The Royal Parks are organising a series of activities during August 16-30 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Isabella Plantation in 1953.

These include story telling, art and drama, a teddy bears' picnic and guided walks; there will be a large yurt to accommodate the activities if/when wet. The Friends will have a stand at the exhibition in the middle weekend.

The dates and activities are shown below. For more information, call the Park office on 0300 061 2200 or e-mail  

All activities will be held at or near Peg’s Pond, at the northern end of the Plantation, except where shown. Please note that the car park next to Peg’s Pond is for disabled (blue badge holders) only.

Fri 16 August (11am Broomfield Hill Gate) Guided Walk; part of Richmond Gardens Festival

Mon 19 August (10 am-4pm) Arts Activity

Tue 20 August (12pm-2pm) Story Telling

Wed 21 August (10am-4pm) Arts for Young People

Thu 22 August (12pm, 1pm, 2pm) Guided Walks

Fri 23 August (10am-4pm) Teddy Bears Picnic (Young Children and Families)

Sat 24 and Sun 25 August (10am-4pm) Exhibition

Mon 26 August (10pm-4pm) Arts/Drama Activity

Tue 27 August (12pm, 1pm, 2pm) Guided Walks

Wed 28 August (10am-4pm) Story Telling

Fri 30 August (11am Broomfield Hill Gate) Gardeners’ Walk