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Youth Parade

Youth ParadeSunday 5 June

1pm to 5pm

Parade Barking Park to Abbey Green

Celebratory event at Abbey Green

Free event - no tickets required. 

Part of The Jubilee Weekender 

The eighth annual youth parade to celebrate the borough’s inspirational young people and the positive contribution they make to Barking and Dagenham.

Events and activities:

  • line the streets and cheer on the parade
  • join the celebratory event at Barking Park
  • creative workshops and activities brought to you by Barking and Dagenham Small Group Consortium 
  • music and dance
  • free inflatables and rides
  • family fun and food
  • find out about the groups, clubs and activities for young people in the borough

Take part in the Parade

There are still spaces available for your club to join us on the parade and showcase your club to the borough. If you are interested, please complete the below form and send to summeroffestivals@lbbd.gov.uk 

Youth Parade participates and performers 2022 new.doc

Youth Parade 2022.pdf

Road closures - Please be aware there will be a road closures in place on Broadway from the junction of Broadway/East Street and the junction of Broadway/Bobby Moore Way between 12pm - 6pm. Clockhouse Avenue will also be closed. Buses on this route will be diverted between 11am to 11pm. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

An official photographer has been commissioned by the council to take photographs and/or film at the Youth Parade. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast in LBBD publications and/or publicity materials, and websites, and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast. Should you have any queries, please contact the Events' Team at summeroffestivals@lbbd.gov.uk.

Thank you to our sponsors

Eastbrook Studios

Weston Homes

McLaren Construction Group 

CU London

London City Airport

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Programme Toggle accordion


1.40pm - Parade arrival

2pm - Medal ceremony

2.20pm - Born 2 Perform

2.35pm - Dare 2 Dance

2.45pm - Katie Guyton Stage School

3.05pm - Konverse Dance Crews

3.15pm - Pullums Dance Academy

3.25pm - Arc Theatre - RAISED Voices

3.30pm - Sue Garner School of Dance

3.45pm - Elevation Performance Academy

4pm - Big Deal

4.05pm - 3Style Fridays Dance Battle with Studio 3 Arts

BD Block Party

1.30pm - Tri&Goals - Football freestyle and Wing Chung taster

2pm - Future MOLDS Communities - Boxing

2.30pm - BDYD - Street Dance

3pm - Mums On A Mission - Drama

3.30pm - Sew London Project - Up-cycling crafts

4pm - APSC - Capoeira

4.30pm - RDF - Basketball

Keep an eye out for Sparky the Robot, who will be strolling around at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

*Programme subject to change

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To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • Please adhere to the Covid19 rules (please see below tab)
  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • No weapons on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottled
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard light on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

Covid19 Guidance for Visitors Toggle accordion

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

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There is no public car parking on site but parking is available at Bobby Moore Way and London Road Multistorey Car Park, only a short walk away from site.

Local parking charges apply (RINGO) for council car parks.

Blue Badge Holders

Blue Badge holders are entitled to 4 hours free parking in designated disabled bays located close to the site.

Public Transport

Barking has great transport connections via Barking station which is only a five minute walk from the venue. The station is serviced by District and Hammersmith & City underground lines, National Rail services via C2C and London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line.


Abbey Green is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths which services the majority of facilities including a good viewing area and toilets including one accessible toilet and one adult changing area.


Both sites have toilets, baby change and adult changing areas.

We are working with Mobiloo to provide specialist facility with ramped access, accessible change, toilet and shower and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within walking distance.



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