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.

Coming events

May

Saturday 26 May 2018 - 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.



Saturday 26 May 2018 - 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



June

Friday 1 June 2018 - 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 Friday 1st 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 



Sunday 3 June 2018 - 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 2018 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 30th 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



Saturday 9 June 2018 - 7.30pm

Introduction to Moths and Moth Trapping

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.

Based in Greenwich Park and fee includes FSC foldout chart Day-flying Moths of Britain.

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: £30


Saturday 16 June 2018 - 9.30 am

Run For Diabetes - 5k, 10k and fun run

Run for Diabetes is a two lap scenic course in the beautiful grounds of Royal Greenwich Park.  The race will be chip timed.

A donation from each entry will go straight to YDC (Young Diabetes Connections) so just by participation alone you will be helping.

For more information, visit the Run for Diabetes website.



Sunday 17 June 2018 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

Our renowned Midsummer Jazz Concert takes place on Sunday 17 June.

The Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band will again be bringing their brilliant New Orleans bounce to the charming and enclosed Observatory Garden. They will be supported by the talented local youngsters of the Greenwich Steel Band.     

The Garden will open at noon, with the concert beginning at 12.30pm and ending at 3.30pm. Come and enjoy the party. Our sponsors, Davy’s of Greenwich, will run a bar, and the Park’s Pavilion Cafe will have a stall providing 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.  This is an event for the whole family.

Tickets booked in advance are £5, with under-16s free. (Tickets on the gate, if any are still available for this popular event, will be £7.)

Tickets from Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park Street, London SE10 9LT
 telephone 020 8853 2150   email: cnbevan@hotmail.com
Cheques made out to ‘Friends of Greenwich Park’ 
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Or buy online now:

Midsummer Jazz Concert tickets


Saturday 23 June 2018 - 10.00 am

Discover Veteran Trees

We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat and look at the development of the parkland within its landscape. Other activities will include assessment of veteran trees for their wildlife value, mapping the location of our surveyed trees and collating the gathered data. Course fee includes 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: £30


Saturday 23 June 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel Band

Bandstand Concert - Royal Greenwich Big Band and Greenwich Steel 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.

Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 24 June 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

Bandstand Concert - The Lambeth Wind 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


July

Saturday 30 June 2018 - 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 1 July 2018 - 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.   

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

More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 8 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace Band

Bandstand Concert - The Crystal Palace 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 14 July 2018 - 10.30 am

Mencap Run Greenwich Park 2018

#TeamMencap is taking on a run in the park with incredible views, and you can be part of it!
Choose your distance and pick your pace. With 1km, 5km or 10km options you can either aim for a personal best, or take your time and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of London’s most scenic Royal Parks.
For more information and to register visit the Mencap website.



Saturday 14 July 2018 - 10.00 am

Introduction to Orchards

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?

Course fee includes 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: £30


Sunday 15 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Gordon Mark Webber's Meantime

Bandstand Concert - Gordon Mark Webber's Meantime

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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 21 July 2018 - 10.00 am

Walk for Parkinson’s

Come along to our walk in historic Greenwich Park, one of the eight Royal Parks and home to the world famous Meridian Line and Royal Observatory. Choose from 3 different routes: 1, 3 or 5 miles.
Take part in a Walk for Parkinson’s in 2018 and help raise vital funds for people affected by Parkinson’s. Every step will take us closer to a cure.
All our walkers will receive the best support from us, including:

 

  • A Walk for Parkinson's T-shirt
  • Fundraising advice, including a fundraising pack
  • Support with your training
  • A finisher's medal

For more information and to register visit the Walk for Parkinson's website.

 



Sunday 22 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Lewisham 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 29 July 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Belvedere 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


August

Sunday 5 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Bromley Concert Band

Bandstand Concert - Bromley 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 12 August 2018 - 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Saturday 18 August 2018 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

You can choose to run a 5k or 10k on the day; passing some of Londons favourite attractions, the Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College, there is a lot to see including the incredible views across London.

The event includes a medal, fruit and flapjacks. 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!
For more information and to register visit the Run Through website.



Sunday 19 August 2018 - 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Sunday 26 August 2018 - 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 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.


Price: Free


Monday 27 August 2018 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Our last Bandstand Concert for 2018 

We are once again staging our hugely popular series of free concerts at the Bandstand, which will take place on every Sunday from 24 June to 26 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 23 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 27 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.  
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter and is available here.
 


Price: Free


October

Sunday 21 October 2018 - 10.00 am

Run Through Greenwich Park

You can choose to run a 5k or 10k on the day; passing some of Londons favourite attractions, the Royal Observatory, The National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College, there is a lot to see including the incredible views across London.

The event includes a medal, fruit and flapjacks. 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!
For more information and to register visit the Run Through website.



November

Sunday 4 November 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.
For more information and to register visit: https://theraceorganiser.com/



December

Sunday 9 December 2018 - 9.30 am

The Race Organiser - Greenwich Park 10k

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.
For more information and to register visit: https://theraceorganiser.com/



Saturday 22 December 2018 - 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!

https://www.runthrough.co.uk/?event=christmas-greenwich-park-5k-10k