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Friends of the Dean

It’s easy to get more involved with what’s going on at Dean Castle Country Park.

If you love being outdoors whatever the weather, learning new skills and doing practical work, then being a Friend of the Dean could be the volunteer role for you. It's a great opportunity to make a difference by keeping the Park looking great & encouraging wildlife to flourish.

Help us make Dean Castle Country Park even better. In June & July we are making improvements to the boardwalk at the Lagoons and we need your help! Lend a hand to make the boardwalk safer for everyone.

Sun 20 June 1.30-4.00

Tues 29 June 9.30-12.30

Saturday 17 July 12.00-3.00

Tuesday 27 July 9.30-12.30

The Friends meet at the main car park at the start of every session.

We want to keep you safe during any of our volunteering tasks. While the coronavirus pandemic continues, the number of volunteers that can take part in an activity will be limited to 4 households. We ask that you book your sessions with the Friends of the Dean in advance by telephoning 07919 979 817 or email If you have been shielding during the pandemic, it is still possible for you to volunteer with the Friends.