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

June

Saturday 6 June 2020 - 10.30 am

The History Research Group Meeting CANCELLED

The History Research Group Meeting CANCELLED

Wildlife Centre

The group meets quarterly in the Wildlife Centre, Flower Garden, Greenwich Park. You would be very welcome if you wanted to come along and join the group.

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



Saturday 13 June 2020

Field ID of Lichens CANCELLED

For further information please visit the FSC website.



Sunday 21 June 2020 - 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Jazz in the Park CANCELLED

Jazz in the Park CANCELLED

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.



Saturday 27 June 2020 - 1pm to 4pm

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

Drop In at the Wildlife Centre CANCELLED

In the light of the current CV19 situation, the next drop-in session will not take place. The Wildlife Centre is small and it would be difficult for visitors to be well spaced out, thus risking the health of visitors and the volunteers.
The situation will be kept under review and we will announce any further changes on the website and on the notice boards In Greenwich Park.



Saturday 27 June 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Greenwich Schools Bands CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.

 


Price: Free


Sunday 28 June 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band CANCELLED

Bandstand Concert - Meantime Band CANCELLED

Greenwich Park Bandstand

The decision has just been made by the Royal Parks Board to cancel all events in all the Royal Parks for the month of June. Sadly this means that our concerts in that month – the Midsummer Jazz in the Observatory Garden on Sunday 21 June and the Bandstand concerts on 27 and 28 June; will not take place. As of now, the bandstand concerts in July and August still stand, and decisions on those will await further announcements in due course by the Royal Parks Board.


Price: Free


July

Sunday 5 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz Band

Bandstand Concert - KIX Jazz 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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


Sunday 12 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

Bandstand Concert - Here To Havana

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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


Sunday 19 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

Bandstand Concert - Silver Ghosts

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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Silver Ghosts are a high velocity band playing 1920s and 1930s swing.


Price: Free


Saturday 25 July 2020 - 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 26 July 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Band and Lindy Hoppers

Bandstand Concert - The South London Jazz Band and Lindy Hoppers

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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


August

Sunday 2 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Heroes Band

Bandstand Concert - Heroes 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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


Sunday 9 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

Bandstand Concert - Shadey Scandals

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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - Shadey Scandals are a classic rock and roll band.


Price: Free


Sunday 16 August 2020 - 3 pm to 5pm

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz Band

Bandstand Concert - Mardi Gras Jazz 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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


Sunday 23 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

Bandstand Concert - The Old Jelly Rollers

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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 August. Concerts normally start at 3pm and end at 5pm.
Once again, we are featuring bands covering a wide range of musical styles - The Old Jelly Rollers are young music college graduates playing classic New Orleans jazz.


Price: Free


Saturday 29 August 2020 - 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 30 August 2020 - 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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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

Monday 31 August 2020 - 3 pm

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan Band

Bandstand Concert - Countrypolitan 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 28 June to 30 August. In addition, to start us off, there will be a Saturday concert on 27 June and, to bring the series to a close, we are repeating last year’s very successful Bank Holiday concert on Monday 31 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


Saturday 5 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Learn to Love Lichens

A day for people who are fascinated by lichens but don’t know where to start with them. It’s a very gentle introduction to the world of lichens and the art (and science!) of telling one kind from another.
Be inspired by nature around you.

To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.


For further information, please visit the FSC website

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.

 

 


Price: £40


Saturday 12 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Discovering Veteran Trees

The historic parkland of Greenwich Park, with stunning views across the Thames estuary, is also the setting for an array of veteran trees. We will survey their ecology and importance as a habitat.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.

 


Price: £40


Sunday 13 September 2020 - 12.00 to 3.00 pm

Open day at the Queen's Orchard

Open day at the Queen's Orchard

Save the date - further details to be announced.

Any money raised will be used to buy seeds and equipment for the Queen’s Orchard.

Do come along..... the volunteers would love to meet you! 



Saturday 19 September 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Introduction to Orchards

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. Learn more on the course.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.


Price: £40


Saturday 26 September 2020 - 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

Saturday 3 October 2020 - 9.30 am to 4 pm

Field ID of Lichens

Lichens are remarkable, often beautiful and they can be found in a vast range of locations. We will look at the basic structure of lichens, concentrating on the main features used to identify them. We will discuss the role of lichens in nature, and the impact of pollution.
Be inspired by nature around you. To take part in this course, you do not need to have any previous experience, or any expensive kit, just enthusiasm, an interest in the subject and a desire to learn. The days will be a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, led by subject experts.
For further information and to book your place please visit the FSC website.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. FSC is one of The Royal Parks' learning partners.


Price: £50


November

Saturday 31 October 2020 - 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 28 November 2020 - 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.



December

Saturday 19 December 2020 - 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.