Throughout the year Eastville Park proudly hosts a series of community and commercial events. These events attract thousands of visitors to our park and also provide us with crucial revenue streams to be able to operate.

The park also hosts a number of community groups.

Here we provide a useful list of events and groups. If you are interested in hosting an event in our park, please contact Bristol City Council who have final say over what happens in our park. 

For an up-to-date list of one-off events that are up-coming please click here >>>

Friends of Eastville Park 

This site is run by Friends of Eastville Park – to find out more about us please ‘like’ our facebook group and come along to one of our regular meetings. We are looking for volunteers to help bring new events, funding and projects to life in the park, we would love from you! Contact us directly by emailing friendsofeastvillepark@gmail.com

 

Buggy Fit

Buggyfit is the best way to get back into shape after giving birth. Come along to Eastville Park Buggyfit and exercise in the great outdoors with your little ones.

Buggyfit classes last an hour, and usually start with a moderate warm up walk, moving into strength and conditioning exercises, with power walking intervals to raise the heart rate & burn more fat! Each class includes group and partner exercises, with resistance bands specifically selected to target particular muscle groups to enable you to cope with the demands of motherhood. We finish off with some mat exercises, cool down and stretch.

Included in the sessions are tips and techniques on adopting and maintaining better posture and, of course, the chance to chat and make new friends.

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am  £7.25 per class

Book your class online here

 

Parkrun

  • What is Eastville parkrun?

It is a weekly 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

  • When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

  • Where is it?

The event takes place at Eastville Park, Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PX. See Course page for more details.

  • What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

  • How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Eastville parkrun needs you! It is entirely organised by volunteers – email eastvillehelpers@parkrun.com to help.

 

Junior Parkrun

  • What is Eastville junior parkrun?

It is a weekly 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

  • When is it?

It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

  • Where is it?

The event takes place in Eastville Park, Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6PX. See Course page for more details.

  • What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first visit. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

  • How fast do I have to be?

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

  • We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Tesco Extra café (open from 9.30am) – please come and join us!

 

Story for all Seasons

A walk in the park with a delightful nature story from local story teller Paula Brown and wildlife facts with Jack Nicholson. Great for children of all ages and their grown-ups. Check the date on our Facebook page and meet at the Everest Road gate at 11am. All stories are told outside for 1 hour so dress for the outdoors.

 

Frome Fairies

Frome Fairies is a loosely knit group of local volunteers who have a passion for dressing up in various rubber outfits on a Sunday, dropping down into the sometimes murky waters of the River Frome as it winds its way through Eastville Park. We gather together with one common purpose; to pick, lift or haul out any river litter we can find.

From cotton buds to football studs, discarded bras to old jam jars, a fisherman’s float and an old fur coat, dog’s lost balls or locks from doors.

Not to mention a motorbike, which was probably dumped in the middle of the night.Or the hundreds of tyres that find their way to the bottom of the river where they like to stay.

And the things we mostly don’t like to find are the broken bottles of the boozy kind, along with plastics of all shapes and sizes, there are even road signs that came from far off Devizes.

The purpose of telling you all this stuff is to try to encourage you to join with us to help our river be a haven of life for the fish and the otters and the birds in flight.

For the tiny creatures that we never see as we walk along the path with our family. And for us, for the future and the folks to come as we try to put right the damage we’ve done.

If you’d like to be part of the Frome Fairies and support our work, please visit our Facebook page where you’ll find regular updates of our activities and ways to get involved. Whatever your age, physical ability or colour of your socks, there’s a Frome Fairy inside you waiting to leap out! There are often opportunities (river level allowing) for little ones to help too!

 

Lawn Bowling

There is a beautiful enclosed bowling green hidden away in the upper park. The bowling team Eastville and Whitehall, play from the start of April to the end of September. The game is one of skill that takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.

There has been a bowling team at Eastville Park since 1910, originally playing on 2 greens. Only one green is active at the moment next to the historical buildings.

If you would like to try the game of bowls, come and join in on an open day where you can try the game for free and be taught by the current team. Tea, coffee, juice, and cake available to all.

For more information, contact Reg Brown on 07986 292148 or by email via friendsofeastvillepark@gmail.com

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Annual Festivals

Love Saves The Day 

What the organisers say:

Love Saves The Day heads back to Eastville Park in 2019 for the 8th edition of the festival! 2018 proved to be the biggest and most exciting year to date, with several brand new areas showcasing a diverse range of genres and music styles on some of the most ambitious stage builds to date. For 2019 we’ll be pushing on even further; expect more high-end stage designs, more top-tier Acts & DJs from around the world and more love-fuelled madness!

 

Bristol Islamic Cultural Fayre

From its humble beginnings, as a small community event held twelve years ago, the Islamic Cultural Fayre has now developed into one of the largest events of its kind in the South West and is a vibrant celebration of Bristol’s diversity.

The event has been organised annually since the summer of 1998. It was initially intended to bring Muslims of all backgrounds together on a family fun day and introduce them to a variety of facilities, services and career opportunities available locally and nationally.

The fayre has evolved beyond its initial launch and has carved out its own unique identity amongst the many events that take place across Bristol. It continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting visitors and stallholders from across the country.

The event annually attracts around over 12,000 visitors and 80 stall-holders. In addition, the event features live stage performances, exhibitions, five-a-side football tournament that attracts teams from across the region, funfair rides as well as many other fun activities provided in a culturally sensitive and fun environment for the whole family. True to its origins, it remains an event organised by the community for the community.

 

Tokyo world

What the organisers say:

“Once again, we’ve worked hard to deliver an eclectic line-up at the forefront of modern music, with a focus on contemporary artists, new sounds, and an added dimension of many more live bands. We have also remained true to our usual genres, with a stellar Drum and Bass lineup, iconic Hip Hop and Grime Artists, along with a cutting-edge selection of House royalty. There will be Afterparties both days at Motion, featuring a selection of Artists from the festival and special guests.”

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