This page was updated on Tuesday, 14-Feb-2023 14:23:39 GMT


Our first dates for events in 2023 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 2023. 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 January Jaunt at 1.55 p.m. for a 2.00 p.m. start on Sunday January 29th 2023. 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 Monday, 25-Sep-2023 21:12:50 BST).

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Wick-ed Gardeners
Tuesday, 26-Apr-2022 18:24:29 BST
Next date: please see the News Headlines page. The new Wick Gardening Group - the Wick-ed Gardeners - has resumed its sessions for 2023 following the 2-month long 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 tool/s please feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.
Annual Photographic Participation Event, 2023 To be confirmed The format for 2023 is under discussion. Please check out the News Headlines page for confirmation of the details. But meanwhile, start taking, and saving, your photos in and around the Park!
Monthly Wildlife Walks Dates for 2023: January 18th, February 15th, March15th, April112th, May 17th, June21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 13th, October 18th, November 15th, December 13th Starting at 10.30a.m.. 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
January Jaunt & AGM 29/01/2023 Includes prize-giving for the 2022 Photographic Competion winners.
Birdsong Walk Sunday May 14th Start time: 09.00 - note the earlier start compared with previous years. Martin Singleton will be the lead. Refreshments will be provided.
Bring Your Own Picnic by The Lake Saturday June 24th 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 Friday June 30th 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 Not held in 2023: will be held in alternating years Please visit this page for reports on previous bat walks
Autumn Walk with apple theme refreshments Sunday October 1st or 29th - date to be finalised Time 10am - Autumn Walk with apple theme refreshments

Events under discussion, but not yet agreed

An Insect/Butterfly/Dragonfly event in July or August