Activities in parks
There is something for everyone on offer in our parks and open spaces.
Types of activities
Visit Friendly Parks for All to find out more about the types of facilities and activities available in our parks and open spaces. Other activities can be found in the event listings compiled by Habitats and Heritage.
Accessible Wellbeing Walks are run in partnership with Richmond Borough Mind and Ruils. Please note that these organisations are separate from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
We encourage participants to register for Accessible Wellbeing Walks as we need to know if they require assistance or a volunteer to push the wheelchair. For more information, contact email@example.com.
List of outdoor learning providers
We have compiled a list of outdoor learning providers in the borough(pdf, 450KB).
Please note that these organisations are separate from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning that encourages and inspires individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.
The nationally recognised qualification for Forest School Leadership practice in the UK, run by Greenbow Training.
Sessions take place on Ham Lands. Contact Patrick Harrison for further information:
Fun, inspiring Forest School and bush craft sessions run by Kingston Forest School, engaging all involved to connect and learn in nature. Use of tools, fire and shelter building, team games, natural crafts and creativity.
Sessions take place in Ham Common Woods, and include both term time activities and holiday camps. Contact Cath for further information:
Holiday Forest School Workshops for Alexandra Infant School and St. Paul's CofE Junior School run by Maria Sprostranova. Volunteering opportunities as Professional Development for local Teachers/TA's and all Professionals working with children and young people.
Sessions take place on Ham Lands, and include holiday workshops run from 10am to 3pm. Contact Maria Sprostranova for information:
Tree House Learning provide quality Forest School sessions in the Ham Common Woods.
Various sessions are run throughout the week for different age groups. Contact April Gutensohn for further information:
Wild Education offer Forest School activities for schools, as well as pre-school and after school activities.
Sessions take place in Sheen Common Wood. Contact Ellie Wrigglesworth for further information:
Let your children come and have wild fun in the woods, they will come home tired, dirty and happy!
Sessions take place at Kings Ride, Sheen Common. Contact Wild Learning for further information:
Seeds of Change newsletter
The Seeds of Change project aims to encourage more use of parks and open spaces by local people.
Updated: 12 December 2023