New Events for 2017
We are delighted to be able to offer an expanded range of events
on the Commons this year!
Walks and Talks
Buoyed by the popularity of our staff led walks, we have added further walks in this year - along with the Spring and Autumn walks, we have added an evening walk for those unable to make the daytime walks, and also walks specific to birds, bats, butterflies and dragonflies - all led by local volunteer experts.
The first of these talks is our Winter Talk which takes place on 8th February local expert, Dr Nigel Reeve, will be giving us the low down on everything you need to know about hedgehogs!
Spring Walk at Putney Lower Common - 26th April
Bird Walk with Dave Wills - 7th May
Bat Walk - 13th May
Summer Evening Walk on Wimbledon Common - 5th July
Butterfly & Dragonfly Walk - 29th July
Autumn Walk - 11th October
Walk for Health
Two of our staff, working in partnership with Merton Council and their Walk4Life programme, have been trained as walk leaders and recently began leading a series of short, easy walks on the Commons that have been specifically designed for people who would like to improve their health and well-being by becoming more active. Click here for dates and more information
For the kids!
Keen to involve our younger visitors, there will be more activities for children this year, including an Easter Egg Hunt competition over the Easter weekend and, during the school holidays, nature-based Treasure Hunts. Plus pumpkin-carving and ghostly goings-on at Halloween!
Easter Egg Hunt
Summer Holiday Nature Treasure Hunt
Our larger events continue to go from strength to strength and continue in 2017 - including the hugely successful Commons' Open Day and the BioBlitz Weekend of Nature. We have added two other events around Christmas - a completely new event for us will be a small Christmas Craft Fair in early December, and following the success of the "Carols at the Windmill", we will definitely be holding that event again - hopefully with added mulled wine!
The regular Scrub Bashing Group, organised by our Conservation & Engagement Officer, Peter Haldane, continues to meet each month to carry out conservation work on the heathland. This is a great way to get involved in our conservation work, meet people and get fit! Information on dates can be found here.
How to join in
All our events are listed on the Events Page of our website, and each listing will have full information on dates, timings, locations and whether booking is required.
If you are interested in having a stall at the BioBlitz, Open Day or Craft Fair, please contact Angela