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.
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Companion Cycling is a charity which enables people with special needs, regardless of their age or ability, to cycle on specially adapted cycles in the peaceful surroundings of Bushy Park in South West London.
Health Walks in Bushy Park organised by London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Other health walks are also listed.
Promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878.
Seeking to improve access for people with disabilities to reserves, facilities and services
Birdwatching and science in partnership.
The largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
Fostering and re-homing pets in South West London.
Developing opportunities for disabled people to access the activity of fishing in the UK.
Encouraging angling at all levels.
At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping to up to 28,000 people each year.
The Horse Rangers Association is a registered charity and was founded in 1954 by Raymond Gordon, we were originally based at Shepperton. Through Royal connections, the charity was relocated to the Royal Mews, Hampton Court during the 1960s where we have continued to develop and grow.
With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.
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A Nature trail in the Woodland Gardens on Saturday, 29th April
On a beautifully sunny Saturday morning about 50 people turned up for the Ponds Walk in Bushy Park led by Jane Cliff.Full report...
The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.
Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.