Carers Network’s programme of trips and events for Carers Week 2019

This week is Carers Week 2019! This week is the UK’s annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the contribution they make to society. The theme for Carers Week this year is Getting Carers Connected. To celebrate the week, we have a programme packed full of activities and events.

Monday 10 June

It’s been a quite a year politically speaking, so we’ll kick off the week with a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament on Monday 10 June to see where it’s all been going down. It’s an early start for this one as the tours are having to be done early this year to make way for other pressing business, so we’ll be meeting at 9am outside Westminster Tube.

In the afternoon we’ll swap the corridors of power for the more hallowed and saintly ground of St Paul’s Cathedral for a tour – group meeting at 2pm.

In the evening we will have some space reserved for carers to enjoy the choral evensong at Westminster Abbey.

Tuesday 11 June

On Tuesday 11th we’ll have a group going for a guided tour of Chelsea Physic Garden, so we hope the sun is shining! Here we’ll meet at 10:30am for an 11am tour. In the afternoon there’s a trip to Kew Gardens, group meeting at 2pm.

Wednesday 12 June

Wednesday 12th has something for all tastes with a tour of Chelsea FC at 11am, a tour of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace at 1pm and a trip to Chiswick House for a tour of their gardens at 3pm. In the evening it’s theatre time with a trip to Bush Theatre to see the play Strange Fruit at 7pm. Find out more information on the play at:

Thursday 13 June

On Thursday 13th we’ll have an opportunity for a group to enjoy a historical guided tour of Fulham Palace at 2pm followed by another evening theatre trip to the Royal Court Theatre to see the play White Pearl at 7pm. Find out more information on the play here:

Friday 14 June

Finally, on Friday 14th June we are finishing the week off with a bang at the inaugural Carers’ Festival!

This will be held at Paddington Recreation Ground from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

Here, carers will be the centre of attention, sharing their skills and talents with fellow carers attending. We’ll have crafters, painters, musicians, dancers, bakers and more.

If you have a skill or talent get in touch and let us know how you’d like to be involved.

Otherwise, please come down to the event and enjoy the afternoon.

There will also be a BAKE OFF at the festival, so if you’re a whizz in kitchen please bring down a show-stopper for the gingham alter! At the event we will also have the use of the bowls green and two tennis courts if you would like to enjoy some light exercise.

These Carers Week trips, activities and events are open to all unpaid carers registered with Carers Network to sign up for.

Places are limited. To register please call 020 8960 3033 or email

We hope you have a fantastic Carers Week connecting with fellow carers, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of the trips, activities or events!