Community Nature Trail

This week we welcomed children from the Warren Nursery to open the new nature trail.

The trail funded by Tesco ‘Bags of help’ and voted for by our community will be great for local people and families. Along the trail there are rubbing posts for children to enjoy a fun activity on their walk, paper and crayons can be picked up from St Catherine’s Walled Garden.



Superbin arrives at the park!

Thanks to Doncaster GreenSpace Network and the Tesco Bags of Help initiative we have now received our Superbin that has litter gathering equipment within. It is easily accessible for all our volunteers. Great for empowering our local community.

We’ve Bagged Top Prize!!

Friends of Woodfield Park are delighted to announce we’ve bagged top prize from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed the Friends of Woodfield Park has been awarded £3584

Work will now begin on bringing the Woodfield Park Nature Trail to life.

Lisa Wilkin of ‘Friends of Woodfield Park’ said, “Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we would like to thank everyone who showed their support and took the time vote for our project to develop a nature trail in the park.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout September and October with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

Day of the Dead

29th October – 4pm – 8pm

Fun for all the family. Mask-making, drumming workshops, refreshments and music in the community hall and a guided walk around the grounds with stories, music, poetry and the choir and more…

It’s going to be magical!


There will be some lighting along the way but bring along a torch to help light your path.

New Fitness Equipment Now Installed

306014_healthrich-and-peoples-health-trust-logoKeep warm on those cold winter days with a workout on our newly installed fresh air fitness equipment.  The Friends of Woodfield Park, were awarded funding from the People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthRich through The Health Lottery, to install extra pieces of equipment to the ever popular ‘Outdoor Gym’.  Directly adjacent to the woodland trails it’s ideally placed to incorporate into an outdoor fitness session or to try out just for fun!   The gym is used regularly by walkers on the weekly Tuesday morning Woodland Wander. Anyone wishing to join in we meet at St Catherine’s House 9.30am.  For more information follow us on Facebook @WoodfieldParkBalby or Twitter @WoodfieldPark