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10 Top things to do in and around Ilford this Summer

Enjoy live music at the Temple Enclosure in Wanstead Park There are few better delights in life than lazing in a park with friends and family members while having entertainment on offer. Sunday 9th of July saw a great day with live bands playing at The Temple Enclosure and whether you saw this event and want to repeat it later or you missed out and want to experience it for yourself, you can do so again on Sunday the 6th of August.

Enjoy the Open Garden for NGS If you believe that summer time is the ideal time to see plants and flowers in full bloom, this event should be on your calendar. Taking place on Saturday 22nd of July and Sunday the 23rd, you'll have the chance to enjoy a wide range of fruit trees, baskets, shrubs and even climbing plants. On Sunday the 30th of July, there is an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of colourful town gardens with water features and plenty of areas where you can sit, relax and watch the world pass you by.

Tarzy Wood-Fest Summer time is a great time of year to be active and if you are looking to play your part in supporting the local community and ensuring that there are attractions to enjoy in the future, take part in Tazry Wood-Fest which occurs on Sunday the 16th of July. There will be a great selection of local artists offering workshops and crafts, and you can support the people who take great care of the woods.

Enjoy some 50s rock n roll If you are looking for something a little bit more exciting to get up to this summer; you will find that The Chicken Shack is the place to be on Saturday the 15th of July. This is because there is going to be a night of 50s rock n roll which means that there will be a whole lot of shaking goin' on.

Get ready for work this summer While the summer time is a perfect time of year to relax and enjoy good weather, it may be that you want to take the opportunity to develop your skills and increase your chances of finding work. The free event which takes place on Wednesday the 12th of July at the Old Town Hall will provide you with a wide range of advice and practical support to help you find work or training courses. There is no better time than the present to take action that will help you develop your career and life, and this summer could be the ideal time to make some big changes in your life.

Come and support the guide dogs training school Who doesn't love guide dogs but given that it is best to leave them alone when they are working, there is often not many chances to engage with these great animals. This is why the Guide Dogs Training School Summer Fair, taking place at 7 Manor Road in Woodford Green on Saturday the 22nd of July is a fantastic day out for all of the family. If you want to be entertained, see these great dogs and learn more about the work they do and how you can support them, pencil this event into your calendar.

Enjoy the East Village Market Summer time can be a great time for shopping and if the weather holds, the East Village Market is sure to be one of the most popular draws of the summer. This event takes place every Sunday from now until the 20th of August, so if you're looking for a bargain or you just like to be where the people are, this is an event that is well worth popping by for.

Have some fun at the Market Fun Day Of course, if you feel that markets need livening up, it may be that the Market Fun Day taking place at St Marks Church Centre on Saturday 29th of July is more your speed. This is an indoor market so even if the weather isn't appealing, it should still be a good day out. The bouncy castle is likely to be the most attractive nature for youngsters but with a barbecue, coffee and cake and plenty of stalls, there should be something for everyone.

Take a walk in the Park Of course, when the park in question is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is more than just a standard walk in the park.2017 is the 50th anniversary of the A Walk In The Park programme and Sunday the 16th of July is the day to wander around this fantastic addition to the local area.

Get on your bike and ride If you are looking for something a little more active, the Ride for Demelza, which takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday the 30th of July may be exactly what you are looking for. No matter what interests you have or what you want to enjoy this summer, there is more than enough going on in Ilford to keep everyone occupied.



Published on 18 July 2017

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