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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

Winter carriage rides now available, plus horse news...

Winter carriage rides now available, plus horse news...

Operation Centaur

This Festive Season experience Richmond Park like never before in our six-person Park Brake drawn by our majestic Shire Horses.

The 90-minute experience begins at Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, where you’ll be met with festive refreshments. You will take your place in the carriage under warm blankets, embarking on a 60 minute ride through the park in all its stark winter beauty! You’ll also be treated to a unique behind-the-scenes visit of the working stables.

Proceeds will help fund sustainable conservation initiatives with the working Shire horses in The Royal Parks.

Winter Ride tickets now available:
Dates from 25th of November to 30th December 2017
£125 per pair of tickets

Book your Winter Ride tickets here.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Apr 5:46 pm

Talk ‘Grace and Favour residents at Hampton Court Palace’ by Ian Franklin, State Apartment Warder at Hampton Court Palace.

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.

Full report...