CLICK ON THE CALENDAR LINK FOR A FULL LISTING OF ALL EVENTS IN THE PARK THIS SUMMER BEE WALK IN CANONS PARK, TUESDAY 30 JULY at 3pm What do bees do for us? How many varieties are there? Where do we find them? How can we protect them? Simon Braidman, Chief Warden of Stanmore Country Park, will be leading the walk and can answer all these questions and more! Suitable for all the family, the walk will begin and end at the Good Friends Cafe at the heart of the park. No entrance fee. The Friends and cafe manager Paula will be laying on a free colouring sheet activity and a yummy 'bee cookie' for every child (whilst stocks last, all cookies are gluten free).
CANONS PARK FUN DAY, SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019, 11am to 6pm Our next fun day promises to be our best yet, with involvement from other Harrow Parks and organisations serving the local community. This year we will be welcoming two wonderful bands to play during the afternoon - the Grimsdyke Brass Band and the Stardust Big Band. As well as our ever-popular 'fun' dog contest and kids' fun fair rides and stalls there will lots more to keep you busy, with many of the activities free to take part in..... such as the kids' art and craft desk, herb discovery walks, yoga, Nordic walking, nature discovery desk and more. And when it's time for a bit of a rest, there are plenty of ways to indulge in your favourite snacks, from lunches, teas and home made ices at the Good Friends Cafe to shakes and sweets at Dotty's, Slush Puppies, or a tempting stop at the New Cottage Fudge stall.
If you are interested in helping out on the day, please contact us via email@example.com (Please note that we do not accept any applications from commercial stallholders.)
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB Our lovely George V Memorial Garden is in need of some TLC!! Now that we have no park keeper, the council is only going to be cutting the grass during the year and tidying up the garden as and when it can. We desperately need keen gardeners - with or without experience - to help us return this little oasis of calm at the centre of the park to its former glory. Last year we formed a small but very effective gardening club that meets every third Sunday morning from early spring to late autumn, working from around 10am to 1pm - although everyone is welcome for whatever amount of time they can spare. The next sessions are on May 19 and June 9 and 30.
The sessions are sociable, fun and very rewarding. So far the group have cleared many of the overgrown flower beds and planted bulbs, bedding and perennial plants. Why not join them and make a real difference to the garden, for everyone to enjoy? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, are provided - or you can bring your own if you prefer - and we also provide light refreshments for tea breaks.
If you are interested, please email us and we will send you further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTER PICKS IN CANONS PARK: Please help us to keep our park looking safe and tidy! Next date, to be confirmed, will be in Summer 2019. We supply all the tools plus gloves and light refreshments to keep you going!
BIRD WATCHING WALKS The park is teeming with wildlife, especially birds! There are many varieties to watch out for and everyone is welcome to join the group, whatever their age or experience. Walks take place from 10am to 12pm on the first Sunday of every month except January (walk is on the second Sunday) and in July, August and September when the walks do not take place as the trees are too leafy. Meet at the Donnefield Avenue gates to Canons Park. All welcome! Bring binoculars if you have them and we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Stay as long as you like and feel free to join the group if you spot them walking through the park.
YOGA AND HEALTH WALKS IN CANONS PARK The activities below are FREE but donations are very welcome. All proceeds to the Friends of Canons Park to help buy plants and bulbs for the George V Memorial Garden
HEALTH WALKS Join the group for health walks and stretching exercises four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9am. Meet at the Howberry Road entrance gates.
YOGA - Spring and Summer In the George V Memorial Garden, suitable for beginners and advanced. The season begins again in June: Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm, Saturdays 8.30am to 10am. Please note a special event on Friday 21 June for International Yoga Day: sessions at 8.30am to 10am and 5.30pm to 7pm, followed by a picnic. All welcome!