Packed full of fascinating info and beautifully illustrated, the Friends' two books The Guide to Richmond Park and Family Trails in Richmond Park make brilliant Christmas presents – especially for anyone who plans a reviving walk in the Park over the festive break. (See our walks and events page for details of our organised Boxing Day walk.)

The Guide, £9.99, features a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, chapters on the Park's history, deer, wildlife, trees and flora, plus a useful map and many stunning colour photographs. Dame Jacqueline Wilson's foreword introduces Susanna Ramsey's Family Trails, £6.99, featuring six carefully plotted walks exploring the hidden secrets of the Park, accompanied by detailed maps and dozens of great photos .

You can buy both books at the Visitors' Centre by Pembroke Lodge, independent bookstores in Richmond, Sheen and Kew, and branches of Waterstones. They can also be purchased online through or on Amazon.