Children



The Park offers adventures and interests to all ages. Grass stretches wide, flat and sloping, for all sorts of games and activities. There is an excellent playground with a pleasant sand-pit; a boating pond - for most of the year; miriad birds - land and water based and of course the squirrels and deer. For other fun and learning there is the adjacent National Maritime Museum with its special galleries for young visitors and, for older children, the Observatory. Within the yearly programme of activities and events  in the Park are several specifically for children. The Wildlife Centre and associated  Nature Trail stimulate young children's interest.


Events for children

April

Thursday 9 April 2020 - 11 am to 3 pm

Mission Invertebrate Roadshow CANCELLED


We'll be near the Bandstand.
Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to take part in a host of bug-tastic family activities!
Learn about the bountiful bugs and beasties in London's Royal Parks and beyond through fun activities including bug hunting, critter crafting, interactive storytelling and more.

Further information here.


Saturday 25 April 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next 2 drop-in sessions at the end of March and April will not take place. The Wildlife Centre is small and it would be difficult for visitors to be well spaced out, thus risking the health of visitors and the volunteers.
The situation will be kept under review and we will announce any further changes on the website and on the notice boards In Greenwich Park.


May

Sunday 3 May 2020 - 10 am to 12 pm

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Mini Marathon


Age limits: 5 – 16 years. Please note children aged between 5 and 7 years old must run with a responsible adult
Every year over a thousand children transform into #LocalHeroes by lacing up their running shoes, wearing their favourite costume and running 2.62 miles around Royal Greenwich Park to raise money so that local families don’t have to face a terminal illness alone.
These amazing children ensure that local families get the very best hospice care at the very worst of times; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our Mini Marathon is also FUN!! With fancy dress, live music, a fun and funky warm up, goody bags and plenty of activities it is a great day out for all the family!
Every year our Mini Marathon SELLS OUT so early registration is highly recommended!


Price: £7.50 per child


Saturday 30 May 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


June

Saturday 27 June 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


July

Saturday 25 July 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


August

Saturday 29 August 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


September

Saturday 26 September 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


October

Saturday 31 October 2020 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


November

Saturday 28 November 2020 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.


December

Saturday 19 December 2020 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre


The Wildlife Centre is near the south end of the Lake in the Flower Gardens.

Organised by the Friends Wildlife Group on behalf of The Royal Parks, the Centre is opened regularly on the last Saturday of the month.  Watch any wildlife that is passing by. Information on wildlife in Greenwich Park and wildlife-related craft activities for youngsters. Guided tours of the Nature Trail and Deer Hide. If you would be interested in helping to run these drop-ins, please come along to the next session and speak to one of the volunteers. They can give you details and tell you all about it.