Friends of Wollaton Park

About us

The Friends of Wollaton Park is an established project set up by local residents who love Wollaton Hall and Deer Park and they regularly help the Council Park Rangers with conservation volunteering.

To add to this great volunteering opportunity, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan Manor with surrounding Deer park and gardens - which is a lovely place to visit and a great view whilst volunteering, it was also used as Wayne Manor in the Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

About your role

They are a friendly bunch that meet in Wollaton Park for Group Task Days on the last Thursday of every month from 10am- 12pm

They have lots of activities all year round you can get involved in; including, woodland management in their wildlife nature reserves, historic tours of the park, bat box making and other activities to keep the ground looking nice for visitors’ to enjoy.


Go along to one session or help as often as you want

How to find us

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is right next door to University Park and Jubilee Campus and takes about 15 minutes to walk there

Application process

1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details

2) We will send you details of the upcoming Group Task Days and the meeting point and times

3) Turn up on the day at the meeting point and join the team of volunteers

Other information

Sensible footwear and clothing is advisable for all activities 


Walled Garden Project:

A chance to get involved in clearing bramble, ivy and cleaning brick to help the professionals restore this hidden area of the park. Typical gardening gloves and clothing needed.

Thursdays: meet at the 508 cafe at 9.30am or join us by walking through the gate in the communities courtyard when you are ready.

Sundays: second Sunday of each month (e.g. 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, etc.). Meet in the communities courtyard at 10am



Meet at the red phone box at 10am with clothing suitable for gardening.

Sat 13th Apr: Rhododendron Trimming

Sun 14th Apr: Walled Garden (see above)

Wed 24th Apr: Woodland Management work

Sat 11th May: Camellia House and shrub bed tidy up

Sun 12th May: Walled Garden (see above)

Thurs 23rd May: Walled Garden (see above)

Sun 9th Jun: Walled Garden (see above)

Wed 19th Jun: Community Courtyard flower beds (Note: meet at 10am in the community courtyard)

Wed 26th Jun: Guided walk around the nature trail


Click 'Register your interest' if you want to get involved!


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