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

 

Jul
18
Thu
Guided Walk: Owls and Meadows, Ealing
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am

Join guide Martin Smith as he explains the latest conservancy work on the Hill to encourage barn owls onto Horsenden. View the recently installed owl boxes and find out the benefits of having these birds of prey make their home here.

Meet in the courtyard at Horsenden Farm – walks are free but donations are welcome. Well behaved dogs are welcome. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day!

Jul
19
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jul
24
Wed
WALK: Butterfly walk by FORCE
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WALK: Butterfly walk by FORCE @ Meet at Mereway Nature Reserve, Mereway Road. Meet beside the notice boards near the bridge between Kneller Gardens   | England | United Kingdom

Come along to Mereway Nature Park beside the River Crane for a fun morning learning about butterflies with the Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE)

This event specifically arranged to help you take part in the Big Butterfly Count which takes place between 20th July and 12th August. You will be identifying butterflies in our local area. Butterflies don’t like wet and windy weather but if the weather is bad on the day the walk will still go ahead highlighting where they are located and interesting facts about them.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Bring water and suncream as hopefully, it will be a glorious sunny day! Please note that even though the walk is free booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Aug
5
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Aug 5 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids. These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

The following walks are from Twickenham Junction Rough to Kneller Gardens and return.

Dates 2019 
  8th July    7th October
   5th August    4th November
   2nd September    2nd December

 

Meet next to the fountains at The Exchange, London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE at 10.15am
Walk 10.30-12.00

This is a free activity but please register in advance:

Email: parks@richmond.gov.uk or
charliethefaut@ruils.co.uk
Or phone Charlie 07904 608 404

Transport options
Twickenham Station for South Western Railways

Bus routes
110, 267,281, 681

Limited disabled parking is available

 

Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
7
Wed
History Walk Part Three, Barnes Common
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC) for the final walk of the history series led by Chair, Mike Hildesley covering a new part of the Common and finishing at a local tavern or cafe.

More details will follow and do please always check FoBC Events Calendar for the most up to date information.

Aug
8
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
16
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
17
Sat
WALK: Photography for children with FORCE
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
WALK: Photography for children with FORCE @ Meet Kneller Gardens, beside the pavilion Mereway Road   | England | United Kingdom

This is a fun walk/session to get children taking photographs of the plants and the wildlife in Kneller gardens and Mereway Nature Reserve with the help of local artist Paul Smith and the Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) 

Come along in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Though this session is free, please don’t forget to register to attend here as places are limited.

 

Aug
28
Wed
WALK: Bat walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Aug 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) this evening in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species you might encounter – at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland’s River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors.  Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton’s bat skimming low over the water.

Equipment is provided but please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and bring along a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk. This is a free walk but booking is essential.

Sep
2
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Sep 2 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids. These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

The following walks are from Twickenham Junction Rough to Kneller Gardens and return.

Dates 2019 
  8th July    7th October
   5th August    4th November
   2nd September    2nd December

 

Meet next to the fountains at The Exchange, London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE at 10.15am
Walk 10.30-12.00

This is a free activity but please register in advance:

Email: parks@richmond.gov.uk or
charliethefaut@ruils.co.uk
Or phone Charlie 07904 608 404

Transport options
Twickenham Station for South Western Railways

Bus routes
110, 267,281, 681

Limited disabled parking is available

 

Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
12
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
29
Sun
WALK: Apples on Ham Lands
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WALK: Apples on Ham Lands @ Meeting at Tesco in Ham | New Ipswich | New Hampshire | United States
Come and join Friends of Ham Lands on a walk around the lands and apple trees with Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson who will guide the walk and share their knowledge about Ham lands.
Please meet at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham RD 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm.
Children and well behaved dogs are welcome, dogs need to keep on lead during the walk.

 

Oct
7
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Oct 7 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids. These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

The following walks are from Twickenham Junction Rough to Kneller Gardens and return.

Dates 2019 
  8th July    7th October
   5th August    4th November
   2nd September    2nd December

 

Meet next to the fountains at The Exchange, London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE at 10.15am
Walk 10.30-12.00

This is a free activity but please register in advance:

Email: parks@richmond.gov.uk or
charliethefaut@ruils.co.uk
Or phone Charlie 07904 608 404

Transport options
Twickenham Station for South Western Railways

Bus routes
110, 267,281, 681

Limited disabled parking is available

 

Oct
10
Thu
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
18
Fri
Friendly Parks for All Activity (various locations)
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
4
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Nov 4 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids. These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

The following walks are from Twickenham Junction Rough to Kneller Gardens and return.

Dates 2019 
  8th July    7th October
   5th August    4th November
   2nd September    2nd December

 

Meet next to the fountains at The Exchange, London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE at 10.15am
Walk 10.30-12.00

This is a free activity but please register in advance:

Email: parks@richmond.gov.uk or
charliethefaut@ruils.co.uk
Or phone Charlie 07904 608 404

Transport options
Twickenham Station for South Western Railways

Bus routes
110, 267,281, 681

Limited disabled parking is available

 

Dec
2
Mon
Accessible Wellbeing Walk
Dec 2 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Accessible Wellbeing Walk

Friendly Parks for all brings a series of accessible walks open to all but suitable for people in wheelchairs and people using walking aids. These are free guided walks with support from volunteers to help you spend time enjoying nature with others.

The following walks are from Twickenham Junction Rough to Kneller Gardens and return.

Dates 2019 
  8th July    7th October
   5th August    4th November
   2nd September    2nd December

 

Meet next to the fountains at The Exchange, London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE at 10.15am
Walk 10.30-12.00

This is a free activity but please register in advance:

Email: parks@richmond.gov.uk or
charliethefaut@ruils.co.uk
Or phone Charlie 07904 608 404

Transport options
Twickenham Station for South Western Railways

Bus routes
110, 267,281, 681

Limited disabled parking is available