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Summer in… returns to Wandsworth’s parks

  • May 20, 2024
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Summer in… returns to Wandsworth’s parks

Run by Enable and the council, there will be fun events in Battersea Park, Furzedown Rec and Shillington Gardens from 8th June to 14th July. Summer festivities kick off at Furzedown Recreation Ground on Saturday, 8th June, from 11am to 5 pm, with a free day out full of activities for all local families.,

On 9th June, the fun moves to Shillington Gardens, also from 11am to 5pm. Fun and free activities include circus skills, archery, science workshops, pottery, boxing, yoga (a £2 fee applies), and craft sessions.

Live music enthusiasts can kickstart their summer with Live at the Bandstand in Battersea Park on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd June. Enjoy free outdoor live music suitable for all ages, from brass bands to mariachi.

The Battersea Park Creative Arts Weekend on Saturday, 29th June, and Sunday, 30th June, will feature free family-friendly live shows and workshops, including dance, circus, storytelling, and pottery.

On Saturday, 6th July, Battersea Park hosts the first-ever Wandsworth Family Pride, in partnership with the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Delivery Network, featuring music, performances, poetry, and more from the local LGBTQ+ community in a relaxed environment and welcoming to all. There will also be community stalls, fairground rides, and a bouncy castle & children’s soft play. All activities are family friendly, free and un-ticketed.

On Sunday, 7th July, Battersea Park will host Wandsworth Armed Forces Day with support from the 24th Invicta Rifles Marching Band, huge military aircraft displays, the National Army Museum, the Royal Chelsea Hospital, and more. The famous Battersea Dog Show will take place the same day, featuring even more pedigree and novelty categories to participate in, plus brand-new Crossbreed categories.

Summer sports finals will be broadcast live on the big screen at the Battersea Park Bowling Green on Saturday, 13th July and Sunday, 14th July. Saturday sees the women’s finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship, with all the action from the Wimbledon Men’s Final on Sunday. Free entry, and all ages are welcome, with under 18s accompanied by an adult.

On Sunday, 14th July, the UEFA EURO 2024 final will be screened on the KERB Street Food Garden big screen, an 18+ ticketed event with entrance from 6.30 pm and kick-off scheduled for 8pm. Entrance to this screening is limited, with table bookings and individual standing tickets available.

The final weekend of Summer in Battersea Park is all about getting active with sports and movement,  Come along on Saturday, 13th July and Sunday, 14th July, for sports and wellness activities for all ages including the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, community boxing workshops, climbing walls and zen sound bath meditation sessions.

The KERB Street Food Garden will be open in the Battersea Park Bowling Green every Saturday and Sunday from 29th June to 14th July.

All weekends are free to attend, with optional extras and ticketed attractions available for purchase. For detailed event schedules and more information, visit the website.

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