Hello! Thank you for popping in to have a look. With so much to explore and discover, we hope you find just the event or activity you want but if not - just get in touch! Whether exploring changes in Seasons and Weather, teacher-training to highlight opportunities in outdoor spaces, or Investigating Habitats...we love working with you to share and create ideas to make your time with us the very best!
Something for Everyone. FoBC supports Individuals, Adults, Researchers, Additional Needs Learners, Individual Learners, Adults, Schools and Home-school groups. Everyone is welcome and there is NO CHARGE for any of our activities.
- NEW! For a limited time only! Take part in Friends of Barnes Common GREAT COMMUNITY PUMPKIN CHALLENGE!!
- Formal Learning
- Art & Science after-school club for children 7 - 13 years. Book now for September term-time sessions!
- Community Gardening including Little Sprouts
- Conservation Work Parties
- Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
- Walking and Talking
- Yaffles - Nature Activities for Family Groups
Bespoke Sessions - Supporting Additional Needs, Individual Learners, Adults, Schools and Home-school Groups
The Friends of Barnes Common aims to support anyone who feels our unique space may help them achieve physical, social and mental well-being. We are happy to work with groups and individuals to create bespoke learning experiences wherever possible. Possibilities could include learners not in mainstream education, community groups working with the elderly, those living with social exclusion or physical/mental ill health.
The Common, with its threatened Lowland Acid Grassland is a valuable teaching resource for schools and colleges, including FE groups.
Popular seasonal projects include our 'Make a Difference' days (go MAD on Barnes Common!). This is a great chance to get together, meet new people, experience new skills under the guidance of experienced staff....and of course, make a real difference!
A number of informal, highly informative walks take place throughout the year. Always well-attended, these sessions are opportunities for everyone from complete beginner to experienced enthusiast, to see the Common through the seasons, meet new friends, catch up with familiar faces and learn more about our wildlife and ecology. They are led by enthusiastic experts in their field. Topics have included: Botany, Bats, Dawn Chorus and History of the Common.
We usually finish in the pub and everyone is most welcome to come along
There is no charge for these events and you can book your place here