Discoverers

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Discoverers

For families exploring Richmond Park


What is the Discoverers programme?

Discoverers is the Friends of Richmond Park’s activities programme for families with school age children. Events take place on a number of weekends throughout the year. Most Discoverers events are free, and open to non-FRP members.
Join our mailing list to receive early emails about an upcoming activity.

'BAG IT, BIN IT, TAKE IT HOME!'

Litter in Richmond Park

Calling all school–age artists!

Could you design a poster to encourage visitors not to litter Richmond Park, and to take their rubbish home with them if they can?

Richmond Park is more popular than ever these days but popularity brings problems!  Like the amount of litter some visitors leave behind.

Volunteer picks up litter

The Royal Parks employ people to empty the bins regularly.
There are also many volunteers who pick up litter – You may have seen them around

Litter is a real danger to the Park’s wildlife, as can be seen in the picture of the deer eating plastic. It is also horrible to see!

Your poster could be reproduced, and displayed on Park notice boards!

Deer chewing plastic

We will also put as many as we can on the FRP website and use them in anti-litter publicity.

Remember - a picture can often speak louder than words!

For entry details go NOW to
our Poster Competition page

 

 

 

Other things you can do in lockdown

Small Tortoiseshell ButterflyGet out and about safely, and keep and eye on what is happening in the Natural World.

For example, you may come across a hibernating butterfly, like this Small Tortoiseshell, in the house or a shed. If you think it’s in a safe place, you can should leave it where it is.  Here’s some good advice from Butterfly Conservation:
https://butterfly-conservation.org/news-and-blog/i-found-a-butterfly-in-my-house-what-should-i-do

AND REMEMBER – WHEN IN THE PARK
Keep a safe distance from other people at all times
STAY SAFE!

You can find reports and photos from past events on our events page at  https://frp.org.uk/discoverers-events/

Joining Discoverers is a great way to get to know our beautiful Park!

Please note

  • Discoverers family events are for children accompanied by adults
  • Most Discoverers events are FREE to members of FRP
  • There may be a small charge for non-members
  • Some events may be open to FRP members only
  • All events must be pre-booked

2021 Programme

EVENT DATE TIME
Poster Competition Submit by 8th March n/a
More events to follow.  Watch this space!  

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