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 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.
Richard Briggs OBE, Chairman of Hyde Park Appeal, T +44 (0)7767 498 096
Companion 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.
Nancy Marks, Booking Secretary, T +44 (0)20 8979 2003
The Horse Rangers Association
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.
Jackie Bryans, Director
The Holly Lodge Centre: 'special needs in a special place'
The Holly Lodge Centre allows people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn from a series of hands-on experiences focusing on the rich natural environment in Richmond Park.
These activities range from photography to programmes in science and history linked to the National Curriculum for school children. All kinds of groups are catered for and activities can be adapted to help visitors gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from the park.
The Centre is run in partnership with the Royal Parks. Charity no. 1076741
Dr Pat Ealey, Project Manager, T +44 (0)20 8948 3209 ext 236
Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council London East is the FSC 's 18th Centre and its first inner-city centre. The Centre uses the evolving and vibrant mix of buildings, spaces and parks around east London to inspire and educate.
A large proportion of the courses offered are outreach-oriented, using sites, spaces and communities throughout east London for urban fieldwork. These include areas around the Olympic Park, and sites across East London including Docklands and Greenwich Park.
Helen Robertson, Head of Centre, ph. 0203 130 0469
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.
Dr Andreas Liefooghe, Director.