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This summer, Woking Park is set to come alive with an extravaganza of music, sport and culture. From
midday to 7pm, visitors will be treated to an array of
free performances, activities, demonstrations
and workshops for all ages – an event not to be missed by all the family!
Read more about this exciting event below or download a copy of the
programme here and map here.
The Eagle Radio Main Stage will be jam-packed throughout the day. Compared by a top presenter from
Eagle Radio, the stage will feature performances from a variety of local bands set to entertain crowds
of all ages.
While away your afternoon with a relaxing picnic and enjoy the sounds of local songwriter,
Kif James, music from a former member of The Jam, jazz and soul
from The Claire Phoenix Band, entertaining swing and skiffle sounds
from Charley Farley Sunday Four and be sure to stay for our finale from
local lads, The Stanley Blacks, fresh from their recent LA tour! And Eagle
Radio’s Love Crew will also be on hand giving away loads of fab goodies!
Featuring a host of activities for children aged 3 years and over, including a special appearance by
‘Mr Punch’ with traditional shows throughout the day, fun fables and fairy tales
from local storyteller, Patrick Buckingham and catchy tunes from
Have a go at perfecting your juggling or diabolo skills at the circus skills workshop; visit The
Lightbox workshop; make strange new instruments from recycled materials; dress up in theatrical costumes
from around the world, see some furry friends at the mobile farm; or be part of a huge community jigsaw
Don’t miss the procession through the park led by the Chinese Association of Woking.
You won’t believe your ears! Bass6 (UK beatboxer) will be defying the laws of sound, performing amazing
vocal percussion, whilst hosting the Youth Zone. Bass6 will be introducing up and coming bands such as Red
Horizon and Native Sun.
It’ll also be the venue for workshops from John Whetton, one of the world's most creative football
freestyle performers, graffiti workshop with Krishna and a beatboxing workshop from YasSon and Marvill.
Also, prepare for your mind to be blown away by street magician, Pete Hathway, and the amazing BMX stunts
of Style Bicycle.
Volunteers from the Borough’s four Centres for the Community welcome you to the Tea Tent with their
‘Best of British’ theme offering delicious food, a friendly atmosphere and great music.
Dust off your dancing shoes and have a go at a tea dance or two during the afternoon, or sit back and
relax with sandwiches, strawberries and enjoy some foot-tapping jazz music. Local community groups and
traders will dazzle you with art and flower displays, providing a feast for your eyes.
Try your hand at hockey, korfball or see if you can beat Woking Football Club's KC Kat at a penalty shoot out! Shoot hoops in
our basketball competition or beat the tennis coach and find out the speed of your serve, as well as
performances from local karate and gymnastics clubs. In the pool, Woking Swimming Club will even be
re-enacting an Olympic relay race!
Freedom Leisure will provide great entertainment for all the family, including an obstacle inflatable
course for adventurous children and free Boot Camp, Zumba, Street Dance and Circuit Training activities.
Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park will be holding an Open Day where you can find out about their
facilities and courses. Special event promotions include swimming and Pick ‘n’ Mix Playstore.
Woking Dance Festival has compiled an exciting dance programme to wow audiences of all ages. Motion
House Dance Company will present the energetic show ‘Underground’, in the children’s marquee Commotion
Dance will perform ‘Ready or Not’, and look out for Etta Ermini Dance Theatre who will perform ‘Picnic’
and ‘Roadworks’ in various locations across Woking Park.
There’ll also be Surrey-based artists and community groups presenting innovative and creative dance
across the park, offering workshop opportunities where you can get a taste of a variety of dance styles.
Woking Dance Festival will be presenting a colourful and interactive festival showcase based on an
Olympic themed dance phrase by StopGAP Dance Company. Performed by over 500 participants from local
schools and community groups, there will be opportunities for visitors to learn a few fun moves and join
the ‘flash mob’ performance.
Visit the Celebrate Woking gazebo to find out details about the Olympic Cycle Road Race which will be
whizzing through Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.
There will also be information available about the All the Bells event in Woking Town Centre on Friday
27 July to kick off the Olympic weekend, as well as West Byfleet LI:VE which will be taking place at West
Byfleet Recreation Ground through the race weekend, featuring a live big screen TV and lots of free
entertainment for all the family.
You can also find out more about the various Celebrate Woking legacy projects including a time capsule,
Woking’s Willow Sculptures, Woking’s Legacy Wall, Capture the Action and West Byfleet Subway.
For the last year, school children across the Borough have been busy weaving willow to create over
60 life- size willow cyclist sculptures. For a sneak preview of this stunning peloton of willow cyclists
before they head to Byfleet to line the Olympic Cycle Road Race route, visit Woking Park on Saturday 7
Look out for colourful umbrellas adorning trees across the park that have been created by local school
children, as well as blooming sculptures made from recycled bicycle tyres!
Look out for a whole host of busking musicians, from brass bands to jazz ensembles, tasty delights at the
food village, and community stalls representing charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs and arts
groups from across the Borough.
Woking Schools Confederation Schools from across Woking have been working together to prepare for Party
in the Park in a variety of ways. While at the party, here’s a few highlights to look out for:
Make sure you don’t miss out on the spectacular array of free activities, workshops and performances –
check out the Party’s full programme of events here. Or download a
copy of the official program here.
With limited parking at Woking Park, why not think green and walk or cycle to the event? On the day there
will be extra cycle racks installed in the park.
Check out Cycle Woking’s cycle network map, The Planet Trails, to find the best cycle route for you;
Woking Park is located just off the Mars Trail (red). Find out more about the Planet Trails
Party in the Park will be taking place at: Woking Park, Kingfield Road,
Woking GU22 9BA
There is a direct, mainline rail service from London Waterloo taking just half an hour plus fast, regular
services from the South and South West.
For timetables and fares, please contact our regional rail operator during office hours: South West
Trains, 08456 000 650 or visit
Alternatively, try National Rail Enquiries, 24 hours a day, on 08457 484 950, or visit
Woking Park is a short 15-minuote walk from Woking Train Station, following the walking directions below.
From Woking Town Centre, cross under the railway line and walk away from the town centre along Guildford
Road. As the road bears to the right, keep left onto Constitution Hill. A short distance along Constitution
Hill, turn left through the gates into Woking Park.
There will be free parking available in Woking Leisure Centre car park,
adjacent to Woking Park, off Kingfield Road.
There are disabled parking bays in Woking Leisure Centre car park.
When this car park becomes full, please follow the signs to overflow parking at
Loop Road Recreation Ground. Please note: it is a short 10-minute walk from Loop Road Recreation
Ground to Woking Park.
Woking Town Centre is within a 10-minute drive of the M25, M3 and A3.
Travelling from Guildford: follow A320 towards Woking. At the Wych Hill
Roundabout, take the third exit along the A247 and Woking Leisure Centre entrance is on the left.
Travelling from M25follow A320 into Woking and under the railway line.
At the Wych Hill Roundabout, take the first exit along the A247 and Woking Leisure Centre entrance is on
Arriva bus services 34, 462 and 463 stop along Kingfield Road, near Woking Park. For timetables and
fares, please contact Arriva.