Cassiobury Park

What's on in Cassiobury Park

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Couples dancing at Cassiobury Park bandstand

For more information about any event in Cassiobury Park, to book onto an event or to be added to the events mailing list, please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk or call 01923 278590.

 

Watford's paddling paradise!

Our fantastic new paddling pools, with thrilling water splash fountains, and brand new Cassiobury Park hub are open 10am - 6pm daily all summer

They've been developed at a cost of £2.8m and are part of a £6.6m restoration of Cassiobury Park - funded by us, and the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery funds.

 

Music on the Bandstand:

There is music on the Cassiobury Park Bandstand every Sunday from 28 May to 17 September from 2pm to 4pm. Plus lots of other concerts at other times. To find out what's on on the Bandstand check the Watford Big Events page as there is too much to list here!

 

Cassiobury Explorers - preschool group: Last session for the summer term is 20 July

Meet by the rustic bridge at 1pm for outdoor fun. For ages 2-5 but younger siblings welcome. Free, no need to book.

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Home School Gardening: 27 July, from 10am to midday

£1.50 per child,  please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

 

Yoga on the bandstand: Saturdays, from 10 June to 26 August, 10am-11am

Free, drop in class (no need to book). Please bring a yoga mat if you have one but there will be some available to borrow if you don't have one (or forget yours!)

 

Moses Cook - guided heritage walk: Saturday 22 July, from 2pm - 4pm

Find out who Moses Cook was and his influence on the Cassiobury Estate in historic times.

Free,  but please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

THIS WALK IS FULLY BOOKED (THERE IS ANOTHER ON 9 SEPTEMBER)

 

Heritage walk: Sunday 23 July, from 11am - 1pm

Find out about the history of Cassiobury and the Earl's of Essex.

Free,  but please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place..

 

Big JiveSwing Festival: 30 July from 1pm-6pm

Free event by the bandstand  - drop in any time or bring a picnic and stay all afternoon.

Watford Borough Council and JiveSwing.com presents some of the latest and biggest names for Swing and Jazz bands, from London, Herts and around the UK. Also featuring swing dance classes and Dance Shows...

For details of the lineup visit the dedicated BigJiveSwing Festival page

 

Tuesday 1 August, Crafty History at the Cassiobury Park Hub:

10.30am – 11.30am, Find out about the Cassiobury Park Bandstand and make an instrument to play. £1 per child.

Tuesday 1 August, Whippendell Wood play day:

Free ‘drop in’ event 2 - 4pm, come for an adventure in the forest! N.B. the best place to park for this event is the Grove Mill Lane car park (WD17 3TU) and follow the signs

or for a bit more of an adventure park in the Gade Avenue car park (WD18 7LG) and use the Cassiobury Park map to find your way up to the woods (this route will NOT be signposted)

Wednesday 2 August, Wild Wednesday Walk:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am, then explore the park and make a Story Stick. £1 per child.

Thursday 3 August, Story Time Adventure:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am then head off to our secret story den to listen to  ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. Let the wild Rumpus Begin! £1 per child.

Thursday 3 August, Try Angling event:

1 - 4pm at the Iron bridge Lock. No advance booking required, £2 per child for 15 minutes tuition from the Watford Piscators fishing club.

 

Tuesday 8 August, Crafty History at the Cassiobury Park Hub:

10.30am – 11.30am, find out how we keep Cassiobury Park beautiful for people and wildlife, decorate a pot and plant something tasty. £1 per child.

Tuesday 8, August, Whippendell Wood play day:

Free ‘drop in’ event 2 - 4pm, come for an adventure in the forest! N.B. the best place to park for this event is the Grove Mill Lane car park (WD17 3TU) and follow the signs

or for a bit more of an adventure park in the Gade Avenue car park (WD18 7LG) and use the Cassiobury Park map to find your way up to the woods (this route will NOT be signposted)

Wednesday 9 August, Wild Wednesday Walk:

meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am, then go minibeast hunting and make a clay model of what you find. £1 per child.

Thursday 10 August, Story Time Adventure:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am then head off to our secret story den to listen to ‘The Dawn Chorus’ – what birds will we spot on the way? £1 per child.

Thursday 10 August, Try Angling event:

1 - 4pm at the Iron bridge Lock. No advance booking required, £2 per child for 15 minutes tuition from the Watford Piscators fishing club.

 

Tuesday 15 August, Crafty History at the Cassiobury Park Hub:

10.30am – 11.30am, find out who used to live Cassiobury House and make a Coronet. £1 per child.

Tuesday 15 August, Whippendell Wood play day:

Free ‘drop in’ event 2 - 4pm, part of the ‘Wats On’ programme for 5-15 year olds happening across Watford this summer.

