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10:00am, Saturday October 21st, 2023

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

Barnes Common Autumn Fayre

Barnes Common Autumn Fayre

10:00am, Saturday October 21st, 2023

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

Join us for a community event filled with fun activities for everyone!

To celebrate Apple Day and all things Autumn, we invite you to join us for our annual Autumn Fayre, a community event for all.

We've planned a day full of fun!

Apple celebration - Bring your apples for juicing in our traditional apple presser, don't worry if you don't have an apple tree, we'll have apples available for you!

Family activities - Families can enjoy a nature based walk and activities suitable for 3-9 year olds on Barnes Common at the Yaffles Family Nature Club walk from 10.30-12.00. Find out about the local wildlife and flora at our nature table, staffed by our expert team.

Eco-Explorers Photo Walk - Join our nature photo walk for children from 10.30-12.00 and learn how to start taking photos of the plants and animals that live on Barnes Common. Led by local resident and keen photographer Herman Ng, this walk will take you around the Common to find the best spots for nature shots. Everyone can join this walk, whatever their skill level. No special equipment required, just bring your own smartphone or camera to take photos.

Natural Crafts - We have a willow weaving craft activity with the fabulous Ellie from Wood Wool Willow. Families can also create crafts with our community growing team in the polytunnel.

Fungi Walks - If you're looking for a learning experience, join internationally regarded botanist, Dr Mark Spencer for a fungi walk on Barnes Common at 10.30am or 2.00pm

Play Conkers! - Feeling competitive? The conker competition is for you. Register on the day and bring your own conker or borrow ours. This years competition will be in the form of mini games. Test your skill to get to the top of the leader board! Adult and U14 categories with prizes for U14 winners.

Live Music - We're delighted to welcome the Age UK Richmond Patch Ukulele Band to our fayre who will be playing a musical accompaniment to the festivities.

Our important machines - Fascinated by agricultural machinery? Our tractor and Gator will be at the event - you may even sit in the operator's seat if you like.

Pizza, cakes and snacks - Delighted to welcome The Dough Shack who will sell pizzas from 12:30 to 2:30pm. The Vine Road Café will be open all day serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. Try a Mahala Mule mocktail! We’ll have homemade cakes for sale at our bake sale

Fees apply to some walks and activities, and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

All activities meet at the Vine Road Recreation Ground near the Pavilion.

Refund policy:

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds on cancellations made within 2 weeks of the event. In some circumstances we may be able to offer a rebooking for a similar event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Not a member of Barnes Common yet? Why not join us and support all our activities?

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Photos by Herman Ng.