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 28 January 2017 - 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.



February

Sunday 5 February 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January, 5th February and 12th March.
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


Thursday 9 February 2017 - 7.30pm for 8pm

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: The Royal Parks: Looking Ahead

The Friends Annual Lecture 2016: The Royal Parks: Looking Ahead

King William Building, The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Readers will now be well aware of the change in the Royal Parks’ structure and management which takes place next year, with Loyd Grossman as its new board chairman.    

His lifelong interest in history, the arts and heritage has involved him in many organisations. He has served on the boards of English Heritage and the Museums and Galleries Commission and is also the chairman of the Heritage Alliance. These, and his other commitments to public life, have been recognised with Honorary Doctorates from three universities and in 2015 he was appointed CBE for his services to Heritage. Loyd is, of course, very well known as a journalist and TV presenter.   

His talk will introduce us to the new Royal Parks organisation, with his vision for the future.

The talk is on Thursday 9 February 2017, 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.

Do book early.

 



Sunday 12 February 2017 - 9.30 am

The Greenwich Park 10k Winter Race Series

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

http://www.theraceorganiser.com/greenwich-park-winter-10km-series.html



Saturday 25 February 2017 - 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.



March

Sunday 12 March 2017 - 8.30 am

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.

David Morris
Blackheath Gate

The Friends are pleased to announce that David Morris has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at  8.30am and he will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard.
The first three walks are planned for 8th January, 5th February and 12th March.
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


June

Sunday 18 June 2017 - 1pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park

The Friend’s annual Midsummer Jazz Concert has become one of the highlights of our year in the Park. Once again it will feature the Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. This is an event for the whole family, held in the Observatory Gardens.

 



Sunday 25 June 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


July

Sunday 2 July 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 9 July 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 16 July 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 23 July 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 30 July 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


August

Sunday 6 August 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 13 August 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 20 August 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Sunday 27 August 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free


Monday 28 August 2017 - 3 pm

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

The Friends' Festival of Music in the Park

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Following on from our successful Sunday afternoon bandstand concerts over the summer, which we organise and fund, we are planning another terrific programme of concerts for Summer 2017.

In 2016 we extended our programme, holding eleven concerts in all, attracting even larger audiences. We were remarkably lucky with the weather, with all the Sundays turning out fine, even when surrounded by days of rain, especially in June and July.   

in 2017, we start with our traditional Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 18 June, featuring the ever-popular Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band. From then until the end of August, there will be concerts at the Bandstand every Sunday. And this year we are reviving an old tradition, by adding a further concert on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.    More details of all these concerts, including how to book tickets for the Midsummer Jazz, will be in our spring newsletter.
 


Price: Free