What's On

A small selection of things happening in London's great outdoors.

Save the date - Fair - Saturday 29th June

The 2nd National Park City Talks & Fair

Building on the success of last year, we’re organising another National Park City Fair along with some inspiring National Park City Talks at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, Holborn. Read all about it over on our What's On Fair pages.

Will you help us to launch the London National Park City?

In the spirit of the National Park City, we don’t want to just have one single and exclusive opening ceremony. Instead, we’re inviting anyone to organise a mini opening ceremony. We’re hoping there will be 100 or more across London.

You could:

  • open a tiny nature reserve in your garden
  • take some friends on a walk
  • organise a game of hide and seek
  • start a project to make a street greener
  • go for a swing
  • make some outdoor art
  • do a performance
  • go kayaking on the Thames, or
  • do something else that is inspired by the National Park City.

Mini Opening Ceremonies Happening Around London

Here are all the mini opening ceremonies that people like you have pledged to do so far. Why not add your own ceremony to this map. Just sign up to the Mini Opening Ceremony Quest in Make Life Better.

Add your own Mini Opening Ceremony

As a symbol of the opening, we’re suggesting at your ceremony that you ask everyone who attends, may be it 2 or 200 people to swap, share, gift or exchange some seeds, a plant or a cutting to plant. Everyone who attends could be given some wildflower seeds, an ivy cutting or something else to grow.    

To take part:

  1. Let us know that you are organising a ceremony so that we can put it on our map. We’ll then keep you updated too.
  2. Please try to organise your ceremony between May and July 2019. You could also hold ceremonies from August to December 2019 if you’d like. You are welcome to organise more than one.
  3. The ceremony can be short or long, but it should recognise and celebrate something you are doing to contribute towards the London National Park City.
  4. It should be something that is inspired by or supports our aims to get more people enjoying themselves outdoors and to make our city greener, healthier and wilder.
  5. A ceremony could be attended by 1 or 1,000 people. It’s totally up to you.

Please do share your plans and event online and with as many people as you’d like to. Our hashtag is #NationalParkCity.

We will be sharing some posters and other things that you can use on this page in the near future. Register your opening ceremony and we’ll keep you updated.

Add your own Mini Opening Ceremony

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