Below is an archive of all the news stories from the Friends of Buchan Country Park. For even more about the goings on at the park as well as articles and updates from FOBCP members and park rangers, please see our newsletter page.
Dog Show 2018 Results
Date - 09 Jul 2018
We had a fantastic day at this year’s Fun Dog Show, despite the scorching weather keeping many inside and out of the sun. Our overall show winner was Cooper, a beautiful German Shepherd, who made the final after placing first in our ‘Most Appealing Eyes’ class.
2018 Fun Dog Show Coming Soon!
Date - 25 Jun 2018
As you may be aware, it’s not long to go until our 2018 Fun Dog Show! This years event will be taking place on July 1st from 11am, with the first class starting at 11:30am.
Alternative Event Parking
Date - 28 Mar 2018
We are expecting a large turnout for Easter Egg Hunt, and there is only limited parking available at Buchan Country Park.
To ensure that you are able to attend, we highly advise walking to the park if you are close enough. Should the car park become full we recommend using one of the alternative parking areas available.
Friends of Buchan Country Park Photography Competition 2018
Date - 11 Feb 2018
The Friends of Buchan Park 2018 Photography Competition is now open for entries!
Photography Competition 2017 Winners!
Date - 02 Jan 2018
Now that the The Friends of Buchan Country Park 2017 photography competition has come to a close, we are pleased to be able to announce the winners!
We Need Your Apples!
Date - 23 Aug 2017
Do you have an apple tree in your garden which has more fruit on it than you know what to do with? If so, we are looking for donations for our All About Apples day which will be taking place on Sunday October 1st.
Art in the Park 2017 Photos
Date - 23 Aug 2017
Thanks to all those who came along to our Art in the Park event which took place on Sunday the 20th of August. You can see a selection of photos from the day as well as a round up of what we had on off on our dedicated Art in the Park 2017 page!
Photography Competition 2017
Date - 18 Aug 2017
The Friends of Buchan Park 2017 Photography Competition is now open for entries!
Art In The Park 2017 Announcement
Date - 12 Jul 2017
Join us from 10:30am on Sunday August 20th at Buchan Country Park for our annual Art In The Park event! Held in conjunction with Crawley Art Society, it will be a fun day for all the family, with lot’s of fantastic free activities to get involved with. Try your hand at various art and craft […]
2017 Dog Show Winners
Date - 01 Jul 2017
Thank you to all those who came along to our Fun Dog Show which took place on June 25th!
Congratulations to all of our winners, especially our best in show Teddy! You can see all of the winners here, plus lots of pictures on our Dog Show 2017 page.
One Week Until Fun Dog Show
Date - 17 Jun 2017
There is just one week left until our 2017 Fun Dog Show at Buchan Country Park!
Record Breaking Easter Egg Hunt!
Date - 22 Apr 2017
We had an enormous turnout for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt, taking place on Easter Sunday. The sun was out all day and we raised more money than ever before!
Easter Egg Hunt Announcement
Date - 02 Feb 2017
This year’s Easter fun day will be taking place on April 16th between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Orchard Project Update
Date - 08 Jan 2017
As many of you will already know, The Friends of Buchan Park have been working closely with the Countryside Rangers to help rejuvenate the overgrown orchard at the park.
Photography Competition Winners Announced
Date - 17 Nov 2016
The Friends of Buchan Country Park 2016 photography competition has now come to a close. All of the entries have been judged by the park volunteers and we are pleased to be able to announce the winners…
2016 Photography Competition Now Closed
Date - 24 Oct 2016
With our photography competition coming to a close at the end of September, judging is now taking place at the park. The winning photo will receive a £40 cash prize, and we also have a trophy on offer for the best junior photographer.
All About Apples – Another FoBCP Success!
Date - 24 Oct 2016
On October 16th the Friends of Buchan Country Park held our annual All About Apples event, and despite a rainy start to the day, we had a fantastic turnout!
We Need Your Apples!
Date - 26 Sep 2016
With our All About Apples day fast approaching, we are on the look out for apple donations! Do you have an apple tree in your garden which has more fruit on it than you know what to do with? Then we would love it if you could get in touch and we can juice them in our apple press!
Read The Latest FoBCP Newsletter
Date - 05 Sep 2016
Our latest newsletter – Issue 10 – Is available online now.
Art In The Park A Resounding Success!
Date - 29 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.
Art In The Park 2016 Announced
Date - 30 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.
Results of 2016 Fun Dog Show
Date - 30 Jun 2016
View the winners of our annual Fun Dog Show, held on June 26th 2016 at Buchan Country Park.
Easter Fun Day Enjoyed By All
Date - 29 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!
Photography Competition Launch
Date - 13 Mar 2016
As you may have already seen on our new Facebook page, we are proud to be able to launch the 2016 Friends of Buchan Country Park photography competition! The competition is open until the end of September and entry is £1 per photo.
FOBCP on Facebook
Date - 09 Mar 2016
Friends of Buchan Country Park are now on Facebook! Like our page to keep up with news from the friends, view photos from around the park and see all the latest on our upcoming events.
Read Our Latest Newsletter
Date - 17 Jan 2016
Issue 9 of the Friends of Buchan Park newsletter is now available to read online. The latest issue has reports form events throughout 2015 including our Art in The Park event and the Fun Dog Show as well as our All About Apples day and December’s Christmas Carols. Also inside are wildlife sightings from park ranger Tom Burns, the new wildlife garden entrance and an apple pie recipe from our Chairman.
Christmas Carols – A Singing Success!
Date - 25 Dec 2015
A big thank you to all those who attended our Christmas Carol event in December. Singers and volunteers were out in force to put on a fantastic day for the park visitors and we managed to raise valuable funds to be put towards future projects and events around the park.
Successful Fun Dog Show Despite Rain
Date - 30 Aug 2015
Despite a rainy start to the day, we still had a great turn out for our ‘Fun Dog Show’ which took place on Sunday the 23rd of August. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the day, photos can be found on our Events page.
Woodpecker Carving Stolen
Date - 01 May 2015
The unique wood carved woodpecker has been stolen from the wildlife garden. If anyone has got any information that would lead to the retrieval of the woodpecker, in one piece, we are prepared to offer a £50 reward. It is a large 18inch tall wooden piece carved by chainsaw painted in black, red and white and would have been kicked or sawn off it’s pedestal. Anyone who can help with the appeal is asked to call Buchan Country Park on 01293 542088.
Woodpecker Carving Donated
Date - 01 Sep 2014
The Friends were delighted to be able to present Buchan Park with an magnificent wood-pecker carving which is situated in the Wild Garden which serves as an educational area.