Everyday afternoon from 12.30pm – 3pm weekdays during school term time children who are under five can bring their adults along and play all afternoon for free.
Our team of volunteers put on fun creative activities, messy play, stories and so much more in our purpose built fun venue in Charlton Park. As parents ourselves we know sometimes every family needs to get out of the house, wear the kids out before bed, meet and make friends and be part of a wider community.
No need to book, just drop in.
Family wellbeing is at the heart of our organisation. The activities and projects our families create our centered around challenging isolation and promoting a holistic approach to wellbeing. Basically it means we believe you cant really improve your body without really improving your mind or environment.
Every Tuesday afternoon we have a range of wellbeing and mindfulness activities for under fives and thier families.
"The warm welcoming atmosphere, the lovely staff who run the club and the rich activities available for the children." - Family survey 2018, Why are we unique?
Local kids put their baking skills to the test today as they tried out the Big Red Bus Club’s new mud kitchen designed and created for us by the great volunteers at Men in Sheds.
A huge range of delights worthy of The Great British Bake Off were made, including worm spaghetti, leaf mould pastries and mud cakes.
Hours of fun was had as lucky kids took part in a volunteer preview day to test out our great new outdoor resource.
As regulars to the Big Red Bus Club know, our summer term will see a return of our Free Friday gardening club and this mud kitchen will be a great addition to our garden and external play spaces.
A regular user of the Big Red Bus Club, Oscar Massand, aged two and eight months, said’
“I enjoy playing in the mud kitchen and mixing leaves”.
It’s donations like these from Men in Shed’s and Mears, who donated the sink, which means we can stay free and open to all.
We are a hidden treasure inside Charlton Park, tucked away behind Charlton school and between Charlton House and the Cemetery . But we are well worth finding!
The Big Red Bus Club
Charlton Park Road
London SE7 8UB
Use the Cemetery Lane entrance of Charlton Park
There's very limited parking in the park and on Cemetery Lane.
For parking on Cemetery line use postcode SE7 8DZ.
53, 54, 380, 422, 486 getting off at Cemetery Lane stop
469, 386, 291, 244, 178, 161 getting off at QEH and walking down Charlton Park Lane and Cemetery Lane.