Finding your activities

  • Find all the fun and favourite activities to stay active and healthy near you using our Camden Sports and Physical activity map.
  • Ensure your child gets the best possible start to their life by involving them in regular fun activities with Camden’s Stay and Play Sessions for under 5 years old. An opportunity for your child to develop physical strength, socialise skills and build confidence.   
  • Get involved in regular activity with your friends and family in your area using Play Finder. Find a venue and book a session in a gym, sports hall or a sports pitch for you and your friends to have fun and stay active.
  • Be inspired by watching top-class sport and seeing elite international athletes performing around London with SportonSpec. An opportunity to book and visit the sporting events that are taking place in and around the city. 

Term time activities

Term time activities for young people are held at at Talacre Community Sports Centre, run by the Camden Sports Development Team. These activities are available for children aged 3 to 17 years old.

By booking onto these courses it will:

  • Guarantee your child’s place week to week
  • Enhance progression and the development of your child’s skills 
  • Ensure you receive priority booking for each new term. 

Courses take place during school term time and are offered after school and over the weekend. 

We offer term time courses in:

We also offer activities during the school holidays.

Contact Information

For more information on all our children’s sports courses or to book your child’s place you can:

Sports education and training programme

The sports education and training programme, is an amazing opportunity for young people aged 16-19 years old. It is a unique programme for young people who have a desire to pursue careers in sport and physical activity. 

Within the programme, young people have the chance to obtain a Level 2 certificate of activity leadership and/or a Level 3 diploma in Sports Development.  Many students in the programme progress to paid employment as; Sports Coaches, Play Workers, Fitness Instructors and Teaching Assistants. 

It is a rewarding additional or alternative pathway to the traditional education pathways for GCSE and A level Students. 

To find out more about how you can join the course visit

Contact details 

For more information you can:

School holiday activities

Camden Sports Development Team organise activities for young people across the school holidays. With all activities being held Talacre Community Sports Centre, there are two main options to choose from.

Full day course

For children aged 8-14. Each day runs from 9.00 am to 4.30pm on weekdays (excluding bank holidays).

We offer full day camps in Bend, Bop and Bounce, which includes Gymnastics, Dance and Trampolining or the Multi-Sports, including football, basketball, table tennis, trampolining and dodgeball.

Full day course prices

Course length: 5 days

  •  Concession Better Card:    £37.50 
  •  Standard Better Card:    £77.00
  •  Full Price :   £134.00

Mini camps 

For children aged 4-7. These are 90 minute sessions running Monday to Friday during the school holidays for gymnastics and trampolining.

  • Gymnastics is 9.00am to 10.30am 
  • Trampolining is 12.00pm to 1.30pm

Mini Camp Course Prices

Course length: 5 days

  • Concession Better Card    £25.80
  • Standard Better Card    £42.00
  • Full Price    £65.00

Contact Information

For more information on all our children’s sports courses or to book your child’s place you can:

Talacre term time sports programme 2019/20


London Youth Games

The London Youth Games is an annual city wide event, with over 70,000 young people taking part every year.

Camden Sports Development Team, in partnership with sports clubs in Camden organise teams for the 30 sports available through the London Youth Games. These teams as a collective create Team Camden.

Children aged 7 to 18, who live or go to school in Camden are eligible to represent Team Camden. 

Starting in November, over the course of 9 months children compete in a series of preliminary rounds and semi-finals, culminating in a fun packed finals weekend, at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace.

The games also caters to athletes of all abilities and includes several disability competitions Para Games Swimming, Football, Boccia and Athletics.

For more information about the London Youth Games visit London Youth Games website


Book a gymnastics course

Camden Gymnastics Club, hosted by Talacre Community Sports Centre, is the only centre in central London with a purpose built gymnastics hall.

Our very popular gymnastics programme has over 1000 children aged 3-16 participating each week, in a variety of after school and weekend classes.

Gymnastics develops skills such as; flexibility, coordination, strength and balance, as well as a range of acrobatic skills. Children are instructed by our large team of British Gymnastics qualified coaches.  There are also opportunities for children who show potential to progress all the way up to the national level of training and competing.

Contact details:

Parent and Toddler Gymnastics

Our Parent and Toddler classes are the perfect introduction to gymnastics for your toddler. These sessions run on weekday and Sunday mornings. Each week our sessions accommodate up to 495 toddlers and their parents over eleven sessions.

The session is characterised as unstructured supervised play, in which your toddler can explore all the different apparatus in the gymnastics hall.

You do not need to book in advance just come along before the session and pay at Talacre Community Sports centre’s reception.

Parent and toddler gymnastics timetable

Monday – Friday    

  • Session 1 : 9.30am to 10.15am    
  • Session 2: 10.30am to 11.30am


  • 9am to 9.45am    



Girls and young women’s football

The girls and young women’s football programme offers weekly training sessions created exclusively for girls aged 5-16 years. 

The programme offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment, which focuses on developing player’s fundamental skills and creating the foundation for a lifelong love of football.

Girls within this programme can also progress to play competitively for a team in local leagues and competitions.

The sessions listed below are drop-in and we offer your first session for free.

Girls and Women's Football Training Schedule







4.30pm – 6pm

Cantelowes Gardens Sports Pitch, NW1 9HG


Year 5 and 6


4.30pm – 5.45pm

Cantelowes Gardens Sports Pitch, NW1 9HG


5 – 11 years old


4.30pm – 6pm

Cantelowes Gardens Sports Pitch, NW1 9HG


Year 8 and 9


4pm – 5pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre, NW5 3AF


Year 3 and 4


4.30pm – 6pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre, NW5 3AF


Year 7 and 8


6pm – 7.30pm

Talacre Community Sports Centre, NW5 3AF


Year 10 and 11


4.30pm – 5.30pm

Torriano School, NW5 2SJ


Year 2, 3 and 4

Contact details

For more information on the girls and young women’s football programme you can:

Friday Night Project

Friday Night Project runs the 1st Friday of every month at Talacre Community Sports Centre, from 7:45pm - 10pm and costs £2 to enter.

The Friday Night Project (FNP) is an opportunity for 12 to 17 year olds to get active, socialise with their friends and have fun in a safe, supportive and neutral environment.

FNP is led by a team of friendly, trained staff and volunteers who have extensive experience in working with young people. The team offer a variety of activities at each event and work with our young people to create spaces be in active in their own ways.

Talacre Community Sports Centre offers the perfect setting for young people to interact and get active in a safe environment, with coaches and volunteers on hand to support and offer advice.

Typically, Friday Night Project offers activities such as:

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Dodgeball
  • Football free style skills
  • Boxing
  • Parkour
  • Dance

There are lockers on site to store belongings, however we encourage young people not to bring any valuables as we cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss of belongings.

Contact Details

For more information about the Friday Night Project you can