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Blue and Orange

Blue and Orange

A great restaurant - it's definitely my favourite in Thornton Heath!

Grangewood Park

Grangewood Park

Yet another great park in SE25 - a hidden gem.

Doyley's A1 Barbers

Doyley's A1 Barbers

I have been getting my hair cut here for over 15 years. It's a very nice family-run business and a fantastic place to discuss football and sports with the guys. It also tends to be a social hub too, which is great!

Ambervision

Ambervision

A family business in Thornton Heath open for over 25 years and well known in the community, doing PC and TV sales and repairs.

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park

A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.

Pita Pit

Pita Pit

A wide variety of delicious wraps at great prices!

The Whitgift Centre

The Whitgift Centre

There's a great choice of stores in The Whitgift Centre!

Cream's

Cream's

Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

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!!

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.

Boxpark Croydon

Boxpark Croydon

Next door to East Croydon Station sits over 30 shipping containers with a variety of food and drink. Some of the biggest names such as Meat Liquor and The Breakfast Club have outlets.

Surrey Street Market

Surrey Street Market

Engrained in Croydon's history and open 6 days a week, you can pick up produce from pretty much any part of the world and it is also very cheap! My mum who still lives in Croydon is a fan of 3 bunches of bananas for only £1!

Stuffins Unlimited

Stuffins Unlimited

A sandwich deli right in the heart of Croydon. The menu is different every day and the prices are great for the amount you get.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Croydon, Norbury, Waddon, Crystal Palace, Norwood, Hackbridge, West Norwood, Streatham, Shirley Oaks and South Croydon

"Poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived in Dagnell Park, South Norwood, SE25."

Mitcham Common is a beautiful area to explore and one that I love taking the dog to when the weather's nice.

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Thomas Lebbern

Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining.

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Stephanie Kele

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

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  1. Thornton Heath is a central location to Purley Way, which is a hive of activity. It has kids space, a large indoor play area for families with children, Ikea, a Vue cinema, a shopping complex next door to Ikea – which also houses lots of dine in restaurants, and for the older children there is a large arcade area, which houses an American diner restaurant. Thornton Heath is well worth the look.

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Child-friendly activities near Thornton Heath

Stay and Play!

Lattjo POP
Come and let loose in our cafe as we turn it into a playground for the children with music in the background while you enjoy your cake and coffee! A great session where the café area turns into a play room and children can explore freely and paly with the various toys around. 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

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

SwimWay

Private venue,
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website

Southcroft Church Playgroup


A friendly Parent / Carer and Toddler Group on Wednesdays with free play, story time and songs. Free refreshments for parents / carers. Website

Conker Club

St Luke’s Church
A fantastic stay-and-play for babies and toddlers with a multitude of toys, books and puzzles, a dedicated 'soft area', activity tables and a rough-and-tumble area with gym mats for the more adventurous child. Website

Rhythm 'n' Babes

St James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website

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