Put the ever-popular Richmond Park Open Day in your diary - this year with a WW1 twist! Find out about the role of The Royal Parks
Put the ever-popular Richmond Park Open Day in your diary – this year with a WW1 twist!
- Find out about the role of The Royal Parks in WW1 in a fascinating exhibition at Holly Lodge
- Find out more about the organisations which work in and help the park
- Discover the history of the park and its wildlife
- Meet the shire hoses
- Have fun taking part in arts and craft activities for adults and children
They are also having two lots of WW1 family activities and they are:
1 – A group of Lady signalers practicing semaphore in the park. Complete with signal flags and charts for the public to try.
2 – A balloon defence group – A balloon defence apron will be created and the public will make model paper aeroplanes and try to fly them through the balloon barrier.
The last thing is that there will be a Royal Parks Photo booth where the public can take pictures of themselves with signal flags and possibly with us in uniform.
Every two years Richmond Park has an open day and the last time The Royal Parks reconstructed H G Wells Ariel Rope way, or at least a small section of it.
This time round we are hoping to have a collection of vintage and period bicycles representing the cyclist regiments of the Great War. There will also be various talks throughout the day and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and listen to your stories.
All Day (Sunday)
Holly Lodge, Richmond Park
Richmond Park, London