Abney Park  – February and March 2018 

What’s on at Abney Park
February and March  2018

There are lots of ways that you can get involved at Abney Park. For more information pop into the office or email volunteer@abneypark.org

Landscape Volunteering:
10:00 – 14:00 (arrive at 09:30 for tea) every Thursday
1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd February and 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd March 2018
Join us every Thursday for our regular community volunteering days working out on site conserving and improving the landscape at Abney Park. All tools and materials provided.

Abney Unearthed Volunteering:
10:00 – 14:00 (arrive at 09:30 for tea) every Tuesday
6th / 13th / 20th / 27th February and 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th March 2018
Join us every Tuesday as we remap, research and rediscover the approximately 200,000 people buried in Abney Park. We work out on site physically searching for graves and in the office (or from home) researching those buried at Abney Park.

Abney Park User Group Litter Pick:
10:00 – 11:30 10th February and 10th March 2018
Join Abney Park User Group’s monthly litter pick on the second Saturday of the month and help keep Abney clean. Gloves and litter-pickers provided.

Abney Park hosts many different events, from walks and talks to concerts and theatre in the Chapel. To ensure you never miss out sign up to our mailing list in the office.

Music Hall Guild guided tour:
12:00 – 13:00 Sunday 4th February and 4th March 2018
Abney Park’s monthly music hall tours are hosted by the chairman of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. These walks vividly illuminate the amazing lives of some huge Victorian music hall stars, whose colourful lives should never be forgotten. This regular tour takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
Free, booking not required, meet at Abney’s main gates at Stoke Newington High St.

Monthly Guided Walk:
12:00 – 13:00 Sunday 4th February and 4th March 2018
Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most intriguing and beautiful sites. Learn about Abney Park’s rich history and about some of the characters laid to rest here. This regular tour takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
£5 suggested donation welcome, booking not required, meet at Abney’s main gates at Stoke Newington High St.

Abney is home to two community craft groups – London Green Wood and the Abney Stone Carvers.

London Green Wood: are putting on various wood working courses, as well as their regular Thursday drop-in sessions. Costs vary and booking is essential, please contact londongreenwood@gmail.com for more information.

– Family Whittling Workshops
10:00 – 12:00 Tuesday 13th February and 10:00 – 12:00 Tuesday 3rd
April 2018
This workshop is for children or young people (minimum age 8yrs)
accompanied by an adult. Using locally grown green wood we’ll practice safe carving knife grips and make spatulas, staffs, wands or wooden knifes. For families that want to start whittling at home, this is great introduction for both adults and children to learn how to work safely with knives.
Cost: £25 or £20 concessions

– Green woodworking for home-schooling families
10:30 – 12:00 Friday 23rd March 2018
Come and see if your family enjoy working with wood outdoors. Through
these taster sessions we will build a network of home-schooling families who will be invited back join longer courses for home-schooled families in the future. We will learn whittling and green woodwork, explore the woods at Abney Park Cemetery, build fires and cook outdoors. Space on these taster sessions are limited to one child per family, minimum 8yrs old.
Cost: £40 (or £30 concessions).

– Training opportunity for Forest School leader
London Green Wood are looking for a forest school leader (at any stage in their training) or someone’s who’s just interested in outdoor education to assist with their family courses in school holidays. In return for helping out on their courses you’ll get experience leading practical activities with families and children and improve your own woodwork skills. This is a voluntary role and is flexible to suit the needs of the volunteer. An interest in developing these skills is more important than previous experience. If you think this could be you and want to chat about it contact londongreenwood@gmail.com.

The Abney Stone Carvers: are a community group that meets on Thursdays and Fridays in the North Lodges in Abney Park. For more information please contact

In the Sticks – Forest School at Abney Park

Join us for our Forest School at Abney Park this February Half Term.

Abney Park is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Stoke Newington. With veteran trees and an abundance of wildlife, it is a wonderful setting for our Forest School. We will explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

The sessions are for children aged 8 and above on Monday to Wednesday and ages 6 and above on Thursday and Friday. Our upper age limit is 13. The cost is £40 per day per child or £190 for a full week. To book, please email us on info@inthesticks.org.uk with dates, your phone number and your child’s name and age.

Please bring a packed lunch and wear warm, waterproof clothes and closed-toe, sturdy shoes.

Practical details:
Date(s) Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2018
Time: 10am-3pm
Tickets/booking: £40 per day per child £190 for a full week
Book through info@inthesticks.org.uk
Ages suitable for 8-13 on Monday-Wednesday and ages 6-13 on Thursday and Friday
Max no. of people 21
Contact details for more info: 

For more information:
020 7275 7557

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