Friends of Buchan Country Park are a group of people who very much enjoy Buchan Country Park and who feel that we would like to promote its use as a beautiful public space.

As an independent self-funding body, we aim to promote and support the Environment and Education Service based at Buchan Park in addition to the management of the Park. This is done through annual activities including Art in the Park, Easter Egg hunt, Fun Dog Show, All About Apples and Christmas Carols which all raise funds for the park.

Membership is only £2 per year and the committee is always looking for new members to join, donate a few hours help at events and contribute to our meetings. Feel free to view our constitution, find out more about becoming a member, or get in touch if you have any questions.


Art In The Park A Resounding Success! - Aug 2016

Taking place on August 21st, we were joined in the park by a host of artists from Crawley Art Society who, along with our band of volunteers, put on a day of free arts and crafts activities for all of the family to enjoy.

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Art In The Park 2016 Announced - Jul 2016

We are pleased to invite you all to this years Art in the Park event, taking place on August 21st from 11:30 am.

Together with Crawley Art Society we will have an array of arts and craft activities for all the family to join in, from watercolour painting to chalk art.

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Results of 2016 Fun Dog Show - Jun 2016

View the winners of our annual Fun Dog Show, held on June 26th 2016 at Buchan Country Park.

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Easter Fun Day Enjoyed By All - Mar 2016

The Friends of Buchan Country Park held our annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday the 27th of March, and (despite some less than ideal weather!) it was a huge success!

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Upcoming Events

All About Apples – Oct 2016

16 Oct 2016

This year’s All About Apples day will be held on October 16th, more details coming soon.

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Past Events

Art In The Park – Aug 2016

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Fun Dog Show – Jun 2016

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Photography Competition

The 2016 Friends of Buchan Country Park Photography Competition is now open, with your chance to win a £40 cash prize!

For full details please see our dedicated photography competition page.


The country park is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For the latest car park and Countryside Centre opening hours, please check the WSCC website.

For a walking map of the park as well as information about the different areas to explore and wildlife to see, please view the Buchan Country Park Trail Guide.