What’s On

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

London is becoming the first ever National Park City with over 300 events across the capital to celebrate! Check out the festival website to see a selection of events centred around Hounslow and Ealing or use the ‘Categories’ filter on our events calendar to find things in Richmond Borough

 

Aug
19
Mon
Summer Holiday Forest School with Forest Buds-Ealing
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children will explore the outdoors through mindful walks and games. They will also cook outdoors, explore the beautiful summer colours and local wildlife, make natural dyes, light fires, whittle, build shelters and dens, do some wildlife and nature photography, nature art and there will be water fun if we need to cool off. Email Usma forest.buds@outlook.com to find out more.

Aug
20
Tue
Summer Holiday Forest School with Forest Buds-Ealing
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children will explore the outdoors through mindful walks and games. They will also cook outdoors, explore the beautiful summer colours and local wildlife, make natural dyes, light fires, whittle, build shelters and dens, do some wildlife and nature photography, nature art and there will be water fun if we need to cool off. Email Usma forest.buds@outlook.com to find out more.

A stroll, a cuppa and a chat at Heston and Inwood Parks, Hownslow
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn for “A stroll, a cuppa and a chat

A fun session, suitable for all with. These are free and you do not have to book, but you will be asked to register on arrival. All are welcome and stroll at a pace that suits those attending.

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

This is a regular drop-in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website.

 

Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!

 

Aug
21
Wed
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside @ Orleans House Garden, Orleans House | England | United Kingdom

Join keen volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

Come along every Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30pm

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session just before 10 am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

 

Summer Holiday Forest School with Forest Buds-Ealing
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Children will explore the outdoors through mindful walks and games. They will also cook outdoors, explore the beautiful summer colours and local wildlife, make natural dyes, light fires, whittle, build shelters and dens, do some wildlife and nature photography, nature art and there will be water fun if we need to cool off. Email Usma forest.buds@outlook.com to find out more.

The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gardening Session at Mortlake Community Association @ Mortlake Community Association  | England | United Kingdom

The Mortlake Community Association runs a regular gardening session, a nice fresh air activity for outdoor enthusiasts and for those looking to improve their gardening skills and meet new people.

When: The sessions will place regularly on the first and third Wednesday of the month, but you are welcome to go any time to garden or sit and enjoy it.

Where: Alder Road, Mortlake, halfway down the road, behind the Scout Hut. SW14 8ER, from 10.30 am to 12

Please click here to visit their website and learn all about the garden and other activities run by the association.

 

Walking for Health: Ham Lands
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join this Health Walks every Wednesday  at  10.30 am

Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) – 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of the walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

Aug
22
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Bat Walk-WWT London Wetland Centre
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Observe some of the amazing antics of bats by walking amongst them. The London Wetland Centre leads this walk that is centred around all things bats-they even provide attendees with bat detectors, to help identify species and listen to the sounds they make! This is the perfect opportunity to learn and experience first-hand the wonders of bats. Get your tickets here.

 

Aug
25
Sun
Drawing & Painting Workshop in Hayloft Studio-Ealing
Aug 25 all-day

Whether you are a complete beginner or want to further develop your art skills these sessions are for all levels. Working with an experienced tutor, we will take in the beauty and versatility of the farm, hill & surroundings. Contact Lynda on 07944 232074 for more info!

Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

 

Aug
26
Mon
English and Gardening Sessions
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
English and Gardening Sessions @ Ham Youth Centre | England | United Kingdom

Practice speaking English while learning about plants and gardening! This event offers an opportunity for a community to come together and learn together about their surrounding environment, while also improving their English speaking abilities. Gardening sessions with Cultivate London give a space for attendees to practice their English and become more comfortable with it in a safe, learning conducive environment with LEAH (Learning English at Home). This combination aims to decrease isolation, and help those who do not speak English as their first language integrate into community activities.

Twickenham Honey Market
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
27
Tue
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

This is a regular drop-in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website.

 

Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre @ E.T.N.A. Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, | England | United Kingdom

Continuing with their mission to tackle food waste, The Real Junk Food Project – Twickenham has now launched Tea, Toast and Soup Tuesdays at the ETNA Community Centre every Tuesday from 2 to 5 pm

Join in and tell and bring your friends and family for a nice homemade soup, toast and much more and ‘Pay As You Feel’ 

 

Extinction Rebellion Meet-up
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local branch of  meets on Tuesdays at 7. 00 pm at One Kew Road Pub & Restaurant, opposite Richmond Station. All welcome!

Time is running out to limit the effects of . Join in!