Family fun at Gillespie Park: 4–27 June

A view of Gillespie Park, full of trees

There is so much to do in Islington’s parks and this month the Ecology Centre are hosting a wide range of free activities to keep the whole family busy

Nappy and baby clothes swap

Tuesday 4, 10–11.30am

This event is run in partnership with the Women’s Environmental Network – bring baby clothes to swap and find out about reusable nappies. There will also be free reusable nappies given away.

Monthly Health and Nature Walk.

Friday 7, 10–11am

A slow guided walk around the park, discovering what’s changed this month. No booking needed, just turn up.

Carer’s Walk

Wednesday 12, 2.30–3.30pm

To celebrate Carer’s Week, the Ecology Centre are putting on a guided walk around Gillespie Park, to give you the chance for a breath of fresh air and some time to yourself. Free hot drinks at the end. You can just turn up or visit their Eventbrite page for more info and to reserve your place.

Gillespie Park Carer’s Walk

Park Cuppa

Tuesday 18, 10.30am–12pm

An extra special one this month, staff from The British Museum will be there to explore mystery objects from their handling collection. The session will include exploration, object-handling, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits! Just turn up.

Drag Story Time

Thursday 20, 2–3pm

To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, our favourite drag double act, Adam and Apple are back with songs and stories for under 6’s. You must book your free tickets for this event.

Drag Story time at Ecology Centre

Mid-summer Celebration

Saturday 22, 12–4pm

The Ecology Centre’s annual event is back, co-run with Friends of Gillespie Park.

They’ll have loads of activities including beehives, live music from local bands, stalls selling local produce, Dr Bike, arts and crafts for all ages, nature walks and bug hunts!

Entry and activities are free, but you will need cash to buy from the stalls and café and have your face painted. No need to book, just turn up!

Islington in Bloom Talks: Biosecurity

Thursday 27, 7–9pm

Join the next in the series of Islington in Bloom Talks, all about how important it is to consider biosecurity – taking precautions against introducing harmful or invasive species – when gardening. You will need to book your tickets to attend.

Islington in Bloom talks


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