We made an excellent choice. I'd never been to Blythe Hill before - what a revelation that this piece of hilly parkland, with its new playground (with a sand pit!) and magnificant big sky view should exist here.
There was live music, craft and food stalls, donkey rides, ceramic painting and a beautiful Punch and Judy show in the dappled shade (my photo above) of a big beautiful tree. It felt very relaxed and never crowded. I'm guessing that it's the sort of event that was down to few dedicated community-minded people - well done.
When we could persuade (i.e bribe) the children to sit, we enjoyed watching the live music on the non-threatingingly sized stage - it was great to lounge around on a rug, or on the scattered hay bales, munching a picnic. My picture is here is of the stage during 'pack-up' - I was too distracted to take one earlier when there were loads more people, honest! Unfortunately we missed Dads Aloud (has anyone every seen them? what are they like?) but at the end of the programme we caught the Nzinga Dance African drumming group and the Brockley Ukelele Group. Happily, my dad-in-law joined us for the ukelele set because he's just been given a ukelele for his birthday to occupy him in semi-retirement. It was one of those great days - we'll be there next year. I'll let you know the date when I hear.