Events in parks and open spaces

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We are working to re-start as many of our activities as possible in a Covid-safe manner. Please use the contact details provided to find out whether the activity you’re interested in has started up again.

Parks and open spaces in Waltham Forest hold a variety of events and activities for local residents. You can also hire our parks to hold your own event.

Here's where you can find what's going on in our local parks:

  • a list of all parks events and activities, on our Events page
  • on-going park activities are listed below
  • free fitness classes in our local parks, on the Our Parks website

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Lloyd Park: There are lots of activities in Lloyd Park for everyone to enjoy.

Leyton Jubilee Park: There are lots of activities in Leyton Jubilee Park for everyone to enjoy

Free sports activities: Benefit from lots of free sports activities in your parks, including health walks, Tai Chi, tennis, box fit, yoga and more. Find out more.

Volunteering and Training: We offer a variety of volunteering and training opportunities in our parks; get fit, feel part of your community and help improve our parks.

A number of parks and open spaces within Waltham Forest can be hired by members of the public and outside organisations to hold events and activities. All events, no matter what size, must first be booked through the Greenspace Hire Team’ and can only proceed once written permission has been received.

To hire a park or open space for an event please complete a green space hire form. You will need to read and sign a copy of our Events Guide and Booking Conditions. For more information please email greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk.You will be required to pay our hire fees for your event or activity. Please contact greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk if you have any questions about our fees.

For Friends Groups wishing to run activities in our parks, we need our Friends of Parks Activity Hire Form to be completed.

To hire the Aveling Centre Community Room at Lloyd Park (seats 30; next to play area, toilets and café; extras such as catering, occasion cakes and overhead projector available) contact ledelicee17@yahoo.co.uk Great for kids' birthday parties, meetings, or for anyone wanting to run classes / workshops, community / children's activities etc.

To hire the Community Bowls Pavilion at Lloyd Park (seats 24, includes toilets and kitchen area) contact greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk

To hire the Winns Gallery, in the Aveling Centre at Lloyd Park contact greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk

To hire the Pavilion at pavilion at Leyton Jubilee Park (includes toilets and kitchen area) contact greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk

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Wedding photos are permitted to be taken free of charge in our parks, however there are certain conditions which must be adhered to.

  • No vehicles are permitted in the park other than in those with a designated parking area
  • no confetti is to be thrown
  • no high heels on the grass, please keep to the paths
  • no litter to be discarded in the park

Please email us at greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk giving us your name and address, email, contact number, name of the park and the date and time you wish to be in there. This is to avoid any clash of events or disruption to maintenance works being carried out in the park

View the list of open spaces for hire.

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Greenspace