- Senior Tai Chi Corner wins award: Congratulations to Dao Lu who run Senior Tai Chi Corner, they won the Physical Activity and Health Project Award at the Waltham Forest Sports Awards 2013. A well-deserved win for everyone involved, especially Dao Lu instructors, who give so much of their time and offer such a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Senior Tai Chi is for over-50s and is every Sunday morning. View a video of the class out on Aveling Fields and see what you could achieve. For further information and to book: firstname.lastname@example.org 07713 152 999.
- Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage - new group for over-50s: Enjoy free activities exploring the heritage of Lloyd Park - learn, share and be creative. Activities include: learn animation film techniques and create a short film, plus guided walks, Victorian gardening, wildlife surveys and more... Wednesdays 10am-12noon, from 24 July until 11 December. Meet at the synthetic green bowls pavilion. Tea and cake provided! Download the flyer for full information and timetable.
- New trees: 450 local school children and students planted over 400 new trees in March 2013, on the mounds in the nature area. They're native trees, which are particularly good for wildlife. Find out more. You can also view the short film of the 2011 Community Tree Planting Day.
- Lloyd Park Young Champions: The Young Champions are a group of 13-19 year-olds, who meet twice monthly to develop park events for young people and get skills and experience for their CVs. They're planning sports, music, arts activities and more and are welcoming new members.
Lloyd Park The park is open from 7.30am Monday to Saturday and 9am Sunday. Closing times and park attendant hours vary through the year.
Cafe in the Park The cafe's opening times are:
- April-September: Mon-Sat 8.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
- October-March: Mon-Sat 8.30am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
- Address: Lloyd Park is off Forest Road in Walthamstow, E17
- Entrances: Forest Road, Winns Terrace x2, Winns Avenue, Brettenham Road, Aveling Park Road, Cazenove Road and Bedford Road x2
- Tube/train: Walthamstow Central (overground train and Victoria line) 15 minutes walk, half mile
- Bus: 123, 34, 97, 215, 275, 357 all run nearby
- Bicycle: There are cycle racks near the Forest Road Gate, tennis courts, Winns Avenue Gate, play area and basketball courts. Their locations are marked on maps that can be found at every gate
- Car: There is a Pay & Display car park next to the main park entrance on Forest Road. It's accessed from Bedford Road (off Forest Road).There is one disabled bay. There are further disabled bays just inside the Forest Road entrance, near the William Morris Gallery. Some of the streets surrounding the park have Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)
- Cafe Opening hours are detailed in the Opening Times section of this page
- Toilets Available during cafe opening hours, includes accessible toilet and baby change
- Play area A range of equipment for all ages and abilities, includes sandpit
- Natural play area Climbing logs, on Aveling Fields
- Outdoor gym Free, range of equipment, all with instructions for use
- Tennis courts Three courts, play for free, no booking required
- Basketball courts Two practice courts, play for free, no booking required
- Outdoor table tennis Two tables, play for free, no booking required, bring your own bats & balls
- Skate Park Suitable for all abilities
- Grass bowling green and synthetic bowling green
- Formal gardens The William Morris Garden and original terraced gardens
- Moat and island
- Fields Open space for games and picnics
- Nature area
- Dogs off-lead area
- Park keepers office Two park keepers on duty every day (during daylight hours). There is also a head gardener, apprentice gardener and a community project co-ordinator dedicated to the park
- Community room (Aveling Centre) Available for hire. Contact Tracey Hyllam: Tracey.Hyllam@waltham.ac.uk 020 8501 8402
- Winns Gallery (Aveling Centre)
- Community bowls pavilion Available for hire at £18.80 per hour. Contact Judy Beaupierre: email@example.com or 020 8496 3000
- Artist studios Available for hire. Contact Tracey Hyllam:Tracey.Hyllam@waltham.ac.uk
- William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
- Lloyd Park Children's Centre
Use the Lloyd Park map to help you find your way round (also available at every entrance). The Lloyd Park Access Guide is further down this page.
Lloyd Park has recently undergone restoration works. Find out more about the restoration works.
Events and activities
Find out What's On in the park: we run events and activities for families, young people and adults.
To book the park for your own event, contact Judy Beaupierre: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8496 3000.
Friends of Lloyd Park
Help support and improve your park, by joining the Friends of Lloyd Park
There’s a variety of flexible volunteering opportunities in Lloyd Park. Gain new skills and experience, meet new people, give to your community, improve your health, or just have fun. Meet other Lloyd Park volunteers and see what they've got from it.
Lloyd Park provides a variety of curriculum-linked learning sessions and enables schools to deliver on Learning Outside the Classroom and Every Child Matters. The park is easily accessible and we hope the learning facilities, resources and staff will enable you to enjoy stress-free out-of-school learning.
- All sessions are free until end of March 2013
- Everything we offer is in the Lloyd Park Teacher's Guide
- Read our Lifelong Learning Policy; it includes our commitments to quality, accessibility & safety
- The William Morris Gallery sits in Lloyd Park and offers its own exciting schools programme. If you'd like to make the most of your trip out of school, we can offer you a session in the park and one in the Gallery on the same day
- Find out about how we're trying to be environmentally sustainable in the park
Find out more about having a memorial bench in Lloyd Park.
About Lloyd Park
Formerly known as Winns Playing Fields, Lloyd Park was part of an extensive estate with fields scattered in many parts of the borough. In 1898 the family of Edward Lloyd gave the Water House, once the home of William Morris, together with the grounds, to the Walthamstow Urban District Council.
The park was opened on 28 July 1900 and was renamed Lloyd Park in Edward Lloyd's memory.
To commemorate the centenary of Lloyd Park, a time capsule was buried in the lawn outside the William Morris Gallery on 28 July 2000.
Ward(s): William Morris/Chapel End
Area: 12.5 hectares
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