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Free Classes and Services for Ukrainian Refugees


For those of you hosting Ukrainians we thought it may be helpful to set out which children’s activity providers have specifically offered to provide free classes and/or services to your young guests.  We have also set out which other businesses we believe to be offering their services for free for Ukrainian refugees.   

We have set out those of which we are aware.  If you are a business and are offering classes (or any other service) for free to Ukrainian refugees, please do get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will update our list.   Thank you!

Please do contact the businesses to double check availability and to book;  some businesses only provide small group classes so there may be limited availability.

Children’s Activity Clubs & Classes

Showtime Circus

Circus skills classes for ages 3-18 year olds in Harpenden

Offering free classes

Mini Mozart

Music classes for babies and toddlers in Harpenden and other Herts towns

Offering free classes (applies to all our locations in Herts (Hitchin, Hertford, Harpenden, Datchworth, St Albans and WGC) and London -  as long as there is a space in the class, then we will fit people in!

The Dolphin Swim School

Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and children in St Albans

Offering free swimming lessons

Candice Conway Theatre School

Musical theatre classes for 3 -14 year olds in Bushey

Offering free weekly theatre school classes and free holiday camps

The Little Gym Harpenden

Non-competitive gym classes for 4 months to 12 year olds in Harpenden.

Offering free weekly classes


Holiday camps for ages 3-11 years

Offering free holiday places in May half term and the summer holidays 2022 

Elliswick LTC

Tennis sessions for primary and secondary school age children in Harpenden

Inviting Junior Ukrainian refugees settling in Harpenden to be part of the community and play tennis at Elliswick LTC. 

Fridays (June 17th & 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th.)  

4.30-6pm Primary School Children (Parents need to stay on site)

6-8pm - Secondary School Children

Other Businesses and Organisations

Bethany Community Church

Ukrainian Support Centre Drop-in
Mondays 10am to 12pm
The LX Centre, High Street Methodist Church

For anyone in the Harpenden area to come and seek practical and pastoral support or advice. Interpreter available. Will regularly have representatives from other organisations in Harpenden and beyond attending. Free refreshments provided. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Everyone Active

Leisure facilities in various locations including Redbourn Leisure Centre and Westminster Lodge in St Albans

Offering free one year memberships

Progressive Fitness

Running sessions in Wheathampstead

Offering 5 free running sessions

Mountain Warehouse

Outdoor clothing and equipment

Offering 40% off for anyone buying items to help donate to Ukrainians


Offering free SIM cards to Ukrainian families

These are now available from the Harpenden Trust office free of charge for adult refugees (limit of two per family). 

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