STOP PRESS! PLEASE SEE BELOW FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN CANONS PARK AND CHANGES TO CAFE OPENING DAYS DURING SEPTEMBER
FREE YOGA SESSIONS FOR KIDS + ADULTS ON SATURDAY 6 AND 13 OCTOBER, 11.30am to 1pm
Introduce your kids to the wonderful world of yoga! Bring a mat each and come along to the George V Memorial Garden at the heart of Canons Park for a session that will be mindful, dynamic and fun. To join in, just register your details and child/children's age by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07948 047024. The sessions are free but donations of £2 per person in aid of the Friends of Canons Park would be very welcome! By registering your details you confirm that your GP has given you and any child attending with you permission for physical activity. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. See the website for any details of cancellation: www.yotengoyoga.com
Canons Park is nestled between the borders of Edgware and Stanmore, it has a fascinating history dating back hundreds of years.
The park boasts wide open spaces for walking, sports, picnicking; shady woodland walks with wonderful displays of spring bluebells and wild garlic (from late April to early May).
It has a family friendly area with an adventure playground, supersized climbing boulder, basketball hoop and outdoor exercise gym.
Only good friends meet @ The Good Friends Café, where there is a wonderful selection of lunchtime snacks, teatime treats, lollies and wonderful home made ice creams, cakes and biscuits on offer, plus hot and cold drinks including super 'bean to cup' coffee. Table Tennis bats can be hired from the Cafe for use on the tables in the playground. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAFE WILL EXTEND ITS OPENING SEASON DURING OCTOBER, WEATHER PERMITTING BUT WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.
Report on our first ever Bat Walk in Canons Park on Thursday 30 August 2018
Leaders Josh Kalms and Simon Braidman, Wardens, Stanmore Local Country Park
Simon Braidman writes: 'This event was attended by around 90 people. We saw a large bat which flew in a straight line. This was probably a Noctule Bat. They are an early emerging species. Then we saw Pipistrelle bats and we got good views. They were not ultra-sounding as it was still light. Later on we heard the echolocation calls and Josh picked up Soprano Pipistrelle. Towards the end we detected Daubenton’s Bat around the ornamental pond in the George V Memorial Garden.
The children had lots of fun catching invertebrates- bat food from the trees. Many were spiders including the green crab spider Didea dorsata. We also had an earwig and a Cream-Spot Ladybird. Beside the pond was a Leopard Slug and in the pond was an Eared Pond Snail. There were lots of questions about bats and we talked about the importance of long grass, dead wood and woodland edge habitat for wildlife'.
The Friends would like to thank Simon and Josh for giving up their free time to lead this fascinating Walk.
In case of an emergency in the park, please dial 999. For non-emergency calls to the police, such as for non-threatening anti-social behaviour, please dial 101. To convey a message to our park keeper, Derek Roy, please email email@example.com
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