Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Snow

Did you know that in these here parts it is statistically more likely to snow at Easter than it is at Christmas?

Nevertheless, our Nature Conservation Ranger team at Vision RCL have a spring programme of outdoor fun events planned for your entertainment and enjoyment, even if you end up playing snowballs.

Wednesday 3 April
Pond Dipping
Come and find out what’s living in our pond at the newly created Outdoor Classroom in Ray Park.
Booking essential as places are limited.
£3 per child.

Monday 8 April
Meet the Elmhurst Gardens Park Keeper
Fancy a nice peaceful stroll around your local park, keeping up to date with the latest news, events and improvements to Elmhurst Gardens
11:30am – 12noon
Meet at: the park keepers hut adjacent to the toilet block, Elmhurst Gardens, South Woodford, E18 1DR.

Wednesday 10 April
Family Woodland Stomp!
Come and join the nature conservation ranger for a stomp around the woods in Claybury Park and learn about the wildlife that lives there.  Please note that the paths are not suitable for buggies/pushchairs.
FREE event, no need to book.
Meeting point: Claybury Park entrance on Ravensbourne Gardens, at the junction with Wedmore Avenue (near to the play area), IG5 0XF.

Saturday 27 April
Bluebell Walk
Come and join the nature conservation ranger on a guided walk of Claybury Woods at its most beautiful time of year, when the bluebells and other spring flowers will be on display.
Claybury Park. Meet at entrance on Tomswood Hill , opposite Wannock Gardens, IG6 2QP.

Nature Conservation Ranger Team
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure (VRCL)
In partnership with London Borough of Redbridge
Nature Conservation Ranger Team
James Leal Centre, Ray Park
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8559 2316 


  1. When I was child my father used to talk about the year it snowed on August Bank Holiday Monday. He remembered because we had been on an outing to Margate and it snowed when we were on the way home. Like all teenagers I thought he was a senile idiot. Then, when I was in my twenties, there was a series on television called 'The Rock & Roll Years' which matched news clips with popular music year by year from about 1950. There, to my amazement, was film of snow falling in Kent on Bank Holiday Monday in about 1953 or 1954. Sorry dad!

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