Friends of Eastville Park committee are delighted to announce the return of our very popular Santa’s Grotto on the Lake! With the support of an army of helpers from our group we are going to create something even bigger and brighter than before! Last year’s event attracted over six hundred excited children(and their parents) to a lakeside experience like no other! A Grotto full of mystical magic and fantasy fun, not to mention Santa, his elves and reindeer delivering presents from way up in the clouds(which on the day turned out to be full of rain too!) We had a lovely selection of homemade soup and cakes for everyone and the obligatory mulled wine and apple juice to keep everyone warm.

This year, things are a little different. All of the activities will be in humongous marquees. This will save us a lot of work building things and also provide good weather protection if it decides to be wet again! Other exciting additions are: a whole day of live music from local bands and musicians,  lovely storytelling sessions and some wonderful children’s interactive activities.

This year we are dedicating some time to providing a Grotto experience for children who struggle with noise and crowds. Autistic children and others with similar needs are most welcome to book ahead (see contact details above) some time for you between 10am and 1030am

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.

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!

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.

Weekly park run

  • What is Eastville parkrun?

It is a 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 to help.

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.”

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!