FBHP title
  • 20181204_175838_opt
  • fbp01_exterior_180925_opt
  • fbp01_axo_180925_opt
  • p1050806_opt
  • p1050809_opt
FBHP logo

Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

Keep Up-to-date

Members and non-members can receive emails about events in the parks. To subscribe, please enter your email address below.

Latest news

Deer Attack


We are sorry to have to record the deer attack on a young girl on Wednesday 24 October. The Royal Parks and the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks are continually warning visitors to refrain from getting too close to the deer, especially during the Rut and at birthing time. That is a distance of 50 metres. The unfortunate incident reported here is the reason why. PLEASE treat the deer in the same way that you will treat any wild animal.

BBC article reproduced below.

“A young girl is in hospital after being gored by a stag in one of London’s Royal Parks. The child, thought to be aged seven, sustained a leg injury in the attack at Bushy Park in south-west London on Wednesday afternoon. A spokesman for the park explained that eyewitnesses said the girl’s family was “standing very close to the stag and taking photos”. The extent of her injuries is not known. Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance were sent to the park at about 15:30 BST.

‘Immensely strong’

Assistant park manager Bill Swan said: “This distressing incident is an unfortunate but powerful warning to everyone why it is dangerous to approach stags during the autumn rutting season, and at any time in fact. “Stags are wild animals, and they are especially unpredictable at this time of year, and can act defensively if they are aggravated or feel cornered. “They are immensely strong and can move very fast to defend themselves, even from lying down when resting. “We have warning signs at key locations across Bushy Park asking people to stay at least 50m away from the deer; people must keep their distance to prevent such incidents occurring.” According to the Royal Parks, there are more than 300 wild deer in Bushy Park”

  • Santa Fun Run 2014

    A Santa Fun Run to raise money for Princess Alice Hospice took place on Sunday 30 November, with 500 Santas completing the 5k fun run in stunning Bushy Park.

  • Bulb Planting in the Woodland Gardens

    Bulb Planting in the Woodland Gardens

    On 8 November a group of Friends planted bulbs in an area of the Woodland Gardens.

  • Fighting police cuts in Bushy Park

    Fighting police cuts in Bushy Park

    Royal Parks Police

    We urgently need Friends’ members and all those who care about the park to write to Mike Penning, the Policing Minister, expressing your concern at the situation.

  • FBHP 2015 calendar

    FBHP 2015 calendar

    Unique to FBHP the new 2015 calendar featuring images of Bushy and Home Parks – many taken by winners of our photographic competitions.

    Limited availability – get yours now at the Information Point, Pheasantry Café.

    If you are unable to get to the to the Information Point at the weekends and wish to purchase please contact chairman@fbhp.org.uk

    Cost £5.50

  • Bushy Park Diary - October 2014

    The Bushy Park October 2014 Diary is now available to view here and in large-font format here

Page 32 of 64 Previous Next

Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Friday, 25th Jan 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones-Healy “Dr John Langdon Down and the history of Normansfield“.

Latest report

The Friends’ first outside event of the year is always a good occasion, joined as always by members of various other groups interested in trees, mistletoe and the ecology.

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.