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Families enjoy Big Green Weekend at Railway Fields in Harringey
From nature walks to treasure hunts, there was something for all the family at Railway Fields today.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Friends of Railways Fields organised the activities day in Green Lanes as part of the Big Green Saturday Programme, which encourages families to make the most of the UK’s green spaces.
Mary Hogan, who organised the event on behalf of TCV, said: “Today is all about getting people to experience and learn more about nature while having lots of fun.”
More than 150 people turned out to enjoy a range of free activities from a guided nature walk around the two-acre site to making art using natural materials such as twigs, flowers and shells.
Three-year-old Oscar Taylor said: “It’s really fun. I found a reed house to play in with my mummy.”
Oscar visits Railway Fields once a week but Cliff Osborne, who manages the site, said he would like to see more people making the most of the green space.
He said: “We want to highlight the importance of green spaces, particularly in urban areas.
“We also really want to increase awareness of this site because a lot of people don’t know about it.
“It’s a place people can come and enjoy and learn about wildlife but also discover how to look after their own gardens.”
Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins also dropped by to show his support for today’s event.
Speaking to the Haringey Independent he said: “Railway Fields is a good habitat for nature but also the environmental and green space brings people together. There’s a great community atmosphere here today.”
Towards the end of the day there was also a presentation of the Conservation Award from the Royal Horticultural Society London in Bloom and the Green Flag award, which Railway Fields was awarded earlier this year.
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