Summer in… returns to the parks of Wandsworth

Led by Enable and the council, fun events will take place at Battersea Park, Furzedown Rec and Shillington Gardens from 8 June to 14 July.

Deputy council leader Kemi Akinola said: “As Wandsworth gears up for London Borough of Culture 2025, I am pleased to see the popular series of Summer In.. events returning to local parks. It is a great way for communities to come together to enjoy the summer, get active and enjoy culture.”

The summer festivities kick off on Saturday 8 June from 11am to 5pm at Furzedown Recreation Ground, with a free day out full of activities for all local families.

On June 9, the fun moves to Shillington Gardens, also from 11am to 5pm. Fun and free activities include circus skills, archery, science workshops, pottery, boxing, yoga (charged at £2) and craft sessions.

Live music lovers can kickstart their summer with Live at the Bandstand in Battersea Park on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. Enjoy free live music in the open air, suitable for all ages, from marching bands to mariachi.

The Battersea Park Creative Arts Weekend on Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June offers free family-friendly live shows and workshops including dance, circus, storytelling and pottery.

On Saturday 6 July, Battersea Park will host the first ever Wandsworth Family Pride, in partnership with the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Delivery Network, featuring music, performances, poetry and more from the local LGBTQ+ community in a relaxed environment and welcoming to all. There will also be community stalls, fairground rides and a bouncy castle and soft toys for children. All activities are family-friendly, free and ticketless.

On Sunday 7 July, Battersea Park Wandsworth will host Armed Forces Day with support from the 24th Invicta Rifles Marching Band, huge military aircraft displays, the National Army Museum, the Royal Chelsea Hospital and more. The famous Battersea Dog Show will take place on the same day, with even more pedigree and novelty categories to enter, plus brand new Crossbreed categories.

The summer sports finals will be broadcast live on the big screen at Battersea Park Bowling Green on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. The women’s final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship takes place on Saturday, with all the action of the Wimbledon Men’s final on Sunday. Free entry and all ages are welcome, under 18s accompanied by an adult.

On Sunday 14 July, the UEFA EURO 2024 final will be shown on the big screen of Curb Street Food Garden, an event with 18+ tickets, entry from 6.30pm and kick-off scheduled for 8pm. Admission to this screening is limited, table reservations and individual standing areas are available.

The last weekend of the summer in Battersea Park is all about being active with sports and exercise. Join us on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July for sports and wellness activities for all ages, including the world’s largest bouncy castle, community boxing workshops, climbing walls and Zen sound bath meditation sessions.

The Curb Street Food Garden is open every Saturday and Sunday from 29 June to 14 July at Battersea Park Bowling Green

All weekends are free to enter, with optional extras and attraction tickets available for purchase. For detailed event schedules and more information, visit summerinbatterseapark.com