Local December events flowing through the valley

Here at the Colne Valley Park, we are keen to introduce people to all areas and rural aspects of the park and that is why every month we will be sharing local rural events across your Regional Park.

Please have a look at the local offers and events that are available for you, without having to break the bank or travel too far…

Hillingdon narrowboats 2019 Santa Trips. Limited spaces. This years Santa Trips are Sat. 30th November & Sunday 1st December, Sat. 7th December & Sun 8th December and Sat 14th December & Sunday 15th December https://hillingdon-narrowboats.org.uk/index.php/en/

Lunch with Father Christmas at Denham Country Park ONLY £13.50 per child including craft workshop, lunch with Santa and a present for every child. Various dates still available 1st, 7th, 14th and 22nd December https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/events/lunch-with-santa/

Post Christmas Colne Valley Bird Walk– organised by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Stretch your legs after Christmas and explore the Colne Valley with Mid-Herts Local Group. A winter wetland bird walk, followed by an optional pub lunch. If you are new to birding or just want to burn off some mince pies, come along with our friendly group for a 6-7 mile walk to visit three Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves on route (Springwell Reedbeds, Stocker’s Lake and Old Park Wood). https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-12-27-post-christmas-colne-valley-bird-walk

Christmas Craft at the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre – Come and enjoy a free tea and mince pie and make your own Christmas card and hanging tree decoration at the Colne Valley Visitor Centre – £2.67 including a free cup of tea & mince pie https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/events/christmas-craft-at-colne-valley-visitor-centre/

Santa Cruise with Arthur Daily TripsFather Christmas will be visiting with gifts for the children and the Arthur (boat) will be decorated beautifully. Come and enjoy a festive canal ride with the family – Saturday 21 December 2019, start 11am to 12pm & 1pm to 2pm https://www.arthurdailytrips.com/public-cruises

Santa’s Grotto and Reindeer Paddock – Nathan’s Farm – Excited to announce Nathan’s Farm have reindeers! Please join us for our first Santa’s Grotto and see the reindeer in their new paddock https://www.facebook.com/nathansfarm/photos/pcb.1454393028042760/1454392978042765/?type=3&theater or https://www.nathansfarm.co.uk/contact

Chiltern Open Air Museum – Traditional Christmas. Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December A special Christmas event. Come and find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past. At this special Christmas event the Museum’s historic buildings will be decorated traditionally for Christmas and brought to life by costumed characters. Visitors can meet Father Christmas and hand deliver their Christmas lists to him.  https://www.coam.org.uk/events/christmas-event/

Friends of Langley Park Handbell Ringers will be performing at San Remo Café in Black Park on Thursday the 19th December 11.30 and from 11.00 Black Park Shed will have a stall selling some of their products, which are handcrafted, using reclaimed wood and will include some Christmas items. https://www.facebook.com/denhamcountrypark/

Simply Walk .. your way to a better health in Iver Village – Saturday 21st December, meet at 2pm in the car park behind the Village Hall, Grange Way, SL0 9QA – All Welcome for a walk of around 90 minutes with tea and cake at a High St. Café afterwards buckscc.gov.uk/simplywalk there also walks available in Denham, Black Park, Langley Park and The Chalfonts, visit the website fore more information and enjoy a great walk!

The Colne Valley Park, also updates events and volunteer opportunities regularly on our Home page, as well as our 18 circular walks that you can find on this website “under things to do”.

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