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Le Querce

Le Querce

The finest Italian restaurant I have ever been to, with a varied and fresh menu that caters for everyone from meat eaters to vegans and all in between without seeming to try! I book for anniversaries, birthdays, visits from friends - any excuse to attend the best restaurant I know of. It may not look particularly salubrious, but it is child-friendly by day and romantically candle-lit by night. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Brown & Green Cafe

Brown & Green Cafe

This charming cafe sells delicious cakes and fried breakfasts. It's a great spot to visit on a lazy Sunday afternoon or after a jog around Mayow Park!

Cherry & Ice

Cherry & Ice

A café serving delicious ice creams and milkshakes with the friendliest staff - they're so lovely and helpful and always make me feel welcome.

Mayow Park

Mayow Park

With a bowling green, play area and cricket pitches, Mayow Park is a great place to chill out at the weekend.

Matoom

Matoom

The best Thai restaurant with always fresh produce, taste buds will be working overtime as each mouthful gives you more to think about. A truly unique experience!!!

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A quirky, free, family-friendly museum and gardens.

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace

The Shop Revolution Marketplace host lots of unique events like poetry and craft nights, with all the items they sell produced by independent designers and jewellery makers. This picture was taken at a Miss Victoria's Floral Emporium flower arranging workshop.

Jam Circus

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

The Gantry

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Good Thymes Supper Club

Good Thymes Supper Club

A monthly supper club inside someone's home in Ladywell, where local people come to meet and taste some good home-cooked food. Every month there's a different theme.

Babette

Babette

Lovely food, wine and cocktails in a gorgeous French bistro housed in a converted pub in the heart of Nunhead.

The Beer Shop

The Beer Shop

Lovely little craft beer micro pub with great music, staff and beer!

Olivelli

Olivelli

Great pizzas, pasta and fresh fish!

Telegraph Hill Park

Telegraph Hill Park

The park with a view! Enjoy a picnic with a landscape of the most beautiful city line. #TelegraphHillPark

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

East Dulwich Picturehouse and Café

This small cinema serves everything from cakes to meals, cocktails to coffee and screens small independent films alongside Hollywood blockbusters. There are even reclining seats and 'love seats' if that's what you'd prefer...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Catford, East Dulwich, Nunhead, Peckham Rye, Sydenham, Lewisham, Upper Sydenham, Dulwich, New Cross and Hither Green

"In 1602 Elizabeth I picnicked with Sir Richard Bulkeley by an oak tree at the summit of a tree in Lewisham. It became known as the Oak of Honor, which is where the name Honor Oak derives from."

Forest Hill's elevation ensures outstanding views towards the centre of the capital!

Jennifer Purchase

Everything that you need; a gym and supermarkets by the station, villages bakers, lovely pubs and beautiful parks...

Michael Schult

The independent shops and cafes and charming period properties make East Dulwich the perfect place to set up home.

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Child-friendly activities near Forest Hill

J'S Dance Factory

Forest Hill Methodist Centre
J's Dance Factory is a fast moving and exciting place for your child to learn to dance and grow in confidence. It is an IDTA school and offer your child the opportunity to take dance exams from as young as three which can lead up towards to teaching qualification when they turn 17. They do shows in various venues, participate in local roadshows and charity events. 9.30-10.00 Ballet (3-5 years) 10.00-10.30 Street Dance (3-5 years) 10.30-11.30 Street Dance (6-8 years) 11.30-12.30 Ballet and Tap (6+) 12.30-13.20 Street Dance (Intermediate/Advance) 13.20-14.10 Contemporary Dance (6+) Website

Little Bubbles - Honor Oak

The Honor Oak
Little Bubbles are exciting weekly activity classes for all children aged 12 months - 4 years old. Your child can come along and enjoy the physical fun of moving freely to funky tunes whilst expressing themselves in a warm, encouraging & happy environment! Full term: £72 Half term: £36 Full term (sibling): £36 Half term (sibling): £18 Website

Little Acorns

ST AUGUSTINE
It is a wonderful opportunity for children to play together and caregivers to have some fellowship. This is not a drop off. Caregivers are expected to remain with their children. The children do remain the responsibility of the caregiver. The Little Acorns group is run by volunteers and we ask for a weekly donation of £1.50 per child to cover costs. If you are bringing more than one child (up to a maximum of three) the charge is £1.50 for the first child and then 50p for each Website

Busy Bees at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
Activities change every week, with creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, simple art and craft, songs and a whole lot of Horniman fun, created with very young children and their carers in mind. On Tuesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the main entrance at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Hands on Base at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. On Wednesdays: Session passes for the first two sessions are available from the Gardens Pavilion at 10.30am. The first 30 children waiting at the entrance to the Pavilion at 12pm will be admitted into the third session. Website

A World of Stories at The Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum
Everyone loves a good story, and we have got some of the best storytellers in London to whisk you to faraway places and different times with fun and interactive sessions. Their stories, inspired by our exhibitions, festivals and nature bring the Museum's varied collections to life. So, join us in our Hands On Base for these enjoyable oral storytelling sessions to see why so many people across the world love listening to stories. Website

Boppin' Bunnies

St. Saviours Scout Hall,
Exciting music classes for under 5s, led by professional musicians. Running across the South East, for families nurseries and schools! Bookings: Per term = £6.50/class | Per half term = £7/class | Drop-in = £8 subject to availability Website

About Forest Hill

Forest Hill is a district of south London, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated between Dulwich and Sydenham. The area has enjoyed extensive investment since plans to extend the East London Line to Forest Hill were unveiled in 2004. Like many London suburbs, Forest Hill was only sparsely populated until the mid-19th century. The name Forest Hill came from 'the forest with a big hill', which was coined by a developer in the 1790s, and referred to the remaining area of Forest on Sydenham Hill which was originally part of the Great North Wood. Forest Hill has a large residential population and the area is becoming increasingly desirable as a peaceful, leafy suburb with good transport links into the centre of town.

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