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Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens

The most visited park is the Verulamium Park (100 acres of parkland with a lake, café, pub and playground) and Victorian Clarence Park, presented to the people in 1894 by John Maple. The famous National Rose Gardens are located on the city outskirts.

A sunny day in the park

Yesterday, as I wandered across the Verulamium with two of my children, I wanted to photograph so many aspects of it; the scene of the lake with its swans, the River Ver, the ancient Fighting Cocks Pub, the rise up to the truly magnificent Cathedral (Abbey) of St Albans!

Christmas Market at Charters Health Club

There will be a Christmas market at Charters Health Club, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0DB on Friday 18th December 3pm til 9pm. Free Entry! Have a go at ice skating, fairground rides or visit Santa in his grotto; lots of craft and food stalls, festive refreshments, plus lots more fun for all the family.

Fireworks 7th November in Verulamium Park

I love fireworks, simple as that. I can't get enough of them and the annual display at Verulamium Park is always excellent. Luck favoured the brave and the evening was still and crisp. The rain held off till later in the evening allowing for one of my favourite displays for some years.

Upcoming events at Highfield Park

Highfield Park is a popular leisure area to the west of the City. Here is a list of upcoming events at the Park in 2009

Get ready for the 29th St Albans Half Marathon!

Fancy-dress, fun characters, free ice-cream, free T-Shirts and medals for the children, are all part of the day. From the age of 6 months to eighty, all ages turn up and simply have fun! This annual event takes place on Sunday 13th June 2010 and includes the 5k run, 1.5 mile Fun Run, Walking Half marathon and Healthy Hearts Jog.

What’s on for the family in February

February's weather is cold and dull but there is plenty on in this city for the family to get out and enjoy. Here are just a few examples but follow the links to find out lots more about each venue.

2010 Summer Fun for St Albans Kids

Calling all St Albans parents! The schools are about to set your treasured children free for six weeks. If you want some ideas on where to release some kid-energy, read on;

Race For Life – It’s all about the Girl Power!

‘If you go down to the park today, You’re in for a pink surprise, There are thousands down in the park today, Running to save some lives’

Bishop Stack opens Prayer Garden at St John Fisher School

Blue skies and melodious childrens' voices greeted Bishop Stack and the Ss Alban & Stephen parish priests as they celebrated the opening of the new Prayer Garden at St John Fisher Catholic Primary school.

Laughs in the Park 2011

St. Albans is rapidly acquiring a reputuation as a good venue for comedy gigs. The Alban Arena frequently gets national names to visit and perform. We now even have our very own comedy 'festival' annually, with Laughs in the Park. Now I wouldn't say it is anywhere near Glastonbury's exalted position in the national psyche, but as it's only the second year of existence, it still has time.

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Wilco Johnson Band and Glenn Tilbrook at the Alban Arena March...

The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!