Category Archives: Festival

Christmas in Queen’s Park

The Queen’s Park Community Council have some lovely events coming up and are looking for volunteers to help.   Please email Shuwanna or call 020 8960 5644 to get involved.

  • Saturday 4th December, Community Clean up: Festive edition
  • Saturday 4th December, Winter Festival 
  • Monday 6th to Thursday 9th December, Santa Truck 
  • Wednesday 8th December, Festive Community Lunch

You  can read more in their newsletter here which includes notices of upcoming meetings.


Saturday 4th December, 3pm–6pm (Donkey rides from 1pm) in Queen’s Park Gardens.

Queen’s Park Winter Festival
The Annual Queen’s Park Winter Festival will be held on Saturday 4th December. The event will feature Santa’s grotto and photo booth, carolling, wreath making, smores, kids snowball fight, donkey rides and much more! This event is free to attend, and no registration is required.


Saturday 4th December from 10am meeting in the Wildlife Area, Queen’s Park Gardens

Community Clean up: Festive edition 
Join in ahead of this year’s Winter Festival. Wear your Santa hats, Elf ears, etc, and don’t forget to bring a mug for a warm cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine afterwards!
Please call 020 8960 5644 or email Millie for more information.


Monday 6th – Thursday 9th December from 4pm–6pm  throughout the streets of Queen’s Park ward

Watch out for the Queen’s Park Santa Truck which will return to the streets of Queen’s Park again this year. Each and every street will receive a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus. Listen out for the music and head out to wave hello! The Santa Truck will be collecting food donations for the Granville Community Kitchen and hampers for the vulnerable in our community. Please give if you can. 


Tuesday 7th December 2021 from 10am

Queen’s Park Walk. There is one more Well-Being walk left in the HCGA schedule. More info here. The walks are free and all you need to do is…Book a place by emailing bookings@nullhcga.org.uk, complete an enrolment form, show your ID at enrolment, meet up in good time at Queen’s Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, London, W10 4NE


Weds 8th December from 12 Noon – 3pm, The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL

Festive Community Lunch 
You are invited to attend the Queen’s Park Festive Community Lunch for a free roast lunch with mince pies and mulled wine (Halal and Vegetarian option too), Christmas carolling, the Big Queen’s Park Quiz, well-being activities and more.  Please call 020 8960 5644 or 074 6962 6649 or email Shuwanna to book.

This event is supported by Eco World, Community Champions, ESP Foundation, Open Age, Age UK, The Avenues Youth Project, QPG Hub, M&S, A2Dominion Beethoven Centre and the Queen’s Park Primary School who all helped in bringing this celebration together.  


Sunday 12th December, 12pm–1pm The Dog Run in Queen’s Park Gardens.

Pre-Christmas Dog Socialising Class
Join Canine Culture for a free pre-Christmas dog socialising class.

  • Keeping your dog safe and happy during the holiday
  • Advice on food
  • Emergency contacts

Please call Crissie on 07949 523 710 or email Crissie.


Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd December in the W.E.C.H Community Centre

LEGO Disco Crimbo – 11am to 3pm each day, full of fun, music, active games, stories, LEGO, and more! Free lunches for kids eligible for free school meals. Local families from W2, W9, W10 only please. HANDS, FACE, SPACE. Booking essential via Eventbrite.


Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st December in the W.E.C.H Community Centre

Chill Club (age 11 – 16) – 11am to 3pm each day – Christmas Holiday Club for ages 11-16 people living in W2, W9, W10. Activities, Discussion, Fun, Snowballs, Nerf, Games, FOOD, Creative activities, or just chillin’ with friends. HANDS, FACE, SPACE. Booking essential via Eventbrite.


Subscribe the the QPCC newsletter (scroll to the bottom) and to be first to learn of events and meetings, plus ongoing important local info. (latest one is here).


Queen’s Park library have some events in December. Pop in from the cold to see their notice board and borrow a good book. You can check here as well.


