1  The Royden Park Project

Royden Park Project

Manager – Mark Diggory

The Royden Park Project provides opportunities for disabled people to gain training in Horticulture, Conservation and Woodwork in a supportive environment.

Together with Thurstaston Common, Royden Park comprises 250 acres of parklands wood and heath, including a nature reserve. The multi-faceted project offers opportunities up to City and Guild's level 2 (NPTC) standards and has helped Royden Park win numerous awards such as their Green Flag award, John Muir award and also their commendation from the BBC RHS Tatton Flower Show.

In 2016, the project has built a specialist log cabin which will be available for use for functions and for educational projects.

Royden Park also offers the 'Hooked on Royden' service offering teaching and assistance with angling with lottery funded wheelchair accessible pegs.  Also on offer is the project’s log splitting service and First Steps to Floristry course which is offered in partnership with Wirral Met College.

The project works in conjunction with ‘Hack Back’ to provide interactive therapy through falconry experiences and training.  

The Royden Park Project aims to:

  • Help disabled people to become more independent
  • Provide meaningful work training activities
  • Get involved with activities that benefit the local community 

 

 

Cafe
Personalised Budgets
Support & Care Plans
Carpentry
Horticulture
Sports & Activities
Work Experience

Cafe

Personalised Budgets

Support & Care Plans

Carpentry

  • Furniture restoration

Horticulture

  • Arboriculture
  • Land based machinery qualification
  • Woodland Management

Sports & Activities

  • Fishing

Work Experience

  • Catering qualifications
  • Land based machinery qualification
Contact Information
Royden Park,
Hillbark Road,
Frankyby,
Wirral,
CH48 1NP
0151 678 6151 info@wirralevolutions.org

News Articles

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Royden Park – A Place to Grow

An environmental charity that celebrates ‘wild spaces’ in the UK has singled out Wirral’s Royden Park Project for a special award. The Royden Park Project, run by Wirral Evolutions, supports adults with learning disabilities, and has received a John Muir Award for connecting people with the local environment Cllr Chris Meaden, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “For a number of years, the Royden Park Project has been receiving enthusiastic praise for its work to offer supported, structured activities for adults with learning difficulties. “The John Muir Awards recognises projects that connect people with their local environment, and the Royden Park Project is a special example of that work. It also plays a vital role in providing education and training for vulnerable adults.” While the Royden Park Project works across the whole of the park, the group decided to focus their John Muir Award work on the Walled Garden. The group’s work has now been featured as a Case Study on the John Muir Trust’s website. The group learned about the birds that inhabit the garden, which include woodpeckers, buzzards and kestrels, which rear their young in the Old Coach House. They cultivated a laburnum arch, built a bug hotel and studied the pond life that has taken up residence in the Walled Garden’s water feature. Mark Humphreys, who leads the project for Wirral Evolutions said: “Staff and volunteers have become award of the increased confidence of group members and a greater willingness to contribute and interact. For us the success has been twofold – greater awareness of the environment and greater personal development.” To find out more about the Royden Park Project, visit www.roydenparkproject.co.uk.
Posted on 4th November 2015