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Burgess Park

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


April 2014

There are many opportunities to volunteer in Burgess Park - from helping at events to leading walks and getting stuck into gardening, food growing and conservation activities.  Visit the Burgess Park Volunteer page.

FREE Leadership Training – Tuesday 29 April
Are you a keen gardener?  Do you have hands on experience and knowledge of conservation projects?  Are you an expert on birds, herbs, butterflies or food growing?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions and would like to lead or support a volunteer activity at Burgess Park, why not sign up to our one day free leadership training run by The Conservation Trust.  Please contact the Park Office - 020 7525 3645 for more information.

Introduction to Food Growing – Thursdays, 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.

Easter Holiday BMX Club - April 7-10, 14,16 & 17
Coaching for 8 to 16 year olds,  £12 includes helmet and bike.  For all BMX information visit Burgess Park BMX.  To book contact southwark.sports@quadronservices.co.uk or call 020 7708 5464.  .

Peckham BMX Radio Challenge Race Event - Saturday 19 April, 12.30pm 
A fun day of BMX demos, radio DJs and racing. Visit London BMX for more details.

Breeze Bike Rides for Women, Sunday 20 April, 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.

Easter Egg Hunt,  Sunday 20 and Monday 21 April, Park Life Cafe, Chumleigh Gardens
Easter fun for under 10s.  Start at the Park Life Cafe and follow the Easter Bunny trail to find the surprise.

Dig the Park - Sunday 27 April, 11am to 1pm, entrance near Bagshot Street on Albany Road.
We will be removing invasive species of alliums and Spanish bluebells and replacing with snowdrops and wood anemone donated from the Friends of Burgess Park.  No experience required, more information on volunteer page.

BMX – Women only coaching, Sunday 27 April, 9.30am to 1pm
A beginners BMX session for women aged 17 and over.  Session is £12 and includes bike, helmet and protective. To book please contact Michelle on 020 7708 5464 or for general information visit Burgess Park BMX.

Silverfit - exercise for people over 50, every Tuesday from 29th April, 10.30am
Gentle activities for the not so fit and the fit including nordic walking, cycling, pilates and walking. One hour session followed by coffee and a chat.  Cost: £5 membership; £2 per session (non-members); £1 per session.  Further information visit Silverfit.

Bat Walk – Wednesday 14 May, 9pm to 10.30pm
Discover the secret life of bats in Burgess Park.  For more information visit Bats about Burgess.


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