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Lloyd Park

The jewel in the crown of our local parks, Lloyd Park opened in the Victorian era and was given a makeover in 2012.

Children and young people

  • a natural play area with climbing logs
  •  a play area and sandpit
  •  a skate park, suitable for all ages and abilities

Sports

  • an outdoor gym
  • tennis courts – see our Tennis page
  • basketball practise areas – free, no need to book
  • outdoor table tennis – free, bring your own bats and balls
  • petanque court – free, bring your own equipment
  • bowling greens

Other attractions

  • the William Morris Gallery, open Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm
  • the William Morris Garden and original terraced gardens
  • a moat and island
  • a nature area
  • fields

Public amenities

  • café – open 9am to 5pm daily in the Aveling Centre
  • toilets – during café hours, with accessible toilet and baby change
  • Map of Lloyd Park 

Dog owners

  • See our Dog Map for details of where dogs can be exercised off the lead in Lloyd Park.

Spaces to hire

Activities

Aveling Park Bowls Club

Casual sessions Wednesdays 10am. Spring/summer only. Members play any time, plus competitions and social activities. Grass bowling green. Membership / small session fees apply. Email: ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk or call: 020 8496 2822

Bowling

Over 50s sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.45am (all year). Beginners welcome. Synthetic green.

Walthamstow Borough Bowls Club sessions: Practice Mondays 10am. Club matches Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons (all year). new members welcome. Synthetic green.

Family activities

Free, fun family activities all year round. From Easter egg hunts to pond dipping and pumpkin carving. For details, see our FacebookTwitter, or  Instagram

Green Gym – Nature Conservation Volunteering

Fridays, 10.45am to 2pm. Meet at the Stables Building.

Care for the nature areas in Lloyd Park and boost your health and fitness at the same time. Activities include tree planting, wildflower meadow maintenance and wetland management. Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Tea and snacks provided. Email: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk 

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage

Wednesdays, 10am to 12noon. Meet in the Community Bowls Pavilion. Social group for the over-50s, including free tea and cake! Activities range from nature poetry to building bird boxes and more.

Email: ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk or call: 020 8496 2822

Our Parks

Our Parks is a free fitness programme which takes place in parks across London. There are regular classes in Lloyd Park.

Saturdays, 10 to 11am, Boot Camp. Meet by the children’s playground.

Under-5s club

Free adventures and activities for under 5s on the first Wednesday of every month, 10am to 12.30pm. For full information, please visit us on FacebookTwitter, or  Instagram

Volunteer Gardening

Every Thursday, 10am to 1pm in the William Morris Garden (behind the gallery).

Help keep the William Morris Garden looking beautiful. Tasks include weeding, pruning, lawn maintenance, planting and growing.  Please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. 

Find out more, email: ellie.mortimer@walthamforest.gov.uk or call: 020 8496 2822.​

To discover events in all our parks, see Events in parks and open spaces | Waltham Forest Council

Getting there

The best way to travel to Lloyd Park is by foot, bicycle, or public transport.

Address: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP.

Entrances on 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

Bus: 123, 34, 97, 215, 275, 357 all run nearby

Bike racks: Forest Road Gate, Winns Avenue Gate, tennis courts, play area and basketball courts.

Parking: There is a Pay and Display car park by the main entrance on Forest Road, accessed via Bedford Road. It has one disabled bay.

There are more disabled bays inside the Forest Road entrance, near William Morris Gallery (to book, call the gallery on 020 8496 4390).

Access information

If you have access needs, check out the Lloyd Park Access Map and Lloyd Park Access Guide or the Lloyd Park map (also available at every entrance). See the full Disabled access guide: Lloyd Park

Education resources

Lloyd Park has lots of education resources for use by schools and others. You can:

Become a friend of Lloyd Park

If you’d like to help support the park, join the Friends of Lloyd Park