Six Weekly Activities

Six Weekly Activities

Topics to keep everyone busy.  Ideas for Parks.  Charles Dickins with Watery Words activities ! Riverbank art, photographs & models. How about a Bug Hunt ? Or Investigating Plants. Finally Bridges - name the new bridge !

FORCE News

FORCE News

Latest news on Facebook, Twitter & blogs. Join and help your local environment Membership is only £5 or £8 per year

Family Challenge

Family Challenge

Join the FORCE Family Challenge and win the Challenge Badge ! Take the Duck Challenge, I-spy or even play Top Trumps and explore the wildlife of the River Crane

TCV's Green Gyms

TCV's Green Gyms

Keep fit & improve your local environment with TCV in Richmond Wednesday; and Isleworth Thursday;  Hounslow Pevensey Road Monday & Hounslow Heath Tuesday

Walks and Talks

Walks and Talks

How much do you know about the history or wildlife of your local park? Join one of our expert-led events, held every month.

Volunteer days

Volunteer days

Come and join us, get involved and help improve the Crane. See Volunteering, and our Volunteer Sunday event dates

Community Learning

Community Learning

FORCE and TCV's programme of walks & community learning activities is available ... or download listings for your fridge door !

Friends Of the River Crane Environment, FORCE

Come discover the River Crane corridor with the Friends of the River Crane Environment. There is something for everyone. The River Crane forms the West London Green Chain from Harrow to the Thames at Isleworth.  FORCE is a community based voluntary organisation working in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow.   Find out What We Do and how you can Get Involved

The corridor is rich in wildlife, has varied landscapes of meadow, heathland, woodland and scrub and a unique industrial past. There are places to explore, play, exercise and learn in, plus playgrounds for children to enjoy. Find out what there is to Discover and Learn.

 

New activities to keep busy in these times of isolation

Spending time in nature is associated with improved health and wellbeing so at a time when spending time outside is limited, the River Crane corridor is ideal for recreation with it's many spaces of high environmental significance and wide variety of flora and fauna. There are many local walks to enjoy whilst still being able to social distance as per the government guidelines. 

 

FORCE has created six weekly activities suitable for home schooling, for families to enjoy the FORCE Family Challenge and for everyone to explore local open spaces from their home.  The first week is about Enjoying Parks whilst the second is Watery Words about Charles Dickins' visit to Crane Park with ideas for poetry and fiction.  Arty Crane has activities to make a model or paint a river scene; and then search for minibeasts or use our photographs in Bug Hunt.  Or investigate plants & lichens. The last topic is about Bridges, how many bridges arch over the Crane ? You are invited to suggest a name for the new bridge !  We would be very happy to receive thoughts and pictures to include on the FORCE website.