Our round up of what to do in and around Wimbledon this week, early May Bank Holiday weekend special.
The May Fair – Morden Hall Park Country Fair
The much loved May Fair has something for all the family. All day arena entertainment will include the ever popular Sheep Show, birds of prey flying displays, the FANY’s historical re-enactment on horseback, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic, the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment with the Company of 1415, Steam engines, Morris Dancers and Brass Bands and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy.
Morden Hall Park, London SM4 5JD; 5th – 7th May (10am – 5pm)
Walk – Spring Walk At Cannizaro Park
Come and join the Friends’ of Cannizaro Park walk, led by Chris Mountford, expert on the Park’s flora and fauna.
The Fountain, Cannizaro Park; 6th May (10.30 am)
Shop – May Market On The Piazza
Visit a host of unique stalls offering artisan street food, as well as accessories, clothing, arts and crafts at Wimbledon’s Piazza.
Wimbledon Piazza, Wimbledon; 5th May (11am onwards)
Music – Live Music At The Fire Stables
Live music from the house band; The Burning Shoes, with special guests and many other musicians alternating week to week.
The Fire Stables, 27-29 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5DX; 4th May (8.30pm – 10.30pm)
Performance Art – Wandsworth Arts Fringe
A play in a prison; contemporary circus; opera… the eclectic programme means there is something to appeal to everybody. More than 170 events are set to take place across 64 sites, including many free family events in the borough’s parks.
Battersea Park, Wandsworth; 4th – 20th May
Museum – Guided Tour Of Southside House
Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Pre-book a guided tour of Southside House
Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Road SW19 4RJ
Run – Wimbledon Common Park Run
Run a 5km route around Wimbledon Common, near the windmill.
Windmill Café, Wimbledon Common SW19 5NR; 5th May (9am – 10am)
Theatre – Cinderalla At New Wimbledon Theatre
The spellbinding fairytale gets a modern makeover set in the streets of war-torn London.
New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon; 1st – 5th May
Food – Surbiton Food Festival
The Surbiton Food Festival is a celebration of place, produce and people. It is a two week festival with three showcase events; the Seething Sardine Festival, the Surbiton Village Fete, and the Seething Community Sports Day and Picnic.
Surbiton; 5th – 20th May