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OUR EVENTS

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This new page lists all the events that we have held and / or plan to hold in the future, and provides links to details about the past and the future for each one.

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List of our events



Event Name Description Past Reports Future Plans
Annual Photographic Competition This event is the first of what we expect to become an Annual Competition. It is open to residents of Wickford and the surrounding areas - but only to amateur photographers, who may enter up to three photographs each. There will be prizes awarded to the winner and runner up in each of two classes - adults and children aged under 16. New event - no past reports. Link [opens in a new window]
Autumn Ramble Enjoy a gentle, leisurely walk around the perimeter of the Country Park, under the leadership of the very knowledgeable Martin Singleton, from the Wickford Wildlife Society. Afterwards, gather in the Pavilion for apple-themed refreshments New event - no past reports. Please see the inspiration here [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Bat Walks A Saturday evening walk, facilitated by a member of the Essex Bat Group Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Bird Song Walks A stroll around the Park, under the guidance of Martin Singleton, a member of The Wickford Wildlife Society. Listen out for bird songs and see which species we can spot. Typically, we record 20 - 30 different species during these walks Link [opens in a new window] Unfortunately, due to the leader of the walk testing positive for COVID earlier this week, and now his replacement also testing positive, we will have to cancel the Bird Song Walk scheduled for April 10th. Apologies for the short notice.Link [opens in a new window]
Bring Your Own Picnic by The Lake Sit by the lake and see what birds and wildlife there is about whilst enjoying a picnic. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Crickets & Dragonflies This event was held from 2008 up to 2016. From 2017, it was incorporated into our 'Nature Quest' event Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Kites & Classic Cars Kite displays, make and fly a kite; admire up to 12 gleaming classic cars. Also side stalls and refreshments Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window] Suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic; now suspended due to the withdrawal of the Essex Kite Group and a chronic shortage of volunteers to organise and run it
Moths & Star Gazing Moth Night and Stargazing. This is a joint event with the Wickford Wildlife Society. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Monthly Wildlife Walks Organised by Martin Singleton of the Wickford Wildlife Society (WWS). Held monthly, on a Wednesday morning, Martin will be facilitating a sociable and leisurely walk around the Park looking out for, and recording, birds and other wildlife spotted or heard. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]
Nature Event (originally Nature Quest) A FREE day for children to explore some of the nature of the Park, with several different activities to try. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window] Suspended in 2019 due to a shortage of volunteers; cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic; now suspended due to a chronic shortage of volunteers to organise and run it
Paws in the Park A fun Dog Show for all the family Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window] Suspended since 2019 due to a shortage of volunteers to organise and run it
Quiz Nights A light hearted quiz for tables of up to eight. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window] Suspended in 2018 due to a shortage of volunteers to organise and run it
Skylarks 3K Races A 3K run around the Park for the serious club runners, casual runners, joggers ..... and walkers. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window] Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic; Suspended in 2022 due to a shortage of volunteers to organise and run them
Yule Rambles / January Jaunts Enjoy a gentle, leisurely walk around the perimeter of the Country Park, under the leadership of the very knowledgeable Martin Singleton, from the Wickford Wildlife Society. Afterwards, gather in the Pavilion for Christmas-themed refreshments, followed by the AGM. Link [opens in a new window] Link [opens in a new window]