Deer in the City

As part of our project Deer in the City, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we ran a programme of free activities, related to deer, for members of the public in July and August 2015. These included heritage walks led by volunteers from the Friends of Richmond Park, talks by local experts and hands-on workshops for children and families.

The project aimed to share the history of the deer in Richmond Park and to highlight the importance of protecting the park’s unique landscape. A pop-up heritage pavilion was set up outside the entrance to Pembroke Lodge as a venue for the workshops and to provide information about the project. We are very pleased at the level of interest shown in the project and we would like to thank everyone who visited our pavilion, those who took part in the activities, and the many volunteers who helped to make the project happen.

As the project was time-limited, the activities, which were very popular, have now come to an end. However, the free exhibition on the Deer in the City in the entrance hall of Pembroke Lodge remains open.

To learn more about the wild deer in Richmond Park you can also watch our video, featuring Sir David Attenborough