We encourage picnics for small family groups. Ask for permission if you’re:
- expecting more than 20 people
- bringing structures - for example gazebos, tables and chairs
- playing recorded or live music – you will need a temporary event notice
It is not possible to give picnics private use of a space. You should respect the park and its wildlife, plants and tree. Tidy up, take your rubbish away and have fun.
Barbecues are not allowed on Hampstead Heath, Regents Park and Primrose Hill.
We only allow portable, reusable charcoal barbeques. Disposable or gas barbeques are not allowed.
Metal bins for cooled charcoal are provided in our parks and open spaces where barbecues are most popular.
At Waterlow Park there are two designated zones for BBQs. The zones are at the lower end of the park near the “bandstand area” and near the older children’s play area. BBQs are not allowed in any other areas of the park.
If you intend to hold an event with more than 20 people, with promotion, music, sale of food or alcohol read events in parks.