It was a busy summer at Centre 404 for our adult service users. Even though our termly clubs stopped for their summer break, the fun continued with plenty of trips out to fun places around London.

We kicked off the summer with a day of narrow boating provided free by Islington Boat Club (thanks guys!) A few of our members had the chance to drive the boat along the canal, the first time they had ever been in charge of a ship!


Some of the hardier amongst our number also helped to open the locks, another new experience for everyone involved. We travelled from the boat club near Old Street all the way to Camden and back again. A few of us got pretty wet but that was in the rain on the way home when the heavens opened and soaked everybody on the way to the bus stop!

We were faced with some poor weather during July so we rescheduled our trip to Hampstead Heath and went to the Science Museum instead. The watch and clock exhibition was a particular hit as was the space travel area. We also ran some swimming sessions at Archway Pool before finishing off the summer with a day trip to Kew Gardens.

Luckily the weather was fantastic on the day and a great time was had by members from our music group, gardening group and people from the outreach service. These groups don’t often get the chance to socialise together and it was great to see everyone getting along well throughout the day. The majority of people on the trip had not visited Kew, and some of the more experienced members commented on how much it has changed over the years. We packed in as much as possible into the day and covered pretty much the entire park taking in all the major landmarks.

As well as our trips out, we also ran some dance classes at Centre 404 with the amazing dance teacher Francis who has delivered sessions previously for many of our children’s and adult’s groups. Members of our day service as well as individuals from some of our supported living services came along for the sessions and it was lovely to see so many wheelchair users joining in the dance sessions.