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Burgess Park

View of Burgess Park Lake facing west towards St George's Church

May 2014 - What's On

May is bursting with activities, volunteering and events. Get fit, make friends, learn skills and enjoy Burgess Park to the max.

Wednesday 14 May, Bat Walk, 9.00pm, finish 10.30pm, meet Cobourg Road entrance by lake.
Discover the bat life in Burgess Park.  Bring a torch, wear warm, waterproof clothes and shoes/boots.  For information visit Bats about Burgess or contact tel 07985 369245

Sunday 18 May  - Breeze Bike Rides for Women, 10am for 10.30 start, Park Life Cafe, Chumleigh Gardens
Explore local areas and south and north of the river. Contact Abigail Tripp on 07588 50 26 15 to find out more

Sunday 18 May- Dig the Park, 11am to 1pm, entrance near Bagshot Street on Albany Road.
We will be planting snowdrops and wood anemone donated from the Friends of Burgess Park.  No experience required, more information on volunteer page.

Tuesday 20 May - Seed sowing, saving, potting on and more - Burgess Park Food Project 2pm to 4pm FREE
Free workshop on everything you need to know about seeds Glengall Wharf Garden, SE15 6NF – Surrey Canal 

Tuesdays - Silver Fit – Easy going exercise for over 45s, 10.30 to 12pm, meet outside the Park Life Cafe. FREE Pilates, Nordic Walking, Cycling followed by coffee and a chat. Visit or call   07976 547717

Thursdays - Introduction to Food Growing –  11am to 1pm, Chumleigh Gardens
A beginners course for anyone wanting to learn how to grow food.  Everyone welcome, especially those who are long-term unemployed.  The course is mainly practical and has an AQA accreditation.  Please contact the Park Office - 020 7525 3645 for more information.

Tuesdays Gardening - Chumleigh Gardening volunteering, 2pm to 4pm
Meet at 4 Chumleigh Gardens (building behind the cafe) or call 07976 829102
Learn new skills from our head gardener and help out on a variety of horticultural projects.

Half-Term - Greenhouse London Football Club - Half-Term Soccer Camp,  5-14 year olds
Tue 27th - Fri 30th May. 11:30 - 4pm. Burgess Park Astro turf.  £20 all week or £5 daily. To book a place call 020 7703 5291 email

Half-Term - BMX – Half-term holiday coaching , 8 to 16 year olds
Monday 26 to Thursday 29 May, 10am to 3pm at Burgess Park BMX track, £12.00
To book contact or 020 7708 5464

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