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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.

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Experience Richmond Park by Shire horse-drawn carriage this Halloween!

Experience Richmond Park by Shire horse-drawn carriage this Halloween!

Halloween Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Imagine the sombre steps of a horse-drawn dray approaching. Tis Halloween, and Richmond Park in the dark is both exhilarating… and just a little bit scary!

At night in Richmond Park, all kinds of creatures emerge. Hear about the Shrew Ash, where to this day witches are murmured to congregate, and tales of highwaymen and ghosts… Marvel at the Park’s majestic stags, who at this time of the year sleep by day and fight their rivals at night.

28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Cost: £48 for a one hour ride including carriage blankets and a glass of sloe gin

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...