Cassiobury Park

What's on

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, WD17 3AR

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What's on listing

Cassiobury Stay and Play

  • Mondays: 3rd, 24th Feb, 7th & 23rd March 2020
  • Times: 10-11:30am
  • Description: This group is run by volunteers, takes place at the Hub and offers free play time for babies and toddlers. Children must be accompanied by an adult, cost is free but suggested donation £1 to help pay for resources.
  • Booking: No booking required.

Cassiobury Explorers - preschool group

  • Thursdays (term time) 23rd, 30th Jan and 6th, 13th 27th Feb, 5th, 12th 19th, 26th March 2020 
  • Times: 1pm-2:30pm
  • Description: Outdoor and exploration sessions for 2-4 year olds. Meet outside the Hub on the Patio at 12:55pm and walk with staff to the event site. Children must be accompanied by an adult, younger siblings welcome and cost is free.
  • Booking: No booking required.

Home school - Forest School

  • Thursdays: 23rd Jan, 6th and 27th Feb, 5th, 19th March 2020 
  • Times: 10am-12noon
  • Description:Outdoor and forest school inspired sessions for over 5 year olds. Meet outside the Hub on the Patio for 10am and walk with staff to the event site. Children must be accompanied by an adult, younger siblings welcome and cost is £2 per child.
  • Booking: Please email cassiobury@watford.gov.uk if you are planning to attend sessions.

Half term - Storytime adventure: Jack & the Beanstalk

  • Tuesday 18th February 2020
  • Times:  Am session 11am-12noon and Pm session 1:30-2:30pm 
  • Description: Outdoor storytelling, plus game and plant a seed to take home. Meet outside the Hub on the Patio for 11am and walk with staff to the event site. Costs £3.14 per child, includes booking fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult and activities suitable for 2-5 years.
  • Booking: Booking is required for this event and use Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cassiobury-park-hub-team-18604052103

Astrophotography Workshop in the Park 

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020
  • Times: 5:30pm - 7.45pm 
  • Description:  Come along to our workshop in Cassiobury Park, where we will show you how to shoot the night sky. The best settings that your camera should be on, any DSL camera this should work with. With your mobile & DSLR you will be able to take photos of the planets or stars with the telescopes provided by the South West Herts Astronomical Society. If 22nd Jan is cloudy then we have the back up date of the Sunday 23rd at the same time.
  • Booking: Booking required for this event and book here https://www.meetup.com/Watford-Photography-Meetup/

Food Photography in Cassiobury Park Hub

  • Friday 6th March 2020
  • Times: 12noon-2pm 
  • Description: Ever wanted to know how to shoot food photography like the pros. Come and join us at this workshop, we will show you the best techniques on how to make food appealing when taking photos. We will be joined by Nessy who specialises in Food Photography.
  • Booking: Booking required for this worskhop, costs £39 and contact Andrew on info@andrewlalchan.co.uk

Photographic Early Spring Nature Walk

  • Wednesday 11th March  2020
  • Times: 11am-1:30pm
  • Description:  Take a guided walk through Cassiobury Park with local photographer Andrew, we will be exploring early spring at the park. Opportunities to take nature photos and Andrew will be on hand to provide and advise. As it's likely to be muddy in the park, strong footwear is needed. Bring your mobile phone or DSLR camera with a zoom/macro/wide angle lens. Meet at the Hub for 11am and costs £4
  • Booking: Booking required for this walk and contact Andrew on info@andrewlalchan.co.uk

Heritage Talk: Mills of Cassiobury 

  • Saturday 28th March 2020 
  • Times: 2pm-3pm 
  • Description:  Heritage talk at the Hub and hear about  the old Mills of Cassiobury by a member of the SW Herts Archaeological & Historical. Talk about 45 mins plus light refreshments afterwards. Meet 2 pm inside the education space at the Hub
  • Booking: Booking required and use Eventbrite link to book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cassiobury-park-hub-team-18604052103

Astrophotography Workshop in the Park 

  • Saturday 28th March 2020
  • Times: 6:45pm -9pm 
  • Description:  Come along to our workshop in Cassiobury Park, where we will show you how to shoot the night sky. The best settings that your camera should be on, any DSL camera this should work with. With your mobile & DSLR you will be able to take photos of the planets or stars with the telescopes provided by the South West Herts Astronomical Society. If 28th March is cloudy then we have the back up date of the Sunday 29th at the same time. 
  • Booking: Booking required for this event and book here https://www.meetup.com/Watford-Photography-Meetup/

Photographic Spring walk and Whippendell wood

  • Wednesday 15th April 2020
  • Times: 11am-1:30pm
  • Description:  Take a guided walk through Cassiobury Park and Whippendell wood with local photographer Andrew, we will be exploring early spring at the park and possibility of bluebells. Opportunities to take nature photos and Andrew will be on hand to provide and advise. As it's likely to be muddy in the park, strong footwear is needed. Bring your mobile phone or DSLR camera with a zoom/macro/wide angle lens. Meet at the Hub for 11am and costs £5
  • Booking: Booking required for this walk and contact Andrew on info@andrewlalchan.co.uk  

Food Photography in Cassiobury Park Hub

  • Thursday 14th May  2020
  • Times: 2-4pm  
  • Description: Ever wanted to know how to shoot food photography like the pros. Come and join us at this workshop, we will show you the best techniques on how to make food appealing when taking photos. We will be joined by Nessy who specialises in Food Photography.
  • Booking: Booking required for this worskhop, costs £39 and contact Andrew on info@andrewlalchan.co.uk

Photographic Spring Late Nature Walk

  • Wednesday 20th May 2020
  • Times: 11am-1:30pm
  • Description:  Take a guided walk through Cassiobury Park with local photographer Andrew, we will be exploring late spring at the park. Opportunities to take nature photos and Andrew will be on hand to provide and advise. As it's likely to be muddy in the park, strong footwear is needed. Bring your mobile phone or DSLR camera with a zoom/macro/wide angle lens. Meet at the Hub for 11am and costs £4
  • Booking: Booking required for this walk and contact Andrew on info@andrewlalchan.co.uk

Cassiobury Park Heritage Walk

  • Sunday 19th July 2020
  • Times: 11am-1:30pm
  • Description:  A guided walk with a member of the SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society, focusing on the heritage of Cassiobury Park. Meeting point for walk: 11am outside the Hub on the upper paved patio, where the walk leader will be waiting.
  • Booking: Booking is essential on Eventbrite, bookings end on 17th July at 4:30 pm. To book your place here  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cassiobury-park-hub-team-18604052103 and no refunds for this event 

 


Regular activities in Cassiobury Park

  • Health walks Wednesdays - starting at 10:30am (fast) or 11am (easy). If you want to be sure of exploring the best of Cassiobury Park why not try this walking route?
  • British Military Fitness - classes most days, take a look at the BMF web page for details.
  • Conservation Volunteers Green Gym, Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm.
  • Park Run - Saturdays at 9am. If you have any questions not answered by the Park Run website, email Andy Nice at adknice@googlemail.com or call Caroline Roche on 01923 278242.
  • Group bike rides take place about once a month - see the Sky ride website for details.
  • RSPB Bird watching group - 1st Wednesday of the month, meet at the Gade Avenue car park at 10am contact RSPB Watford Group for more details
  • Music on the Cassiobury Park Bandstand  - every Sunday 2pm - 4pm (May to September) plus other occasional events see our what's on section for more details.

 

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