Midwinter Get-Together and Rounding off 2021 in Good Company

Fri 17 December 2021
11am - 5pm

Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
Longbridge Road
Barking IG11 8TA

All Welcome

It's winter solstice on December 21st, this means we're reaching the turning point in the year when days will start getting longer again. We're going to attempt to light up the shortest, darkest days of the year! Join us for a winter warmer at Barking Park on Friday 17th December. *UPDATE* This event will continue as planned, but will now all take place outdoors - with social distance and masks required for using the indoor facilities.

Update – Changes to our Winter Warmer Events this week


We’re planning to go ahead with lighting up the shortest days of the year and we welcome everyone to join us for a Mid-Winter Warmer at Barking Park this Friday 17th December and a special Families Winter Warmer on Saturday 18th December.

The programme for both remains the same and timings are available online. However, in light of recent information about Covid-19, UK restrictions, and with the comfort and wellbeing of all our groups, collaborators and team in mind, we are switching both events to be outdoors only.

All facilities will still be available for public use. We’ll be restricting numbers inside and asking adults to socially distance / wear masks indoors, in line with government guidelines on public gatherings. We’ll have plenty of blankets, warm drinks and the fire for staying warm..


Event details


We’re going to wrap up another year in good company with workshops, healing herbs, festive crafts, winter wreath making, delicious food and drinks and maybe even a big, roaring bonfire. However you choose to celebrate this time of year – all are welcome!

11am – 1pm
Join us in the garden for some seasonal picking and wreath making.
Shaun will talk about how the garden changes in winter and what needs doing in order to welcome spring. We will alos have material and cuttings ready to make beautiful local winter wreaths, using and cherishing the plants that grow in our garden and the park.

Soup and Good Company.
Join us in the Club Room for an informal communal lunch and some delicious soup and drinks. Meet the Company Drinks team and others who are part of our regular community.


2 -5pm
We’ll be celebrating the closing of the year outdoors and indoors.
Join us with your family and friends for lantern making, exploring the garden in the dark, making simple remedies indoors and a warm drink at the fire..

Our club room will be open throughout, offering tea and snacks and meet someone from the team to find out what Company Drinks is and does.


Keep an eye on our website and social media. If you have an idea for how to warm up the day and bring LIGHT, then email us on