Bank holiday events in Croydon

Shopping, running and cycling (not all at the same time!) – enjoy the best of Croydon this weekend.

Take part in a Skyride around Croydon this weekend

Croydon’s Back In Business

After a successful first weekend, Croydon’s Back In Business returns for the bank holiday. With in-store discounts, family fun activities and free parking, it’s Croydon’s retailers’ way of thanking the community who have helped them get back on their feet after the riots. At the Centrale Shopping Centre, you can post messages of support onto ‘I love Croydon’ boards, pick up an I love Croydon T-shirt plus kids can take part in a treasure hunt around the building. There will also be food sampling, beauty treatments, offers and promotions.

When? All weekend

Where? Croydon town centre

How much? Free


Roundshaw Downs Parkrun

Like running? Why not meet other enthusiasts in your community and take part in a 5km race either against the clock or at your own pace. Enjoy the fresh air and surroundings of Roundshaw Downs as you make your way around the course (however long it takes you!). Children welcome.

When? Sat 27 Aug

Where? Roundshaw Downs

How much? Free


Skyride Local Croydon

Get on your bike and take part in the nationwide Skyride campaign – aiming to get one million people riding their bikes by 2013. Fun and free, Skyride’s help you get out and explore your local area. This weekend in Croydon, choose between a 12-mile ride exploring local villages and National Trust property Morden Hall or an easier 3.3 mile loop around South Norwood Country Park that’s perfect for kids, too.

When? Sun 28 Aug

How much? Free

Where? For starting points see website.


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