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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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Richmond Park midsummer horse-drawn carriage rides

Richmond Park midsummer horse-drawn carriage rides

Operation Centaur

This Summer, Operation Centaur have teamed up with The Royal Parks to bring you a six-person Park Brake drawn by our majestic Shire Horses, allowing you to experience Richmond Park like never before.

The 90-minute experience begins at Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, where you’ll be met with summer refreshments. You will take your place in the carriage embarking on a 60 minute ride through the park in all its summer beauty! You’ll also be treated to a unique behind-the-scenes visit of the working stables.

Proceeds will help fund sustainable conservation initiatives with the working Shire horses in The Royal Parks.

Dates:
Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 June,
Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 June,
Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 June,
Thursday 29 to Saturday 1 July,
with two rides per day at 5pm and 6pm.

To book your ride, click here.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 23rd Nov 8:00 pm

The Royal Parks in the Great War. Talk by David Ivison

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...