Tomorrow's Big Picnic in Birchmere Park is now fully booked. This is a ticket only event and unfortunately we cannot accommodate anyone turning up on the day who hasn’t booked in advance due to COVID safety measures.

If you have booked a ticket but can no longer attend, please let us know at [email protected] so that we can allocate your space to someone else - keep an eye on the Thamesmead Now social media channels for details on any late tickets that might become available.

Elsewhere in the park the weekly car boot fair will be going ahead as usual.

We are keeping the government guidance under constant review so we can respond to any other new regulations that may be introduced.


Following on from the success of TEMO TV, we're once again working in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts to celebrate Thamesmead, its local talent, and its community at a small family friendly picnic.

On the day you will enjoy performances from some of the starts of TEMO TV as well as roaming entertainment, at a safe distance, in a park that has been a lifeline for Thamesmead's community throughout lockdown.

We want to make sure that everyone is comfortable whilst enjoying the live performance so we will have benches (for up to six people) for everyone, so don't forget to bring your picnic.

To comply with strict COVID secure measures extensive arrangements have been put in place to ensure visitors can enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience. Social distancing will be maintained between benches at all times and hand sanitiser will be provided. We will also have toilets and support staff on hand to help.