Artwork credit: © Ken Edwards

Let’s Discover with Olly the Little Owl!

Join us this weekend on a free short trail around Sidmouth Wood in Richmond Park for the launch of our new children’s booklet. The booklet is about the trees of Richmond Park and their wildlife. It features Olly the Little Owl, who is hiding on every page, along with interesting facts and activities to complete on the way.

Starting point: the Visitor Information Centre by Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park. Here you will be able to purchase a booklet (£1.50) and also collect a map of the trail, which is around 2 km long (just over 1 mile). Please note that the Visitor Centre only accepts card payments. 

Dates: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September, between 10am and noon.

Trail: Volunteers will welcome you at each tree on the trail, where children can choose to take part in an activity and receive a stamp. At the end of the trail, there will be a special Olly stamp to collect.

Our booklet offers a fun opportunity for children to learn about the wonderful world of trees and their wildlife, while exploring the Park. The trail map features four important tree species including a twisty-barked sweet chestnut, a fabulous veteran oak, a beech and a horse chestnut.

We will also have Olly the Little Owl pin badges available at the Visitor Centre to celebrate the launch of our new booklet, in the six different colours shown below (£1 each).

We are excited to launch our new booklet to coincide with the Great Big Green Week, where communities come together to protect green spaces and tackle climate change.

Don’t forget to share your adventures with us #OllyTheLittleOwl