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 very welcome. Annual Family Membership is just £10 and this helps us run all of our Early Years sessions at no charge to the public.
- NEW! Crafty Science 'tis the season for gift-giving! Join us as we get creative, investigate and explore science and nature, all through making! Family sessions for ages 7yrs - adult
- NEW DATES! Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
- Growing Together Community Food Growing Project
- Little Sprouts Exploring growing. Under 8's and their adults.
- Conservation Work Parties Conservation work our and about on Barnes Common
- Formal Learning
- 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 led by enthusiastic experts 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.
Previous Walks: Botany, Bats, Dawn Chorus, Fungi, History of the Common, Nature Photography.
We usually finish in the pub and everyone is most welcome to come along, so why not join us? Your first walk is free and after that, there is no charge for FoBC Family or Individual Members. Annual Membership is just £10 and helps to support our education and community activities.
These are popular sessions and places must be booked in advance please, to avoid disappointment. You can book your place here.