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New Whippersnappers Classes!!


£5.50 PER CHILD (£6.50 drop in)

£7.50 for Siblings (£8.50 sibling drop in)

0207 738 66 33

Baby and Toddler Music classes

College Lodge:

Wednesday & Fri : 9.30am – 10.15am 

Thursday : 10.30am – 11.15am


Brockwell lido

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri

9.30am – 10.15am & 10.30 – 11.15am

Yoga classes

….stories, songs, magical journeys with yoga poses,

All in a relaxed and fun way…..


2 – 4 year olds at College Lodge

Wednesdays – 10.45am – 11.30am

Fridays – 10.45am – 11.30am 

(Classes for smaller children where they develop co – ordination, balance and body awareness through playing and using their imagination)


After school classes for 5 – 11 yr olds  Brockwell Lido

Acrobatics  – Tues  5 – 11 yrs

Capoeira and Yoga Wednesdays  5 – 11 yrs

Hula Hooping – Fri   7 – 11 yrs

For more info call 0207 738 66 33/

Yoga classes!

NEW!! Yoga classes at Whippersnappers!

Stories, songs, magical journeys with yoga poses. All in a relaxed and fun way.

  • 2-4 year olds at College Lodge

Classes for smaller children where they develop co-ordination, balance and body awareness through playing and using their imagination

  • Wednesdays – 10:45am – 11:30am
  • Fridays – 10:45am – 11:30am


  • 7-11 year olds at Brockwell Lido

Classes for children between the ages of 7 to 11.

  • Wednesdays – 5:15pm – 6:00pm


£5.50 per child (£6.50 drop in)

£7.50 for siblings (£8.50 sibling drop in)

For more info please call 0207 738 6633 or email

Whippersnappers Summer Drop In’s



Whippersnappers will be running baby and toddler music classes in July and August beginning Tuesday 15th July old siblings welcome.


  • Tuesdays at 10.30am (Brockwell Lido)
  • Wednesdays at 10.30am (Brockwell Lido)
  • Thursdays at 10.30 (College Lodge)


        £5.50 PER CHILD and £7.50 for Siblings


Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA

College Lodge,Old College Gate, College Rd , Dulwich park,SE21 7BQ (Opposite Dulwich Picture Gallery)

If you wish to reserve a place, please call Whippersnappers Brockwell Lido on 0207 738 6633  or College Lodge on 0208 693 1682 or email

Whippersnappers Summer Inclusive Summer Playscheme 2014 is here, book your place before its too late!

Whippersnappers Inclusive Summer Playscheme 2014

 Dates: Monday 28th July – Friday 8th Aug

Times: 10am – 5pm (9 – 6pm for working parents with a surcharge of £6 an hour for   time slot 9 am – 10am and /or 5pm – 6pm)

Venue: Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London, SE24 OPA

Full Day   

Cost – £25 a day for children booking  5 days or more – £30 a day for bookings of 4 days or less

Half Day   

Cost: 2.30pm – 5pm – £10 for working parents and £5 for working parents entitled to working family tax credits and £2.50 per child for families on Income support .

Children attending full day sessions should bring a pack lunch.

Free funded places available through referrals

One to one support for children with disabilities: Free one to one support is available for some children with disabilities. To apply please email or call 0207 738 66 33.

Number of places per day: 35

Activities on offer: Trips out, Drama, Dance, Arts and Crafts ,Acrobatics, Theatre shows, Capoeira, Circus skills, Tent Play, BMX Biking, Swimming, Football, Table Tennis, Gardening, Drumming, Cookery and Park Activities.

To book a place please call us on 0207 738 6633 or email  To confirm your place  you need to make a payment in advance to make sure that we can plan and accommodate for your child. Bookings will take place on a first come first serve basis.                  020 7738 6633

WASC End of Term Show

Whippersnappers After School Club end of term show was fantastic. Thank you to all that attended. Apologies for the late start but I am sure it was worth the wait! Congratulations to all the participants on stage and also behind the stage too. Special mention to the judges!

After School Club Playworker Recruitment

Whippersnappers after school club have now recruited three new playworkers. Many thanks to all those that applied.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of Whippersnappers services, please email clearly stating which department or age group your looking to work for and what days/times you are available. 

Whippersnappers Winter Wonderland

Whippersnappers winter wonderland is an annual Whippersnapper event. Tickets will be on sale from the 1st of October 2014.

Open from :  Sat 6th Dec – Tues 23rd Dec 2014

On the edge of Dulwich Park by College Gate stands the old Victorian Park keeper’s Lodge. A Magical ‘Gingerbread House’ where each December Father Christmas and his Elves climb down the chimney and entertain children with their Winter Wonderland Experience.  

