London National Park City Week - Special Event

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

25th July 2018 : 11am to 9:30pm

Supported by the Mayor of London, National Park City Week aims to get more of us enjoying London's great outdoors, connecting with nature and making the city greener. Our event will include moon workshops, beginners' wildlife photography, pond rummaging, bug hunting and a night walk!

  • ALUNA CoMOONity WORKSHOPS – they’re moontastic! – 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm in the Pond Dipping Pavilion (new building)

Join a free creative workshop to explore and celebrate our shared moon.  Help design ideas for the Greenwich Moon Time celebrations on New and Full Moons in 2019, contribute to a creative installation at the National Maritime Museum connected to the Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary and be a part of Aluna’s legacy – a monumental Moon and Tide Clock on the Greenwich Waterfront in 2023!  Dress up or bring a story, memory, song, object or image of the moon to share on the day and reflect on “What is the Moon to you?”

Suitable for all ages and adults welcome.

  • WILDLIFE WONDER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS – on the hour at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm – meet in the Gatehouse

Hourly sessions for all levels with a professional wildlife photographer Iain Green.  Bring a camera or camera phone if you have one, however basic – spare cameras available.  Suitable for all ages over 8 yrs but keen younger photographers (and adults) welcome.

  • POND RUMMAGING – 11am to 1pm in the Pond Dipping Pavilion

Discover the secret and amazing world of minibeasts that live in the lakes.  We will be rummaging through trays of pond weed and plants to find water boatmen, dragonfly nymphs, diving beetles and much more.  Be warned: may get messy!  Suitable for all ages.

  • BUG HUNTING – MEET THE LAND MINIBEASTS! 2pm to 3pm in the walk-in meadow (in middle of park)

Join Tony Davy in his quest to find newts, beetles, worms, grasshoppers and more in the park meadows!  Suitable for all ages.

  • NIGHT WALK – 8.30pm to 9.30pm – meet in the Gatehouse.  NB This part of the event is WEATHER DEPENDENT – in heavy or continual rain we can’t use light traps and bats will not be active.

Join us for a guided walk around the inner and outer park area as night closes in and find out which animals are out and about from dusk onwards.  Mini torches provided.  Suitable for ages 8 yrs and above. 

Please arrive promptly at 8.30pm for the guided activity.  We will be looking for spiders, birds, mice and foxes and using bat detectors; we can’t guarantee you will see these animals – it’s up to them!  Insect light traps and moth traps will be set up in the park.




The site has a visitor centre and toilets, including accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Good level access across the site with wide wooden boardwalks and accessible bird hides. Activities also accessible. Disabled toilet and baby changing facility. Wheelchair available to borrow. Disabled parking space at end of John Harrison Way. Ring 020 8293 1904 for any special parking arrangements needed.

We strongly advise you use public transport. We have great public transport access: North Greenwich tube plus buses 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486 to Millennium Village Oval Square or John Harrison Way stop. By bicycle or on foot: along the Thames Path between the O2 and the Thames Barrier, with places to lock bikes. Free parking for 2 hours on John Harrison Way, Pear Tree Way and West Parkside but spaces are VERY limited.

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 0208 293 1904 or email Joanne Smith or Tony Day

Events key:

  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Taking place outdoors
  • Tickets required
  • Educational & creative
  • Events for grown-ups
  • Child friendly
  • Healthy & active
  • A Community event
  • A Volunteering event
  • Event facilities
  • Entrance fee or Event cost
  • Meeting place