This page was updated on Monday, 11-Mar-2024 19:31:21 GMT


Our first dates for events in 2024 have now been set, and others are 'taking shape'. We would very much like to be able to offer a more extensive programme, but we still have a chronic shortage of active supporters to plan and run our events. Unless we attract significant additional support to manage the Calendar, we are likely to continue to adopt a 'low profile' well into 2024. If you have enjoyed our past events, or have ideas for future different events, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do volunteer to help to make them happen! Please visit the Volunteering page to read about ways in which you can become involved with the Friends' group, or contact us for more insight into what would be involved.

Please come along to our Winter Walk at 1.55 p.m. for a 2.00 p.m. start on Sunday February 18th 2024. The guided stroll around the Park will be followed by Free Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.

If you are curious about our events and want to know more about what it is like to be there, please see our Past Events page (updated Wednesday, 09-Mar-2022 18:22:14 GMT), or for a more comprehensive set of reports, please see our on-line archive (updated Saturday, 10-Feb-2024 11:50:07 GMT).

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Wick-ed Gardeners
Friday, 01-Mar-2024 20:10:02 GMT
Next date: please see the News Headlines page. The Wick Gardening Group - known as the Wick-ed Gardeners - has resumed its sessions for 2024 following the Winter Break. For the next date, please see the News Headlines page. Meet outside the Pavilion. Please bring your own gardening gloves. Tools will be provided, but if you have your own favourite gardening tools please feel free to bring your own.
Monthly Wildlife Walks The plans for this series of walks for the year 2024 have been announced, all on Wednesdays: January 17th, February 21st, March 20th, April 17th, May 22nd, June 12th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 11th Starting at 10.30a.m., meeting in the Pavilion car park. Enjoy a sociable and leisurely walk of approx 1 - 1.5 hours around the Park, led by Martin Singleton, and assisted by other experts from the Wickford Wildlife Society. to watch and listen to the varied wildlife in the Park. If you come throughout the year you may be amazed at the changing patterns of sightings throughout the seasons. For further details and to confirm the next date, please contact Martin Singleton
Winter Walk & AGM Sunday 18/02/2024 New Committee members are always welcome.
Birdsong Walk Sunday 14/04/2024 Start time: 09.30. Martin Singleton will be the lead. Refreshments will be provided.
Bring Your Own Picnic by The Lake Saturday 01/06/2024 Time 2pm to approx 5pm. Sit by the lake and see what birds and wildlife there is about whilst enjoying a picnic. Bring your own folding chair if desired.
Moth and Stargazing Night To be confirmed Time 9pm till late - Moth Night and Stargazing. This is a joint event with the Wickford Wildlife Society. There will be a booking system to be opened nearer the time as numbers will be limited.
Bat Watch and Night Walk To be confirmed Please visit this page for reports on previous bat walks
Autumn Walk with apple theme refreshments To be confirmed Time 10am - Autumn Walk with apple theme refreshments