A wassail is an old English custom dating back from pre-Norman time. The Wassail gives fruit growers the opportunity to drink to the good health of their fruit trees and scare away any evil spirits.
All Highfield residents are invited, young, old and in between!
Come join us, and if you fancy, decorate yourself with some ivy, leaves and feathers and bring along something to make a noise like a musical instrument or a pot and spoon to scare away the bad spirits and awaken the trees from their slumber
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!
The History Walk is an opportunity to learn about the history of the area that is now Highfield Park. The walk meanders around the park, stopping at points of interest in the former Hill End and Cell Barnes Hospitals. At each stop, 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 £3 to assist in its work, but this is entirely voluntary.
The Highfield Park Trust Mini-beast Safari is an educational event and will be ticketed in order that numbers can be restricted. We want the participants to get as much as they can from this wonderfully, excileration experience, that has captivated both young and old alike. It is run from the Visitor Centre and although a recent addition to the events itinery, has always been well supported. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that a free car park is situated adjacent to the Visitor Centre.