Family Foraging Walk at Stanmer Park

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  Saturday 31 Jul 2021

  12:45 pm  - 2:30 pm

Explore the everyday and often overlooked wild plants all around us on a family-friendly walk in Stanmer Park.

VeraJoin local forager, food activist & mum, Vera Zakharov, to get a glimpse into the world of foraging.

We will meet in the beautiful Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens before taking a leisurely stroll in the surrounding forest and clearings, where Vera will explore the everyday and often overlooked wild plants all around us, pointing out edible varieties and sharing little known history and traditions around their uses.

School-age children will get the most out of the sessions, with a child-friendly activity to complete as we go. The whole family will leave with a new appreciation of wondrous weeds and forest flora.

About Vera: When not campaigning with the food and farming charity Sustain, Vera enjoys foraging with family and friends, and loves sharing her always-growing knowledge with others, especially children and families. You can see some of her #CovidForay videos and other green adventures on Twitter and on Instagram.

This event takes place entirely outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. There is a covered area at our meeting point in Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, a compost toilet nearby and hand washing facilities available. In the event of high winds or very heavy rain we will postpone the event, in all other conditions it will proceed as planned. Find out more about travelling to Stanmer Park by car, train, bus or bicycle. Please note that walking from Stanmer Church to the site takes about ten minutes. A site map will be sent via email before the event, and our team will be available to guide you.

Any profits raised from our events support our community activities – ensuring everyone in Brighton & Hove can access and enjoy tasty, healthy food. Your ticket for this class could help us offer a recipe kit for a family in need or a cookery lesson for someone living on a low income. Find out more about our work.

Covid-19 / Safety measures

This class takes place after 19th July when social distancing rules are scheduled to change. We will adapt our procedures and numbers attending this event according to the latest government guidelines when these are released. 

Booking instructions

Tickets for this event are £15 per adult, and £5 for under 16’s (maximum 3 per adult). Infants under 12 months old can attend for free, but please let us know if you plan to bring a baby so we can monitor total attendance numbers.

We have a limited number of adult tickets available at a concession rate of £10 for those who are in receipt of a means-tested benefit. If available, these options will appear in the drop-down when purchasing your ticket.

This event is also running on Sunday 22nd August.

Refund policy

We do not provide refunds except if there is a mistake with the booking and we are notified within 48 hours after booking. In the event of a local/ national lockdown or change in government guidelines, we will reschedule events if necessary and bookings will be valid for the new date or can be transferred to another event.

If you are unable to attend your event for any reason, we encourage you to transfer your booking to friends who can attend in your place. Please provide us with the new attendees’ details (for the purposes of track & trace) before the event starts by emailing Thank you for your understanding and support.

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Stanmer Park Nature Reserve

Family Foraging Walk at Stanmer Park

Stanmer Park Nature Reserve, Falmer, Brighton, UK

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