The Park offers adventures and interests to all ages. Grass stretches wide, flat and sloping, for all sorts of games and activities. There is an excellent playground with a pleasant sand-pit; a boating pond in the summer months; myriad birds - land and water based and of course the squirrels and the deer.
The Royal parks have been closely following the Government’s announcements, WHO guidelines and recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of Covid-19.
As guidelines are continuously changing and there is currently a temporary ban on the organisation and planning of mass gatherings, it is extremely difficult to ensure the health and safety of the public in line with moving risk assessments.
Small events, as categorised by The Royal Parks, have an enormous amount of variables from event concept (cultural, sporting, charitable) to their capacity, size, infrastructure, management and safety. Event organisers would need to submit plans which meet moving health and safety regulations in line with the Covid alert level.
For the reasons above, the Royal Parks has decided not to licence any new small events for the foreseeable future.
This is very disappointing news for the Friends but we understand that the priority of The Royal parks is to support the national effort in coming out of this crisis, provide open space for the public and protect everyone’s health.