Events



The Royal Parks staff and Friends Volunteers provide a range of activities and events, some specifically for children and others directed to the general public, some of which may interest children.

Forthcoming ones are listed under Coming events. See Previous events and Regular events to get some idea of their full range.

Past events

December

Sunday 20 December 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Friday 11 December 2020 to Thursday 24 December 2020 - 8 am to 6 pm

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

This year On Cloud Pine will be providing the trees for sale in The Royal Parks. The Greenwich Park store, with a large range of trees to choose from, will be situated as usual close to the Blackheath Gate daily from 26 November to 23 December from 8 am to 6 pm.

Just present your membership card when making your payment to get your 15% discount.



Thursday 3 December 2020 - 6pm

Talk by Joe Beale on the Birds of Greenwich Park

Talk by Joe Beale on the Birds of Greenwich Park

Joe Beale will give a talk on his new book via Zoom.

The talk will last about 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions.

Zoom link available from Joe at j.beale.wildlife@gmail.com

 

 

 

 



November

Sunday 29 November 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



October

Saturday 31 October 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Saturday 3 October 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Field ID of Lichens

Lichens are remarkable, often beautiful and they can be found in a vast range of locations. We will look at the basic structure of lichens, concentrating on the main features used to identify them. We will discuss the role of lichens in nature, and the impact of pollution.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.


Price: £50


September

Saturday 26 September 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Saturday 19 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Introduction to Orchards CANCELLED

Traditional orchards are a cultural feature in the local landscape and a fascinating wildlife habitat. There are thousands of apple varieties; many considered local to particular areas. Learn more on the course.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.


Price: £40


Saturday 12 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Discovering Veteran Trees

The historic parkland of Greenwich Park, with stunning views across the Thames estuary, is also the setting for an array of veteran trees. We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.

 


Price: £40


Saturday 5 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Learn to Love Lichens CANCELLED

A day for people who are fascinated by lichens but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of lichens and the art (and science!) of telling one kind from another.
Be inspired by nature around you.

To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.


For further information, please visit the FSC website

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.

 

 


Price: £40


August

Monday 31 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 30 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Saturday 29 August 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Sunday 23 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 16 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 9 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 2 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that all our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


July

Sunday 26 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Band and Lindy Hoppers CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Band and Lindy Hoppers CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Saturday 25 July 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Sunday 19 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 12 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that our Bandstand concerts will not take place.

You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here


Price: Free


Sunday 5 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all music events in all the Royal Parks for 2020.

Sadly this means that our concerts will not take place.
You can keep up to date with the latest coronavirus measures in The Royal Parks here.


Price: Free


June

Sunday 28 June 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.


Price: Free


Saturday 27 June 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Saturday 27 June 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.

 


Price: Free


Sunday 21 June 2020 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park CANCELLED

Jazz in the Park CANCELLED

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.



Saturday 13 June 2020

Field ID of Lichens CANCELLED

For further information please visit the FSC website.



Saturday 6 June 2020 - 10.30 am

The History Research Group Meeting CANCELLED

The History Research Group Meeting CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



May

Saturday 30 May 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session 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.



Sunday 3 May 2020

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Mini Marathon CANCELLED


April

Saturday 25 April 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

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.



Saturday 25 April 2020

Learn to Love Lichens CANCELLED

For further information, please visit the FSC website

 

 

 



Friday 10 April 2020

Mission Invertebrate Roadshow CANCELLED

Further information here.



March

Sunday 29 March 2020 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners CANCELLED

Bird Watching for Beginners CANCELLED

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 28 March 2020 - 1pm to 3pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

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.



Sunday 22 March 2020

Play in the Park CANCELLED

For further information click here



Sunday 8 March 2020

Play in the Park

Active

10:00am - 12:00pm at the Playground entrance
Join us for some fun-filled adventure field games – dressing up is optional!
Hit some home runs; race, dunk, volley, throw, catch, practice your aim, balance and strength and bounce 'til you can’t bounce no more… All in the company of family, friends and new friends!
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.


