School, faith and community groups
School, faith and community groups are welcome at Bestwood, and the park's mission is to make the countryside accessible to all. Our ranger team work regularly with all kinds of groups, ranging from autistic adults and people with mental health problems to disadvantaged teenagers at risk of exclusion from school.
Ring the park rangers to find out more about our programme of health walks, team building activities, school age environmental education and more.
Join our volunteers
We have lots of volunteering opportunities available at Bestwood:
Park conservation days
Get your hands dirty! Join in one of our park conservation days. If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to hear from you, tel: 0115 927 3674 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Bestwood Country Park
If you'd like to take an active role in supporting the country park and get more involved in its work and management, join the Friends of Bestwood Country Park group. View their website at: www.fbcp.org.uk
Winding Engine House Volunteer Group
Interested in engineering? Want to help look after a mighty piece of industrial heritage? Contact the Winding Engine House Volunteer Group, email: email@example.com
We now have two Heritage Development Officers (jobshare) working at Bestwood Country Park, funded for two years by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We're looking for more people to help maintain and operate the mighty Victorian Winding Engine and to help out with Saturday morning open days. Interested? Ring Adele or David for a chat. Tel: 0115 976 2422 Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm, or drop in on a Saturday morning.
Plant a tree
If you would like to plant a tree to commemorate a special person or event, we can help. Contact the rangers on tel: 0115 927 3674.
Bestwood community websites
These community websites may also be of interest:
Friends of Bestwood Country Park: www.fbcp.org.uk/index.html
Bestwood Village: www.bestwoodvillage.co.uk