Category Archives: Open Spaces

Community clean-up

Celebrating and protecting our local environment.

Following on from the QPCC’s successful event in June, which saw 20 bags of litter taken off of the streets of Queen’s Park, they will be hosting another Queen’s Park Community Clean-Up to tie in with the Great Green Week this Saturday the 25th of September.

11:00 – 13:00
Saturday 25th September 2021, Queen’s Park Gardens
(Wildlife area)

Sign up for your place on Eventbrite, phoning 07776 683 760 or by emailing Millie.

♻️ Westminster Recycling Champions and Veolia will be providing equipment and hosting a stall to give information on recycling in the ward to residents on the day.

♻️ A QPCC stand where will be engaging with residents to hear their views on our work as a council and their priorities for the area.

♻️ There will be a number of volunteer ‘Litter Champions’ who will lead small groups to different areas of the ward. If you would like to be involved in the event by volunteering to lead or support a group or otherwise, please email Millie.

♻️ The Community Clean Up will be followed by a community lunch held in the Beethoven Centre to thank all litter champions and QPCC volunteers!

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.

Lego Bubble!

Adults drink tea while the kids parteeee!
An hour of fun activities for children under 10.
For local families living in W2, W9 & W10 ONLY on 26th, 27th & 28th July 2021.
ONE TICKET PER FAMILY. Choose your session by booking here.
Please note that all bookings say Lancefield Street  but the days are as follows:
  • MONDAY in MOZART PLAY AREA (Off Lancefield Street)
  • TUESDAY in BRINLEY PLAYGROUND (Alfred Road off Canal)
  • WEDNESDAY in WARWICK ESTATE PLAY AREA (Lapworth Court)

Outdoor games and activities – GIANT LEGO, GIANT BUBBLES

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.

Neighbourhood Clean Up

Join us in celebrating World Environment Day and the Great British Spring Clean in Queen’s Park with a community clean up! ♻️

10am to 12pm on Saturday, 5th June 2021.

Starting at Queen’s Park Gardens, join one of our litter champions as they lead group litter picks across the neighbourhood as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Register your interest here.

Important information:

  • Litter pickers and bin hoops will be provided. ♻️ 🚮 ♻️
  • Please bring your own masks and gloves. 😷🧤

Mental Health Awareness Week: Local Explorer Trail


If you’re prepared to dodge the showers, now is a great time to join the self-guided Queen’s Park Explorer Trail.

It is a fascinating way to explore your neighbourhood – from First Avenue’s All Star Boxing Gym to the Paradise on Kilburn Lane,  you can discover the local history on this explorer trail.

Download the flyer here. There’s one for Little Venice here too.

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.

End of Summer Plant Sale!

Following the sell-out success of Ulla’s event in July QPCC & HCGA are delighted to announce their End-of-summer Queen’s Park Plant Sale (more details below image).

As part of the Play Streets Initiative, they will be holding a pop-up sale on Kilravock Street (Fifth Ave end) on Thursday 27 August from 3.30pm to 5pm. 

Here’s a sneak preview of some plants that will be available:

Herbs: lavender, rosemary, basil (purple, lemon), sage, lemon balm, fennel, lemon verbena

Fruit & Veg: beetroot, swiss chard, spinach, raspberry bush

Ornamental plants: sunflowers, cyclamen, day lilies, geraniums/pelargoniums, dianthus, range of indoor/house plants

Free gardening advice will be available.

We will be accepting cash – exact money only-and offering a card payment facility.

Please come along, bring your gardening queries and your reusable bags and pick up some plant bargains. 

Social distancing rules will be in operation. Please respect them..

Enjoy Our Park

Enjoy Our Local Park

We’re still not running official sessions, for safety reasons but you may notice some of our team quietly working away in the park.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the activities run by the QPCC this month. More events below:

The Secret Summer Festival –  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 running official 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.