September 2021

What’s New

Youth Social Club – 18 to 22 years old

Coming Soon

Whippersnappers are organising a youth social club on Wednesday evening at Brockwell Lido.

Young people can meet, cook a meal and do creative activities together. It will be a safe space for young people to meet which will also provide peer mentoring for young people who may be suffering from anxiety or need any additional emotional support or advice. Young people will also be able to be referred to professional settings.

If you know anyone who would benefit from attending the club let us know, likewise if you would like to get involved please contact cburghard@cburghardwhippersnappers-org

Family Drumming Session



Location – Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, SE24
Tickets – £7.50 per person
The sessions will last 1 hour.

A ticket must be purchased for all those wishing to attend ( Adults and Children)

11am to 12pm – Suitable for Baby and Toddlers – 0 to 3 years old

2pm to 3pm – Suitable for 3 to 7 years olds

October 2021
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Gong Bath Sound Sanctuary

Starts Tuesday 21st September – 7pm till 8.30pm

Join Alicia Marianne Davies for a deliciously relaxing Gong Bath Sound Sanctuary with guided meditation. It’s the perfect remedy for burn-out and overwhelms; a place where you can allow soothing and transformative sounds and frequencies to wash over and through you. There’s nothing for you to do except turn up, lie down and chill out. And if you are unable to attend in person, you can join online live stream.

In times of external chaos and change, maintaining a state of inner peace can be challenging. There are many tools for tapping into it, however, and meditating with sound is one of the most effective. An organic, non-rhythmic soundscape of frequencies gives the mind nothing to latch onto, causing the relaxation response to be swiftly activated. The powerful vibrations of Planet gongs vibrate every cell of the body, and many people, after a gong and meditation session, report feeling as if they have just woken from a really good sleep.  

So if you’re feeling the need for some ‘me-time’, book yourself a ticket and come and see why there’s so much noise about gong bathing – even in the mainstream media. Your gong bath host is Alicia Marianne Davies. 


Day – Every Tuesday
Time – 7pm till 8.30pm
Location – Whippersnappers, Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA
Cost – £20 in house and £15 online. Concessions are available – please ask.

If you need any more information please email and we will get back to you to answer any questions.

Baby and Toddler Music classes are back at Brockwell Lido and College Lodge

If you have a group of friends who would like to attend a bespoke blocked booking class, please contact

Autumn Term – Monday 6th September to Friday 15th October

We have a wide variety of classes aimed at different age groups including;

New-born Baby Music – 0 to 4 months

Classes are designed to be welcoming and relaxing for both baby and their grown-ups. Parents and carers are offered teas and coffees on arrival and encouraged to chat and get to know one another. We then provide a 30-minute workshop where you will learn baby action rhymes, songs and lullabies. We will provide live music to accompany your singing, an African drumming section, dancing with baby, parachute play and bubbles.

Baby Sensory Stay and Play Music –  4 months to 12 months

Our sensory baby classes are weekly themed sessions, designed for 4 months to approx. 12 months depending on the baby’s mobility. Once your child is walking we would suggest moving to our mixed baby and toddler classes. The sessions last 1 hour. We provide free tea and coffee, a chance for parents/carers to meet up and socialise and a 30-minute music session with a fully trained Whippersnapper Music Tutor. Classes include; African Drumming, Sensory Lighting, Props, Singing, Baby Signing, Parachute Play, Bubbles and Dressing up

Mixed Baby and Toddler Music –  6 months to 4 years

Whippersnapper baby and toddler music classes are themed and last 30 minutes. They include interactive songs, role play, African drumming, musical instruments, puppets, dressing-up and dancing. These classes are suitable for toddlers and their siblings. Babies from 6 months and over are also welcome to join these classes if you are unable to make the baby sensory stay and play music.

Click here for more information


We had so much fun at this year’s Summer Playscheme.

75 children with disabilities joined us for our Whippersnappers Playscheme, siblings and friends joined in the fun too! We were based across 3 sites; Brockwell Lido, College Lodge and Livity School. We went on lots of fantastic trips out!

Thank you to the amazing team and companies that helped make this year’s Summer Playscheme one to remember. Check out some of the highlights from the 4 weeks below;

Short Breaks for children with disabilities

Afterschool club

Starts back Tuesday 7th September

Saturday Club

Starts back Saturday 18th September


October Half Term Holiday
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021

February 2022 Half Term Holiday
Monday 14th to Friday 18th February 2022.

In the meantime stay happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
The Whippersnapper team.