Southwark Park Events Progamme 2017

Southwark Park Spring Summer Events Programme 2017

The Friends of Southwark Park are pleased to present a programme of summer activities for all ages. Thanks to Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council and Rotherhithe & Bermondsey History Society for their support.

Bobby Abel Cricket Cup for Primary Schools

Friday May 19th 10am-2pm | The Oval, Southwark Park

Bobby Abel Cricket Cup for Primary Schools organised by Bacon’s College London PE and Sports Network

The Crystal Palace Band concert

Sunday 11th June 2pm  | Bandstand

Enjoy a free concert at Southwark Park famous bandstand with the music of The Crystal Palace Band.

Crystal Palace Band (CPB) is one of the few traditional Brass Bands remaining in London. It consists of between twenty and thirty musicians and plays at a variety of events, including open-air concerts at Royal Parks and at the seaside, fetes, carol concerts, parades, brass band contests, parties and indoor concerts.   @CrystPalaceBand   Crystal-Palace-Band


Primary Schools Athletics Festival

Wednesday 21st June 9am-3pm | The Oval, Southwark Park

Primary Schools Athletics Festival organised by Bacon’s College London PE  and Sports Network

Southwark Park Football Cup for children

Saturday 24th June 12pm | The Oval, Southwark Park

Southwark Park Football Cup for children.

For info contact:

Guided Tour: ‘King’s Stairs Gardens’

Wednesday 28th June 7.15 pm  | King’s Stairs Gardens,

Rotherhithe Tunnel entrance . Guided Tour: ‘King’s Stairs Gardens’ by PatKingwell of The Friends of Southwark Park.

This beautiful riverside park is a popular area for recreation and relaxation. Open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, prams and buggies, it forms a peaceful green oasis between the busy Jamaica Road and the River Thames. The restored green hill area is a favoured spot for picnics and, along with the river front walk,  boasts unrivalled views along the river towards Tower Bridge, St Paul’s and the Shard. The park has a fenced off children’s playground with play equipment and safety surfaces.Outside the playground, grassed areas are ideal for informal sports and games.

The park is an important wildlife habitat and home to a wide variety of plant, animal, bird and insect life. It was awarded official Village Green status, and also became a Queen Elizabeth II Field, both in recognition of the park’s full, open access and its importance as a recreational facility for the local community and visitors.

Bermondsey Carnival

Bermondsey Carnival |

Tennis Tournament

Saturday 1st July 10am-5.30pm |Southwark Park Tennis Courts

There will be a Tennis Tournament and ‘Come and Try’ sessions as part of the activities for the Bermondsey Carnival
For info contact:

Bermondsey Carnival Traditional Games

Saturday 1st July 12 noon | Southwark Park Office

Meet at Park office  located in the green containers near Southwark Park  Cafe (nearest entrance Gomm Road)

Bee Experience for Adults

Saturday 1st July 1pm | Southwark Park Nature Reserve

Your chance to be part of The Bee Experience for adults by the  park’s apiarist Sharon Basse. Southwark Park Nature Reserve is home to several beehives and famous for its honey sold in different locations including Cafe Deli Felice at Albion Street. If you are interested to experience being in contact with bees and learn more about it, meet at the park office near the cafe (nearest entrance Gomm Road)

Guided Tour: ‘The Ada Salter Garden,

Sunday 16th July 1pm | Ada Salter Garden Southwark Park

This guided tour of The Ada Salter Garden in  Southwark Park’ will be led by Head Gardener Lynne Olding, She has maintained the spirit of the original planting while transforming the space to its current layout. Lynne has lived locally all her life and joined Quadron in 1996 as a litter picker. The park awakened a passion for horticulture and she has risen through the ranks as a gardener, supervisor and Team Leader before being appointed as Head Gardener in 2010. Lynne is a key member of the team and is always available to pass on her knowledge and experience, as well as being a familiar and friendly face to all park users and visitors. Lynne is supported by a Team Leader, three gardeners and an apprentice.

Remember this a designated quiet area when visiting or recommending the garden.

Fabulous Honeys

Swing Time with the Fabulous Honeys

Sunday 20th August 3pm – 5pm | Southwark Park Bandstand

The fabulous honeys are London’s sweetest new big band playing exciting arrangements of mostly swing music to get your fingers clicking and your toes tapping. You’ll love the Honey’s set which mixes big nad sounds with a few slower tunes and some funk and blues to spice things up a little.

For one afternoon only we’ll be hearing their fabulous sounds at the Bandstand in Southwark Park, so direct your feet to the sunny side of the park as they’ll certainly get you in the mood for swinging!

The Friends of Southwark Park

Friends of Southwark Park LogoSouthwark Park is an English Heritage Grade Two Listed amenity, and one of London’s oldest parks. First opened to the public in 1869. The park has always been a most important place for the people of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe to enjoy and it also attracts many visitors from outside Southwark nowadays.

The Friends of Southwark Park is a membership organisation open to all regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs and with the aim to preserve the park and promote activities in it.

New members are always welcomed and here is no membership fee. If you want to contribute to improving the park or take part in our programme of activities, please get in touch. Contact details below.


  Friends of Southwark Park   @Southwark_Park   Friends of Southwark Park Group

Last updated Tue 23 May 2017


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