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We're working with a number of partners to make sure that everyone gets the most from the Royal Parks.

The Royal Parks Guild

The aim of The Royal Parks Guild is to support and promote London's Royal Parks in a manner that befits their status, unique heritage and cultural value through the input and support of Guild members, whilst developing and maintaining a range of social activities that benefit its membership.

For further information visit The Royal Parks Guild website.

Liberty Drives

liberty drivesLiberty Drives provides free mobility for anyone who finds it difficult to see all 760 acres of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half hour rides. It is also possible to be dropped off at a favourite place and be picked up later.

This scheme is supported by donations from the community and operated by volunteer drivers. Groups of people can be catered for by arrangement.

Contact

Richard Briggs OBE, Chairman of Hyde Park Appeal, T +44 (0)7767 498 096

Companion Cycling

Companion CyclingCompanion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling with a companion in the lovely environment of Bushy Park.

Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer.

Companion Cycling is a registered charity.

Contact

Nancy Marks, Booking Secretary, T +44 (0)20 8979 2003

The Horse Rangers Association

The Horse Rangers logo The Horse Rangers Association (Hampton Court) is a charity which supports the personal development of children and young people, regardless of background or ability, by teaching them to ride and look after horses.

Over 400 members attend each week, including those with special needs who are attached to our Riding for Disabled squadrons.

Visit the Horse Rangers Facebook page.

Contact

Jackie Bryans, Director
director@horserangers.com

The Holly Lodge Centre: 'special needs in a special place'

The Holly Lodge Centre works in partnership with the Royal Parks providing the education provision in Richmond Park.

The charity's unique and exceptional educational programmes explore science, nature and history, and specialise in activities for people with disabilities. They have nearly 8,500 visitors a year from school groups, young people and adults.

Visit the Holly Lodge Centre website.

Contact

email hlcinfo@thehollylodgecentre.org.uk or telephone 0208 940 8730

Field Studies Council

FSC is an environmental education charity (Charity No.313364) providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.

FSC London is the first of the FSC Centres to be based within the city environment. The Centre uses the evolving and vibrant mix of buildings, spaces and parks around London to inspire and educate.

FSC work in partnership with The Royal Parks, to deliver environmental education, science and geography courses to schools, adults, families & community groups within Bushy Park, Greenwich Park & The Regent’s Park.

Contact

Helen Robertson, Head of Centre, ph. 01306 734 501

Operation Centaur

Operation Centaur promotes the relevance of the horse as a contemporary working animal in partnership with humans. This takes the form of heritage skills in conservation and agriculture, transportation, discovery, learning and therapy.

At Operation Centaur, humans and horses alike work together sustainably.   While some of our work is commercial, a number of projects are charitable and free at the point of delivery.

Operation Centaur maintains the last working herd of Shire horses in London, and is dedicated to the protection and survival of the breed.

Contact

Dr Andreas Liefooghe, Director.

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