Whether you plan to journey by bike, on foot or train, meet us on Chingford Plain for an afternoon and evening of celebration, food, family games and making.
As dusk falls, banish the shadows and alight our hopes and burn our fears through song, fire and pageantry.
• Celebrate together – through song, feasting, and dance – mark the turning of the seasons in a very special place.
• Join in – help us build the biggest May Day bonfire, built with the hopes you wish to kindle for the new spring year, and burn the fears you wish to banish.
• Unwind – take this moment to remove from the hurly burly, get away from the madding crowd and back to Natures Playground.
Grab your bike, your bus pass, get on the train, take in the Forest fresh air, enjoy the simple things in life; the company of those you know and those you’re yet to meet, the sharing of food, tales, and ideas for a new year.
Clear your heads of the everyday, for today we come together to renew; casting aside the old and beginning afresh, our destination is Chingford Plain.
Find out more about the communal feast in our Q&A with the Hornbeam Centre here.
Got a question? Please see our FAQs page.
Making the journey by bike? View the cycle route map