last one sitting!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Friday 30 August, 3 - 4.30pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

idea store canary wharf

Idea Store Canary Wharf

Light the way
Monday 22 July, 3 - 4pm
Celebrate the start of the biggest global sporting event, the Olympic games. Make your own Olympic torch and light your way home.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 25 July, 3 - 4pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Marvelous thing-a-mi-jig
Monday 29 July, 3 - 4pm
Become a marvellous maker and draw or make a gadget. You never know you might invent something new. Check out our brilliant books to give you some ideas.

Special Event: Magic Potion Notebook
Friday 2 August, 3 - 4pm
Create a sparkling magical potion and secret spell book to record your concoctions in this enchanting workshop with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Canary Wharf.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Monday 5 August, 3 - 4pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Bottle of Surprise
Thursday 8 August, 3 - 4pm
Create a bottle of magic and sparkle and surprise your family. Maybe add a message and give it as a gift.

Badge it
Monday 12 August, 3 - 4pm
Design your own badges. Sporty, booky, or just plain wild with this fashionable fun event.

Special Event: Zine Workshop with Patchlarks
Thursday 15 August, 11.15am – 12.30pm
Create a brilliantly expressive mini book - called a 'zine'. Drawings, collages and words collide in this joyfully creative craft session with a narrative flare. Aimed at all humans aged 7+. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Canary Wharf.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Monday 19 August, 3 - 4pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

Launch Pad
Thursday 22 August, 3 - 4pm
Launch into space with our magic rocket making event to spring you to the stars and back

Special Event: How to Catch a Bookwitch
Wednesday 28 August, 3 - 4pm
How to Catch a Book Witch follows a little girl called Kira as she tries to find out why all the words are starting to vanish from the books in her local library. Join us for this magical production from Coppice Theatre.

Time travel
Thursday 29 August, 3 - 4pm
Become a marvellous time traveller and transport yourself to another part of history. Make your own time machine and see where you go.

idea store chrisp street

Idea Store Chrisp Street

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Tuesday 23 July, 3 - 4.30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Marvelous Makers Mayhem
Friday 26th July, 3 - 4pm
Rap about getting creative with Yasmin and Leila’s wordsearch and puzzles.

I-Play Statues
Tuesday 30 July, 3 - 4pm
Jump, dance and move around and become still as a statue when the music stops.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 1 August, 3 - 4.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Treasure Hunt
Tuesday 6 August, 3 - 4pm
Our Marvelous makers are lost in the Library. Join our treasure hunt and help us find them.

Forest Eggbox Habitat
Friday 9 August, 3 - 4pm
Turn your egg boxes green, recycle to make a Marvellous forest.

Recommend to a friend.
Tuesday 13 August, 3 - 4pmColour in a bookmark and share your awesome Summer Reading Challenge selections.

Special Event: Zine Workshop with Patchlarks
Thursday 15 August, 2 - 3.15pm
Create a brilliantly expressive mini book - called a 'zine'. Drawings, collages and words collide in this joyfully creative craft session with a narrative flare. Aimed at all humans aged 7+. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Chrisp Street.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Tuesday 20 August, 3 - 4.30pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

Marvelous Makers Badge
Thursday 22 Aug, 3 - 4pm
Create your own Marvelous Makers Badge

Special Event: Magic Potion Notebook
Thursday 29 August, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Create a sparkling magical potion and secret spell book to record your concoctions in this enchanting workshop with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Chrisp Street.

idea store watney market

Idea Store Watney Market

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Monday 22 July, 3 - 4.30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Summer Reading Challenge Mosaic
Thursday 25th July, 3 - 4pm
Come along and design your own mini book cover and add it to our giant Summer Reading Challenge Mosaic!

Cake-Case Turtles
Monday 29th July, 3 - 4pm
Make your own adorable cake case turtle to take home!

3D Summer Cards
Wednesday 31st July, 3 - 4pm
Celebrate Summer by making your own 3D card to give to someone special!

Make Your Masterpiece
Monday 5 August, 3 - 4pm
Celebrate being a Marvellous Maker by colouring and decorating your own piece of traditional art!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 8 August, 3 - 4.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Paper Plate Dream Catcher
Tuesday 13 August, 3 - 4pm
Make your own dream catcher out of a paper plate to hang in your room at home!

Special Event: Family Storytelling with Patchlarks
Thursday 15 August, 4.15 – 5.15pm
Dive into a world of cunning characters, exciting antics, and animal magic in this storytelling show. Oliver Wallace brings his rambunctious style to fairytales and folktales for all ages.

