30 November 2018, 13.15-14.45
Walking Tour - Hidden Stories of St James's Park
Join us for an enthralling guided walk through our oldest Royal Park, St James's. You'll discover the history of iconic locations such as 'The Mall' and 'Horse Guards Parade'. You'll also find out how St James's Park helped court a King's mistress!
Our expert guide will tell you interesting facts about how the park is managed before ending the walk to see the resident pelican's daily feed. You'll also have the chance to ask our very knowledgeable resident Wildlife Officer any questions you may have.
8 December 2018, 10.30-12.00
Walking Tour - Christmas with Victoria and Albert
As the year’s shortest day approaches, join us for a stroll in Kensington Gardens to discover how Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert introduced many of the traditions we recognise today. Discover why the robin features on Christmas cards and see first hand where the geese were traditionally fattened for Christmas dinner.
Some traditions stretch right back to pagan beliefs and were developed to sustain us through winter’s darkest days, so come along and let our expert guide tell you more!
This event is pitched to an adult audience but children over 8 years old are welcome.