London National Park City Week events 2018
The first ever London National Park City Week runs from 21-29 July. There are over 300 fantastic events and activities happening as we celebrate London's unique green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment. Come along and explore the city with walks, talks, family activities and more. See the map and the listings below to find events near you.
UPDATE: in the current heatwave please remember to: take water with you and keep hydrated; avoid spending too long in the sun; find shade when you can; and wear sun cream. For more information and advice on coping with hot weather please see the NHS website.
More than 130 organisations including the National Park City Foundation and our partners across London are hosting events, including community groups, arts organisations, local and national charities, boroughs and businesses. If you have a question about an event, you should contact the organiser directly.
Share your photos from the week on social media #NationalParkCity.
Can't make an event or not sure what to try? Find ideas and activities across London.
Find events near you
Search the interactive map for London National Park City Week events near you, or open the map in a new window to view it full screen.
Full event listings by date
See all the events taking place during the first London National Park City Week by date:
Or download the full calendar of event listings as a PDF.
Make our city greener
During National Park City Week, thousands of Londoners are doing simple things to make our city greener, healthier and wilder. Sign up to join in.
Competitions and photos
There will be several competitions running during the week:
Visit a London park you’ve never been to! Post a photo using #GoParksLondon for a chance to win a prize! To get started visit www.GoParks.London
Did you know that Ginkgo biloba trees date back over 270 million years? They've not changed since the Jurassic Period. These trees are real dinosaurs and amazingly there may be one living on your street or in your local park today. Ginkgo trees were re-introduced to Britain in the 1700s from China, and with no known pests or diseases these dinosaurs are thriving on London’s streets.
Join TiCL, the team that with Friends' Groups has brought you tree trails in London’s favourite parks, during National Park City Week to stalk these remarkable trees. You’ll be able to report sightings with the TiCL App (prizes to be won) and check on where these trees have been found throughout London National Park City Week here.
Croydon Goes Wild
Croydon is supporting London’s first National Park City campaign with a series of events aimed at children and families with 30 things to do outdoors. Every Croydon primary school child has been sent a booklet on how to get involved. Children will receive certificates for as many challenges they can complete and a small prize if they manage all 30. Look out for challenge events on Croydon’s Council’s website and download the booklet form.
The Great London Tree Hunt
All week long, the team behind the Curio app will be posting daily clues on social media, on their website and the Curio-xyz app. Solving these clues will lead you to some of the amazing types of trees that grow throughout greater London. Using the Curio-xyz app, you can hunt these trees in your local area and photograph them. They will be giving out prizes each day to the greatest tree-hunters! Check out www.curio.xyz/london-tree-hunt for more.
London’s Favourite Flowers
To celebrate London National Park City Week, the team behind the Curio app want to see pictures of your favourite flowers in London. Maybe these are growing in a plant pot on your balcony or in your local park. Whatever the flower, wherever it grows, if you love it use the app to take a photo. Check out www.curio.xyz/london-flowers for more.
About the events
Many events taking place during National Park City Week are free. Some have a small charge. Please check the listings to see if you need to book a place at an event. We expect events to be very popular, so please let organisers know if you’ve booked a place but can no longer attend.
Thank you to all the event organisers hosting events for London National Park City Week.
The event listings are co-ordinated by the Environment Team at City Hall. If you have questions about London National Park City Week please email [email protected].