Open Days 2019

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bee cakes!7 July 2019 Open Afternoon – Bee Theme
194 local residents visited the Centre for an afternoon of children’s crafts and activities. A trail using the Centre map with ‘bee’ clues allowed people to explore on their own and conducted nature walks were led by our Education Manager. The weather was good and everyone enjoyed the event. The home-made cakes were very popular and the Barnet Beekeepers were on hand to tell us about the bees and to sell honey.

bird feeder22 September 2019 Open Afternoon – Bird theme
144 visitors came to the Environment Centre to enjoy the activities. The day was a great success; the children liked the crafts – making bird feeders using apples and seeds and constructing model birds. Two nature walks led by our Education Manager were well attended. The children enjoyed searching for pictures of birds which were hung around the Reserve. As usual, the refreshments were appreciated by all.

nighttime creatures!25 October 2019 – Night-time creatures
What an afternoon! Over 100 children enjoyed a craft afternoon colouring, cutting, sticking, drawing and modelling various creatures: hedgehogs, bats, moths, badgers and beavers. The weather was good and families spilled out into the Centre Garden to play and also to enjoy a self-guided walk around the nature reserve. Quite a few local families were first time visitors. Cakes and biscuits kept the energy up.

Hedge Project Day

The Hedge Project Day took place on the 29th of October 2011 and involved altogether 23 volunteers, some of whom worked on the site where the hedge was to be built, others who made refreshments and food and kept us all happy. The idea of the hedge is that it should be composed of holly, hawthorn and blackthorn, planted quite closely along by the path between Byng Road and Cavendish Road. Continue reading


Bioblitz! from Friday 13th July to Saturday 14th July 2012, led by Annabel Foskett, our environmental educator.

A Bioblitz is a race to identify as many species of flora and fauna over a specific time. We were lucky to secure the help of many experts in their field – lots phoned up and said they would like to come and contribute. We also hoped to engage with non-experts to encourage their involvement in this scientific observation exercise. Continue reading