What's on in Bromley
30th April 2010
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There will obviously be a lot to do in and around the Bromley and South East London area this weekend, although the weather report's aren't good for Saturday and Sunday!

Here at thebestof Bromley we encourage everyone to Buy Local where possible, and that applies to supporting local events as well.
Don't foget to check out thebestof Bromley Events page for more ideas, but here are just some of the events going on in Bromley and surrounding areas over the Bank Holiday Weekend and next week.

Bromley Farmers' Market
Situated in the busy pedestrian area of Bromley High Street between the Churchill Theatre and Elmfield Road, this popular Farmers Market is combined with an Arts and Craft Market and is open every Friday and Saturday from 9am – 5pm.
The Farmers market showcases local producers that sell fresh seasonal produce such as vegetables, meat, eggs, plants and herbs. A good selection of bread, cakes, preserves, wine and juices is also available to buy.
Offering a wide range of merchandise, the Arts and Craft market includes many unusual and unique gifts such as handmade jewellery and curios.
The Kent Farmers' Market website has more info and full listings of all the Farmers' Markets around Kent.

May Day Craft Fair at Dulwich
01 May 2010 11:00am  To:  4:00pm

The Dulwich Wood house, 39 Sydenham Hill, London, SE26 6RS
Open to the public
May Day craft fair and family funday
Handmade items such as jewellery, clothing, accessories, local artistes, homemade foods, books, stationery and much more! 

There will also be face painting, games and an activity table for the kids to amuse themselves whilst you do some shopping!


Bowls Taster Sessions
2 May 2010 10:00am   

Bowling Green, Croydon Recreation Beckenham BR3 3QL
Open to the public
Thinking of taking up bowls?
Experienced bowlers will be on hand to give instruction and  advice at these taster sessions.
Bowls will be provided, please wear flat soled shoes.
Free admission, just turn up
Event Organiser: Beckenham Bowling Club and Stanhope Ladies Bowling Club
Phone: 020 8402 8107
E-Mail: david.wood407@ntlworld.com


Big Foot Bike Club

Hayes To Brighton - May 2nd 2010
Sunday May 2nd is the annual Hayes to Brighton ride. We go mostly on country lanes via Devil's Dyke down into Hove rather than via Ditchling Beacon. It's about 55 miles and 900 metres of climbing, so suitable for Levels 2-5. We'll have at least one support car with food, water and energy drink on board. You will need to make your own arrangements for returning. Some riders will be cycling back but you can take the train from Hove of Brighton to East Croydon, or cycle up to Haywards Heath/Gatwick. If you are getting a lift back, please note this is a bank holiday. We will be meeting in a different location from previous years, The Meeting Place Cafe on the seafront of the Brighton/Hove border. Post on the Club Forum if you're planning to attend.

Meet: Outside Hayes Village Hall at 7.45am for maps, directions and briefing
Cost: £10 to cover costs of food and drink plus fuel for support car.
Please note: We have a new meeting point and there will be some minor changes to the route we used last year.

International Dawn Chorus Day - At Darrick
3 May 2010 10:00am 

Darrick & Newstead Woods
Open to the public
Meet at the junction of Rusland and Crofton Avenues to discover more about the birds of this new Local Nature Reserve with the Friends of Darrick & Newstead Woods.
Please bring binoculars if you have them.
Distance:2 miles, Grade 2.
Event Organiser: Bromley Countryside Service
Phone: 01689 862815
E-Mail: countrysideandparks@bromley.gov.uk

Petts Wood May Fayre
3 May 2010 10:00am  -  4:00pm

Gardens of Petts Wood Memorial Hall, 200 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood BR5 1LA
Open to the public
The May Fayre celebrations will start with a parade through the town centre by the Petts Wood May Queen Group, accompanied by the Kettle Bridge Clogs Morris dancers.

Petts Wood Road will be closed to traffic to provide a safe environment for the day.

Join in the fun of fairground rides, market stalls, a hog roast, activities for children, a classic and sports car display and much more!
Event Organiser: Ralph Ambrose
Phone: 0845 8900 780
E-Mail: mayfayre@pettswoodhall.co.uk

Free PDSA Pet Check Day
BEECHE, High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7JH
May 7, 2010
10:00 - 17:00

A veterinary nurse will provide a free health check for your dog and give advice on how to be a responsible pet owner. Lots of information and advice about caring for other pets. Please note, vet nurses are only able to offer pet checks to dogs, they will only provide advice on other pets.
Event Organiser: Bromley Countryside Service
Phone: 01689 862815
E-Mail: countrysideandparks@bromley.gov.uk

Bats of Darrick and Newstead Woods
Meet at Broadwater Gardens, opposite Hale Close, Orpington
May 7, 2010
20:30 - 00:00

A walk looking and listening for bats.
Please bring a torch.
Distance: 1 ½ miles, Grade 3E
Charge: Adults £1.60, Child and 60+ £1.00.
Booking Essential, please call 01689 862815.
Event Organiser: Bromley Countryside Service
Phone: 01689 862815

Bluebell Sponsored Walk
Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South,Cudham TN14 7QB
May 9, 2010
09:30 - 15:30

Annual sponsored walk at Cudham recreational ground for Harris HospisCare with St Christopher’s. You will be able to discover the stunning Cudham countryside and see the bluebells in bloom. There will be a quiz for the kids, promotional good stalls, refreshments, a jazz band and much, much more!

Free T-Shirts for all walkers who pledge £50.00 or more.

Event Organiser: Simon Pitts - HarrisHospiscare with St Christophers
Phone: 01689 825755
E-Mail: simon.pitts@harrishospiscare.org.uk

Bromley Park Run
Every Saturday
Bromley parkrun is free but you must register in advance.
Please click here, and fill in the simple form by 6pm on Friday at the latest.
Free weekly 5k run in Norman Park, Bromley
Must register in advance.
Everyone goes at their own pace, and there's the option of a post-run coffee at The Old Village Cafe afterwards
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email BromleyHelpers@parkrun.com to help.


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