Brickfields Country Park - Dates for 2019

"Come along and see us"

Regular work dates | 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

Task & Event dates scheduled for 2019 are -
(Dates subject to change as event notifications or cancellations are received)

Work Dates - 2019

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.
Tuesday 22nd January - Members general meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
25th JanuarySpecial Corporate day for BT, who are helping with various projects in Brickfields Park,  for details E-mail
January13th, 20thFebruary3rd, 17thMarch3rd, 17th
April 2nd (provisional) - Annual General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
April7th, 21stMay5th, 19thJune2nd, 16th
Sunday 23rd JuneCove Brook Funday - see main listing below
Sunday 7th JulyBrickfields Park Funday - see main listing below
9th July (provisional) - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
July21stAugust4th, 18thSeptember1st, 15th
8th October (provisional) - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
October6th, 20thNovember3rd, 17thDecember1st, 15th

Event Dates - 2019

Further events in 2019 to be advised.

Regular work dates | Event datestop

Sunday 23rd June, Environmental Fun Day, Cove Brook Greenway Group at Blunden Green, Blunden Road, Cove, Farnborough GU14 8QP.  Heavy horses and waggon rides, pond dipping, 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 local people of all ages to enjoy some time in the open air learning about wildlife, country traditions and how to look after the environment.  For further details contact Mary Harris on 07796  277140.

Funday 2107 Sunday 7th July, Brickfields Country Park - Fun Day. - 11am to 4pm,  (location map for GU11 3QJ) With farm animals, wildlife rescues, stalls and displays from local environmental 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 34rd year since the opening of Brickfields Country Park by Colin Balchin the Mayor in 1985, and the 27th for The Friends group.  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 -

  • Guard the cakes !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
  • St. Michaels C.E. Infant School - and their very popular soft toy tombola.  website
  • Millers Ark AnimalsMillers 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

Our 2018 sponsors were -

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

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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