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How does your family use your local parks or nature reserve - and what do you think of them?

This survey is for family groups* with one or more child (under 18) as we want to understand more about how families use their local greenspaces (publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths) and find out what they think about them.  You need to be over 18 to complete this survey.

* 'Family groups' is an inclusive term to include family units that live in one household as well as parents/carers/relatives that look after their child(ren) on a regular basis. 

Data Protection Statement:
This survey is to help the RSPB to work with communities and organisations to develop activities and projects for families.  To help us check the survey has reached a diverse audience and to see how we could adapt our work to appeal to different groups of people, we do ask for some personal information, however, this is completely optional.

If you wish to participate in a follow up interview you will need to provide your contact details, and these will be deleted once the interview has taken place.

Your personal details will be kept safe and secure and will not be shared with anyone else. Your responses will be anonymised prior to analysis and your personal details will not be included when reporting the findings of the survey. If you decide to withdraw your consent, you can request that your responses and personal information are deleted, by emailing EFYresearch@rspb.org.uk stating your postcode and any contact details you provided.  However, after the 30 August 2022, anonymised responses that have already been used in the report will not be identifiable and therefore cannot be removed.


If you would like to know more or understand your data protection rights, please take a look at our privacy policy.

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* 1. Do you consent to completing this survey? 
If you do not, thank you for taking the time to look - please close this link.

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* 2. Your postcode:

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* 3. How long have you lived in the area?

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* 5. How far do you agree or disagree with the following statements about how easy it is to access your local greenspace?
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
I know where my local greenspaces are
It is not easy for me and my family to get to our local greenspace
Visiting my local greenspace with my family is affordable
I struggle to find time to visit local greenspaces with my family

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* 6. How far do you agree or disagree with the following statements related to your feelings about using your local greenspace?
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
When visiting my local greenspace, I feel that my family and I are safe
I value family time in my local greenspace
Visiting my local greenspace with my family helps us to feel part of our local community
My family and I feel out of place in my local greenspace
My family and I are more likely to visit our local greenspace with others

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* 7. How far do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the health and wellbeing benefits of using your local greenspace ?
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
Visiting my local greenspace with my family is good for our mental health and wellbeing
My family and I rarely exercise together in our local greenspace
Our local greenspace is the main outdoor space available to my family
Family visits to our local greenspace help to get us out of our home and are important for providing a change of scenery

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* 8. How far do you agree or disagree with the following statements about enjoying nature in your local greenspace ?
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
Wildlife and nature are among my main interests and are important to me
Local/British wildlife is of little interest to me
My family and I enjoy looking at nature in my local greenspace
I don’t know many fun activities I can do with my family to enjoy nature in my local greenspace
I know someone I can contact in my community who can help my family and I to enjoy/help nature

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* 9. What activities do you do with your child(ren) at the greenspace? Tick all that apply. 
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

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* 10. How often do you visit a local greenspace with your child(ren)?
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

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* 11. Is there anything which stops you visiting a local greenspace with your children? Tick all that apply.
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

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* 12. Which of these organised activities would encourage you to visit the greenspace with your children? Tick all that apply.
(Please note that greenspaces are publicly accessible outdoor spaces for people and nature – for example parks, nature reserves or canal/riverside footpaths.)

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* 13. Please tell us how often you get information about local events from the following:

  Never Rarely Sometimes Frequently
Word of mouth through friends/family/community members
Posters displayed locally
Fliers handed out locally or through the post
Local magazine/newspaper/newsletter
Online/social media advertisements
School or children’s centre
Online groups with friends/family/community members - please give more details below

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* 14. Please tell us your ethnic group (we hope this will help us to identify and address any cultural preferences and make our work more relevant and inclusive)

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* 15. What is your religion?

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* 16. Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?

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* 17. How old are you? (You must be 18 years or older to complete this survey.)

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* 18. Thank you for completing this survey. 
OPTIONAL: If you are happy to be involved in further research about this topic and agree to be contacted by an RSPB representative, please provide your email address and contact number.  If you are still willing to participate when contacted, we will arrange appropriate follow-up research - ie at a time that is convenient for you and by a method that suits you (eg a telephone or video call).  

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* 19. Please tell us where you saw this survey (ie which organisation's website/social media/email or other communication)?

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