Brickfields Country Park - Dates for 2017

"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 (except January) from 1:30pm onwards (12:30 in the winter, see below), but do check with the task date calendar below first as some work dates do change.  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 2017 are -
(Dates subject to change as event notifications or cancellations are received)

Regular work dates for 2017
Tuesday 17th January - Members general meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
January8th, 22ndFebruary5th, 19thMarch5th, 19th
April 4th - Annual General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
April2nd, 23rdMay7th, 28thJune4th, 18th
Sunday 18th JuneCove Brook Funday - see main listing below
Sunday 2nd JulyBrickfields Park Funday - see main listing below
11th July - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
July2nd, 16thAugust6th, 20thSeptember3rd, 17th
17th October - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
October1st, 15thNovember5th, 19thDecember3rd, 17th

Event Dates - 2017

Further events in 2017 to be advised.

Regular work dates - o O o - Event dates

Sunday 18th June, Environmental Fun Day, Cove Brook Greenway Group at Moor Road Recreation Ground, Farnborough.  Heavy horses and waggon rides, sheep dog demonstration and Morris dancing, petting zoo, BBQ, Ice Creams, teas, coffees and cakes as well as stalls introducing the work of local wildlife and environmental groups and much more.  For further details contact 07796  277140.

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

Sunday 2nd 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 32nd 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
  • 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
  • Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership - with their information stand about wildlife in the local area and a live display of bugs and beasts.  website
  • Blackwater Valley Friends of the Earth - displays of their efforts in the environment and some children's games.
  • 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
  • Rushmoor Urban Wildlife Group - RUWG volunteers work on various projects to help and enhance the Urban Wildlife landscape within the Borough of Rushmoor.
  • Cove Brook Greenway - another local group run by and for local residents to enhance the Cove Brook and its environs and increase local awareness.
  • Mark's Birds of Prey Display - Eagle Owl, Buzzard, Harris Hawk, Kestrel.  Get the chance to see these rare birds, handle them and have your photo taken.

Our 2016 sponsors 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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