Our biggest event is the Colne valley Festival, held at Denham Country Park. It was a huge success last summer, with more than 3,000 visitors enjoying some of the park’s delights. It was a wonderful day and we had many positive comments from people enjoying the free events, music and craft activities. They included ferret racing, birds of prey, river dipping, circus skills, willow weaving and clay modelling. Teresa from Ruislip said: ““This was the best local event I have been to, with so many lovely free activities for the children and a really lovely atmosphere. It was so nice to see the community all having a lovely time”. Thank you to Affinity water for its sponsorship of the event, and the Heritage Lottery.
Getting the community involved
Fiona has organised lots of events this year and last, with visits from youth groups and we have had very positive feedback from them all about how much the children learnt and enjoyed themselves outdoors. She has also visited many groups to provide information on how we can benefit local people, including Chiltern Photography Group, Denham Parish AGM and Hillingdon Carers’ Fair. Other successful events included the many trails and activities organised for families in the school holidays. We will have October half-term craft activities for children available at both Denham Country Park and Iver Nature centre. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter to see what’s on. You can also visit our website to see what is on offer.