Welcome to Lifelong Learning at Barnes Common! We are passionate about sharing Barnes Common with people and helping them to discover, understand, and care for the amazing species we share our wild spaces with. We want to encourage learners of all ages to see the Common as their classroom, and to connect with their local natural environment.

To achieve this, we offer a variety of Lifelong Learning activities throughout the year under the following key strands.

Family Learning – At our family activities children and adults learn together! We host regular outdoor family activities during each school holiday, including bug hunts and pond dipping. We also run a monthly Family Yaffles Club for younger learners, exploring nature and playing interactive games. See our Family Learning page for more information!

School Learning Sessions – We are currently trialling curriculum-linked learning sessions. Students can put their learning into practice and to discover the wonders that an outdoor classroom can offer. We want students and staff alike to experience enhanced mental and physical wellbeing and benefit academically too!

Adult Learning – Come along to our regular walks and talks and discover more about your local area’s biodiversity and history and discuss how we are working to protect it. Read more here.

Independent Learning Resources – Learning outdoors is free and can happen anywhere at any time! If you want to learn in your own time in your own time check out our bank of resources to guide your exploration of the biodiversity at Barnes Common.

Related Links:

Friends of Barnes Common (FoBC)
Vine Road Pavilion
Vine Road
Barnes SW13 0NE

The Friends of Barnes Common (VAT No 197432967) is a registered charity (No 1153079) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (No 08348124).

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