16th ANNUAL CANONS PARK FUN DAY, SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019
Our next fun day promises to be our best yet, with involvement from other Harrow Parks and organisations serving the local community.
The event, which will run from 11am to 6pm, will feature all the usual activities that draw up to 2000 visitors every year, ranging from kids’ fun fair rides and the ever-popular 'fun' dog contest (2pm to 2.45pm), to face painting, free Tai Chi sessions, and fabulous music from the Grimsdyke Concert Band and the Stardust Big Band. There’s a free kids' art activity desk, a nature discovery desk, yoga from 3.30pm to 5pm (opposite the playground) and a plant sale to support the Shaw Trust in Harrow. The Friends of Chandos Park will be holding two free storytelling sessions at 1pm and 4pm and from 2.45pm to 2.55pm there will be a Nordic walking demonstration in the arena (2.45pm - 2.55pm).
For those of all ages who like to get back to nature there will be herb discovery walks in the peaceful George V Memorial Garden at 1pm and 3pm, a nature discovery stall and a storytelling walk with Claudia Mernick (for ages 4+) at 3pm.
The Good Friends Cafe will be open for business as usual, with a great selection of lunchtime snacks, teatime treats, and home-made cakes, biscuits and ice creams, with plenty of vegan and gluten free options. Visitors can also treat themselves at the New Cottage Fudge stall or go to Dotty’s Sweets bus for super shakes and sweets.
Entrance to the event is free, however there is a charge for fairground rides, stalls and candy floss. Other facilities in Canons Park include wide open spaces to play sports, walk, jog, use the Green Gym, or have a family picnic. There’s a wonderful adventure playground, basketball hoop and climbing boulder. The Friends also recommend a visit to the stunning St Lawrence Church nearby, a Georgian ‘gem’ that is offering free tours during the afternoon, from 2 - 5pm.
Toilet facilities (including disabled) available. Limited off-street parking nearby plus paid parking in Canons Park station car park. Nearest tube station Canons Park. Good bus links.
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.)