Crafts

1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Playground sandpit
Unleash your creativity outdoors with our crafting and exploration sessions.
From clay play, free flow painting and junk modelling to pirates and treasure hunts, to forging connections to nature.
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.

For further information click here



Friday 6 March 2020 - 2 pm

The History Research Group Meeting

The History Research Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Friday 6th March. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



February

Saturday 29 February 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.



Sunday 23 February 2020 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 22 February 2020

Play in the Park

Active

10:00am - 12:00pm at the Playground entrance
Join us for some fun-filled adventure field games – dressing up is optional!
Hit some home runs; race, dunk, volley, throw, catch, practice your aim, balance and strength and bounce 'til you can’t bounce no more… All in the company of family, friends and new friends!
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.


Crafts

1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Playground sandpit
Unleash your creativity outdoors with our crafting and exploration sessions.
From clay play, free flow painting and junk modelling to pirates and treasure hunts, to forging connections to nature.
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.

For further information click here



Saturday 22 February 2020 - 12pm to 2pm

Play in the Park - Half Term Picnic and Games

Greenwich Park Playground

Enjoy the half term break with a picnic in the playground followed by some group games and a scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your sandwiches! Find us in Greenwich Park Playground, next to the sandpit.
No booking required. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all Play in the Park activities.



Wednesday 19 February 2020 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard Volunteering Day

The Queens Orchard Volunteering Day

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

The Queens Orchard is open to the public on Volunteering Days.



Saturday 8 February 2020

Play in the Park

Active

10:00am - 12:00pm at the Playground entrance
Join us for some fun-filled adventure field games – dressing up is optional!
Hit some home runs; race, dunk, volley, throw, catch, practice your aim, balance and strength and bounce 'til you can’t bounce no more… All in the company of family, friends and new friends!
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.


Crafts

1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Playground sandpit
Unleash your creativity outdoors with our crafting and exploration sessions.
From clay play, free flow painting and junk modelling to pirates and treasure hunts, to forging connections to nature.
No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.

For further information click here



Wednesday 5 February 2020 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard Volunteering Day

The Queens Orchard Volunteering Day

Located in the north eastern corner of the Park, near the Maze Hill entrance, the Queens Orchard was first open to visitors in 2013.

The aim was to create a garden with educational value, to show people how to grow a wide range of vegetables and also to grow older varieties of fruit trees to reflect the historic nature of the site. There are ornamental and wildlife ponds, a long lavender bed and a mound in the centre with an old mulberry tree.

Beehives have been added at the far end of the Orchard, with plans for beekeeping demonstrations.

The Field Studies Council will be working with local schools on the vegetable plots.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Orchard please come along when it is open. You can find dates and times on the website.

The Queens Orchard is open to the public on Volunteering Days.



January

Sunday 26 January 2020 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

This walk will be linked in with the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.


Price: Free


Saturday 25 January 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

Sunday 29 December 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 21 December 2019 - 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.



Saturday 21 December 2019 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

Come and join us for the Greenwich Park 10k this Christmas. At our Christmas 5k and 10k you will get a themed medal & mince pies on the day. This 10k in Greenwich Park is all on concrete paths within the park and is totally traffic free. Each KM is accurately marked out with sign posts and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

More details here



Saturday 7 December 2019 - 11am

The History Research Group Meeting

The History Research Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Saturday 7th December. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



Saturday 7 December 2019 - 10 am to 11 am

Plant Sale

Nursery Yard

There will be a sale of surplus plants.

The sale will take place in the Nursery Yard, access via the sliding gate of the junction of Maze Hill and Charlton Way (near the War Memorial).



November

Saturday 30 November 2019 - 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.



Friday 29 November 2019 to Sunday 22 December 2019

Christmas Tree Sales

Christmas Tree Sales

This year Capital Christmas Trees will be providing the trees for sale in The Royal Parks. The Greenwich Park store, with a large range of trees to choose from, will be situated as usual close to the Blackheath Gate daily from 29 November to 22 December from 8am to 5.45pm.

Just present your membership card when making your payment to get discount on your total purchase. 

