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

January

Saturday 27 January 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.



February

Sunday 4 February 2018 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

A mixed ability three race 10km Series around the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park.

https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-series/37



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.



March

Wednesday 7 March 2018 - 7.30pm for 8pm

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

King William 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 King William Building, University of Greenwich. 

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine from:

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

Cheques payable to Friends of Greenwich park, with sae, or pay using PayPal.

 
 

 



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/