Join Austin and a small group of photographers of all abilities and equipment types in photographing our beautiful bluebells and other fantastic Spring flora and fauna.
Join Sue and Sarah in our annual history walk around the Park.
This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy and learn about the amazing mini-beasts who live in our wonderful Park. Local experts with be on hand to guide you through the collection and identification process. Don’t miss this event.
Category: Fun. The St Albans Town & Country Show – The Show with something for everybody. There are many new and exciting attractions this year including Jonathan Marshall star from Game of Thrones, Dima from Britains Got Talent, Food and Drink Festival with British Bake Off Star, Amazing Cookery Demonstrations, some fabulous shopping, Festivals of Dogs, Living History Show, motorbike displays, falconry, rural crafters and so much more …..
The Highfield Park Bat Night is an educational event and will be ticketed in order that numbers can be restricted. It is always a very popular event, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
The event includes a bat talk, access to the bat exhibition, a bat walk and a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the evening. You will also have the opportunity to buy some of our own organic apple juice.
It is suitable for young and old alike, but please wear suitable clothing and study footware. We also recommend that you bring a torch.
We are more likely to see bats around sunset or sunrise in warm, dry weather, so please keep your fingers crossed for nice weather on the day. Past events have occurred during wet weather, which has limited, but not stopped sightings. The event will occur, regardless of the weather.
The evening starts with an informative talk from a local expert. This will last for approximately twenty minutes and will cover bat history, anatomy, types of bat to be found in the UK and further afield and how they live their lives. We know from past events that we have found both Pipistrelle Bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) and Noctule Bats (Nyctalus noctula) in the park, although there are seventeen different types of bat to be found in the United Kingdom.
Pipistrelles are the commonest British bats, weighing around 5 grams (same as a 20p piece). A single pipistrelle can eat 3,000 tiny insects in just one night!
The Noctule bat has long narrow wings and flies in a straight line, very high and fast. It’s our biggest bat, but it’s still smaller than the palm of your hand!
You will also learn how to use your bat detector in order to identify the bats we find during the walk. Some bats fly high in the sky while others fly low over water, some prefer grassland while others stick close to hedges and trees.
Highfield Park Trust hopes you have an enjoyable evening.
Join Austin and a small group of photographers of all abilities and equipment types in photographing the changing colours of autumn in the Park.
Our fun and traditional celebration of English Apples.
There is something for everyone at our Sunday afternoon event.
You could just come along and listen to a local band whilst indulging in homemade cake with a cup of tea or coffee or run round with the younger members of the family with Apple based games such as apple bobbing, Hunt the Apple and many more.
We have Apple juicing displays, a walk to our traditional orchard and our local bee keeper if you want to find out more of what is around Highfield Park.
But also the opportunity to support Highfield Park with the purchse of its Apple Juice and cider from the orchards of Highfield, Cell Barnes and Hill End, the legacy of the two hospitals on the site.