Cassiobury Park

What's on in Cassiobury Park

We've always got lots of events and activities happening in Cassiobury Park. Please see below for a full list of what's coming up. If you'd like any more information about any of our events and activities, please email our Cassiobury Park team or phone them on 01923 727072.

For every event at the Cassiobury Park Hub, its full address of the Cassiobury Park Hub is: Cassiobury Park Hub, Cassiobury Park, Watford, WD18 7LB

Event title Event description Event date(s) and time(s) Meeting place Booking required?
Cassiobury Stay and Play

This group, run by our lovely volunteers, takes place in the education room at the Cassiobury Hub. Free play time actvities for babies and toddlers.

Cost: Free, but there is a suggested donation of  £1 to help pay for resources.

On a break over the summer

 

Cassiobury Park Hub No.
Cassiobury Explorers - preschool group

Outdoor fun and exploration. For ages two to five but younger siblings welcome. Meet outside the Hub at 12:50am and follow staff to event site.

Cost: FREE.

Start on 6 Sept

Thursdays during term time.

1pm-2:30pm

Starts at Cassiobury Park Hub No.
Home School/Forest School

This group is for children aged five and older. If all your children are under five, please go to the FREE Cassiobury Explorers pre-school group instead. (Under-5s are welcome if they are accompanying older siblings.) Meet outside the Hub at 9:50am and follow staff to event site

Cost: £2 per child.

6 September

4 October

Times: 10am-12pm

Cassiobury Park Hub Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team to book
Home School/ Gardening

Outdoor fun with our gardening sessions. Meet by the raised beds in Peace Garden (next to Cha Cafe and Bowling Club).

Cost: £2 per child.

20 September

18th October

Times: 10am-12pm

 

Peace Garden No.
Yoga in the Hub/ Park

Traditional hatha yoga with a focus on bringing balance to the body and mind through breathing, creating strength, energy and flexibility. Suitable for beginners, however those with a regular practice are more than welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one but there will be some available to borrow if you don't (or forget yours!).

Cost: £3 each.

Saturdays, 10am-11am 

Summertime: sessions will be held at the Bandstand

Cassiobury Park Hub Booking is required at our Watford Get Active website.
Bat Walk

Guided bat walk with local expert from the Bat Conservation Group. A chance to use detectors to look for our beautiful bats.

Cost: £2 per person, children go free

 

Saturday 8 September, Times: 7-9pm

Meet at the entrance of Gade Avenue carpark Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 to  book
Gardening sessions - Grow Watford

Join gardening sessions, learn, grow and share your fruit and vegetables at the community gardens at the park. Everyone welcome, meet by the raised beds in the Peace Garden (next to Cha Cafe/ Bowling club).  

Cost: FREE

Sunday 9 Sept

Sunday 7 Oct

Sun 11 Nov

Times: 2pm - 3pm

Met at the Peace Garden No.
Photographic Nature Walk

This walk is for anyone who loves taking photos of nature and would like to learn more or improve upon their digital photography. Take a guided walk through Cassiobury Park nature reserve led by Vicky (Cassiobury Park Hub) & Andrew Lalchan (local photographer), we will be exploring the abundance of wildlife / fungi in the Park. Andrew Lalchan will be offering advice and setting up interesting nature shots and showing you the ideal settings for your camera.

As its likely to be muddy in the park, strong footwear is needed.

Bring your mobile phone or DSLR camera with a zoom / macro lens.

Walk cost: £5 and here is the link for booking your place:

https://www.facebook.com/events/252672508696919/

Wednesday 12 September,

12-2pm

Meet by the Hub on the patio at 12noon. Yes. Booking is required.
Heritage Open Days- Cassiobury Park walk

Join Laurie Elvin from SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society for a guided heritage walk along the canal and upper sections of Cassiobury Park. The walk starts at 1:30pm and meet outside the Hub building on the patio.

Cost: FREE

Sunday 16 September, 1:30pm- 3pm Meet outside Cassiobury Park Hub on the upper paved patio at 1:30pm. Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 to book.
Heritage Open Days- Cassiobury craft workshop

A free craft workshop at the Hub from 1: 30 until 4pm. We will be making models of narrowboats that once transported goods along the Grand Union canal at the park and create some canal folk art - Roses & Castles.

 All children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities suitable for 5-12 years. Cost: FREE, first come, first served basis.

Sunday 16 September, 1:30pm- 4pm Meet at the Hub's Education space. No.
Cooking Demo at the Bandstand

Join us and learn how to cook delicious, gourmet meals with simple home-grown ingredents, as your assisted by The Grove's Head Chef  Stephen Wheeler leading the demo.
Make friends, swap fruit and vegetable seeds, get inspired to grow your own produce.

Cost: FREE

Sunday 30 September

4pm-6pm

Cassiobury Park Bandstand No.
Heritage Walk

A guided walk with a member of the SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society, from the Cassiobury Park Hub up into Whippendell Woods. Find out about the history of the amazing Public Park of today, from prehistory to the Estate of the Earls of Essex. Booking is essential for this walk.

Cost: £2 per person

Sunday 14 Oct

11am-1pm

Meet outside Cassiobury Park Hub on the upper paved patio at 11am. Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 to book.
Crafty History – stained glass designs

Join in a craft activity to make a paper stained glass based on the ones that use to be at Cassiobury House. Children must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served basis.

Cost: £1 per child.

Tuesday  30 Oct 2018

10:30-11:30am
At the Hub No.
Halloween at Cassiobury Park  - Ghostly stories

Come and join the spooky storytelling in the nearby woods and some Halloween themed crafts. Frightening fancy dress is encouraged!

Cost £2 per person and please pay on the day. Booking is required. Book your storytelling time slot (1-3.30pm) by emailing: cassiobury@watford.gov.uk

Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

1-4pm
Starting at the Hub Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 to book.

Storytime adventure

Come and listen to a story and then take part in fun activities in the park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served basis, suitable for 2-5 years.

Cost: £1 per child.

Thursday 1 November 2018

10:30-11:30am
Starting at the Hub No.

 

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