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.

Currently on a break over the summer and will return in September 2018.

 

Cassiobury Park Hub No.
Cassiobury Explorers - preschool group

Outdoor fun and exploration. For ages two to five but younger siblings welcome.

Cost: FREE.

Last session 19 July Then on break over the summer and will return in September 2018. Starts at Cassiobury Park Hub 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.
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.)

Cost: £2 per child.

Last session 19 July

Then on break over the summer will return in September 2018

Cassiobury Park Hub Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team to book.
Cassiobury Park - Legacy to Moses Cook

Guided heritage walk focusing on Moses Cook the inspirational gardener to the long lost Earls of Essex, who was active in the mid to late17th century. Musch of his inspirational planting design for the Earl's estate  - now Cassiobury Park, can still be enjoyed today.

Cost: £2 per person

Saturday 21 July

2-4pm

Details will be given when you book. Yes. Please email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 to  book
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

 

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 18 August, Times 8-10pm

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.

Summer holidays:

Crafty History - Family Crests

Join in a craft activity make your own family crest and learn more about the Earls of Essex who used to live in Cassiobury House.

Cost: £1 per child

Tuesday 31 July

10:30-11:30am

Cassiobury Park Hub No.

Summer holidays:

Storytime adventure

Come and listen to a story and then take part in fun activities in the park.

Cost: £1 per child

Thursday 2 August

Thursday 9 August

Thursday 16 August

Thursday 23 August

Times:10:30-11:30am

Start in Cassiobury Park Hub No.

Summer holidays:

Crafty History - Landscape painting in the park

Take inspiration from famous artist Turner who painted Cassiobury Park in 1807 and draw/ paint  your own landscape masterpiece.

Cost: £1 per child

Tuesday 7 August

10:30-11:30am

Cassiobury Park Hub No.
Try Angling

Come and learn the art of rod fishing from our friendly experts from the Watford Piscators. Arrive at 1pm on the day to book your fishing time slot. Email our Cassiobury team or call 01923 727072 for further information.

Cost: £1

Thursday 9 August

1pm-4pm

Thursday 23 August

1-4pm

On Grand Union Canal, close to Iron Bridge

Yes on the day.

 

Summer holidays:

Crafty History - Tudor stick puppet

Create a Tudor stick puppet based on people who lived at Cassiobury House at the time.

Cost: £1 per child

Tuesday 14 August

10:30-11:30am

Cassiobury Park Hub No.

Summer holiday:

Arts & craft - Banner making

Join Cassiobury Park Hub and Wat's On for some arts & craft fun! Add your design to the Cassiobury Park banner, when completed will be displayed at the Hub.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday 15 Aug

10am-12non

Cassiobury Park Hub No.

Summer holiday:

Crafty History - Medieval art (illumination manuscripts)

Draw your name using illuminated letters and create a piece of art!

Cost: £1 per child

Tuesday 21 August

10:30-11:30am

Cassiobury Park Hub No.

Summer holiday:

Adventures at Whippendell Woods

 

Join Cassiobury Park Hub and Wat's On for adventures in the woods. Come and cook on a campfire or swing on a rope swing and join in games and crafts in the woods. Located close to Wippendell Woods entrance at Grove Mill Lane carpark (WD17). All children must be accompanied by an adult during this event. Activities suitable for 5-12 years. For more details contact: cassiobury@watford.gov.uk or 01923 727072

 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday 8 Aug

Wednesday 15 Aug

Wednesday 22 Aug

Times: 1-3pm

Whippendell Woods entrance, close to Grove Mill Lane carpark (WD17) No.

Summer holiday:

Wild Walks

On Wednesday 1 Aug,  find out what creatures live in the River Gade in Cassiobury Park. Please bring your wellington boots if you have them.

On Wednesday 8th Aug, spot animals that live in the woods. Then create some wildlife themed art.

On Wednesday 22 Aug, search for creatures that live in the grass and other wild area in the park's nature reserve. Then create some wildlife themed art.

Cost: £1 per child

Wednesday 1 Aug

Wednesday 8 Aug

Wednesday 22 Aug

Times: 10:30-11:30am

 

Start at Cassiobury Park Hub at 10:30am No.

 

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