Community Garden Open Day, Wandle Park Wednesday 24th July 11am – 3pm

Part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival

Join us for a family-friendly session in the community garden on Wednesday 24th July.

Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm. Activities include: identifying plants, finding out about what you can grow in a small space, tips about looking after plants and harvesting from them – plus tasting and sampling some of the produce.

Free event, just turn up, all ages welcome – from novice to expert! Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

You will find us near the Cornwall Road park entrance  near the Wandle Park cafe.

For more information contact Catherine at


Making London Greener 

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The Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band play in The Bandstand, Wandle Park Sunday 21st July 3pm – 5pm

The Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band will be playing in the Bandstand in Wandle Park on Sunday 21st July from 3pm – 5pm which is part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival.

Join us for an afternoon of entertainment with the Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band which will be playing a mix of popular and traditional tunes, having fun while doing so! During the interval, local children and young people will be playing their chosen brass instrument for the audience. If your child would like to play ( all levels) during the interval then please email Catherine  at for more details.

This event is free and open to all. Limited seating will be available or bring your own blanket to sit on.

For details of all free events across the city from 20 to 28 July please check out the website


Words and Music in the Rose Garden Sunday 21st July 1pm – 3pm

‘Words and Music in the Rose Garden’ is part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival.

Come and discover London’s amazing outdoors with free events across the city from 20 to 28 July. The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival invites you to discover London’s amazing outdoors with events across the city, from outdoor fitness sessions and live performances to bee-keeping and open water events for the family. The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to make London the world’s first National Park City. Join a festival event from 20 to 28 July, and let’s together make our city greener, healthier and wilder.

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry, spoken word, songs and music, in the lovely setting of the Rose Garden in Wandle Park on Sunday 21st July 1pm to 3pm.

Light refreshments provided by the Wandle Park cafe. This is a free event but please book a place. Aimed primarily at senior citizens but their families and carers are also welcome.

Please email Catherine at or to let us know you are coming!

Cricket in the Park ~ Sun 23rd June


The Friends of Wandle Park are putting out a
call to all current, ex or wannabe cricketers to form a
in a 20/20 cricket match in Wandle Park
on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 11 a.m.

We understand kit will be provided.  Anyone
interested in being ‘in the batting line-up’,
regardless of age or gender, should contact our
very own Andrew at his work address:-

Litterpick, picnic – Saturday 20th April

Join Sean Roy Parker on Sat 20th April for a quick litterpick of Croydon’s parks and a chat about his work, followed by a communal potluck lunch. The event marks the start of Sean’s Fungus Press commission at Turf Projects, ‘in)organic~matter(s’.

Open to all, arrive at any time. Bring a veggie or vegan dish to share, warm clothes and something to sit on. Litterpicking equipment provided by Croydon Council.

11:00 Meet at Park Hill Park’s walled garden, then head on towards Reeves Corner.
12:45 Arrive at Wandle Park for the pot-luck picnic
14:00 Litterpick Wandle Park
15:00 End

Find out more about Fungus Press Residency here:…/fungus-press-residency-sean-roy…/


Welcome to Wandle Park

Welcome to the website for Wandle Park – this is maintained by the Friends of Wandle Park. On this site you can find information about activities in the Park and about the Friends of Wandle Park.

The Park is open during daylight hours throughout the year – for full opening hours, please see the timetables on the gates or visit the Croydon Council website here. The toilets are situated in the café, which is near the children’s play area. (Opening hours for the café vary.) You can also find more information on the Wandle Park pages of Croydon Council’s website here and here .

Please note that the active email address for the Friends of Wandle Park is

Annual wreath making in Wandle Park Saturday 15th December 12pm – 3pm

UPDATE:-  The Waddon Police Safer Neighbourhood Team has announced that, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Father Christmas and his Grotto will NOT be making an appearance today. However, the community police will be around during our event in the cafe so please come and say hello.

It’s that time of year again- the annual free wreath making event led by the Friends of Wandle Park volunteers!

Join us on Saturday 15th December anytime between 12pm to 3pm under the covered area next to the cafe and make your own seasonal wreath using a wide variety of foliage such as willow, ivy and conifers. Decorate it using colourful berries, seed heads and herbs such as rosemary.

Add the final touch with some ribbon, cinnamon sticks and dried orange segments!  Or bring along anything you wish to add!

Children are welcome as well to have a go at wreath making or they can make their own garland decoration or natural ornament. Please note that children under 16  must be supervised by a parent or carer.

This event is being organised by The Friends of Wandle Park and supported by Hobbycraft ( and Mum’s the Chef at Wandle Park ( 

The cafe will be open so that you can buy refreshments including mince pies and non alcoholic mulled wine.

The wreath making activity is free although donations will be welcome to support the activities of the Friends throughout the rest of the year.

There will also be an opportunity to join the Friends as a Member for just £1  and receive a discount card giving you 20% discount on food and drink in the cafe until 31.8 2019

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