Category Archives: Well Being

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).


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.

Meet Crissie, dog whisperer of Queen’s Park

Westminster Libraries have been holding a vibrant selection of online talks during lockdown and our very own Crissie is scheduled for 16th June at 6:30pm

“Caring for Canines” will be a session packed with sound advice, guidance, and tips for caring for our four-legged friends post-lockdown. Dog theft has been on the increase and Crissie can tell you how to keep your pets safe, as well as advising if you are considering buying a new puppy. If your beloved pet is struggling with your return to work she can also help with behavioural issues!

Please book your place via Eventbrite.

Crissie Chambers is the founder of Canine Culture UK. She is an accredited certificate holder in dog psychology and holds an NVQ2 in dog behavioural issues as well as having extensive experience in dog fostering.

Crissie has also worked with rescues abroad and in the UK, and will be sharing some of these stories.

Please note this will be a ZOOM event. Participants will be sent a link to join closer to the time.

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. 😷🧤

Library Activities are back – Toddler Time and Lego Club

From this Friday, Toddler Time is between 10:30am and 11 am – booking is essential –  in person, by mailing or calling 020 7641 6200.

“Socially distanced stores and activities for under 5s and their parents/carers (no more than two children per adult)”

Lego Club is every Friday from 4 pm – 5pm during term time for ages 5 – 12. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult but all parents/carers are welcome.

Booking is essential –  in person, by mailing or calling 020 7641 6200.

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.

Queen’s Park in Bloom 2021

Now is the time to brighten up your window boxes and front gardens as our judges will be  out and about in the last week of May/first week of June, looking for green fingered residents deserving of a certificate of commendation.

Winners will be able to claim their prize at the Queen’s Park Festival on 7th August.

If you want any help or advice with your garden why not pop by and meet your local community gardener Ulla Johnson, or join our weekly gardening sessions held in the Rose Garden every Thursday Morning 10- 12pm?  More info here.

HCGA                                                                         Queen’s Park Community Council

Free Beginners’ Gardening Course

With the generous help of the Westminster Adult Education Service, there’s no better time to learn the basics with Ulla and the HCGA team.

Starting on Thursday in our park and then moving to the Beethoven Centre. Registration is essential and all due Covid precautions will be in place. The course will end with a trip to Kew Gardens.

Thursday 6th May
at Queen’s Park Gardens 2pm-3:30pm
Propagating Herbs from Seeds and Cuttings

Thursday 13th May
at The Beethoven Centre 2pm-3:30pm
Plant your Own Hanging basket Salads and Edible flowers

Thursday 20th May
at The Beethoven Centre 2pm-3:30pm
Salads and Edible flowers

Thursday 27th May
at Queen’s Park Gardens 2pm-3:30pm
Planting for butterflies and bees/ companion planting

Thursday 3rd June
MEETING at Queen’s Park Gardens 10am – 2pm
Visit to Kew Gardens

For more info & to book a place or visit their website:

Course locations:

The Beethoven Centre, Beethoven Centre, Third Ave, London W10 4JL
Queen’s Park Gardens, Fourth Avenue, London, W10 4QT

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.