Group bookings are taken throughout the year and the Centre also offers activities during school holidays.  

We welcome schools and community groups and aim to make each visit to the Holly Lodge Centre as enjoyable as possible.  If you wish to book a visit please telephone first on 020 8940 8730 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability.  We recommend you book a minimum of two weeks in advance.  Before arriving at the Centre please read the Visitor Information and our Health and Safety procedures.  Please note that we only take visits from school and recognised groups, not from individuals or private parties.

If you need to find out where we are and how to get to us, visit our Contact Us page.

How to book

Bookings are normally for a two-hour period in the morning or afternoon. However, many schools book for two sessions to make a full day visit. Please help us by booking well in advance.   

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Visitor information

To help make your visit run smoothly, we have provided some guidance on:

  • what to wear
  • refreshments 
  • code of behaviour, including the appropriate adult/child ratio and supervision responsibilities.
  • minibus and coach permits

The Centre is in the middle of Richmond Park, which is a National Nature Reserve and you can help to protect it.  We provide guidance on how to “Tread Lightly” in the Park.

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Health and safety

Before you visit us please read our advice on:

  • Risk assessments
  • The Holly Lodge yard
  • First Aid
  • Ticks and Oak Processionary Moth.

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