July 22, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


The weather forecast of a heatwave certainly reduced the number of visitors at the July Cafe Day. Although the temperature did rise considerably during the day the air conditioning in the Visitors Centre kept the building cool for  customers and staff. There was an enthusiastic audience for the last ever

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July 11, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized

Weekend of Discovery July 2022

The Weekend of Discovery in Ulley Country Park was a great success with lots of visitors, many coming for the first time. The Friends are grateful to all the exhibitors, professional artists, schools, RMBC Rangers team and all the volunteers who supported the event. In particular the event would not

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May 17, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


South Yorkshire Police Band gave two rousing performances in The Spillway at the Friends Cafe Day on the 15th of May in unexpected glorious sunshine. Pebble painting enjoyed by many visitors, both young and not so young! The tombola held for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, organised by Eileen Blades, raised

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April 24, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


A lovely sunny day brought a large number of visitors to Ulley Country Park, making April the most successful Cafe Day since the pandemic struck. Woodhouse Community choir gave two delightful performances on the balcony to the Visitors Centre making for a very enjoyable day for everyone.

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March 26, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


Glorious weather for the March Cafe Day led to a large number of visitors, making it the most successful day since we started up again after Covid restrictions were lifted. Thanks to all our regular customers and a lot of new faces who enjoyed the homemade soup and cakes. The

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March 10, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


The Friends of Ulley have signed up to support the  Nature Recovery in Rotherham campaign being led by the local Wildlife Trust If you want to know more about it, you can visit the website here: https://www.rotherhamclimateaction.co.uk/nature-recovery Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust also have lots of actions and how-to guides for

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February 11, 2022 by Admin in Uncategorized


Ulley Parish Council, Friends of Ulley Country Park and Ulley Millennium Trust BRASS BAND CONCERT with THURCROFT BRASS BAND at 7pm in Ulley Parish Church on Friday 11th March Tickets £5  including refreshments from Peter Hubbard 0114 2873846 or Paul Nash 01709 370797 and at Ulley  Café Day on 20th February

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December 20, 2021 by Admin in Uncategorized

Fungi Walk at November Cafe Day

Ulley Country Park Fungi Walk 21.11.2021 Identified & compiled by Michael ‘Ziggy’ Senkans (With help from Mike Smethurst)   Bay Bolete Boletus badius Ulley Country Park, woodland east of the sailing club Frosty funnel Clitocybe phyllophila Ulley Country Park, woodland east of the sailing club Pleated inkcap Parasola plicatilis Ulley

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November 05, 2021 by Admin in Uncategorized


The winning photograph in this years photographic competition was taken by Dennis Farrell who collects the £40 First Prize. Dennis had 4 photographs in the shortlist! Second prize of £25 goes to Graeme Manning Third Prize of £15 was won by last year’s winner, Caroline Bennett Voting took place at

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October 23, 2021 by Admin in Uncategorized


The Friends were pleased to welcome visitors back to the Park for a full Cafe Day on the 17th of October with lots of regular customers and many new faces. Despite some unsettled weather the day was well supported and visitors enjoyed the homemade cakes together with a static birds

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