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Hands Up for a Picnic in the Park; with a Spot of Wildlife and Wellbeing?

Hands Up for a Picnic in the Park

We’re just putting together the last few bits for this year’s Wildlife event here in beautiful Radipole gardens. This is an event for everyone of all ages to enjoy, whether you love nature, being in the outdoors, having fun or taking part in a fitness sessions.

It’s all here.




Hayley’s Hedgehogs Rescue is back with us again to tell you all about her little hogs and how they’re doing, how you can support them and what to do to make life better for resident hedgehogs.

More returnees from our last year’s event include Kingston Maurward, Dorset Amphibian & Reptiles, Dorset Butterfly Conservation, Radipole Bird Reserve and Dorset Wildlife Trust amongst others.

This year we’re excited to be welcoming Portland Permaculture Group who will be ready and eager to explain what they are about.

We are also being joined by the first ever Weymouth Picnic in the Park, brought to you by Natural Choices, LiveWell, Stepping into Nature, Weymouth Town Council, Dorset Council, and Active Dorset.


Picnic in the Park A$


We have so much for you to see and do, activities to enjoy or even participate in.

Watch what delicious delights the Friendly Food Club cooks up on a shoe-string.

Come and chat to Ed Taylor who runs a walking football group, or try your skills at an orienteering course run by Di Tilsley.

Bring your bikes along to get them security marked by the local police.

Enter our Wildlife Scavenger Hunt (small fee for entry) to win yourself a great goodie bag.

Even littlun’s have their own quiet corner where they can settle down to a magical outdoor storytelling session for families from professional storyteller Martin Maudsley,


Lost words storytelling


exploring everyday nature and inspired by the Lost Words book.

Martin will bring to life a selection of colourful folktales and legends celebrating some of the same plants and animals that feature in the Lost Words. Join him amongst the greenery of Radipole Park to find out why wren is King of the Birds, what happened to wily weasel and whos behind the doorway in the old oak tree” (between 11-12.30)

Followed by a story telling and maybe even breaking out into singing session with Daniel from Weymouth library.

Fancy trying your hand and something new? why not join in some of the taster session in the big gazebo. Pilates and Band Hit to name a couple, you never know it might open up a whole new you.

Want to just relax and soak up the atmosphere? Pack a picnic (preferably plastic free) and find yourself a shady spot under the weeping willows.


people picnicing


It’s free entry to the event, refreshments will be available…all we need is you.


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