Free countryside events

Children and adults alike will have plenty to do in the countryside this October with a programme of events packed with fun activities and discovery walks to find out more about the local wildlife and get to grips with useful outdoor skills, like den building.

Fungus walks

Did you know there were over 3,000 species of mushrooms on Esher Common? Why don’t you join one of the following walks organised by the Countryside Team and see if you can spot a few? 

  • Sunday 6 October, 10am to 12pm. Meet in Copsem Lane car park, Esher KT10 9HH

  • Thursday 24 October (with Healthy Walks group), 10.30am to 12.30pm. Meet in Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JQ

  • Sunday 27 October, 10am to 12 pm. Meet in Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JQ

Wild at play event

A family event where children and their parents or carers can spend the morning doing arts and crafts with natural materials, building dens, hunting bugs and finding out about their local woodland.

  • Sunday 27 October, drop in 10am to 12pm. Meet in Copsem Lane car park, Esher – nearest car park KT10 9HQ. Follow the arrows from there.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “The countryside monthly walks and events are a great way for adults and children of all ages to explore the countryside with local experts who are always enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. During these events, the countryside team will also be pleased to answer any questions about your local environment and the on-going works on countryside sites to ensure the protection of the local wildlife and the enjoyment of residents."

For more information about the October countryside events, please contact the Countryside Team on 01372 474575, email countryside@elmbridge.gov.uk or visit the countryside page.

Date published: 4 October 2019

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