In partnership with Wandsworth Council, Summer In Battersea Park, Wandsworth Park and Furzedown Rec is a five-weekend takeover of South London’s most popular parks and green spaces. Offering a summer program of entertainment and activities, with weekly street food and a beer garden. From HIIT classes to bumper cars, there’s fun for all ages. Summer In provides the perfect opportunity for the local Wandsworth community and those further afield to celebrate our bright and vibrant borough.
Kicking off on June 18 and 19, Battersea Park will host the annual Live at the Bandstand. Featuring emerging artists from the Continental Drifts roster, alongside local musicians from the World Heart Beat Music Academy, Putney and Wimbledon Brass Band, Battersea Power Station Community Choir and many more.
The following weekend, June 25-26, the focus will be on family fun as the circus comes to town. Not only can guests young and old enjoy live circus performances, but they can also try their hand at juggling and circus skills in the workshops. A perfect program to entertain children, with fairground attractions and activities to do over the two days. Alongside family activities, we are delighted to host the Battersea Alliance Volunteer Fair, where charities and organizations from across Wandsworth will offer information on volunteering opportunities in the area.
July 2 will follow, with more fun for the whole family. With theatrical performances and Let’s All Dance workshops, including two performances of The Princess and the Pea. Additionally, the Putney School of Art and Design will host painting, drawing and creative workshops so that everyone can bring out their inner artist. The following day, July 3, Battersea Park will host the remarkable Armed Forces Day and the famous Battersea Park Dog Show. Open to all, customers can
show up with their pooch and circle the dog ring, entering classic categories such as the most beautiful dog and the dog with the most waggling tail!
The final weekend at Battersea Park, July 9 and 10, will end with a weekend of sporting activities. The Bowling Green will host screenings of the men’s and women’s Wimbledon finals, and silent disco yoga will return (for a small additional cost) alongside other free fitness classes, including Cheerleading, Zumba and multi-sport sessions hosted by the Enable Leisure team. .
Sunday July 10 will see an incredibly special day with the non-profit community benefit society, Spirit of Football, beginning its quadrennial kick-off from Battersea Park – home of the FA’s first official football match in 1864. This year, Spirit of Football will see the ball’s very special journey around the world to the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Every weekend in Battersea Park there will be a pop-up food and bar area with a range of street vendors and local brews.
To wrap up the Summer In program, Enable will then travel to Wandsworth Park on July 23, to be joined by Pick Up Productions for live theater and workshops. There will also be art and fitness classes to enjoy, and a Shakespeare trail organized by the Friends of Wandsworth Park. On Sunday July 24, Furzedown Recreation Ground will see live performances of The Princess and the Frog, and The Princess and the Pea, and Let’s All Dance, as well as art and fitness classes from Enable services.
Ian Mitchell, CEO of Enable says; Ian Mitchell, CEO of Enable, says “Summer at Battersea Park is a huge part of our calendar and we are so excited to be able to extend it to the whole Wandsworth community. Bringing people together to enjoy our green spaces, relax and have fun with these and accessible events, that’s what it’s all about.”
June 18 & 19 – Live at the Kiosk
June 25 & 26 – Shows and circus skills workshops
July 2 – Let’s All Dance Children’s Theater
July 3 – Armed Forces Day and Battersea Park Dog Show
July 9 & 10 – Wimbledon screenings
July 10 – Spirit of Football kick off