What’s on in Wollaton Park?

May 2024

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Monday 29 April
Tuesday 30 April(1 event)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Tuesday 30 April

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

Wednesday 1 May(1 event)

10:00: Formal Garden Volunteering


Wednesday 1 May

Volunteer Formal Garden Maintenance.

The formal gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.

Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying.

Tasks vary, as directed by Park Staff.
No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by the Camelia house at 10.00.

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Formal Garden Volunteering

Thursday 2 May(2 events)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Thursday 2 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

10:30: Walled Garden Tours


Thursday 2 May

Tours of the Walled Garden allow you to see the 4-acre site with 12-foot high walls and Head Gardeners Cottage built between 1783 and 1788.

We ask for a donation of £5 in cash on entry for the tours which goes towards the improvement of the Walled Garden.

Booking advised...

Date: Each Thursday at 10:30 am

Friday 3 May(1 event)
Saturday 4 May(2 events)

9:00: parkrun


Saturday 4 May

Every Saturday you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at a 5k course around the park.

For more details see the Wollaton Hall parkrun website.

The run is organised by volunteers so, if running is not your thing, you could get involved with one of the many simple tasks that make each event work.

Check the parkrun news page for occasional cancellations.

 

The lowercase 'p' on parkrun looks odd to us too - please see the parkrun website where they state "parkrun should always be one word, all lowercase."

11:30: Organ Demonstration


Saturday 4 May

There will be a demonstration of the organ on at 11.30 and 1.30, where you will be able to contribute to the restoration fund.

https://wollatonhall.org.uk/wollaton-hall-organ-demonstrations/

Just turn up in the great hall. After a short recital visitors are invited to come up to the gallery to learn about the history of the organ

Sunday 5 May(3 events)

4:30: Dawn Chrous


Sunday 5 May

Wollaton Park will open early for Dawn Chorus Day.

Check Wollaton Hall Website and Social Media for opening time and other details.

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/dawn-chorus-day

10:00: Wellbeing at Wollaton


Sunday 5 May

Date: First Sunday of each month.

FREE ENTRY booking in advance is required.

MORE...

14:00: Botanic Garden Open


Sunday 5 May

The Botanic Garden will be open.

Monday 6 May
Tuesday 7 May(1 event)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Tuesday 7 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

Wednesday 8 May(1 event)

10:00: Formal Garden Volunteering


Wednesday 8 May

Volunteer Formal Garden Maintenance.

The formal gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.

Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying.

Tasks vary, as directed by Park Staff.
No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by the Camelia house at 10.00.

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Formal Garden Volunteering

Thursday 9 May(2 events)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Thursday 9 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

10:30: Walled Garden Tours


Thursday 9 May

Tours of the Walled Garden allow you to see the 4-acre site with 12-foot high walls and Head Gardeners Cottage built between 1783 and 1788.

We ask for a donation of £5 in cash on entry for the tours which goes towards the improvement of the Walled Garden.

Booking advised...

Date: Each Thursday at 10:30 am

Friday 10 May(1 event)
Saturday 11 May(2 events)

9:00: parkrun


Saturday 11 May

Every Saturday you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at a 5k course around the park.

For more details see the Wollaton Hall parkrun website.

The run is organised by volunteers so, if running is not your thing, you could get involved with one of the many simple tasks that make each event work.

Check the parkrun news page for occasional cancellations.

 

The lowercase 'p' on parkrun looks odd to us too - please see the parkrun website where they state "parkrun should always be one word, all lowercase."

10:00: Sensory Garden Volunteering


Saturday 11 May

(In association with Friends of Wollaton Park)

This small, quiet secluded space is cared for by a small group of dedicated volunteers who meet here on Saturday Mornings during the growing season from 10–12  for gentle gardening.  Our aim is to keep the rampant weeds under control and allow the other plants both wild and introduced to thrive and gradually to add plants to restore and enhance the sensory and colour themes.

Meet in the Sensory Garden at 10.00.
Groups of more than 4 must book.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Sensory Garden.

Sunday 12 May(1 event)

14:00: Botanic Garden Open


Sunday 12 May

The Botanic Garden will be open.

