Plastic Patrol Picnic for #SurreyDay

We’re celebrating the very first #SurreyDay with our very first Litter Pick and Picnic Lunch!


We’ve teamed up with Surrey Wildlife Trust for a Saturday morning with a difference, bringing people together not only through delicious food, but by giving something back to Surrey.


Join us at Whitmoor Common, where we’re hosting a litter pick followed by a delicious community picnic lunch, all in aid of helping to remove rubbish from our natural ecosystem to help Surrey’s wildlife.


Every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of litter enters the world’s oceans, with plastic posing the biggest threat to marine wildlife. But it’s not just our marine life at risk. Mammals like hedgehogs and birds like swans frequently suffer injuries as a result of getting caught up in waste. We’ll be using the Plastic Patrol app to photograph and log everything we find, which will provide vital information for Plastic Patrol’s global evidence base alongside another 62,000 examples of plastic from 36 countries around the world. The analysis of plastic found on clean ups is critical, helping to understand patterns and trends and aid conversations with global policy makers.


We’ll kick off the morning with a hot drink courtesy of Wild! About Coffee. We’ll then followed by a walk through Whitmoor Common guided by Surrey Wildlife Trust. With our sacks full of nasty rubbish, we’ll then sit down to enjoy a picnic lunch together.


What is Surrey Day?


Visit Surrey have teamed up with BBC Surrey and Surrey Life Magazine to bring the very first Surrey Day,  a celebration of what makes the county a great place to live and work in, which takes place across the country on May 4th.

Sample Menu

Chicken and Chorizo Picnic Pie

Short Rib Rillette

Coffee and lime smoked Etherley Farm duck

Smoked Tillingbourne Trout Pate w/ Pitta Chips

Assortment of Seasonal Pickles

Trenchmore Farm Wheatberry Tabbouleh

Kingfisher Watercress and Coal Roast Radish Salad


Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Whitmoor Common
Saltbox Road
Surrey GU33LH

Date & Time

Saturday 4th May 2019

10:00 – 1:30pm

Ticket Price

£15 per adult

£10 per child

What’s included:

  •         Hot drink on arrival
  •         Guided litter pick by Surrey Wildlife Trust
  •         Picnic Lunch by the award-winning The Salt Box
  •         Please note that the ticket funds will go towards the cost of the welcome hot drink, the cost of the ingredients for The Salt Box to prepare the picnic lunch, and a £5 donation to Surrey Wildlife Trust,  who help us to restore Surrey’s nature and make wildlife part of life, for everyone.


What to bring:

  •         Please ensure to wear suitable outdoor clothing and sensible shoes.
  •         If you have gardening gloves, please do bring them. We will have a number of spare gloves available, but we don’t want to use single-use plastic gloves.
  •         If you have a reusable coffee cup, please bring it to pop your hot drink in.
  •         We will provide sacks for the litter to be put in.
  •         Please bring a picnic blanket with you!


Detailed parking instructions will be provided 72 hours prior to the event.


Core to our beliefs is the notion that people want to do the right things; all they need is a little encouragement or incentive. We believe that people are naturally responsible; if we encourage them to care for their favourite places, to pick up after themselves and others, then our trails will become self-sufficient, clean, and more enjoyable.

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