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Events

April events

Saturday 28 April - mini beast safari at Snaprails Park, Sandhurst

Have a go at bug hunting to discover the magical world of mini beasts.

When

Tuesday 28 April

10am to midday

Where to meet

Wellington Road entrance to Snaprails Park, Sandhurst, GU47 9AN.

Cost

£2 per child

How to book

Booking is required. Please book using our online form. Payment will be taken on the day.

May events

Tuesday 8 May - volunteer led walk around Cabbage Hill

Discover the countryside on our volunteer led walk around Cabbage Hill.

This is a ramblers walk - it is up to 7 miles and will last approximately 2.5 hours.

When to meet

Tuesday 8 May

10:30am

Where to meet

Frost Folly car park, Wellers Lane, Warfield. Map ref: 873 725.

Wednesday 9 May - ranger led walk at South Hill Park

Join us on a ranger led spring walk at South Hill Park.

This walk is up to 2 miles and will take about 1 hour.

When to meet

Wednesday 9 May

10:30am

Where to meet

Courtyard in front of South Hill Park reception, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

Cost

£2 per person (payment will be taken on the day)

Booking

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

Sunday 13 May - the big tree climb at Westmorland Park

Fun for 6 year olds and over. Climb up into the tree canopy taking in amazing views - a truly amazing and thrilling activity.

Only 8 tickets available.

When to meet

Sunday 13 May

1 hour slots between 1:45pm and 3pm (the morning session is fully booked)

Where to meet

Westmorland Park, off Westmorland Drive, Warfield, RG42 3QP.

Cost

£20 per ticket

Booking

Book tickets at the bigtreeclimbing website.

Monday 21 May - Natural History Society talks - Sarracenias and Pitcher Plants

The Bracknell Forest Natural History Society invites you to join their monthly talks.

On Monday 21 May the talk is Sarracenias and Pitcher Plants by James Rosindell followed by the AGM.

When to meet

Monday 21 May

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where to meet

Recital Room at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA

Cost

Membership is £12 per year with an entrance fee of £1 for evening meetings – or come along as a visitor and pay £3 for the evening.

Visitors are welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 22 May - Rhododendron walk at Lily Hill Park

Join us on a guided walk celebrating the stunning collection of historic Rhododendron and Azaleas, which date back to 1922.

This walk is up to 2 miles and will take about 1 hour.

When to meet

Tuesday 22 May

10am

Where to meet

North car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, RG12 2RX.

Cost

£2 per person (payment will be taken on the day)

Booking

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

Saturday 26 May - the long green walk - ranger led 9 mile walk

Join the rangers on a 9 mile walk from Horseshoe Lake to Englemere Pond over varying terrain including:

  • Ambarrow Court
  • Wildmoor Heath
  • Caesars’ Camp 

A lunch stop could suit those looking for a shorter walk. Please bring your own lunch. This is not a circular route and you will need to arrange your own transport home.

When to meet

Saturday 26 May

Start: 9:30am

Finish: 1:30pm

Where to meet

Start: Horseshoe Lake car park, Mill Lane, Sandhurst, GU47 8JW.

Lunch (around midday): The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, RG12 7QW.

Finish: Englemere Pond car park, off Swinley Road (B3017), Ascot, SL5 8BA. Map ref: 901 684.

Cost

£2 per person (payment will be taken on the day)

Booking

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

Wednesday 30 May - the big tree climb at Ambarrow Court

Fun for 6 year olds and over. Climb up into the tree canopy taking in amazing views - a truly amazing and thrilling activity.

Only 8 tickets available.

When to meet

Wednesday 30 May

1 hour slots between 10am and 3:45pm

Where to meet

Ambarrow Court, Off A321 Wokingham Rd, Sandhurst, GU47 8JB.

Cost

£20 per ticket

Booking

Book tickets at the bigtreeclimbing website.

Wednesday 30 May - mini beast safari at South Hill Park

Have a go at bug hunting to discover the magical world of mini beasts.

When

Wednesday 30 May

2pm to 3:30pm

Where to meet

Courtyard in front of South Hill Park reception, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

Cost

£2 per child

How to book

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

June events

Wednesday 6 June - ranger led walk at Lily Hill Park

Join a summer stroll at Lily Hill Park. Up to 2 miles (1 hour).

When

Wednesday 6 June

10:30am

Where to meet

North car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, RG12 2RX

Cost

£2

Booking

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

Tuesday 12 June - community litter pick at South Hill Park

Volunteer at our community litter pick at South Hill Park.

When

Tuesday 12 June

10am to 11am

Where to meet

Courtyard in front of South Hill Park reception, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA

Monday 18 June - Natural History Society talks - Unravelling the story of an alien invader

The Bracknell Forest Natural History Society invites you to join their monthly talks.

On Monday 18 June the talk is: ‘Unravelling the story of an Alien Invader’ by Prof. Helen Roy.

When to meet

Monday 18 June

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where to meet

Recital Room at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA

Cost

Membership is £12 per year with an entrance fee of £1 for evening meetings – or come along as a visitor and pay £3 for the evening.

Visitors are welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 19 June - volunteer led walk to Rapley Lake and back

Walk to Rapley Lake and back. Up to 7 miles (2½ hours)

When

Tuesday 19 June

10:30am

Where to meet

The Look Out Discovery Centre (car parking charges apply), Nine Mile Ride, RG12 7QW.

Map grid ref: 878 661.

Saturday 23 June - Himalayan Balsam pulling at Garth pond

Learn about how and why we control invasive plants and get involved in the practical battle to stop the spread!

When

Saturday 23 June

1pm to 3pm

Where to meet

Larks Hill car park, Warfield. RG42 2QD

Thursday 28 June - community litter pick at Lily Hill Park

Volunteer at our community litter pick at Lily Hill Park.

When

Thursday 28 June

2pm to 3pm

Where to meet

North car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell, RG12 2RX

Friday 29 June - Nightjar Walk at The Look Out

Encounter nocturnal wildlife on this 3 mile walk through heathland and forest. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear (uneven ground conditions) and bring insect repellent, a torch and binoculars.

No dogs please.

When

Friday 29 June

8:15pm to 10pm

Where to meet

The Look Out Discovery Centre car park, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7QW.

Please note car parking charges apply at The Look Out.

Cost

£3

Booking

Booking is required - please call 01344 354441 to book

Full events programme

We have a full list of events and activities taking place in the borough’s parks and countryside.

Parks photo competition

The winners of the parks photo competition for 2017 are:

1st place

Early morning cyclist in Swinley Forest by Ian Harvey-Brown

2nd place

Edge of the World by James Critchlow

3rd place

Waiting by Karen Giles

Individual walks and talks from rangers

Organised groups can request a ranger to lead a walk or talk about a site or activity managed by our Parks and Countryside Service.

Please note, however, that the availability of rangers is very limited and usually targeted towards local community groups. 

The cost is £27 per hour. For more information please contact us.

Contact Information

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