FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

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Holiday activities for Families 2016

Discover more about the Park on one of our environmentally themed activities. Taking place within the Park, join us as we explore the environment through investigation, discovery, activities and games.  The wide range of environmental activities, play and games are led by our excellent trained staff and provide fun and inspiring activities with safe supervision.

Each activity costs £15 per family (2 adults with up to 3 children). To book, or for more information, please email [email protected] NB Places are limited and must be booked in advance, bookings are taken from two weeks before each school holiday.  Please check the location of the activity as our sites are distributed across London.

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Date

Park

Activity

Description

Start Time

End Time

16-Feb Bushy Park Wild Winter

It may be a little chilly but our parks are full of plants and animals just waiting to be discovered by you. Wrap up warm and come and discover just what lives and grows here in the winter, and how it survives until spring.

10:30 12:30
17-Feb Greenwich Park Discover Winter

It may be a little chilly but our parks are full of plants and animals just waiting to be discovered by you. Wrap up warm and come and discover just what lives and grows here in the winter, and how it survives until spring.

10:30 12:30
18-Feb The Regent's Park Hidden Winter

It may be a little chilly but our parks are full of plants and animals just waiting to be discovered by you. Wrap up warm and come and discover just what lives and grows here in the winter, and how it survives until spring.

10:30 12:30
11-Mar Bushy Park Bat Walk (March)

Join us for a bat hunt! Join us on a walk to look for and hear some bats. We hope to see bats flying over the ponds and meadows, busy feeding. Use bat detectors to hear them and help identify the species. Learn more about them and their special skills. (Also on 15 April).

18:00 20:30
29-Mar Bushy Park Spring: New Beginnings

New life is  springing up all around us. Can you spot all the new signs? Join us for a chance to see many of the plants and animals living in the Park as they emerge from the Winter to enjoy the spring weather. Join in the activities and games and discover fascinating facts about the plants and animals we find.

10:30 12:30
30-Mar Greenwich Park Hello Spring!

New life is  springing up all around us. Can you spot all the new signs? Join us for a chance to see many of the plants and animals living in the Park as they emerge from the Winter to enjoy the spring weather. Join in the activities and games and discover fascinating facts about the plants and animals we find.

10:30 12:30
31-Mar The Regent's Park Signs of Spring

New life is  springing up all around us. Can you spot all the new signs? Join us for a chance to see many of the plants and animals living in the Park as they emerge from the Winter to enjoy the spring weather. Join in the activities and games and discover fascinating facts about the plants and animals we find.

10:30 12:30
05-Apr Bushy Park Maps and Compass

Come and test your navigation skills. Learn about maps and compasses and how to use them to navigate. Discover how you can navigate in other ways. Use your skills to follow our trail around the Park and test how much you have learnt!

10:30 12:30
06-Apr Greenwich Park Navigation

Come and test your navigation skills. Learn about maps and compasses and how to use them to navigate. Discover how you can navigate in other ways. Use your skills to follow our trail around the Park and test how much you have learnt!

10:30 12:30
07-Apr The Regent's Park Navigating Parks

Come and test your navigation skills. Learn about maps and compasses and how to use them to navigate. Discover how you can navigate in other ways. Use your skills to follow our trail around the Park and test how much you have learnt!

10:30 12:30
15-Apr Bushy Park Bat Walk (April)

Join us for a bat hunt! Join us on a walk to look for and hear some bats. We hope to see bats flying over the ponds and meadows, busy feeding. Use bat detectors to hear them and help identify the species. Learn more about them and their special skills. (Also on 11 March).

19:00 21:30
14-May Bushy Park Mammals

Look for signs that might show us where the mammals in the Park live and guess who lives where. Find out more about the mammals and why the Park is such an important place for them. Discover which mammals we have caught in our humane traps, help us identify them and then set them free again.

09:00 11:30
31-May Bushy Park Watery world

There is more to our ponds than meets the eye. Many creatures are living within its watery depths. Come and try your hand at pond dipping to catch some of these fascinating invertebrates, discover what lives here and find out how they manage to survive underwater.

10:30 12:30
01-Jun Greenwich Park Pond dipping!

There is more to our ponds than meets the eye. Many creatures are living within its watery depths. Come and try your hand at pond dipping to catch some of these fascinating invertebrates, discover what lives here and find out how they manage to survive underwater.

10:30 12:30
02-Jun The Regent's Park Below the surface

There is more to our ponds than meets the eye. Many creatures are living within its watery depths. Come and try your hand at pond dipping to catch some of these fascinating invertebrates, discover what lives here and find out how they manage to survive underwater.

10:30 12:30
02-Jul Bushy Park Moths and butterflies

Discover which species of moths we have caught in our humane trap, help us identify them and then set them free again. Use sweep nets to try and catch some day flying moths and butterflies in the meadow. Identify them and discover some of the exciting facts about the different species we find.

10:00 12:30
26-Jul Bushy Park Summer Invertebrates

Our meadows are packed full of colourful flowers and insects enjoying the summer sun. This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with many of the insects living there. Using sweep nets and other methods we will catch and identify the invertebrates we find, discovering more about them and how we can look after them in our own gardens and local areas.

