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

February

Saturday 24 February 2018 - 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 25 February 2018 - 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


Price: Free


March

Friday 2 March 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 2nd 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.

Subjects for discussion are:

WW1 project, including any comments on allotments in the park
Greenwich Park Revealed project (response to the submission of the application from the Royal Parks, received from the Heritage Lottery Fund in January 2018)
Queen’s Orchard, particularly as affected by the 1874 study of the transit of Venus
History of Queen’s Orchard
Age Exchange recollections and “Layers of London” project (The Centre for Metropolitan History, The Institute of Historical Research at http://alpha.layersoflondon.org)
Archiving of documents etc on Greenwich Park History website
Current location of historic objects found in the park
The bandstand

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



Wednesday 7 March 2018 - 7.30pm for 8pm

The Friends Annual Lecture 2017: Our World Heritage: A UK and International Perspective

The Friends Annual Lecture 2017: Our World Heritage: A UK and International Perspective

Howe Lecture Theatre, Queen Anne Building, The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Peter Marsden, Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, will speak about World Heritage from a broad international and national perspective, what it means and why it is important for all of us, how World Heritage is managed and some of the key challenges for the future. He will also showcase Maritime Greenwich, one of the UK’s foremost World Heritage Sites.    Peter is a former Head of World Heritage at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, advising Ministers on UK policy and working closely with UNESCO. Whilst at the DCMS, Peter also worked on Free Access to the National Museums and Galleries, Historic Ships Policy for the UK and liaison with the Royal Household on ceremonial issues, Historic Royal Palaces and The Royal Parks. During a lengthy Civil Service career, Peter held posts at the Tate, the Imperial War Museum, Treasury and Customs and Excise. He is currently a Trustee of ICOMOS-UK, an independent charity with a mission to promote and support best practice in the conservation, care and understanding of cultural heritage in the UK and worldwide. Peter is also Trustee of a local community care scheme, FiSH (Friendship, Independence, Support and Help) based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The talk is on Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7.30pm for 8pm, at the Queen Anne Building, Howe Lecture Theatre, University of Greenwich. 

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine.

Annual lecture tickets

Or send a cheque payable to Friends of Greenwich Park, with sae to:

Friends of Greenwich Park, 52 Greenwich Park Street, SE10 9LT. Tel: 020 8853 2150.

 
 

 



Sunday 25 March 2018 - 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


Price: Free


April

Sunday 22 April 2018

London Marathon

Greenwich Park (Blackheath Avenue)

The London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet – runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. Further information:  https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/