Brickfields Country Park - Dates for 2018

"Come along and see us"

Pond refurbishment update - see the news page here

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 2018 are -
(Dates subject to change as event notifications or cancellations are received)

Work Dates - 2018

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 16th January - Members general meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
January7th, 28thFebruary4th, 18thMarch4th, 25th
April 3rd - Annual General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
Due to Easter Sunday falling on the 1st of April and the recent wet weather our work dates for April have been rescheduled for the 3rd and 4th Sundays
April15th, 22ndMay6th, 20thJune3rd, 17th
Sunday 1st JulyBrickfields Park Funday - see main listing below
11th July (provisional) - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
August - OctoberPond regeneration works - see the news page here
July1st, 15thAugust5th, 19thSeptember2nd, 16th
16th October (provisional) - Members General Meeting 8:00pm,  for details E-mail
October7th, 21stNovember4th, 18thDecember2nd, 16th

Event Dates - 2018

Further events in 2018 to be advised.

Regular work dates | Event datestop

Funday 2107 Sunday 1st July, Brickfields Country Park - Fun Day. - 11am to 4pm,  (location map for GU11 3QJ) With farm animals, wildlife rescues, 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 33rd year since the opening of Brickfields Country Park by Colin Balchin the Mayor in 1985, and the 26th 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 UKs 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
  • St. Michaels C.E. Infant School - and their very popular soft toy tombola.  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.  All down to one lady, a pair of pliers and a Hedgehog!
  • 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 and associated items.  website
  • Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership - with their information stand about wildlife in the local area, a live display of bugs and beasts and mini-beast hunts around the park.  website
  • Hants & IOW Butterfly Conservation - displays about the butterflies of the UK and their conservation and what you can do to help them.  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
  • Blackwater Valley Friends of the Earth - displays of their efforts in the local environment and some children's games.
  • RSPB North East Hants Local Group - offers a warm welcome to all in the Surrey/Hampshire border area who are interested in birds and nature at home and abroad.
  • 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

Our 2017 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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