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Events in Denham


The following events are being held at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre
Denham Country Park, Denham Court Drive, Denham, UB9 5PG

Go Wild in Denham click here to download a guide to 12 activities FREE or under £1.50 for the whole family at the Colne Valley Visitor Centre.

Green & Wild Parties

Experience the wild in style with your very own birthday party at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre! Choose from a variety of fun outdoor activities run by experienced activity leaders, then have a birthday feast in your own private party room! If you’re not so Wild about the outdoors then have a look at our NEW Green & Crafty parties option for indoor fun! For more information contact  Sarah.Hodgett@Groundwork.org.uk, alternatively drop into the visitor centre to speak to a member of staff. 

April

Friends and Family Photography Course

Going Digital London and the South East
Sunday 27th April 10am-4pm
Learn how to capture special moments outdoors or indoors, using natural light in photos you’ll be proud of, from portraits of friends and family to children at play. For more information and to book call 01323 873400 or email southeast@goingdigital.co.uk.

May

‘Pathefinder’ – Map Reading for Beginners

The Chiltern Society
Sunday 18th May 10.30am-4pm
Learn to find your way around the countryside with confidence on this
free day course. An expert navigator will teach you how to use Ordnance Survey maps to follow footpaths and bridleways and will show you lots of really useful navigation techniques during the day.
Suitable for all ages including families, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. An introductory session at Denham will be followed by a walk during which you’ll learn all the skills. Booking essential. Call 01494 771250 for more information and to book.

Be a Victorian Brickie!

Groundwork South
Sunday 24th May 10.30am-12.30pm
Come and make a clay brick using traditional methods which will contribute to the London’s Foundations heritage project. Make a souvenir clay decoration and a Victorian toy to take home. Have your photo taken dressed as a Victorian brick worker and learn more about this local history. Free event but booking essential. Suitable for 5 years upwards. Contact Dhush Selvarajah on 07718 043105 or at dhush.selvarajah@groundwork.org.uk for more information and to book.

Wild Impressions

Tuesday 27th May 11am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3pm
Take a walk through the park and collect natural treasures along the way. Return to the visitor centre to make a craft using leaf impressions. Booking essential. Call 01895 833375 or email sarah.hodgett@groundwork.org.uk for information and to book.

River Dipping Workshop

Thursday 29th May 11am-12pm
Join our activity leaders for a river dipping workshop. Be shown how to river dip and how to identify creatures, then have use of the nets for the whole day. £3 per child, booking essential. Call 01895 833375 or email sarah.hodgett@groundwork.org.uk for information and to book.

‘Get off Auto’ Photography Course

Going Digital London and the South East
Saturday 31st May 10am-4pm
Capture the essence of the places you visit on your holidays and travels, from magnificent landscapes to small scenes. You will learn how to photograph landscapes, cityscapes, landmarks and buildings along with how light affects your shots and how to take correctly exposed shots using graduated and polarising filters for better skies. For information and to book call 01323 873400 or email southeast@goingdigital.co.uk.

Explorers

Now available any time the visitor centre is open.
Come along to the Visitor Centre and pick up an explorer map of Denham Country Park, a great activity for the whole family. Follow the trail and answer questions along the way! Only £1. Turn up to take part. Suitable for children ages 4+. Call 01895 833375 for more details.

Orienteering!

Now available any time the visitor centre is open.
Pick up an orienteering map of the park from the Visitor Centre, and have a go at our orienteering course! Only £1. Bring a compass, buy or hire one from us! £5 refundable deposit for compass hire. Turn up to take part. Suitable for adults and children ages 8+. Call 01895 833375 for more details.

Get Crafty!

Anytime, all year round!- Perfect for rainy days

Let the kids be creative and leave the clearing up to us! Buy your very own themed craft bag from the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre. Use our space and materials to keep the kids entertained! Different themes available and changed regularly, ranging in price from £1-£3! Suitable for ages 3-11yrs. Drop in to have a go. Call 01895 833375 for more information.