Come for an adventure in the forest! N.B. the best place to park for this event is the Grove Mill Lane car park (WD17 3TU) and follow the signs

or for a bit more of an adventure park in the Gade Avenue car park (WD18 7LG) and use the Cassiobury Park map to find your way up to the woods (this route will NOT be signposted)

Wednesday 16 August, Wild Wednesday Walks:

meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am to go and look for lovely leaves and experiment with different methods of leaf printing. £1 per child.

Thursday 17 August, Story Time Adventure: meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30 then head off to our secret story den to listen to ‘What's the Time Mr Wolf? £1 per child.

Thursday 17 August, Try Angling event: 1 - 4pm at the Iron bridge Lock. No advance booking required, £2 per child for 15 minutes tuition from the Watford Piscators fishing club.

 

Tuesday 22 August, Crafty History at the Cassiobury Park Hub:

10.30am – 11.30am, Portrait Painting Using Portraits of the Earls

Tuesday 22 August, Whippendell Wood play day:

Free ‘drop in’ event 2 - 4pm, part of the ‘Wats On’ programme for 5-15 year olds happening across Watford this summer.

Come for an adventure in the forest! N.B. the best place to park for this event is the Grove Mill Lane car park (WD17 3TU) and follow the signs

or for a bit more of an adventure park in the Gade Avenue car park (WD18 7LG) and use the Cassiobury Park map to find your way up to the woods (this route will NOT be signposted)

Wednesday 23 August, Wild Wednesday Walk:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am to go bird-spotting and make a bird feeder to take home.

Thursday 24 August, Story Time adventure:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am then head off to our secret story den to listen to ‘Handa's Surprise’ with a chance to try some of the fruits in the story.

Thursday 24 August, Try Angling event:

1 - 4pm at the Iron bridge Lock. No advance booking required, £2 per child for 15 minutes tuition from the Watford Piscators fishing club.

 

Bat walk: Friday 25 August at 7.45pm

See real bats and learn more about them. Free, but booking essential.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

 

Cassiobury Town and Country Show: Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August from 11am to 6pm

"Country craft gifts and food festival"

More details about the Cassiobury Town and Country show on facebook

 

Tuesday 29 August, Crafty History at the Cassiobury Park Hub:

10.30am – 11.30am, find out about the history of the Grand Union Canal and build a model Narrow Boat.

Tuesday 29 August, there is no Whippendell Wood play day on this day:

But you could still go for a lovely walk in the woods! The best place to park is the Grove Mill Lane car park (WD17 3TU). Use the Cassiobury Park map to find your way round the woods.

Wednesday 30 August, Wild Wednesday Walks:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am, then make a sun-catcher for your window.

Thursday 31 August, Story Time adventure:

Meet at the Cassiobury Park Hub at 10.30am then head off to our secret story den to listen to ‘The Selfish Crocodile’

Thursday 31 August, Try Angling event:

1 - 4pm at the Iron bridge Lock. No advance booking required, £2 per child for 15 minutes tuition from the Watford Piscators fishing club.

 

Moses Cook - guided heritage walk: Saturday 9th September, from 2pm - 4pm

Find out who Moses Cook was and his influence on the Cassiobury Estate in historic times.

Free,  but please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

 

Heritage open day: Sunday 10 September, 1pm - 3pm.

Free, drop in event - no need to book. Find out about  the archaeology and history of the Swiss Cottage that used to be in the grounds of Cassiobury.

See a display of finds by the archaeologists and join in craft activities in the Hub and maybe go on a guided walk with local expert Laurie Elvin.

 

Cassiobury Explorers - preschool group: Every Thursday in term time  - from 14 September 2017

Meet at the rustic bridge at 1.00pm for outdoor fun. For ages 2-5 but younger siblings welcome. Free, no need to book.

 

Home School Gardening: every four weeks on a thursday morning dates for autumn TBC, from 10.00am to midday

£2.00 per child,  please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

N.B. This group is for children aged 5+ if all your children are under 5 please go to the FREE Cassiobury Explorers pre-school group instead. (Under 5s are welcome if they are accompanying older siblings.) 

 

Home School Forest school: every four weeks on a thursday morning (2 weeks after the gardening club) dates for autumn TBC, from 10.00am to midday

£2.00 per child,  please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

N.B. This group is for children aged 5+ if all your children are under 5 please go to the FREE Cassiobury Explorers pre-school group instead. (Under 5s are welcome if they are accompanying older siblings.) 

 

Grow your Own - Watford: Sunday 24 September, from 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Meet in the community project garden in Cassiobury Park (near the Cha Café). Bring something made from your own produce to share and learn about composting and what to do in the garden in autumn. There will also be time to ask any general gardening questions.

Grow Your Own - Watford is a community based project to encourage people to grow organic or semi organic in their back garden or in pots in their apartments.They also plan to meet once a week to share the excess 'produce' with other growers. once a week at a hub (to be determined ) with other 'growers' (you can find them on facebook).

Free,  but please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk to book your place.

 

 

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