Brickfields Country Park - Dates for 2016

"Come along and see us"

Regular work dates - o O o - Event dates

FBCP welcome involvement from the public as occasional volunteers or members.  Work parties are usually held in the park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1:30pm onwards (12:30 in the winter, see below), but do check with the task date calendar below first.  We meet in the centre of the park at our storage container.  No special skills are needed, just some strong footwear!, and a willingness to contribute to your environment.  The work covers many topics from pond clearance to path building and more, we are insured for public liability, tools and refreshments are provided and safety is covered before starting.  For details E-mail

With the Daylight Savings Time change, winter task periods start at 12:30pm, reverting to the normal start time of 1:30pm for the summer.

Task & Event dates scheduled for 2016 are -
(Dates subject to change as event notifications or cancellations are received)

Regular work dates for 2016
Tuesday 14th January - Members general meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
January10th, 24thFebruary7th, 21stMarch6th, 20th
April 5th - Annual General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
April3rd, 17thMay1st, 15thJune5th, 19th
Sunday 3rd JulyBrickfields Park Funday - see main listing below
19th July - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
July3rd, 17thAugust7th, 21stSeptember4th, 18th
18th October - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
October2nd, 16thNovember6th, 20thDecember4th, 18th
21st October - Special work period for BT,  for details E-mail

Event Dates - 2016

Regular work dates - o O o - Event dates

Bird of Prey from a previous "Fur and Feathers" Fun Day

Sunday 3rd July, Brickfields Country Park - Fun Day. - 11am to 4pm,  (location map for GU11 3QJ) With farm animals, Birds of Prey display, stalls and displays from local environment and wildlife groups, hot and cold refreshments, games, quizzes, cuddly toy tombola, cake stall and our own brand "Brickfields Park" jams, a very popular item.  Coffee and Tea from our refreshments are all "Fair Trade" products.  The mobile farm display is still a very popular attraction drawing young and old to the interactive display of Ducks, Goats, Geese, Rabbits, Chickens, Pigs and many other farmyard animals.

This year will be the 31st year since the opening of Brickfields Country Park by Colin Balchin the Mayor in 1985.  New exhibitor stalls, games and competitions will be run again this year.

Exhibitor space is now open for booking at this years event, email for details, early booking is recommended. Wildlife groups and organisations are especially welcome to participate in our Funday for the local community in one of the UK's least known urban wildlife parks, one of Aldershot's gems.

Participants already booked for this years event are -

  • The Friends of Brickfields Country Park - with our information stand about wildlife in the park, hot and cold refreshments, cake stall and our own brand "Brickfields Park" jams, all made from fruit picked in Brickfields Park.  website
  • Millers Ark Animals - a very popular attraction drawing young and old to their interactive display of Ducks, Goats, Geese, Rabbits, Chickens, Pigs and other farmyard animals.  website
  • Wey Valley Cats Protection - Rescuing and re-homing unwanted and abandoned cats in Farnham, Alton, Bordon and Aldershot in the Surrey/Hampshire border area.  website
  • St. Michaels C.E. Infant School - and their very popular soft toy tombola.  website
  • Fleet Beekeepers - displaying an enclosed frame of bees (fascinating to children), empty hives and beekeeping equipment, along with a number of experienced beekeepers to chat about beekeeping etc.  website
  • Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue - a returning exhibitor this year.  A small local charity that treat, care and rehabilitate all wildlife that comes into their care - website
  • Cove Brook Greenway - another local group run by and for local residents to enhance the Cove Brook and its environs and increase local awareness.
  • Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership - with their information stand about wildlife in the local area and a live display of bugs and beasts.  website
  • Rushmoor Urban Wildlife Group - another returning exhibitor this year.  RUWG volunteers work on various projects to help and enhance the Urban Wildlife landscape within the Borough of Rushmoor.

Our sponsors last year were -

  • Brandon Tool Hire, Aldershot (website) - electrical facilities.
  • Rushmoor Borough Council (website) - leaflets, publicity, toilets and Fairtrade goods.

We must again thank our sponsors for their continued help, as without the help of our local businesses and organisations we would at times be unable to do some of our work in the park and to stage events like the Fun Day.  Our grateful thanks go to them.

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