St John’s Church has a series of festive events which Father David has tweeted about here.


St Luke’s and St Emmanuel’s also have events.


Please try to shop locally, if you can.


Once again, our park is one of the four local sites for real tree recycling. Please remove ALL decorations. Try to keep the area tidy and fit for its intended purpose. Trees can be recycled from 28th December 21 until the end of day 11 January 2022. (To find your nearest site visit: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling)

There are no planned changes to collection days for recycling and rubbish collections over Christmas and New Year. Your collection day(s) will remain as normal.You can check your collect days and times here.  For the latest info: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

Queen’s Park Gardens Dog Show

This year’s Summer Festival will include everyone’s favourites with two stages, kids’ entertainment, delicious food show, family sports and games in the park,  the over 50’s party and it all kicks off with the Dog Show between 11 & 12 (just before the main festival begins).

THE DOG SHOW IS BACK!!!

This fun family friendly event is now ticketed for your safety. Reserve your place here.

The categories are :

  • Ms Diva
  • Mr Slick
  • Pup Idol
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Dog Costume

Please read the new rules carefully:

Hand gel on entry. You must remain in family groups at 2m distance at all times. Highly vulnerable people attending. Please look after each other and stay safe.

Summer 2021 Activites

It doesn’t always feel like we’re having much of a summer but we remain optimistic.

Queen’s Park Community Council are holding the summer festival and for 13-17 years olds, ten days of summer camp. These will be dependent upon the status of the pandemic and will require pre-booking.  There are Lego Bubble parties for the under 10’s in the last week of July.

Summer Festival!!

Everyone’s favourites with two stages, kids’ entertainment, the Dog Show (11 -to 12), delicious food show, family sports and games in the park and the over 50’s party (from 12 to 3). Scroll down for the flyer with list of acts and activities expected. (Register here for the Dog Show).

7th August from noon until 6pm. Book your place here.

Queen’s Park Community Council are taking extra measures to ensure this event can go ahead! There will be a ONE WAY system with the ENTRY at Fourth Avenue. 

Details about the summer camp here.

Covid-19: We’ve paused our official gardening sessions until we feel it is safe for us to return, as we work in public spaces. You may sometimes find some of our core team working to maintain parts of the park. If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.
Ulla is running her Thursday morning sessions. More details here.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Summer Camp for 13 – 17 year olds

Lizzy has curated ten days of summer camp fun!

NON STOP activities. FREE. Star in a film, create a fresh sound track, paint a graffiti backdrop, or just enjoy an adventure on the canal. Our film will capture your Summer 2021 memories!
REGISTER NOW – last few spaces
  • 11am – 4pm* daily (mon-fri)
  • Paddle-boarding / trampoline/ skateboarding / music production / drumming / graffiti / survival / life skills / street first aid ALL INCLUDED
  • Free lunch
  • Free practical workshops
  • New skills – new people – new perspective – new opportunities
  • People aged 13 – 17
  • W2/W9/W10 only
  • Covid-19 secure – mainly outdoors

* flexible hours

From 9th August to 20th August 2021.  Book your place here or call for more info 07511 590 997.

Summer Camp Job Opportunity: If you are between 18 & 25 and would like to get some work experience during this period, please get in touch via this link.

Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt

City of Westminster have sponsored a fun event for  Easter.  Select a date and register for your free tickets here.

15 minute fun outdoor activity.

  • Monday – Tamplin Mews, Warlock Road
  • Tuesday +Wednesday +Thursday, Queen’s Park Gardens’ Wildlife Area , Ilbert Street
  • Friday – Westbourne Green Playground, Harrow Road

Bunny has lost some things! Find the hidden objects for Bunny and win a prize!

Strictly timed, covid-19 secure event – stay safe say happy!

Families from W2, W9, W10 postcodes ONLY . No children without adults, no adults without children.

*These events may be postponed in line with Government restrictions.

Learn about the Bunny Truck here.