 



Sunday 24 November 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Monday 18 November 2019 - 2pm to 8pm

UEFA EURO 2020 Fanzone Public Consultation Session

The Dreadnought Building

Local Residents in the areas surrounding Greenwich Park have been sent a letter from the GLA with more information about the event and inviting them to a further consultation drop-in session. A wider catchment area has been covered than previously. This time the session will take place in The Dreadnought Building, the Greenwich Students’ Union building which is situated in the Greenwich University campus to the southwest of the Old Royal Naval College site. Representatives from the GLA and Loudsound, the company contracted to manage the event, and other representatives will be on hand to deal with specific queries. Do attend if you are interested.



October

Sunday 27 October 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 26 October 2019 - 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.



Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 10.00 am

Autumn in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

It's Autumn and the leaves are falling. Learn about the creatures that are getting ready to hide away for the winter. Make hedgehog pictures, play rabbit games and look for squirrels. Make a home for a furry friend for the winter.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 20 October 2019 - 9.30 am

Royal Parks Summer 10k Series Greenwich Park

Run a 10K in the famous Royal Park that overlooks the River Thames and is home to one of London’s most iconic views.
With it's spectacular tree-lined avenues, gardens and super-smooth pathways, you'll find yourself captivated by the sights around you as you fly downhill and conquer the the climb.
Always attracting a range of runners, you'll find yourself amongst those running a similar pace to help drive you to a brilliant race result and an unbeatable finish line feeling.
With a unique souvenir medal and a goody bag to help get yourself refuelled and replenished, you won't find a better value race experience in a London Royal Park.
Plus, you'll find loads of great places to eat and drink within walking distance of the finish line and get to stand on the the Prime Meridian, the reference point for the rest of the world!
Forget any old boring 10K - get yourself entered into this Greenwich Park 10K for a run to remember.

This is race 3 of 3 in the Royal Parks Summer 10K Series 2019. The remaining races take place at Regent's Park on 28th July 2019 and Hyde Park on 1st September 2019. You can choose to run a 5k or 10k on the day; 

For more information and to register click here



September

Saturday 28 September 2019 - 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.



Sunday 22 September 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 14 September 2019 - 09.30 am

Introduction to Orchards

Introduction to Orchards

Leslie Williams

Traditional orchards are a cultural feature in the local landscape and a fascinating wildlife habitat. There are thousands of apple varieties, many considered local to particular areas. How can you design and create a community orchard or one in a garden? Why are rootstocks important, and how can one encourage the trees during the first few years?
Based in Greenwich Park. Fee includes a copy of the FSC fold out chart: Guide to Foraging

Leslie has restored, planted or managed traditional orchards in London; and on a project in Devon. He is particularly interested in fruit varieties, the wildlife of orchards and their community use. He is the Butterfly recorder for the London Natural History Society and is currently working on a project to map the distribution of butterfly species in London.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Saturday 7 September 2019 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Saturday 7th September. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



Thursday 5 September 2019

A visit to Severndroog Castle - FULLY BOOKED

A visit to Severndroog Castle - FULLY BOOKED

This Grade II* listed building, set in Oxleas Wood on Shooters Hill, was built in 1874 as a memorial to Sir William James, once the Director of the East India Company, by his widow Lady Anne James. It celebrates his most famous exploit, the capturing of the island fortress of Suvarnadurg. In recent years it has been renovated by a community group, the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and reopened to the public. This year, with additional funding, the Trust has been able to improve the facilities and to offer guided group tours. The tour provides the opportunity to learn about the history of the castle and to see one of the most spectacular views across London from the viewing platform at the top of the building.
After the tour, either before or after visiting the tearoom for refreshments, there is the option of following a self-guided woodland trail from the castle to the Victorian walled garden and back. The woodland area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.  A small warning: the castle has a spiral staircase with 86 steps up to the top of the building and so is not fully accessible.


 


Sunday 1 September 2019 - 12.00 to 3.00 pm

Open day at the Queen's Orchard

Open day at the Queen's Orchard

Produce and lavender bags will be available to visitors in return for donations.

There will also be a ‘Guess the weight of the pumpkin’ competition.

Any money raised will be used to buy seeds and equipment for the Queen’s Orchard.

Do come along..... the volunteers would love to meet you! 