On arrival guests will be greeted by Santa’s elves who will serve  mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies and lead  them through  Santa’s  Garden  Gate into the magical world of Whippersnappers Winter Wonderland.

 In the garden elves will entertain with music and fun (making magical willow wands), while animals graze around Santa’s Sleigh as it is prepared for the Big Night Flight. Children dress-up to help the Elves in their Log Cabin Toy Workshop. Featuring in their own personal photo shoot they will take away a free photograph as a memory of the day.

Next an invitation to visit Santa’s Class Room where every child is a star. Lit with 100 sparkling fairy lights, with twinkling musical notes  and  fine aromas of  fresh  gingerbread baking in Mrs Claus’s Christmas kitchen the children will learn to decorate Traditional Gingerbread Christmas Tree decorations

Following Santa’s Sooty Footsteps upstairs to the Wonderland Waiting Room the children meet *Starfrost our Christmas Tree Fairy who gets busy painting faces with her fairy dust. Children have a chance to make a miniature Christmas Stocking and a Christmas Wish for Santa to hang on his tree, build a ‘snowman’ and enjoy a  christmas sing-a long. While Santa’s Elf rushes to and fro ringing his bell to call each child into Santa’s Grotto to meet the man himself. Meeting the big man in red the children hang their Christmas Wishes on his Tree, and with special Santa words of wisdom receive a natural magical present.

Then it’s down stairs to our Christmas arts & crafts/ toy shop clutching  goodie bags to pick up the children’s Gingerbread Christmas tree decorations and framed Sleigh photographs .

Your Whippersnapper Winter Wonderland experience will last one hour.

*Fairy Starfrost   wears dresses stitched with crystals and has handsome pink butterfly wings.She grants wishes and  lives close to caverns and stalactite grottoes and  can only be seen during the first snow of winter

Feedback from last year


Children : £18.50 (inc. Photo)

Adults : £5


 Open from :  Sat 6th Dec – Tues 23rd Dec 2014

Book a whippersnapper birthday party

Fantastic News!

Whippersnappers are offering a 10% discount on all children’s birthday parties booked up until November 30th 2013. (Bookings must be made and deposits paid by 31st March 2013 to qualify).

Party prices start from £125 including VAT.

We offer different party packages for:

Babies and preschool children
5-7 year olds
8-12 year olds

We can deliver your party on our premise at Brockwell Lido or College Lodge. Alternatively we can come to your own home or a venue of your choice.

If you are too busy to prepare the food for your party, we can offer catering facilities as well. Cost per child from £4.80.

We offer:

Musical workshop parties with disco lights and bubbles for very young children
Action packed party games, magic and puppet shows and disco dancing for 5-7 year olds
Disco, drama, talent shows, arts and crafts parties and party games for 8-12 year olds

To arrange your childs tailor made party call now on 0207 738 6633

Disability Awareness Training



Whippersnappers are leaders in the field of disability as both service and training providers (see the trainings on offer below)

Whippersnappers have been working as an Inclusive company since 2001 when we were funded by The National Youth Foundation to deliver specialist and inclusive music workshops for children with disability.

We work closely with both Lambeth and Southwark Aiming High who have recently joint funded our new “Inclusive Community Arts Centre” in Dulwich Park. .

Since 2001 we have been delivering inclusive holiday play schemes. We currently provide specialist and inclusive holiday play opportunities for children with profound complex needs.attending The Livity School and Chery Gardens School. We also run Inclusive play schemes and after school clubs on our premises at Brockwell lido and College Lodge.

In Feb 2010 we successfully won a tender to deliver Disability Awareness training to Lambeth play settings. In 2011 Lambeth recommissioned us to deliver a “Lets Get Inclusive” training programme for Lambeth nurseries, childminders, foster carers, after school clubs and youth settings.


Click here to see our Pathfinders Leaflet of play setting we have trained (pdf).
Click here to see our Lambeth Lets Get Inclusive Project Report (COMING SOON)
Click here to watch our video screened at our Disability Awareness seminar June 2010.

We have a wide range of training programmes available and can deliver bespoke training or accredited courses.

Courses can be delivered at a venue of your choice.

We are also able to offer away day training on our premises at Brockwell Lido in Brockwell Park or College Lodge in Dulwich Park with full catering facilities and a choice of menus.

Click Here to see courses and support currently on offer.


Staff Inset / Training Days

Ideal for nurseries, schools, Community organisations and businesses


Understanding Diagnosis

Ideal for nurseries, schools and play settings

Optional AQA qualification available on request.


Access and Accessibility

Ideal for nurseries, schools and play settings

Optional AQA qualification available on request


Disability Awareness Training for children and Young People aged 8 – 19.


We can train your staff to deliver this training. Alternatively we can visit your setting or invite your children / young people to our premises at College Lodge or Brockwell Lido.