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Youth Parade

Youth Parade 2018

Youth ParadeSunday 16 September 2018

2pm to 5pm

Barking Park to Abbey Green

The fifth 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 Abbey Green
  • 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

Youth Parade leaflet (PDF, 1.20 MB)


Parking is available at Bobby Moore Way and London Road Multistorey Car Park.

Local parking charges apply.

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Parade Applicants Toggle accordion

If you would like to take part in the parade from Barking Park to Barking Abbey Park, complete the form and return back to the Events Team at:

Summer of festivals

There is also opportunities to showcase your group/club on stage, please indicate if you would like to perform at the Youth Parade:

Summer of festivals Parade application (DOC, 546.50 KB)

Entry conditions Toggle accordion

Searches including bags will be carried out as you enter the venue.

You can bring:

  • food, or this can be purchased
  • sealed soft drinks or water
  • folding chairs or picnic rugs

Don't bring:

  • alcohol or unsealed soft drinks
  • glass
  • BBQs or gazebos
  • weapons, drugs or legal highs
  • uncontrolled or dangerous dogs (please keep dogs on leads)

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. Contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

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

Access and facilities Toggle accordion


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 from site.

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

Blue Badge holders

Within council car parks, Blue Badge holders are entitled to four hours free parking in the disabled designated bays.

We have a number of parking bays reserved for Blue Badge holders who can also park (without restriction) in resident permit bays.

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.


The site has toilets and baby change. There is a fully accessible facility with changing area, shower and toilet with ramped access 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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