At the end of July, Shenley Park hosted the ‘Music to Watch Flowers By‘ family music day in their Walled Garden. Shenley is surprisingly close to Watford – a 15-minute or so drive down the A41 and out the other side of Radlett.
We trundled up from the field where we were parked with our picnic, fold-up chair, rug, buggy and countless bags and set up our spot at the top of the grassy amphitheatre. No sooner than we’d opened the sandwiches did a torrential shower start and we had to run back to the car for cover! Thankfully, the rains cleared and we eventually made it out.
Throughout the day there were bands, a Punch and Judy show and a magician’s show. Our son loved dancing down near the stage and generally bombing about with the rest of the kids!
It was a very family friendly day. Other attractions included a bouncy castle, bungee run and soft play area, all included in the ticket price. Maybe the rain had scared people off, as it was quite quiet on the bouncy castle and soft play and our son had a brilliant time chucking himself about!
Whilst we were there, we had a chance to check out some other parts of the park. The site itself is interesting – a former ancient manor house that was converted into a hospital, before being taken over by the community in the early 1990s.
We’ll definitely be going back to see the fairy village, go on one of the walks and we also go to the famous Apple Day!