Conker fights are a schoolyard tradition in the UK.
Always in the Autumn when the horse chestnuts drop from the trees – thread a string through them and take turns hitting each other’s conker. The winner is the player who smashes their opponents conker! Ah, a simple game but lots of fun. Very popular before the days of Health and Safety worries when we all got bruised knuckles and didn’t seem to mind.
If this appeals to you, head on down to the 9th Annual Hampstead Heath Conker Championships (and 2nd Hampstead Heath Heritage Festival) on Sunday.
The Heritage Festival will highlight the Heath’s rich social history and tell of its agricultural past, its use in the Second World War, its inspiration to all sorts of artists and its importance as a place for leisure over many years
Parliament Hill Bandstand
Sunday 10th October
Time Table of Events
- 11.00am – 1.00pm Welly-wangling
- 1.30pm Tug-of-war
- 3.00pm Finale Conker Championships
Kentish Town tube (Northern Line)
Gospel Oak overground station