Our mission

Crystal Palace Park Trust’s Summer of Play is part of our mission to ensure that the park is truly of benefit to everyone in the community.

We were delighted to be able to deliver a range of free creative and sporting activities last year, supporting children and young people in playing and having fun as we all recovered from the impact of the pandemic. Those activities were our first programme in the park and this year we are delighted to be providing an extended programme covering the Jubilee Celebrations as well as the Summer Holidays, with more activities for a wider range of ages and plenty more play time in the park! It remains fully funded by the Trust using our commercial event income from the Festival Republic, South Facing and Lightopia events.

These fantastic free-to-access activities are delivered by a range of excellent providers specially selected for their expertise across: Performing Arts; Visual arts and crafts; Heritage; Sport; Nature and Adventure.

We hope our community have a fantastic summer in Crystal Palace Park and we look forward to meeting many of you during the holidays.

Valerie Shawcross



P.S. If you are able, please consider supporting us, either as a volunteer, through a donation, or sponsorship. Find out more about how you can help here.