Monday 13 May
Tuesday 14 May(1 event)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Tuesday 14 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

Wednesday 15 May(1 event)

10:00: Formal Garden Volunteering


Wednesday 15 May

Volunteer Formal Garden Maintenance.

The formal gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.

Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying.

Tasks vary, as directed by Park Staff.
No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by the Camelia house at 10.00.

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Formal Garden Volunteering

Thursday 16 May(2 events)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Thursday 16 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

10:30: Walled Garden Tours


Thursday 16 May

Tours of the Walled Garden allow you to see the 4-acre site with 12-foot high walls and Head Gardeners Cottage built between 1783 and 1788.

We ask for a donation of £5 in cash on entry for the tours which goes towards the improvement of the Walled Garden.

Booking advised...

Date: Each Thursday at 10:30 am

Friday 17 May(1 event)
Saturday 18 May(3 events)

9:00: parkrun


Saturday 18 May

Every Saturday you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at a 5k course around the park.

For more details see the Wollaton Hall parkrun website.

The run is organised by volunteers so, if running is not your thing, you could get involved with one of the many simple tasks that make each event work.

Check the parkrun news page for occasional cancellations.

 

The lowercase 'p' on parkrun looks odd to us too - please see the parkrun website where they state "parkrun should always be one word, all lowercase."

10:00: FoWP Conservation Task


Saturday 18 May

Tasks vary, and will be published on FoWP Facebook Group a few days prior to the task day.

No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by Red Phone Box at 10:00

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

More: Conservation Tasks

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions - check social media.

10:00: Sensory Garden Volunteering


Saturday 18 May

(In association with Friends of Wollaton Park)

This small, quiet secluded space is cared for by a small group of dedicated volunteers who meet here on Saturday Mornings during the growing season from 10–12  for gentle gardening.  Our aim is to keep the rampant weeds under control and allow the other plants both wild and introduced to thrive and gradually to add plants to restore and enhance the sensory and colour themes.

Meet in the Sensory Garden at 10.00.
Groups of more than 4 must book.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Sensory Garden.

Sunday 19 May(3 events)

10:00: Cystic Fibrosis Trust Walk


Sunday 19 May

A charity walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

More Details...

14:00: Blackwood Clarinets at Wollaton Hall


Sunday 19 May

Tickets £10 + £1 booking fee.

When tickets are available details will be on the Wollaton Hall website and you can also sign up to receive their newsletters.

https://wollatonhall.org.uk/.

Click here to learn more about the performers:
https://blackwoodclarinets.co.uk/

14:00: Botanic Garden Open


Sunday 19 May

The Botanic Garden will be open.

Monday 20 May
Tuesday 21 May(1 event)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Tuesday 21 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

Wednesday 22 May(2 events)

10:00: Formal Garden Volunteering


Wednesday 22 May

Volunteer Formal Garden Maintenance.

The formal gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.

Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying.

Tasks vary, as directed by Park Staff.
No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by the Camelia house at 10.00.

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Formal Garden Volunteering

18:45: Borne Out With Whalebone


Wednesday 22 May

It has been said that ladies could not access the Prospect Room, which is reached by a small stone spiral staircase, whilst wearing their farthingales. As part of this special evening, an experiment will be carried out to see if the model can ascend the stairs once fully dressed!

More information & Tickets...

Thursday 23 May(3 events)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Thursday 23 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

10:30: Walled Garden Tours


Thursday 23 May

Tours of the Walled Garden allow you to see the 4-acre site with 12-foot high walls and Head Gardeners Cottage built between 1783 and 1788.

We ask for a donation of £5 in cash on entry for the tours which goes towards the improvement of the Walled Garden.

Booking advised...

Date: Each Thursday at 10:30 am

Friday 24 May(2 events)

10:00: Wollaton Hall Volunteering


Friday 24 May

Volunteering activity working behind the scenes cleaning/tidying
at Wollaton Hall.

Meet by the main door at 10am.

Friends of Wollaton Park members only.

