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

Thursday 21 February 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Thursday 21 February 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

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



Thursday 21 February 2019 - 10.00 am

Winter in Greenwich Park

Winter in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

Come on an adventure and discover wildlife and nature in Winter! Wrap up warm us and join us as we explore the Park. We will go for a walk, spotting the wildlife around us, and learn about how it survives this time of year. Activities will vary depending on the weather on the day.
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 23 February 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.



Sunday 24 February 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

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 24 February 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.

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


Price: Free


March

Friday 1 March 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 Friday 1st 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 



Thursday 7 March 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Sunday 10 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half

The Vitality Big Half

The Big Half is returning to Greenwich Park  and will be held on Sunday 10 March 2019.
Up to 15,000 people will participate in events that include:
The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.
The Little Half: A 2.4-mile run which finishes at the Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official times event.
The Vitality Big Mile: A free, fun, family-friendly mass participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. This is the perfect event for first-time runners or walkers, families with children of all ages and anyone looking to get more healthy and active.
The Vitality Big Festival: Celebrate all that London has to offer at The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at this free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.
Book your place now here



Thursday 21 March 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Saturday 30 March 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.



April

Thursday 4 April 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Saturday 6 April 2019 - 09.45 am

Introducing Lichens

Introducing Lichens

Joe Beale

Lichens are remarkable, often beautiful and they can be found in a vast range of locations. In this course based in London's Greenwich Park, we will be looking at the basic structure of lichens, concentrating on the main features used in identification. We will have an introduction to the issues of pollution that impact on lichens and their rapidly changing fortunes in London and what this tells us. We will be going outside to look at lichens in the field and learn some common species, concentrating on those that grow on trees. Back in the classroom, we will identify some common lichens using a simple key. You should, at the end of the course, feel able to use basic identification guides with some confidence and be able to identify some of the commoner lichens.
Our Natural History and Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are aimed at those aged 18 and above. If you are interested in one of our courses but are under 18 at the time of the course beginning please contact the Centre hosting the course prior to booking to discuss the content and its suitability.

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


Thursday 11 April 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

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



Friday 12 April 2019 - 10.00 am

Spring in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

What happens in the parks in Spring? Join us on an exploration of the park, noting any new changes you can see. Take photographs of the new growth and identify the species using identification charts. Which creatures now have important jobs to do before summer?
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 14 April 2019 - 10 am to 4 pm

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Day

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.
Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park are invited to attend a number of public consultations to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans.
Four public consultations will be held near Greenwich Park Bandstand.  These will take place on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th February, and Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th April, 10am-4pm to seek local residents’ input on various aspects of the project, to help shape the park’s future.

The Park management want to hear your ideas so come to one of the open days.

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



Wednesday 17 April 2019 - 10.00 am

Bugs and Beasties in Greenwich Park

Field Studies Council

What do you know about terrestrial invertebrates? Join us to explore their habitats, movements, eating habits and more. You will go minibeast hunting and learn how to look after the species around us.

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


Thursday 18 April 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

The Queens Orchard will be open to volunteers

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.

Although the Orchard  is  closed to the public between October and Easter, it is possible to look round on Thursdays between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm when there are volunteers working. Volunteers are working on the following dates in 2019:
January 10th and 24th; February 7th and 21st; March 7th and 21st; April 4th and 18th.

 



Saturday 27 April 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 28 April 2019

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/

 



May

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.



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


June

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 16 June 2019 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

Jazz in the Park

Our renowned Midsummer Jazz Concert takes place on Sunday 16 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 not yet available. 



Saturday 22 June 2019 - 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 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.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter.
 


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 23 June 2019 - 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 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.
More details of all these concerts will be in our spring newsletter.
 


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.



July

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.



August

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


Tuesday 6 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


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


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


September

Saturday 31 August 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.



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 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.



October

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


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.



December

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.



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.