April 15, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Chilly April Cafe Day

Despite some Spring sunshine there was a definite chill in the air for the Bird Watching walk at the Friends Cafe Day. Sue Parker led a hardy group round the Park, spotting many species of birds along the way, before returning to the Visitors Centre for warming drinks and some

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April 07, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

New overspill car park

The Friends have bought a lot of plastic gridding material to create a better surface for the overspill car park in the sheep field by the reservoir embankment and this has been laid by the Voluntary Rangers, with help from John the Ranger and a massive roller!      Altogether

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April 04, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

ULLEY ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

ARTS FESTIVAL IN ULLEY COUNTRY PARK 28th-30th JUNE A WEEKEND OF MUSIC, CRAFTS, ART, CIRCUS SKILLS, POETRY AND POTTERY A STORY TREASURE TRAIL MINIATURE GARDEN COMPETITION DISPLAYS AND PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL SCHOOLS A CHANCE TO TRY DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES MORE DETAILS WILL APPEAR HERE SOON On the Friday there will be a performance

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March 18, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Pebble painting at March Cafe Day

It was another successful Friends Cafe Day at Ulley Country Park and, although the cafe wasn’t as busy as usual, visitors enjoyed both the homemade refreshments and the opportunity to have a go at pebble painting. The weather proved to be a mix of sunny periods with a strong cold

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February 17, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Busy February Cafe Day

The Friends Cafe Day in February had another great attendance with visitors enjoying beautiful weather in the Park, together with the homemade refreshments on sale in the Visitors Centre. Many visitors, young and old, helped make fat balls for the bird feeders in the Park with a special mention to

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February 16, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Voluntary Rangers February Working Day

The Friends Voluntary Rangers team enjoyed some lovely Spring weather at their February working day and carried out refurbishment of the bird feeding area at the bird hide near the Visitors Centre. The old feeders were removed and new posts fixed in place. New steps were built to give better

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January 24, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Record attendance at January Cafe Day

The first Cafe Day of 2019 proved to be very popular, with near record numbers of visitors enjoying the homemade refreshments in the Visitors Centre. The weather wasn’t too exciting but that didn’t stop many people from walking to Ulley and attending another successful Friends Cafe Day. Many families completed

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December 11, 2018 by Admin in Uncategorized

Encore carol singing at Christmas Cafe Day

Local choir Encore gave two marvelous performances in the Christmas ‘grotto’ created on the balcony of the Visitors Centre, singing a medley of carols for the large audience to enjoy.    The special Christmas gift stall also proved very popular and so the Cafe Day was a great success, full

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November 23, 2018 by Admin in Uncategorized

Photographic Competition Results

Voting on the 16 shortlisted photographs took place at the AGM and the winner of the £25 First Prize for Best Ulley Photograph 2018 was Wayne Slater. The Second Prize of £15 was won by Mike Smethurst Third Prize of £10 went to Ann Howarth Thanks to all the 43

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November 05, 2018 by Admin in Uncategorized

A rare visitor to Ulley?

A Mandarin Duck has been spotted on the reservoir recently, obviously welcomed by the residents.  

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