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

August

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 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


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


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.



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.


 


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 



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

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



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.