Top kids picks

Brockley Max is guaranteed to keep the kids – big and small – entertained this May half term. Here’s our roundup of the top festival picks for families.

Help Save Hilly FieldsChildrens Treasure Trail and Prize Draw

Treasure Trail | Various Lewisham Card shops | 27th May – 4th June | Free

Children of Lewisham. Your borough needs you. The year is 1883. Developers are threatening to demolish Hilly Fields to make way for a factory. They must be stopped! Help save our precious meadowland for future generations.

Your mission will take you on a treasure trail around Brockley and its surrounds. Use your map to track down all the protected wildflowers from local Lewisham Card shops. Then enter our prize draw for a chance to get your mitts on a treasure chest full of goodies (worth approx £170). Good luck!

Octavia Hill (founder of the National Trust, campaigner extraordinaire and wearer of humongous knickers) will announce the winner during Art In The Park on 4th June.

Read on for further information and to download a map.


Other highlights include:


Discofest & Tippee Toes Family Festival Jam | St Andrew’s Centre | 3-6pm, 28th May | £5/£10

Party the afternoon away at the best disco in town. Whether you’re a tumbling tot, funky groover or Dad dancer. Includes soft play, a bouncy castle and arts and crafts for under 4s.

Create Your Own Horns | Longhorn American-Italian Diner| 1 – 4pm, 28th May | Free

Longhorn Diner invites you to get crafty and decorate your very own horns! There are prizes for the best ones! Each participant will get a party bag. Recommended for 3-11 year olds.

Three Cajun Pigs | St Hilda’s Church | 11am & 2pm, 31st May | £5 plus booking fee. Advance tickets available here.

Help the three pigs teach the cheeky alligator a lesson. A lively retelling of the classic tale set in South Louisiana with rhyme, song, dance and the chance to participate. Recommended for 3-7 year-olds.

Jam Circus Family Day | Jam Circus | 11am – 5pm, 1st June | Free

Our family fun day features kids’ soft play, face painting, live music, pub bench painting and much more. Come along and join in.

Art in the Park Hilly Fields | 12pm to 6pm, 4th June | Free

A glorious afternoon of entertainment for the whole family. There will be a range of creative workshops including balloon modelling; a storytelling tent; magic show; and craft stalls. Expect plenty of live performances as musical talent of all ages – including local bands and choirs – take to the Felix School of Rock Stage.