Easter Activities

The QPCC has enlisted Lizzy’s Help to organise some activities over Easter. These will all be respectful of the prevailing safety restrictions.

Seven days of fun from Saturday, 3rd April.  The Bunny Truck will be touring out local streets, egging people on to donate to the Food Bank. Keep a look out for them in your street!

Queen’s Park: Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Harrow Road: Tuesday, Wednesday,

Westbourne: Thursday, Friday.

Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt details here.

The Dog Show Is Back!

This fun, family-friendly event is now ticketed for your safety on Saturday, 15th August 2020 from 11:00am to 1pm BST

Please read the new rules carefully.

  • Ms Diva
  • Mr Slick
  • Pup Idol
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Dog Costume

Temperature check and hand gel upon entry.
Hand gel and mask provided.
You must remain in family groups with 2metre distance at all times.
There will be highly vulnerable people attending.
Please look after each other and stay safe.

Register HERE.

There are very limited places for these special events, with a temperature check, hand gel and mask provided on arrival and you MUST register.

More events in the park below:

The Secret Summer Festival – 1st August 2020 from 10am to 11:30 am. Registration details are here.

The Queen’s Park Reality Show (14 – 16 yr olds) 10th to 21st August 2020 from 11am to 3pm every weekday. Registration details are here.

  • Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but we’re not gardening until we feel it is safe for us to do so, as we work in public spaces.
  • If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

The Queen’s Park Reality Show (14 – 16 yr olds)

REGISTER here for a place and we will inform you ASAP if you are on the mission. 10th to 21st August 2020 from 11am to 3pm* every weekday.

A Summer Programme with a twist!

You’ve seen TOWIE. You’ve seen Love Island. Now let’s make the Queen’s Park Reality Show! 

REGISTER NOW – limited spaces 

  • 11am – 3pm* daily (Mon-Fri) 
  • Free trips
  • Free lunch 
  • Free practical workshops
  • New skills – new perspective – new opportunities – SOCIAL MEDIA!!!
  • People aged 14 – 16
  • W9/W10 only 
  • Covid-19 secure – health checks, social distancing outdoors, hand-sanitiser and masks provided
  • Prizes for ongoing community volunteering

* flexible hours – subject to change

People from Mozart, Lydford, QP Gardens and QP Court Estates and surrounding streets will be given priority. All free and lunch is provided!

There are very limited places for these special shows, with a temperature check, hand gel and mask provided on arrival and you MUST register.

More events in the park below:

The Secret Summer Festival1st August 2020 from 10am to 11:30 am. Registration details are here.

The Dog Show Is Back15th August 2020 Registration details are here.

  • Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but we’re not gardening until we feel it is safe for us to do so, as we work in public spaces.
  • If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Secret Summer Festival

Queen’s Park Community Council are proud to present a secret Summer Festival just for you!

Meet a Meerkat and dance with a cello!

All socially distanced and safe, with temperature check, mask and hand gel provided. Register here for free.

Sat, 1 August 2020 from 10:00am to 11:30 BST

The wonderful world of Living Things live animal show!

Amazing Bowjangles, singing, dancing, string quartet!

There are very limited places for these special shows, with a temperature check, hand gel and mask provided on arrival and you MUST register.

More events in the park below:

The Queen’s Park Reality Show (14 – 16 yr olds) – 10th to 21st August 2020 from 11am to 3pm every weekday. Registration details are here.

The Dog Show Is Back – 15th August 2020 Registration details are here.

  • Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but we’re not gardening until we feel it is safe for us to do so, as we work in public spaces.
  • If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Queen’s Park Gardens Festival 2019

You know it!  This year’s festival is on August 3rd.

As ever, from midday, there will be two music stages, fun for the kids, health & well-being interaction around the park plus the green fingered teams providing activity (and a bit of peace?)  in the Wildlife Area.

Open Age have joined forces with the Community Council and CityWest Homes bring an afternoon of entertainment and tea for the more mature members of the community in St Jude’s Hall from 1pm.