Calendar

Aug
9
Fri
Build a Bug Hotel -Morning @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Build a Bug Hotel  -Morning @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Build a Bug Hotel to take home and find out more about the insects that will live there

(suitable 8 – 11yrs)

Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Includes cost of material

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Highfield Park Trust

Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Hill End Lane
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0RA

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday  8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday                            8.00am – 3.30pm

Telephone:  01727 847242

Email:  admin@highfieldparktrust.co.uk

Facebook:  Highfield Park St Albans

Twitter:  HighfieldParkTr

Build a Bug Hotel – Afternoon @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build a Bug Hotel  - Afternoon @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Build a Bug Hotel to take home and find out more about the insects that will live there

(suitable 8 – 11yrs)

Highfield Park Visitor Centre

Includes cost of material

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Highfield Park Trust

Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Hill End Lane
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 0RA

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday  8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday                            8.00am – 3.30pm

Telephone:  01727 847242

Email:  admin@highfieldparktrust.co.uk

Facebook:  Highfield Park St Albans

Twitter:  HighfieldParkTr

Aug
16
Fri
Bat Night – August SOLD OUT @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 16 @ 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.

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.

Aug
18
Sun
Habitats and microhabitats in the park and the surrounding area @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature Talk and Walk: Habitats and microhabitats in the park and the surrounding area

This event will begin with a short talk in our Visitor Centre on the different habitats and microhabitats that can be found in the park and the surrounding area, along with their importance for different types of wildlife. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk to see real examples of the habitats and microhabitats covered and to spot a range of wildlife associated with them.

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 teenagers 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 and sturdy footwear.

Sep
13
Fri
Bat Night – September @ Highfield Park Visitor Centre
Sep 13 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 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.

Oct
6
Sun
Apple Day @ Highfield Park Centre
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apple Day @ Highfield Park Centre

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 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 purchase of its Apple Juice from the orchards of Highfield, Cell Barnes and Hill End, the legacy of the two hospitals on the site.

Oct
30
Wed
Bug Hunt @ Visitor Centre
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bug Hunt @ Visitor Centre

Event Category: Fun

This event has become a firm favourite over the years and is ideal for children of the ages 5 -10.

The Bug Hunt, takes place on the 30th October.

Join us on the hunt to find some wooden bugs hidden around the park and answer questions on the creepy habits of insects to win a suitably themed prize.

Nov
15
Fri
History Talk – ‘Barts in Herts’ @ Visitor Centre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join trustees for a delve in to the history of the park. This year it will concentrate on the time St. Bartholomew’s Hospital spent at Hill End Hospital during WW2.