Make an Olympic Torch
Monday 19th August, 3 - 4pm
Celebrate a summer of sport by making an Olympic torch using your own handprint!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Wednesday 28 August, 3 - 4.30pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

Special Event: Magic Potion Notebook
Thursday 29 August, 3 - 4pm
Create a sparkling magical potion and secret spell book to record your concoctions in this enchanting workshop with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Watney Market.

idea store whitechapel

Idea Store Whitechapel

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party
Saturday 6 July, All Day
Come along to our summer party! A day full of fun activities and be the first few to join SRC 2024!

Minibeast Bunting
Tuesday 23 July, 2 - 3pm
Make summery bunting crawling with little critters!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Friday 26 July, 2 - 3.30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Pirates Chest
Tuesday 30 July, 2 - 3pm
Create an amazing chest filled with treasures!

Crayon Resist
Thursday 1 August, 2 - 3pm
Create beautiful handmade Thank You cards using a wax resist art technique.

Special Event: Marvellous Makers Drama Workshop
Tuesday 6 August, 11am - 12pm
Join Freshwater Theatre in a drama workshop where you will become the story makers, and will work together to create a story. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Idea Store Whitechapel.

Jar Aquarium
Friday 9 August, 2 - 3pm
Dive into creativity by building your own underwater world in a jar!

Special Event: Who Wants to be an Olympian?
Wednesday 14 August, 11am
From Pakiki Theatre comes a fun-filled interactive show where the audience gets to go for gold! Suitable for 6-12 year olds and their grown ups.

Chameleon Craft
Friday 16 August, 2 - 3pm
Create your own chameleon that changes colour.

Paper Dream Catcher
Tuesday 20 August, 2 - 3pm
Create your own magical dream catcher and let dreams come to life!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 22 August, 2 - 3.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Paper Plate Butterfly
Tuesday 27 August, 2 - 3pm
Come and create your own paper plate butterfly!

Special Event: How to Catch a Bookwitch
Wednesday 28 August, 11am - 12noon
How to Catch a Book Witch follows a little girl called Kira as she tries to find out why all the words are starting to vanish from the books in her local library. Join us for this magical production from Coppice Theatre.

Bethnal green library

Bethnal Green Library

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Tuesday 23 July, 2 - 3:30pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

Paper planes
Thursday 25 July, 2 - 4pm
Reach new heights with magnificent paper planes.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Monday 29 August, 2 - 3.30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Magical Wands
Thursday 1 August, 2 - 4pm
Create your own magical wand at the library and bring marvellous magic to life!

Paper Cities
Monday 5 August, 2 - 4pm
Transform flat sheets of paper into captivating 3D shapes through the art of paper sculpting

Special Event: Marvellous Makers Drama Workshop
Tuesday 6 August, 2 - 4pm
Join Freshwater Theatre in a drama workshop where you will become the story makers, and will work together to create a story. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Bethnal Green Library.

Special Event: Personalise a pencil case
Monday 12 August, 3 - 4pm
Use colourful textile techniques to transform an ordinary fabric pouch into a dazzling design with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

Badge making
Thursday 15 August, 2 - 4pm
Make your own personalized badges at the library, turning your creativity into wearable art!

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Monday 19 July, 2 - 3.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Make your own ball drop game
Thursday 22 August, 2 - 4pm
Join the fun making your own ball drop game, with pom poms and straws.

Cubitt Town Library

Cubitt Town Library

Paper Plate Sunshine
Tuesday 23 July, 3 - 4pm
Create your own ray of Sunshine.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 1 August, 3 - 4.30pm
At this workshop we will play and build with LEGO® bricks to find solutions to make our world more green and sustainable.

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Thursday 8 August, 3 - 4,30pm
Join us at this fun workshop where we will try to build solutions with LEGO® bricks to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Special Event: Personalise a pencil case
Monday 12 August, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Use colourful textile techniques to transform an ordinary fabric pouch into a dazzling design with artist Momtaz Begum-Hossain. This is a free event but places are limited. Please add your name to the list at Cubitt Town Library.

Flower Basket
Wednesday 21 August, 3 - 4pm
Design your favourite flower and let’s create a basket to put them in

LEGO® Build the Change Workshop
Tuesday 27 August, 3 - 4.30pm
Come along to play with LEGO® bricks and work on solutions to challenges such as climate change and protecting endangered animals.

Marvellous Makers!

The Summer Reading Challenge invites children aged 4 - 11 years old to read 6 library books over the summer holidays and win some fantastic prizes!

It's fun, free and easy to take part in.

marvellous makers