Calendar

Apr
8
Wed
Cancelled – Easter Bunny Hunt 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Cancelled - Easter Bunny Hunt 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

This year’s Easter Bunny Hunt is currently cancelled due to the Covid-19 advice. We will update on future events soon

The Easter Bunny Hunt takes place during the Easter school holidays and is run from the Visitor Centre. It is a fun event and requires no pre-registration. We only ask for a small donation of £3 per child, which is payable on the day.

Children are asked to follow a trail around a small area of the park in order to find a number of wonderfully painted animals, which inturn leads them to the location of the mysterious blue Easter Bunny. They will also be provided with a questionaire, which each question relating to the hidden animals in the hunt. Each question relates to the specific animal on the trail and should be completed whilst at the location. It’s a great way to encourage young children to explore their local park and the great outdoors, although everybody attending this event seems to enjoy it!

May
3
Sun
Cancelled – History Walk 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled -  History Walk 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Our History Walk 2020 is currently cancelled based on the latst updates on the Covid -19 virus, we will update soon on events later in the year.

The History Walk is an opportunity to learn about the history of the area that is now Highfield Park.  This year it will focus on the ‘Hill End’ side of the park.  At each stop along the way, Trustees explain its significance and welcome questions and additional information from the participating walkers.

It starts and finishes from the Visitor Centre, which is adjacent to a free car park that will be open for the event. There is no need to book in advance, although upon arrival the Trust asks for a small donation of £4 to assist in its work, but this is entirely voluntary.

Jun
7
Sun
Mini Beast Safari 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mini Beast Safari 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Category: Educational.

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.

Get to know the park’s birds (by their calls and songs) @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to know the park’s birds (by their calls and songs) @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s bird life, with a focus on identifying species by their calls and songs.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s birds, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. For information on how to find us, click here.

Jul
5
Sun
Get to know the park’s butterflies @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get to know the park’s butterflies @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s butterflies and their ecology, as well as other elements of the park’s insect life.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s butterflies, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre at 10am (earlier than the other ‘Get to know’ walks). For information on how to find us, click here.

Jul
17
Fri
Bat Night July 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Bat Night July

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving pointers on what bats we might find in the park and how to identify them. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go out into the park to search for bats with the parks’ bat detectors. 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.

 

 

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing , sturdy footwear and bring a torch.

Jul
26
Sun
HMS Pinafore @ Highfield Park Cricket pavillion
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
HMS Pinafore @ Highfield Park Cricket pavillion
Following on from last years unique performance of the Pirates of Penzance in the woods, Opera Anywhere are delighted to present a performance of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most well known operetta’s with a difference . . in the woods!
Come along prepared for an outdoor performance whatever the weather, you can park up close to the venue, bring your own seating and a picnic and enjoy a relaxing and fun afternoon and see Opera Anywhere’s finest performers.
HMS Pinafore
This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain’s daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas – he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will love prevail? Climb aboard to find out and enjoy a feast of fun along the way. Hip hip hooray!
Event Details

Doors Open at 2:00PM
From 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Adult Ticket – Early Bird
£17.50 + booking fee*
Under 17’s – Early Bird
£5.00 + booking fee*
After early Bird Offer expires
Adults
£19.00 + booking fee*
Under 17’s
£6.00 + booking fee*
Adult Ticket – Early Bird
£17.50 + booking fee*
Under 17’s – Early Bird
£5.00 + booking fee*
Location

Highfield Park Trust, St Albans

Aug
2
Sun
Get to know the park’s trees @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to know the park’s trees @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
This event is a guided walk that will look at Highfield Park’s trees and the life that they support.

There will be approximately two to three miles of slow walking at this event. If you would struggle with this but are interested in learning about the park’s trees, please contact us to let us know, and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements for you on another day.

Please bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella in case of rain, as we will proceed with the walk unless it is very wet. In the latter case, we will instead run an educational discussion inside the Visitor Centre.

The guided walk will start from the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. For information on how to find us, click here.

Aug
14
Fri
Bat Night August 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 14 @ 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Bat Night August

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving pointers on what bats we might find in the park and how to identify them. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go out into the park to search for bats with the parks’ bat detectors. 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.

 

 

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing , sturdy footwear and bring a torch.

Sep
18
Fri
Bat Night September 2020 @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Bat Night September

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre giving pointers on what bats we might find in the park and how to identify them. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go out into the park to search for bats with the parks’ bat detectors. 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.

 

The event is part of out Spring–Summer 2019 programme of ‘Nature Talks and Walks’.

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world. No prior knowledge is required.

Do you need a ticket?

You need to book a ticket in order to attend because space is limited in our Visitor Centre, and there is a small charge for tickets that will go to support the park’s charitable aims.

What to bring

No equipment is needed, but please wear suitable clothing , sturdy footwear and bring a torch.