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Summer events in Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest will be hosting a range of events this summer for the whole family.
There are plenty of fun activities going on in the borough, with free entertainment for all the family to enjoy, starting with the Tour de France next week and continuing throughout the summer months.
Tour de France Family Fun Day
Sunday 6 July, 1pm–6pm
Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, Leyton E10 7BL
Celebrate one of the world’s most famous sporting events coming to Waltham Forest and join us at our sports themed family fun day at Leyton Jubilee Park on Sunday 6 July.
Offering a huge selection of British and French themed food and entertainment including mime artists, stilt walkers, a unicyclist, accordion player and more. Sports and activities will include cycling, paralympic cycling, boules and petanque, to name a few.
Le Tour de France comes to Waltham Forest
Monday 7 July, from 12 noon
Join us for this historic occasion as one of the world's most famous sporting events comes to Waltham Forest.
The cyclists are expected to pass through the borough from approximately 2.30pm (estimated by the event organisers) and you can cheer them on from the side of the route or watch from one of the viewing points with entertainment at Whipps Cross roundabout (with a big screen), Leyton Green and the Lea Bridge Road/Bakers Arms junction.
Remember the route will be closed to vehicles between 10am - 6pm so be sure to check for disruptions before you travel.
Leyton Big Weekender
Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July, 1pm-6pm
Leyton Cricket Ground, Crawley Road, Leyton E10 6RJ
Our two-day family festival returns to Leyton hosted by DJ Daddy Ernie. Saturday will feature live bands including Gappy Ranks, UB42 and Tina T and Do You Wanna Funk.
Sunday has all the same fun again including the return of our landmark Waltham Forest Caribbean Carnival with colourful costumes and uplifting music.
Don’t miss this fantastic fun event offering a range of free entertainment and activities including a funfair, bouncy castles and garden games, a bungee trampoline, zipline, Segway assault course, surf simulator, rodeo bull and much more!
Walthamstow Garden Party
Saturday 26 July and Sunday 27 July, 12noon-9pm (8pm on Sun)
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 5JW
Organised in conjunction with Barbican and Create London, join us at the Walthamstow Garden Party in beautiful Lloyd Park for two days of music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family activity.
Celebrating Walthamstow’s creative and cultural communities, the event will feature two music stages, a theatre and performance stage and welcome a range of international and local artists including the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Saturday) and Tiken Jah Fakoly (Sunday).
Summer Daze returns for 2014
Our Summer Daze programme returns for 2014, featuring hundreds of activities to keep children, young people and families busy over the holidays. We know how expensive this time of year can be for parents and carers, so we've worked hard to make as many as possible of these activities free to attend.
With over 40 schools taking part in our Schools Open for Summer scheme, and everything from multi-sports and performing arts sessions to nature walks and film screenings on offer, there’s no reason to be bored this Summer.