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Tree-lined roads with family-friendly appeal close to Crystal Palace Park

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South Norwood Lake and Grounds

South Norwood Lake and Grounds

Feeding the ducks on South Norwood Lake is a great way to escape city life.

Bridge House Theatre

Bridge House Theatre

West End-quality performances at outer London prices.

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic sight!

Alexandra Nurseries

Alexandra Nurseries

Fantastic independent café, home and garden centre.

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has everything you would want, from a pool, to a gym, to exercise classes.

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

Grab a quick snack and a coffee whilst at Crystal Palace Station.

South Norwood Country Park

South Norwood Country Park

Like having the countryside on your doorstep, it is a great place for a bike ride or a dog walk.

Coffee Craft

Coffee Craft

An excellent recently opened coffee shop in South Norwood with a relaxed atmosphere, serving brilliant coffee, cakes and lunch.

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

Mantanah Thai Cuisine

An authentic Thai restaurant that has an amazing menu, offering good quality meat and vegetarian dishes.

Shelverdine Goathouse

Shelverdine Goathouse

A charming and homely pub with a good vibe. There are different bar areas each with its own character. Good selection of keg and cask ales and a open kitchen serving good, reasonably priced food. The staff are very friendly and the service good. It has a quiz night on Mondays, compered by a charming and entertaining quiz master.

Yeha Noha

Yeha Noha

Organic food, homemade stuff, including cakes and pastries, meditation evenings, live music at the weekends, an outside terrace and a really funky interior... Love it!!

The Portland Arms

The Portland Arms

Really good selection of beers/ales and some good wine... Chicken burger is great, too.

The Crystal Palace Market

The Crystal Palace Market

A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.

Pizza at the Palace

Pizza at the Palace

Serving great pizzas, I've been going to this restaurant for 25 years!

Performance 360

Performance 360

Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Elmers End, Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Beckenham, Upper Sydenham, Norwood, Thornton Heath, Shirley Oaks, Norbury and West Norwood

"Dinosaur Court features a variety of sculptures of distinct animals through the ages and was commissioned following The Crystal Palace's move to the South. It is now Grade I listed."

The dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park are a fantastic site amongst the beautiful greenery.

Michael Schult

Crystal Palace is a wonderful place for families, with quick commutes and the wide green spaces...

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Crystal Palace transmitting station is a beacon for the South.

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Child-friendly activities near Anerley

Crafty Cooks

Braziliana Cafe
A love of cooking and an ability to do so is an important skill that every child should have. Children from as young as 24 months are taught how to cook a whole range of delicious, nutritious dishes. They will cook both sweet and savoury, from beetroot cakes to mini quiches with a spattering of chocolate in the middle! The lovely Heather runs Crafty Cooks South London. She runs regular classes and holiday clubs and really enjoys meeting lots of little Crafty Cooks! Website

Sing and Sign

LWS Cafe & Charity
Developed with the help of Speech and Language experts and launched in January 2001, the "Sing and Sign" programme has since taught thousands of parents across the UK how to sign with their babies and encourage amazing early communication. Website

Spanish Toddler Club-'Here-for-Good' Centre

Here-for-Good Centre
¬°Bienvenidos! is a Toddler Club for Spanish speaking parents bilingual families and anyone who wants to give their child a head start. It enables children to learn Spanish while having fun singing listening to stories dancing doing arts & crafts and playing games while using various multimedia. Website

Crafts Bee Craft Classes

Odeon Cinema
Crafts Bee offers a variety of craft classes including jewellery making Sewing silk Painting Cake Decorating Stained Glass Flower Arranging Knitting & Crochet Card making Quilting Gift Vouchers and Children's Craft Parties.

Indelible Studios Ballet & Street

Indelible Studios, Citygate Church
Fun, inspiring dance classes for children aged 18mths - 16 years. Classes are open to all abilities. You don't need to be an expert dancer, just willing to have a go and have fun learning. Great way to develop fitness. Website

Crafty Cooks

The Shop Revolution Marketplace,
A cookery club designed to treat children as young as 2 years old some fun, nutritious recipes whilst introducing them to new foods Website

NCT Bumps & Babies in Beckenham

Deli Nene
Every Thursday during term times 3pm at Deli Nene Beckenham. An informal drop in for new and expectant mums. No need to book - just turn up for a nice coffee and chat! There's also a lovely secure play area full of toys for the little ones and an outside area for warmer days. Website

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