Summer in… activities come to Wandsworth parks from June 8

Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The popular Summer In… programme of free events returns to Wandsworth parks from Saturday (June 8).

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Run by Enable and the council, there will be events in Battersea Park, Furzedown Rec and Shillington Gardens from June 8 to July 14.  

This weekend the fun starts in Furzedown Recreation Ground on Saturday from 11am to 5 pm, with a free day out full of activities for all local families.

On Sunday June 9 there will be a family fun day in Shillington Gardens from 11am to 5pm. 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 22 and Sunday 23 June. Enjoy free outdoor live music suitable for all ages, from brass bands to mariachi.

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

On Saturday July 6, 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 July 7, 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 July 13 and Sunday July 14. 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 July 14, 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 July 13 and Sunday July 14 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 29 June to 14 July

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