August

Saturday 31 August 2019 - 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.

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.



Monday 26 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Bandstand Concert - Galaxy Big Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 25 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Concert Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Thursday 22 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Flowers and Plants in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Do you have a favourite colour? Can you think of a flower of that colour? A flower and leaf based session to encourage the seedlings to engage with nature around them. Use flowers and leaves to make natural paint, create sculptures, look at textures and more.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 18 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - The Old Jelly Rollers are young music college graduates playing classic New Orleans jazz.


Price: Free


Wednesday 14 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Pollinators (Butterflies and other insects) in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Become an insect for a morning. Learn about the jobs that an insect has to do and play games based upon pollination. Search for butterflies, beetles and bees around the park and make an insect home.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 11 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Shadey Scandals are a classic rock and roll band.


Price: Free


Wednesday 7 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Pond Dipping in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Get stuck into a survey of our pond. Use an identification key to work out which species you have caught and record them. Learn about the carnivores, herbivores and omnivores found in a pond and how they move and hunt.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Sunday 4 August 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Silver Ghosts are a high velocity band playing 1920s and 1930s swing.


Price: Free


Thursday 1 August 2019 - 10.00 am

Summer in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

The park is changing throughout the year. Families will complete activities based on summer colours, enjoying the summer warmth while exploring flowers and plants in the park. Make natural paint and create summer sculptures. Work as a team to find as many creatures as you can.
All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


July

Sunday 28 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Orchestra and Live Band Lindy

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 28 July 2019 - 11 am to 5 pm

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Come to view and comment on the plans for the new Learning Centre, Vanbrugh Cafe and courtyard proposed as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Award winning architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions about their designs.

The public consultations will be held between the Pavilion Cafe and the Bandstand on Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July from 11am to 5pm.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Sunday 28 July 2019 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Julia Holland
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.

There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.

Bird walk reports are available here


Price: Free


Saturday 27 July 2019 - 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.



Thursday 25 July 2019 - 11 am to 5 pm

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Public consultations on the Greenwich Park Revealed project

Come to view and comment on the plans for the new Learning Centre, Vanbrugh Cafe and courtyard proposed as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project. Award winning architects, Architype, will be on hand to answer questions about their designs.

The public consultations will be held between the Pavilion Cafe and the Bandstand on Thursday 25 and Sunday 28 July from 11am to 5pm.

To read more details about the project and to share your views via an online suggestion box, visit the Greenwich Park Revealed Project page



Sunday 21 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 14 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Sunday 7 July 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Orchestra

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Orchestra

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


June

Sunday 30 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.


Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.


Price: Free


Saturday 29 June 2019 - 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.



Sunday 23 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.

 


Price: Free


Saturday 22 June 2019 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands

Greenwich Park Bandstand

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 23 June to 25 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 22 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 26 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.

 


Price: Free


Saturday 22 June 2019 - 09.30 am

Discover Veteran Trees

Sharon Brown

This important historic parkland of Greenwich Park, much of it on steep slopes giving stunning views across the Thames estuary (in good weather), is also the setting for an array of veteran trees. We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat and look at the development of the parkland within its landscape. In the morning we will look at the ecological landscape history of Greenwich Park, within its geographical setting, its early development as a Park and on through to its use and value to us today. We will then discuss the assessment of Veteran Trees for their wildlife value, before going outside and trying out our skills. During the afternoon we will go out into the Park again to assess more of the Veteran trees. Back in the classroom for our last session, we will collate the data from our different groups, creating a chart of our findings and mapping the location of our surveyed trees.
Fee includes a copy of FSC fold out chart: Tree Name Trail.

Sharon Brown is a botanist – geographer currently working as an independent ecologist with habitat assessment and management as a main area of expertise. Over time she has also worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Rangering, Wildlife Trusts and latterly as an associate tutor for the FSC. As a naturalist she has a fascination for wild places, as well as the wild in more urban settings and an enthusiasm for passing this to others through practical application.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Sunday 16 June 2019 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Midsummer Jazz in the Park

Midsummer Jazz in the Park

Observatory Garden, Greenwich Park

The Friend’s annual Midsummer Jazz Concert has become one of the highlights of our year in the Park. Once again it will feature the Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band, who will be supported by the Crooks Saxophone Quartet. This is an event for the whole family, held in the Observatory Gardens.

