Join Good Food in Greenwich for free food-related activities this summer.
Come along to regular fun-packed sessions at the adventure playgrounds and youth clubs listed below and join Good Food in Greenwich for a fabulous free meal as part of our Summer Holiday Feast. Sessions with a Feast will be at the following centres and times:
|Glyndon Adventure Playground
Elmley St, London SE18 7NN
|Mondays & Wednesdays||12.30pm – 2pm|
|Plumstead Adventure Playground
Blendon Terrace, London SE18 7RS
|Tuesdays and Thursdays
|12.30pm – 2pm|
|Coldharbour Adventure Playground
The Course, London SE9 3JB
|Wednesday||12.30pm – 2pm|
|Hawksmoor Youth Club
Bentham Road, SE28 8AS
|Tuesdays and Thursdays||4pm – 5pm|
|Woolwich Common Youth Club
144 Nightingale Pl, Woolwich, London SE18 4HE
|Thursday 27th July, 10th and 24th August
Fridays 4th, 18th August and 1st September
|6pm – 7pm
7pm – 8pm
Develop your cookery skills and enjoy a shared meal at one of our free cookery clubs. We’re running 2 family sessions at Gallion’s Mount, 27 Purrett Rd, London SE18 1JR, 25th and 26th July 10am – 12.30pm. There are also open access courses running at the following places:
Abbeywood Community Centre, Mondays starting 31st July, 10.30am – 1pm
GCDA Kitchens, West Greenwich, Wednesdays starting 2nd August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
To book a place please call 0800 4704831
Good places to get a good meal in Greenwich
Woolwich Common Community Centre – lunch club on Friday from 12pm – 2.30pm
The New Leaf Café in Cherry Orchard Estate, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 9am and 3pm at 92a Blaker Court
Birchmere Hub Café, off Disraeli Close, SE28 8AP open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Call 020 8320 4470 and check opening times
Try your hand at growing by coming along to a supported growing session – located around the borough throughout the week. Check out our Projects Page for more information and interactive map!
Check out Visit Greenwich for a list of activities happening over the summer, and also look at Greenwich Mums for loads more advice and free activities to get involved with! And don’t forget to check out the Royal Borough Greenwich website for more information and things to do.
Top tips for saving money on shopping bills
- The average family with children in the UK throws away about £60 of food per month. Plan meals before shopping so you buy what you need, rather than buying food that may be wasted.
- Before shopping check what is in the fridge and cupboards so you can plan meals around foods that need using up.
- Make a shopping list and stick to it.
- Buy from supermarket ‘own brand’ and ‘value’ ranges; these are usually as good as more expensive, branded products. Money Saving Expert estimates you can save £1,500 annually on food bills by using cheaper brands.
- Reduced items, special offers and buy-one-get-one-free deals may help save money but try not to be tempted by offers on items you do not need, as this will add to the cost of your shopping. It is also important to compare prices as often special offer items are not as good value for money as the same products in a different range.
- Shop around to find better deals. If you can get to Woolwich, Deptford or Lewisham, the markets are a great source of reasonably priced fruit and veg.
- Cooking from basic ingredients at home is generally cheaper than buying ready-made food and takeaways. Attend a free community cookery club the find out how.
- Rather than throwing away leftovers, save these for lunch the following day.
The following website provide more detailed tips and guidance:
Money Saving Expert: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cheap-supermarket-shopping
Love Food Hate Waste: https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/