With Bank holidays and a half term to fill, we’re here to the rescue with a packed May calendar full of fantastic events for the whole family. Get ready for a marvellous month in our wonderful part of London.
Morley Park Official Opening
Merton has a brand new public park! Morley Park is located in West Wimbledon, between Copse Hill and Cottenham Park Road. The Mayor of Merton will be officially opening it to the public on May 4th with a ‘picnic in the park’. All invited to come along and welcome a wonderful new green space for Wimbledon.
Morden Park Country May Fair
No need to escape to the country this weekend – it’s coming to you! Taking over Morden Park this bank holiday weekend will be this iconic traditional Country Fair. Back with us for its 10th year but the first in its new home – you’ll find arts, crafts, food and drink, birds of prey, a sheep show, a jester to entertain the children, petting pens, historical re-enactments, steam engines, Morris dancers, brass bands and much more.
There’s even a family dog show on the Monday, which your very own four legged companions are invited to!
When: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May
Where: Morden Park, London Road (A24) between Wimbledon & Sutton, London SM4 5QX
Booking: Adults: £6.50, concession: £5.50, young person £3.50 Family £18 (2 adults, 2 young persons) Under 5s: Free. Tickets available on the gate: Adults: £7.50, Concessions: £6.50, Young Person £4 (5-18) Family: £20 (2 adults, 2 young people) Under 5s: Free. Book tickets online here >
More Information: Find further information about the Fair and the family dog show here >
In the Willows
We can’t wait for this one! An exciting, fresh take on an old classic, ‘In the Willows’ is an explosive new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance.
Mole’s first day in ‘The Willows’. Her classmates look a bit scary. Surely Mr Badger will look out for her, as streetwise Rattie, rich kid Toad and cheeky Otter teach her the ways of The Riverbank. But when Toad gets locked up for joyriding, the Weasel Clan break into his (lily)pad. It’s now only a matter of time before Chief Weasel reveals Mole’s dark secret…
Promising ballads, beats, and backflips, this is one for the whole family to enjoy together.
When: Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, VARIOUS TIMES
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG
Booking: Online here > Age guidance: 6+.
More Information: Find The New Wimbledon Theatre online, on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.
Wimbledon Art Fair
Posted by Wimbledon Art Studios on Friday, 15 March 2019
Visit the brilliant 4-day art fest and discover 150 of London’s most exciting artists and makers in their private working studios. All weekend there will be family friendly workshops and activities to keep the kids busy, while you immerse yourself in the wonderfully creative environment.
When: Thurs 9 May 2019, 2pm –Sun 12 May 2019, 6pm (Family Days: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 11am – 6pm)
Where: Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, SW17 0BB London, United Kingdom Booking: Book a FREE ticket here >
More Information: Find Wimbledon Art Fair on Facebook, and the Event and online Find Wimbledon Art Studios on Twitter, on Instagram, and online
Bach to Baby Family Concert – Victorian Vox Pop
This spring, Bach to Baby are celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria in style. Pianist Alan Gout and soprano Sarah Parkin, will channel the voice of the people; singing Her Majesty’s favourite Mendelssohn melodies, Bellini ballads, and Gilbert & Sullivan songs! Bach to Baby’s critically acclaimed concerts allow the whole family to enjoy classical music together and up close; Mini Wombles are encouraged to dance and roam about and adults are able to listen to the performance and have a much needed cup of coffee at the same time.
When: Saturday 18th May, 11.00am. Doors open at 10.30am. Concert lasts for about an hour.
Where: Holy Trinity Church, 234 Broadway, SW19 1SB
Booking: To book tickets for the concert, click here >
More Information: Find Bach to Baby online, on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram
A fun day for all the family with a real community feel at the popular Old Rutlishians’ Rugby Club in Merton Park. Live music from 14 local bands on 2 stages, all day BBQ and bar, bouncy castles, face painting, activities and stalls to keep the kids entertained.
Always a fantastic way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend with friends and family in a perfectly relaxed environment.
When: Sunday 26th May
Where: Old Rutlishians’ Rugby Club, Poplar Rd, London SW19 3JS
Booking: Call 020 8542 3678 for tickets and further info
More Information: Find Rutsfest on Facebook and Follow Old Rultlishians on Twitter
Morden Park House Summer Cinema
For our second bank holiday Monday, Morden Park House Summer Cinema brings you a singalong spectacular, showcasing a selection of films to sing your heart out to! The courtyard of Morden Park House will be transformed to a pop up outdoor cinema complete with licensed bar and classic cinema food.
When: Monday 27th May, 12 Noon Moana, 2.30pm Trolls, 4.30pm The Greatest Showman and 7.30pm Mamma Mia.
Where: Morden Park House, Morden Park, London Rd, London, SM4 5QU
Booking: Tickets for each screening are available online here >. There may be tickets available on the door; however tickets are limited so you are advised to buy in advance to avoid disappointment.
More Information: Please note that there is no seating at this venue, you are welcome to bring your own camp chairs, blankets cushions etc. You are also welcome to bring your own picnics but not alcohol or drinks in glass bottles. Find Morden Park House on Facebook. You can contact their office on 0208 274 5777 or email email@example.com.
Written By: Leela Evans & Harriet O’Connor | Co-Editors of Wimbledon Kids