Party on the Pier 25 July from 11 am – 4pm
Party on the Pier is a showcase of what the charities based at Chiswick Pier have to offer, and a wonderful introduction to river-based activities, as well as being a terrific day out for the family.
Always popular are the free boat trips which this year are being run on the Golden Salamander, courtesy of our sponsors Fuller. A trip will run every 45 minutes, and you can pick up your ticket on the day. The marvellous Amanda from Amanda’s Action Kids will be with us to entertain the little ones, and there will be lots of fun stalls, activities and food and drink.
The charities based at Chiswick Pier will be showing their work and the activities they run throughout the year. Chiswick Pier Canoe Club, who operate from the Trust on Sundays, are offering canoe taster sessions which are appropriate for young people aged over 14, as well as adults. The Thames Explorer Trust has a River Dipping Session at 11 am, which is a guided exploration of the foreshore. The RNLI will have information about its work, and souvenir stand. The Sea Cadets will have a stall where little ones can practice catching plastic ducks, and adults and children can enter a tombola. You can find out the sort of activities and training the Sea Cadets offer young people, and meet some of the current recruits.
There are a variety of artisan craft stalls, from the gorgeous Chiswick Pots to upcycled vintage teacups and saucers scented candles from Isola Bella. There’s jewellery from Silver Daze and you can even pick up a bandana for your dog from Black Dog company! Usborne – who produce the very best books for children of all ages and were awarded Children’s publisher of 2020 – have a stand, and Tinderbox will be selling toys and lucky dips for children. Aunty Planty can advise you on any knotty garden problems, and the New Chiswick Pool will be there with details of membership, site tours, gym passes and fitness competitions.
Join us for lunch, live music, and a drink at the London Pride Fullers Bar. Salt Beef Shack are providing fantastic salt beef bagels and Reubens sandwiches, as well as hotdogs and smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese. Mama Pets will be serving mouthwatering Caribbean vegetarian food and there’ll be handmade ice creams from Super Scoop Italian Gelato, or freshly made crepes, and we’ll have hot and cold refreshments too.
Party on the Pier Timetable
From 11 am:
Thames Explorer Trust meet outside the Pier House for River Dipping
The first free boat trip leaves (and then runs every 45 minutes).
The first Canoe Taster Sessions start
Amanda’s Action Kids, sponsored by Sworn and Co, will run sessions at 12.00, 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm.
By E3 bus, destination ‘Chiswick Edensor Road’ which runs past Turnham Green Tube (District Line) and Chiswick Mainline Station. This terminates adjacent to the roundabout in Edensor Road.
The 190 bus from Hammersmith (Piccadilly and District Lines) to Richmond (District Line and Richmond Mainline) passes the end of Edensor Road on the A316 (Burlington Lane).
Public parking is available in Pumping Station Road and is free at the weekend.