This summer we are launching a project in partnership with supermarket chain Aldi, that will put a trained outreach officer in 15 cities across Great Britain.

Our outreach officers will be setting up at parks and in city greenspaces to provide a range of materials and activities to help families (with kids aged 4-12) get closer to nature in these familiar green spaces. 

Through the summer (from the end of May to September) we'll be posting updates on this blog with lists of the events and locations our outreach officers. 

We have different levels of detail for each site so check back for more updates soon. 

For now check out the list of events and locations we have so far:

Manchester

Locations will include Chorlton Water Park, Fletcher Moss Park, Heaton Park and Alexandra Park.

Swansea

Swansea Community Farm - 30th May, 11th June, 16th July The LC, Swansea - 3rd June, 12th June Castlefest, Weobly Castle, Swansea - 20th and 21st August

Green spaces to keep an eye out are; Brynmill park, Singleton Park and Clyne Gardens!

London

From May half-term holiday until September, visitors to Queen’s Park in Brent, West Ham Park in Newham and Hampstead Heath will be able to join the RSPB on activities to uncover London’s wildlife secrets.

Liverpool

28th May - Taylors Park, St Helens - Butterfly themed activity and if weather is right I will be doing a butterfly activity too 18th June - Festival Gardens 9th/10th July - National Wildflower Centre - Scarecrow Festival.

This event is organised by the NWC and involves local groups making scarecrows and being put on display around the centre 6th Aug - Greenslate Farm Festival

We'll also be using Sefton Park and Calderstones.

Norwich

In Norwich we know we will be delivering activity in the following parks/green spaces:

Eaton Park

Mousehold Heath

Catton Park

Whitlingham Country Park

Chapelfield Park

We have confirmed the following:

21 May, 1, 4, 11, June at Catton Park.

29 May Eaton Park

30 May, 5, 12 June, 24, 27 July, 3, 10, 18 and 24 Aug at Whitlingham Country Park

2 July at Chapelfield Park

25 July at Mousehold Heath

Glasgow

11 June Pollinators

Join us to learn more about why pollinators are important and learn to ID some of the butterflies and bees we find in Glasgow

Glasgow Wild Fest - September

This year’s theme is Natures Architects  citywide events will run across Glasgow celebrating Glasgow green spaces and wildlife through environmental activities.

Glasgow key sites - Kelvingrove Park, Pollock Park, Queens Park, Castlemilk and Kelvinside Woodlands.  

Edinburgh

Duddingston Bioblitz 25 June

From 6am – 11pm we will celebrating Duddingston’s community green spaces with environmental experts and partners by recording and running environmental activities aimed at engaging families and wildlife enthusiasts with the wildlife on their doorstep.

9 July- Radio  4 Gardening Question time Garden Party at The Edinburgh Botanical Gardens

Edinburgh key sites - Calders Community Garden, Bridgend Farmhouse, Bal green community space, and Duddingston Field Group

Birmingham

We will be mainly at a mixture of Sutton Park, Cannon Hill and Perry Hill Parks

29 May Sutton Park

2 June Canon Hill Park

4 June Sutton Park

18 June Handsworth Park

19 June Perry Hall Park

25 and 26 Sutton Park

Brighton

From May half-term holiday until September, visitors to a number of parks in Brighton and Hove, including St Ann's Well Gardens, Preston, Queens, Hove and Saunders Parks will be able to join the RSPB for exciting nature activities which will help families get closer to nature.

Wednesday 2nd of June, Queens Park Brighton, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.

Friday 3rd of June, Saunders Park, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.

Saturday 4th of June, St. Ann's Well Gardens, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.

Newcastle

Heaton Park; Jesmond Dene 

Nottingham

29-30 May Markeaton Park, Derby

4 June Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby

5 June Chaddesden Park, Derby

18 June Long Eaton Carnival, Nottingham

19 June Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham

25 June Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham

2 July Lenton Abbey, Nottingham

3 July  Bluebell Dairy, Nottingham

17 July Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham

In the summer holidays we will also be in joining in all the LoveParks events in Derby from 1 – 5 August

Bournemouth

The main areas will be The Kingfisher Barn at Muscliff, Boscombe Pier, Hengistbury head and Upton Country Park.

For a more detailed list of events in Bournemouth download the attachment from this blog.

More to come on these cities:

Aberdeen

Leeds

 

Events Bournemouth.pdf
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