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Play in the Park activities include a series of free exciting sessions aimed at local children and their families:

Play in the Park sessions 2020

DATEACTIVITIESTIME
Saturday 22 February
Saturday 7 March
Saturday 21 March

Active
Join us for some fun-filled adventure field games – dressing up is optional!

Hit some home runs; race, dunk, volley, throw, catch, practice your aim, balance and strength and bounce 'til you can’t bounce no more… All in the company of family, friends and new friends!

No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Playground entrance
Saturday 22 February
Saturday 7 March
Saturday 21 March

Crafts
Unleash your creativity outdoors with our crafting and exploration sessions.

From clay play, free flow painting and junk modelling to pirates and treasure hunts, to forging connections to nature.

No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at these drop-in sessions.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Playground sandpit
Thursday 20 February * Sensory Play
Explore nature through smell, touch, sight and sound with inclusive activities.
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Queen's Orchard
Friday 21 February Half Term Picnic and Games
Enjoy the half term break with a picnic in the playground followed by some group games and a scavenger hunt. Don't forget your sandwiches!

No booking required. All ages and abilities welcome at this drop-in session.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Playground sandpit

* All sensory sessions must be booked in advance. The maximum number for each session is 15 children and young people who must be accompanied by an adult. These sessions are for young people with additional needs. Please wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothes and bring a packed lunch. Meet at The Queen's Orchard.

Past activities

Below are some examples of events that our team has run in the past. These include drop-in sessions, special sensory sessions and those with a specific theme.

Drop-in sessions
Navigator's Club
Learn about maps and finding direction to all the fun things in Greenwich Park by making your own personal compass.
Missing Treasures of Greenwich Park
Can you help the pirates find all their precious jewels and fill up the treasure chest in time? You'll be well rewarded when you create your own custom gold coin designs!
Crack the Code
Your undercover mission (should you choose to accept it) is to make a 'mystery' letter and leave it in a secure and visible location in the playground. You must then find all the remaining letters that other secret agents have left to crack the code and solve the mission. Team up with other agents that can help you!
The Great Pirate Hopper Race
Create your own Pirate Hopper character and race each other to all the deserted islands to claim your treasure.
Calling all Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins
Join us this All Hallows' Eve for all things spooky. There will be mask making and face painting, spells and potions, candy basket weaving and time to master your Zombie Walk with some races.
Nuts About Nuts
Let's take care of Greenwich Park's animal residents for winter. We will be making nut and seed feeders for squirrels and birds, and making hedgehog homes for them to snuggle down into.
Changing of the Seasons
Explore the changing of the season's mythologies from around the world with mask making and symbols to hang up around the playground.
Galactic Games @ Asteroid Field
Launching space hoppers and rocket relays as we mission across the galaxies.
Space-Crafts
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Join us as we lift off our imaginations into outer space. Create your own rocket ships and alien characters whilst practising your moon walk.
Pirate Island Games
Warm up this winter with some swashbuckling pirate island adventure games.
'Tis the season for a Pirate Treasure Hunt
Make and don your pirate outfit before mucking in and finding as many jewels as you can.
2020 New Year Games
Jump, run, skip, into the New Year with fun-filled field games at the park.
School holiday sensory sessions (set of 3)
Sensory Session 1: Touch
Explore the Orchard focusing on textures we find and what properties those materials have. Make a newspaper pot plant.
Sensory Session 2: Smell
What smells are in the Orchard? Why are smells important? Go on a 'smell hunt' and make a rainbow sugar scrub with essential oils to take home.
Sensory Session 3: Taste
Explore the Orchard and the tastes you might find here. Find out about your tongue and how it works! Look at different foods and how we might sort them according to colour, taste and texture.
Pirate themed sessions
Pirate Session 1: Flag Making and Navigation
Come aboard the pirate ship! Make your own personalised pirate flag and learn to navigate the high seas, play Captain's table and learn how to use a compass.
Pirate Session 2: Make a Galleon
Make a galleon from recycled materials and test your ship on the high seas, discover map reading and make your own map.
Pirate Session 3: Pirate Walk
Using our map skills our motley crew will take a pirate walk through Greenwich Park finding 'treasure' along the way!
Pirate Session 4: Pirate Hat and Treasure Chest
Our voyage is complete and we will make a personalised pirate hat and a treasure chest from recycled materials.

Keep in touch

Book your place on one of the play sessions (if required), register your interest in future events at Greenwich Park playground or simply ask us a question about The Royal Parks' play programme.

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