10:30 12:30
27-Jul Greenwich Park Summer Meadow Sweep

Our meadows are packed full of colourful flowers and insects enjoying the summer sun. This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with many of the insects living there. Using sweep nets and other methods we will catch and identify the invertebrates we find, discovering more about them and how we can look after them in our own gardens and local areas.

10:30 12:30
28-Jul The Regent's Park Marvellous Meadows

Our meadows are packed full of colourful flowers and insects enjoying the summer sun. This is a chance for you to get up close and personal with many of the insects living there. Using sweep nets and other methods we will catch and identify the invertebrates we find, discovering more about them and how we can look after them in our own gardens and local areas.

10:30 12:30
02-Aug Bushy Park What nature has to offer

Discover what nature has to offer as we explore the natural resources found in the Park. Learn about natural resources, food for free, navigating and  tracks and signs. Work as a team to solve problems.

10:30 12:30
03-Aug Greenwich Park Using nature to survive

Discover what nature has to offer as we explore the natural resources found in the Park. Learn about natural resources, food for free, navigating and  tracks and signs. Work as a team to solve problems.

10:30 12:30
04-Aug The Regent's Park Surviving with nature

Discover what nature has to offer as we explore the natural resources found in the Park. Learn about natural resources, food for free, navigating and  tracks and signs. Work as a team to solve problems.

10:30 12:30
09-Aug Bushy Park Brilliant Birds

A day dedicated to our feathered friends. Come and see how many birds you can spot, learn about where they live,  what they eat and why they are important in this ecosystem.

10:30 12:30
10-Aug Greenwich Park Bird Spotting

A day dedicated to our feathered friends. Come and see how many birds you can spot, learn about where they live,  what they eat and why they are important in this ecosystem.

10:30 12:30
11-Aug The Regent's Park Birds

A day dedicated to our feathered friends. Come and see how many birds you can spot, learn about where they live,  what they eat and why they are important in this ecosystem.

10:30 12:30
16-Aug Bushy Park Conservation in Bushy Park

Our parks are home to lots of wildlife as well as being used by members of the public. Come and learn more about conservation activites,  get involved in some conservation tasks and search for some of the species we are trying to protect. Find out how you can make wildlife homes where you live.

10:30 12:30
17-Aug Greenwich Park Conservation in Greenwich Park

Our parks are home to lots of wildlife as well as being used by members of the public. Come and learn more about conservation activites,  get involved in some conservation tasks and search for some of the species we are trying to protect. Find out how you can make wildlife homes where you live.

10:30 12:30
18-Aug The Regent's Park Conservation in The Regent's Park

Our parks are home to lots of wildlife as well as being used by members of the public. Come and learn more about conservation activites,  get involved in some conservation tasks and search for some of the species we are trying to protect. Find out how you can make wildlife homes where you live.

10:30 12:30
23-Aug Bushy Park Tree-mendous

Trees are vital for our survival. Come and discover why they are so important, meet some of our trees up close and explore what might live on and around them.

10:30 12:30
24-Aug Greenwich Park Terrific Trees

Trees are vital for our survival. Come and discover why they are so important, meet some of our trees up close and explore what might live on and around them.

10:30 12:30
25-Aug The Regent's Park Trees

Trees are vital for our survival. Come and discover why they are so important, meet some of our trees up close and explore what might live on and around them.

10:30 12:30
30-Aug Bushy Park Brilliant Bugs

Our tiniest park residents are often overlooked. Join us for some minibeast hunting in the woods, meadows and hedges in the park. Discover how to catch  invertebrates, and how to identify them. Join in  activities as we find out more!

10:30 12:30
31-Aug Greenwich Park Interesting Invertebrates

Our tiniest park residents are often overlooked. Join us for some minibeast hunting in the woods, meadows and hedges in the park. Discover how to catch  invertebrates, and how to identify them. Join in  activities as we find out more!

10:30 12:30
01-Sep The Regent's Park Magnificent Minibeasts

Our tiniest park residents are often overlooked. Join us for some minibeast hunting in the woods, meadows and hedges in the park. Discover how to catch  invertebrates, and how to identify them. Join in  activities as we find out more!

10:30 12:30
16-Sep Bushy Park Science day: Climate

Our Climate is really important to us, it impacts on what we grow, where we live and can cause problems for us. Find out more about our climate.

19:00 21:30
07-Oct Bushy Park Awake after dark

Wrap up warm and discover what is awake after dark in the park. Join us on a walk through the Nature Trail and investigate this secret part of Bushy Park. Take part in  games and activities and discover this nocturnal world. Bring a torch!

18:00 20:30
25-Oct Bushy Park All Change for Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time in the Park, with fantastic displays of colour. Join us as we investigate plants and animals at this exciting time of the year. Discover more about trees and seeds and the animals that depend on them over the winter.

10:30 12:30
26-Oct Greenwich Park Autumn Colours

Autumn is a wonderful time in the Park, with fantastic displays of colour. Join us as we investigate plants and animals at this exciting time of the year. Discover more about trees and seeds and the animals that depend on them over the winter.

10:30 12:30
27-Oct The Regent's Park Discover Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time in the Park, with fantastic displays of colour. Join us as we investigate plants and animals at this exciting time of the year. Discover more about trees and seeds and the animals that depend on them over the winter.

10:30 12:30