Gardens open from 12.00 pm, concert starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 3.30 pm.

Our sponsors, Davy's of Greenwich, will run a bar, and the Park's Pavilion Cafe will have a stall selling food, ice cream and soft drinks.

Just a reminder that seating is not available in the Garden, so do bring a rug or chair if you don’t want to sit directly on the grass. Please note that dogs (apart from guide dogs) are not permitted in the Garden.

Adults £7 on the Gate, under 16s free.

Tickets are non-refundable if the event is cancelled due to bad weather.





Saturday 8 June 2019 - 11am

The History Group Meeting

The History Group Meeting

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park and the next meeting is on Saturday 8th June. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group. If you need a parking permit, please call at the Park Office by the Blackheath Gate and give your name to Christine Sheffield and she will give you one.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Starkey on grenparkpast@gmail.com 



Saturday 8 June 2019 - 7.00pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

Participants will be given an introduction to moth life-cycles and lifestyles. Around dusk, you will help set up a light-trap and watch it in action, before returning the following morning to examine the catch. Advice will be given on the identification of the moths caught the previous night. (This is an evening and morning course).
Fee includes a copy of FSC foldout chart: Day flying Moths ID guide.

Tim Harris has been a keen naturalist since childhood and has written many books and articles about birds, invertebrates and bats for publishers including National Geographic, Bloomsbury, the RSPB and BBC Wildlife. Tim has a particular interests in Britain's moths and butterflies and runs several moth traps near his London home.

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £45


Sunday 2 June 2019 - 8.15 am

London to Brighton Classic Car Run

The London to Brighton classic and kit & sports car run returns to Greenwich Park for the 2019 start location.
Over 400 vehicles will be starting from the park from 8.15am – 11.15am as they make their way on their annual visit to Brighton.
The London to Brighton Classic Car Run celebrates its 31st Anniversary with vehicles from the pre-war era sharing the trip with classics from the 1950‘s to the 90’s. The kit & sports vehicles follow their own route to Brighton and this run is for modern day sports cars, replica cars and kit cars.
Cost to join the run is £97 and details can be found on the organisers website



May

Thursday 30 May 2019 - 10.00 am

Birds in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Did you know that Blackbirds only appeared in urban gardens in the 1830s?  Before then, they lived in woodland or heath.  Join us to find out more about birds: identify where they might nest, what they feed on and how their calls vary.  Using binoculars and identification charts, have a go at identifying and recording the birds you spot.

All activities are run by FSC staff.

Additional information: All children must be accompanied. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case the ground is muddy and plenty of enthusiasm.

Age Range: Seedlings (18 months-4 years) and Explorers (age 5-11 years)

For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


Price: £6


Saturday 25 May 2019 - 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.



Sunday 19 May 2019 - 9.00 am

Guided Bird Walk

Joseph Beale will be leading a bird walk for the Friends and the London Natural History Society. There is no need to book, just turn up at the official meeting point near the Blackheath Gate. The walk is free and having binoculars will greatly add to the pleasure. 

 

 

Mistle Thrush



Tuesday 7 May 2019 - 7.30 for 8pm

Friends Annual General Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY)

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich

The AGM will commence at 8pm, and finish around 9.30pm.

Wine and soft drinks will be served from 7.30pm.

(Members only)

Officers and committee members proposed and seconded for the coming year are:

Chairman: Liz Coyle

Vice-Chairman: Richard Jones

Committee Members

Clive Corlett stands for re-election. Tony Butler, Tina Challacombe, Jonathan Chandler, Lesley Jones, Sophie Spencer, Brian Starkey and Sue Yates continue to serve. The committee confirms the appointments of Christine Bevan as Secretary, Julie Punter as Treasurer and Fran Tyler as Membership Secretary.

After the AGM, Graham Dear, Park Manager, will outline some of the work undertaken in Greenwich Park and take questions on the Heritage Lottery Fund bid.