On Sunday, the day after the Pride Parade there is a "Big Pride Picnic in the Park"!
Following the success of last year’s Pride picnic they have repeated it this year, with an exciting days activities.
It is centred around a day of fun sporting activities ranging from lawn tennis through soccer and volleyball to more exciting activities, notable among them wheelchair basketball on the multi-use games arena
From the mid afternoon we also have some activities for the not so sporting!
1pm to 8pm The Pride Carnival Stage hosted in conjunction with UK Black Pride with Face Painting provided by their very own Andy Train
2pm to 5pm The Cactus Club will be hosting Line Dancing on the Disco Stage
3pm The Pride Doggy Walk and Celebrating 40 years of the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard with a Switchboard@40 Cake Bakeoff
5pm to 9pm with Ain Bailey and Eduardo Gantous of The Pure Disco Foundation playing summer disco sounds on the Disco Stage
8pm Positive Voices choir will be closing the Carnival stage
Food and drink traders will be on site and trading throughout the event.
Please be aware that The Big Pride Picnic in the Park is a family and child friendly event. We work closely with our own volunteer stewards, our security contractor, and the Metropolitan Police to ensure a safe event. We reserve the right to refuse admission or to ask visitors to leave.
Entry: There is step free access at all footpath entries to Spring Gardens.
Transport: Vauxhall Underground Station does not have step-free access. The adjoining Network Rail station does have step-free access (lifts to all platforms) with staff available to assist. The adjoining Vauxhall bus station is fully accessible and offers a wide range of bus connections.
Parking: There is free parking (being a Sunday) on single yellow lines and CPZ bays adjacent to Spring Gardens.
Stewards: Stewards with accessibility awareness and a BSL interpreter will be on duty throughout the event to assist as required.
Accessible Toilets: Two will be situated adjacent to Auckland Street on the south side of Spring Gardens. A further accessible toilet is available in the Tea House Theatre (139 Vauxhall Walk) on the north side of Spring Gardens.
First Aid: A First Aid tent will be provided where anyone who needs to can self-medicate or dispose of sharps.
Working Dogs: Waste disposal facilities will be available.
Stages and Activity Areas: Full access is possible using the tarmacked pathways through Spring Gardens.