Booking essential - Contact Us

 

Saturday 25 May(3 events)

9:00: parkrun


Saturday 25 May

Every Saturday you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at a 5k course around the park.

For more details see the Wollaton Hall parkrun website.

The run is organised by volunteers so, if running is not your thing, you could get involved with one of the many simple tasks that make each event work.

Check the parkrun news page for occasional cancellations.

 

The lowercase 'p' on parkrun looks odd to us too - please see the parkrun website where they state "parkrun should always be one word, all lowercase."

10:00: Sensory Garden Volunteering


Saturday 25 May

(In association with Friends of Wollaton Park)

This small, quiet secluded space is cared for by a small group of dedicated volunteers who meet here on Saturday Mornings during the growing season from 10–12  for gentle gardening.  Our aim is to keep the rampant weeds under control and allow the other plants both wild and introduced to thrive and gradually to add plants to restore and enhance the sensory and colour themes.

Meet in the Sensory Garden at 10.00.
Groups of more than 4 must book.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Sensory Garden.

11:00: Litter Picking


Saturday 25 May

Join our litter pickings sessions - on the last Saturday of the month, 11 am.  Meet by the Red Phone Box.


Litter Picking Poster

Sunday 26 May(2 events)

10:00: Botanic Garden Open


Sunday 26 May

The Botanic Garden will be open.

11:00: Beam Engine Steaming


Sunday 26 May

The Basford Beam pumping engine will be steaming this weekend.

Monday 27 May
Tuesday 28 May(1 event)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Tuesday 28 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

Wednesday 29 May(1 event)

10:00: Formal Garden Volunteering


Wednesday 29 May

Volunteer Formal Garden Maintenance.

The formal gardens are maintained by a team of volunteers, supporting the park staff.

Activities include pruning, planting, weeding, edging and general tidying.

Tasks vary, as directed by Park Staff.
No need to book (unless a group of 4 or more).
Meet by the Camelia house at 10.00.

Car parking passes can be arranged by the task leader.  We also normally meet in one of the cafes afterwards for a free drink and chat.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

More: Formal Garden Volunteering

Thursday 30 May(2 events)

10:00: Walled Garden Volunteering


Thursday 30 May

Volunteering Sessions in the Walled Garden - Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Meet at 10.00.

Use Mr Mans entrance, then turn left and proceed along the roadway to the back of the council office buildings.

Activities may be cancelled at short notice due to park conditions.

10:30: Walled Garden Tours


Thursday 30 May

Tours of the Walled Garden allow you to see the 4-acre site with 12-foot high walls and Head Gardeners Cottage built between 1783 and 1788.

We ask for a donation of £5 in cash on entry for the tours which goes towards the improvement of the Walled Garden.

Booking advised...

Date: Each Thursday at 10:30 am

Friday 31 May(2 events)
Saturday 1 June(3 events)

9:00: parkrun


Saturday 1 June

Every Saturday you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate at a 5k course around the park.

For more details see the Wollaton Hall parkrun website.

The run is organised by volunteers so, if running is not your thing, you could get involved with one of the many simple tasks that make each event work.

Check the parkrun news page for occasional cancellations.

 

The lowercase 'p' on parkrun looks odd to us too - please see the parkrun website where they state "parkrun should always be one word, all lowercase."

11:30: Organ Demonstration


Saturday 1 June

There will be a demonstration of the organ on at 11.30 and 1.30, where you will be able to contribute to the restoration fund.

https://wollatonhall.org.uk/wollaton-hall-organ-demonstrations/

Just turn up in the great hall. After a short recital visitors are invited to come up to the gallery to learn about the history of the organ

Sunday 2 June(2 events)

10:00: Wellbeing at Wollaton


Sunday 2 June

Date: First Sunday of each month.

FREE ENTRY booking in advance is required.

MORE...

14:00: Botanic Garden Open


Sunday 2 June

The Botanic Garden will be open.

Are you organising a public dog walk, charity event, sporting event or indeed anything making fantastic use of this venue?

If you would like your, free to attend, event added to our calendar please email us.
Commercial events can also be added in return for a donation to FoWP.