We are holding our Kids' Fun Fair Day on Sunday 6 August this year from 11am to 6pm!
Not only will our ever-popular kids' fun fair be returning but this year sees the return of two other popular features - the big brass band, which will be playing during the afternoon, and the fun 'dog contest' (sponsored by Goddard Veterinary Services of Whitchurch Lane), where you can enter your pooch for a variety of categories such as Best Groomed Dog and 'Dog with the Waggiest tail'.
Feeling active - or that you should be? Then join in with one of AMRITFIT's FREE boot camp taster sessions, running all day, every hour on the half hour. First session will be at 11.30am, last session at 4.30pm. Over 16's only please!
If it's a sugar rush you need after all that fun and activity you'll be glad to see that the New Cottage Fudge cart will be there to offer a huge variety of home made fudge.... delicious!
Spare time for something quieter in the afternoon and you can choose from yoga sessions for all abilities in the George V Memorial Garden (2 - 4pm) or take advantage of a fascinating, free Herb Walk by Varsha of Vanaspati at 4pm. Kids and adults alike will love the Storytelling Walk by Claudia Mernick at 2pm (meet at the Friends of Canons Park information desk at `1.50pm) - a gentle walk with sights and stories woven into the history of the park.
There will be lots more to keep visitors busy too, including our amazing adventure playground, challenging green gym, basketball hoop and supersize climbing boulder. And when it's time for a rest, don't forget to visit the Good Friends Cafe for lunchtime snacks and teatime goodies, lollies and Italian ice cream.
If it's local history you're interested in, why not take a tour of the stunning St Lawrence Church, just next to the Whitchurch Lane entrance to the park? They run free tours of this beautiful church from 2 - 4pm every Sunday, where you can learn more about its connection to the First Duke of Chandos, who owned the land where the park now stands and who was once one of the richest men in 18th century Britain!