Park News


Next litter pick:
Sunday 21st August 2022
Meet 11:00 at The Temple, Wanstead Park.

Bring your own litter picker, or buy or rent one for a returnable deposit of £5.00. Bags will be provided. Please bring cash or card for the book stall!

Russell Kenny Walks Again

Russell’s very successful walking guide to the history of Wanstead Park will set off again on Saturday 3rd September.

More here.

Wanstead Park Lakes explained

Friends’ Chairman, John Sharpe, discusses the ins and outs of the lakes in this week’s Ilford Recorder.

Benjamin Murphy, chair of the Epping Forest & Commons Committee, explains the inherent difficulties in managing the water levels of Wanstead Park’s lake system. Wanstead Village Directory.

Dates for your diary

Aldersbrook Community Choir presents ‘THE LOST PALACE: The Rise and Fall of Wanstead House’

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Wednesday September 28th, start time tbc

Friends Quiz

Friday 18th November – download the flyer here

No cows this summer!

Sadly, we will not be seeing the longhorn cattle in the park soon. The Friends have received confirmation from Epping Forest:

the quality of the grass is too poor to provide for the cattle…if we get a second flush of grass following a wet spell this might mean cattle could go out later in the year

Geoff Sinclair, Head of Operations
Heads up all Young Naturalists

Epping Forest Young Naturalists are offering skills training and experience to 11-14 year olds this summer.

More here.

Temple Opening Hours

The Temple will be open on the following dates throughout the summer months, between 12 noon to 5 pm:

13 and 14 August
27 and 28 August
10 and 11 September
24 and 25 September

Pirates, Rabbits, Dragons

See them all at Wanstead Park this summer.

Get tickets here.

A very warm welcome

The Friends are a group of people who love Wanstead Park.

Once the site of one of England’s grandest houses, the Park still retains a 17th Century lake cascade unique to London.

It’s historical significance is complemented by its natural beauty, and provides a magical environment for the local community.

Now a Charity, our Mission is to raise public awareness of the history and ecology of Wanstead Park, fund improvements, and campaign for its preservation and enhancement.

We aim to represent the users of the Park, and are supported by an enthusiastic Membership and active Social Media following.

Please join us and help to ensure the Park remains the East London gem it is.

John Sharpe

Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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FWP titter account

Latest Posts

Visit an online collection of historic images of Wanstead Park and its wider landscape

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Visit WalksPast: free self-guided local history walks

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