All aboard for Cassiobury Park in Watford. Uncover Watford’s leading destination for experiencing the outdoors.
We'll steer you through train journeys, point out family-favourite spots, and show you how you can enjoy savings on your trip.
How to get to Cassiobury Park by train
There are plenty of direct services to Watford Junction available if you're travelling from outside London. This includes major hubs like Birmingham and Manchester, where a train journey will take just over an hour and two and a half hours respectively.
If you don't want to take the 25-minute walk, there are frequent buses from Watford Junction to Cassiobury Park.
If you're travelling from within London, you'll want to grab a Metropolitan Line service to Watford Underground Station. This will conveniently place you less than a 5-minute walk away from Cassiobury Park if you take the road down Shepherd's Road.
What to do at Cassiobury Park
This ancient woodland, a significant portion of the park, has roots tracing back to the 1600s.
Come spring, and the woods get adorned with a blue carpet of bluebells. Sunlit paths here attract rare butterflies like the purple emperor and white admiral.
The park boasts ancient trees that have stood tall for centuries. Among them are the over 100-year-old Cedar of Lebanon and many veteran oaks. One oak, in particular, is the favourite perch for a local little owl, often spotted observing the hustle and bustle below.
There is also the River Gade to explore, a type of rare chalk river that runs through Cassiobury Park. As a local nature reserve, it is home to wildlife ranging from dragonflies and butterflies to bats and muntjac deer.
It's also a delightful spot for birdwatchers, with common sightings of mandarin ducks, little egrets, and herons. If you're lucky, you’ll be able to spot the swift, blue flash of a kingfisher.
Remember, some paths can be a tad wet, so bring your wellies if you're keen on venturing beyond the regular paths.
For families, the splash pools offer a refreshing break, especially during the warmer months. With many pools catering to different age groups, it's a favourite among the park's younger visitors.
There's even a miniature railway. At just £2.50 per person and children under two riding for free, it offers a touch of nostalgia in the park.
After a day filled with exploration and fun, unwind at The Tea Pavilion or Daisy's in the Park. Both spots serve refreshments perfect for wrapping up your park visit.
And after a day full of exploration and discoveries, relax and refuel at The Tea Pavilion or Daisy's in the Park. Both offer a range of refreshments to rejuvenate you for your next adventure in the park.
About Cassiobury Park
Established centuries ago, Cassiobury Park is one of Watford's principal green spaces.
Over the years, it has earned accolades, chief among them being the Green Flag Award. This award recognises parks and their caretakers' commitment to providing accessible recreational spaces.
Whether you're a resident or a visitor, Cassiobury Park promises an idyllic day out. Its mix of natural beauty, history, and community commitment has cemented its place in Watford's heritage.
Ways to save on your train ticket to Cassiobury Park
Heading to Cassiobury Park with your family? Opt for our special Family ticket. It's perfect for two adults and up to three kids, ensuring you get both a great rate and a comfortable spot.
For families with little ones, we offer free travel for children under five. And if you have the Family & Friends Railcard, savings can go up to 60%, with discounts starting from a third off.
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Navigate Cassiobury Park with ease with our official app. Not only can you find the most competitive ticket prices, but you also select seats and streamline payments.
Avoid extra booking fees, and enjoy the flexibility of adjusting your plans as needed. We can make sure you enjoy a seamless visit to Cassiobury Park.