Bow Beasties

Bow Beasties is our monthly wildlife watch club for all of the family! Join Ken and Zoe (along with their two children, and their dog, Quinn) for an exciting range of environmental / outdoor activities that celebrate the seasons and the wildlife that can be found here within London's most urban woodland.  Bow Beasties takes place within our fabulous resource of the Cemetery Park.

Bow Beasties happens every 3rd Saturday of the month (except for August) and is led by experienced and DBS checked staff and volunteers.


It's FREE! 


Forthcoming dates:

Saturday 18th February - Tree Planting

Saturday 18th March - Dens, fires and marshmallows

Saturday 15th April - Pond dipping and frog painting

Saturday 20th May - Whittling & plaster cast footprints

Saturday 17th June - Wild food and wild art

Saturday 15th July - worm charming, bug safari, bird I.D.

August - no club - summer holidays
                                                                                                  Saturday 16th September - bulb planting and flower pressing
                                                                                                  Saturday 21st October - pumpkin carving
                                                                                                  Saturday 18th November - Making bug hotels and bird feeders
                                                                                                  Saturday 16th December - festive wreaths
                                                                                                  Saturday 20th January 2018 - wild games and winter wander
                                                                                                  

Time: Doors open at 10am for a prompt start at 10.30am.  The session will finish at 12.30pm.


Ages: activities are suitable for children aged 3 to 12.  Parents / carers must accompany all children: maximum 4 children per adult.

Clothing: Please remember to dress for the weather as we are likely to be outside come rain or shine.

Meeting point: The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove E3 4PX

Booking:  We offer this free activity on a first come first served basis with a maximum number of places dependent on a safe limit for the activity.  We open the doors at 10am and start taking names for a prompt start at 10.30am.

Please call us on 020 8983 1277 if you have any questions. 

Here's what one family think of Bow Beasties....


Yesterday we attended 'Bow Beasties' again with our two Grandsons Sam and Jack. We have become regulars there since our son and his family discovered the fabulous nature reserve.
Held on the third Saturday of the month, Bow Beasties in the Cemetery is a must do for us. Run and organised by Ken and his able assistant and wife Zoe it is fun, informative and very educational for young and old. Yesterday we collected wild salad plants and vegetables which we were able to take home and eat. We also helped Ken collect nettles which were taken back to THCP HQ where the children helped him make a delicious nettle pesto of which we all got a pot also to take home.
Ken is a wonder. He knows all the wild plants, beasts and bugs that inhabit the park. Add to this his warmth and friendliness and willingness to chat, encourage, help and answer questions from all ages and you have the perfect guide. My grandchildren think he is wonderful. Sam took some fossils in to show him that he had been given. Ken then went rummaging in his office to find some that he had found in Dorset. Such enthusiasm for the park and promoting the cemetery.
If you have children or grandchildren I would encourage you to book in for Bow Beasties. It's such fun for all. Well done Ken and Zoe.