Richmond Park Open Day 2010

This year's Richmond Park Open Day takes place on Sunday 19th September, from 11am to 4pm at Holly Lodge. Organised by The Royal Parks team, Open Day features a wide range of activities and exhibits from tree climbing and iron work to charcoal burning and basket weaving.

The Friends will be well represented throughout the day. There will be a membership recruitment and FRP information exhibit, and more than 30 of our members have kindly volunteered to help out with a variety of stewarding tasks. Susanna Ramsey will be demonstrating owl pellet dissection as well as providing a full display of her intriguing Nature Collection featuring many wildlife specimens from Richmond Park. There will also be short (20-30 minute) walks which have been organised by the FRP's vice chairman, Peter Burrows-Smith. They will depart from Holly Lodge throughout the day and cover different topics (trees, birds, butterflies etc).

At Holly Lodge there will be over 40 stalls and displays of interest to visitors of all ages.  There are activities and exhibits specially for children and also much of interest for adults including vintage MG cars; tractors and motorbikes; bee-keeping; and a look at life in a Victorian classroom! You can download the list of activities below.

Although entry is free, each car parked at Holly Lodge will be charged £5 to help cover some of the costs of the event.  Alternatively you could walk or arrive via one of the old London buses, courtesy of Arriva, which will be conveying visitors from a number of the Park’s car parks to Holly Lodge. You can download the timetable below.