New to Watford meet up

We’re organising another New to Watford meet-up! This time it will be a Sunday day-time get together (so people can bring kids if they want to). We’re thinking of meeting late morning at Cafe Cha, Cassiobury Park. If you want to come along please vote for a date on our Facebook group. Not on Facebook? Add your…

Cutteslowe Park and Jacob’s Inn, Oxford (14/10/17)

Looking for a day out? We had a great day in Oxford recently visiting Cutteslowe Park and having brunch at Jacob’s Inn.  With Oxford being only an hour’s drive away on a weekend, it’s an ideal ‘day out’ distance. Both locations are near one another and away from the city centre, so there’s no need…

Harwoods Adventure Playground (06/10/17)

We managed to make it to the recently revamped Harwoods playground for the first time, on a brilliantly sunny autumn day.  It was really quiet so our son had the playground pretty much to himself the whole time and he absolutely loved it! There are loads of different things to climb on and he enjoyed…

Hatfield Park Farm and Playground (26/03/17)

A brilliantly sunny Mothers’ Day and what do you do? Where do you go? We were meeting Mr New to Watford’s parents at Dunstable Downs in the afternoon and needed somewhere to go beforehand. Discounting Whipsnade Tree Cathedral as being too similar an activity to the Downs , we decided on Hatfield Park Farm. We’re so glad…

Moving to Watford: One Year On (13/12/16)

It’s a year since we moved to Watford from London. But did we? We’re still having conversations with friends and colleagues over what really constitutes ‘London’. We both work in the capital and consider Watford – as it’s on the tube and a quick overland hop into Euston – still part of Greater London. Our commutes…

Cassiobury Park playground (18/10/16)

We’ve been many times, but thought it useful to post a few pics of the larger playground at the bottom of Cassiobury Park if you’re thinking of making the trek …

Café Cha re-opens (02/09/16)

We’d been hotly anticipating the re-opening of Café Cha in Cassiobury Park as we loved taking our little one to the playground before it closed for refurbishment. As the work went on we were a bit sceptical as the play equipment for very young children appeared to be being replaced with swings, a climbing frame and…

Hughenden Manor (14/08/16)

We’re a big fan of day trips and Hughenden Manor is an acceptable distance drive (roughly 45 minutes from Watford on a good day) so we decided to visit it one Sunday in August. It’s the home of the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, and although it’s quite expensive to get in (in my opinion;…

Verulamium Park, St Albans (07/08/16)

We’ve been to the playground in Verulamium Park in St. Albans a few times – it’s only 20 mins by car and the car park is free for a couple of hours on a Sunday. The park itself is large, and features Roman remains dotted here and there. There’s also a paddling pool with a…