Thai Festival 2008 - Greenwich Park

On 9-10 August, Greenwich Park Bandstand will be transformed into a Thai village for the first Thai event of the area. Restaurants such as the Blue Elephant will be showing off their best traditional Thai dishes, such as green chicken currry and black pepper tiger prawn, prepared on the spot by the chefs. Other restaurants such as Sugar Hut and Chao Praya Eat-Thai, will also be out in force while visitors can also sample and buy a number of curry pastes and sauces.

There’s more shopping in the handicraft areas, where guests can purchase ornaments, jewellery, fabrics, and silks. Plus there's entertainment in the form of fruit carving demos for the kids as well as dance performances. Then, for a real treat, try some Thai shoulder and foot massages and make a beeline over to the Chang Beer Garden, or try the Thai wine garden with wine from the Siam Winery.

Tickets on the door are £5 for adults and free for children (under 120cm tall). Alternatively, advance adult tickets (£3) are available from the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre (Pepys House, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW) or by clicking here.

There's also a package that includes the ferry from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier, entry into the festival and a £10 food voucher. This costs £24 from Westminster Pier or £22 by clicking here.