Cassiobury Park, Watford


Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres of green space. There is lots to do with children including paddling pools, playgrounds, miniature railway, bouncy castle and fishing.


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Cassiobury Splash Park
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We recently took our three grandchildren, aged 4, 2 and 2 to the Splash Park, where they all had a ball. There is a large water jet spray area for the little ones to run around in (bathing costumes essential!) and two further shallow pools (about knee deep) for older ones to play in. It is well maintained and clean, and best of all, totally free! After all the water fun, the three little ones loved the ride one the miniature steam train, very reasonably priced at £2 per person. We'll definitely go again!
Loving the new splash area
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We went to Cassiobury Park today for the first time since the renovation of the splash area. It's a fantastic clean space with 3 splash areas. The children had so much fun. The water area is enclosed with only one place to enter and exit which is handy as I always get worried that the children might escape without me realising :) There is lots of seating around the splash area and there is a modern cafe (we bought ice creams which were £2 each) plus there are cubicles to get changed. The splash area is situated next to a play and picnic area and so we went between the two areas. We werent able to park in the car park as it was full by the time we arrived 11am but we were lucky enough to get a parking space on the road by the park. There are different parking restrictions for different bits of the road. Some are no parking between 9am and 11am and others were no parking between 2-4pm. so make sure you check as I imagine there are lots of traffic wardens, especially when it's really busy. A lovely day out. Will definitely be back again soon.

Great, cheap day out!
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I'm an ofsted registered childminder and looking for cheaper days out can sometimes be difficult, but Cassiobury Park is a fantastic day out! I get there for about 9.30 (any later and during the summer, the car park fills up really quickly!) and spend most of the day there. There is an enclosed area with the 3 paddling pools that is one of the cleanest I have seen. There are seats all the way round (but no shady areas) and they are patrolled by life guards. On the outskirts of the pools, you'll also find the toilets, a first aid kiosk and somewhere to buy a tea/coffee/cold drink/sandwich/hotdog. There is also an extensive play area that was recently ungraded. During the summer, there's a bouncy castle (can't tell you the cost as I don't use it), ice cream vans and the little train ride (last year it was £1 per person I think) so for me, if I've packed my picnic and got plenty of drinks the only added expense is the train ride and an ice cream...a grand total of between £15 to £20 for me and 4-6 children! Which isn't bad for a whole day's entertainment!
It is also just as good in the cooler months as there is a lovely avenue for the bike riders, walks by the river or just playing football in the field!
Great for a day out
(Updated: February 05, 2013)
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A group of us took our kids to Cassiobury Park last summer and they absolutely loved it. It was hot so the kids enjoyed cooling off in the paddling pools. It was really busy when we went so would recommend going early if it's a warm day. We decided to go to the paddling pool first, followed by a train ride and then the playground (which is fab, loads to do). We took a picnic but there is a cafe. Parking is free but again I would recommend going early if it's in the school holidays. It's a great day out.