Its all go in Llandaff North for the summer festival with the park at the heart of some of the events going on over the next few days
Friday 26 June, 3pm, Lew’s Coffee Shop: Bingo
Saturday 27 June, 10am, from Hailey Park: Family bike ride
Saturday 27 June, 11–4.30pm: Summer Fair & Fun dog show. Venue: Hailey Park. Lots of things to do for everyone: stalls, BBQ, licensed mini-bar, fun dog show (see below for details), tug of war, bouncy castle, swing boats, fun & games for children, and more.
Saturday 27 June, from about 12.45–1pm: Fun Dog Show. Venue: Hailey Park.
Classes include junior handler (children 16 and under), best pup (12 months and under), best rescue, golden oldie, best sausage catcher (back by popular demand!), best sled dog and more … Emphasis on fun for all dogs (and their owners). Just register your dog on the day.
Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and prizes for the winning dogs.
Come along and visit Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales), the Oldies Club and Newport Sled Dogz while you’re here – Not forgetting all the other things going on in the summer fair next to the dog show area.
Saturday 27 June, from 7pm: Popup Cinema at the old Tivoli in Llandaff North (now James & Jenkins Garages). Celebrating the last film ever shown at the old Tivoli Cinema and a huge part of the Summer Festival we're delighted to be showing the 1959 Night We Dropped A Clanger featuring the likes of Brian Rix, Hatti Jacques, Andrew Sachs and William Hartnell this is a brilliant family fun film. A huge thanks to James & Jenkins, Talking Picture TV andFilm Hub Walesfor their amazing support. Bring your own chairs and cushions!
Sunday 28 June, from 11am: Fun Run
Sunday 28 June, 2–3.30pm: We’re Going on a Bug Hunt.Meet: Car park (Radyr Rd entrance; 1.45–2pm). Join Friends of Hailey Park and our Community Ranger for a bug hunt through Hailey Park Meadow. Its a great habitat to see all sorts of minibeasts that are out and about having a ball this summer. Let’s see how many we can find along with some of the plant, bird and other wildlife. We’ll be out with sweep nets to see what bugs we can see at close quarters.
The emphasis is on fun while you explore this wonderful habitat right on your doorstep.
Everyone welcome – children need an adult with them. FREE event. Tel. 07836532258 for any info
Sunday 28 June, 2.30pm: Popup Cinema at the old Tivoli in Llandaff North (now James & Jenkins Garages). Showing ‘Paddington Bear’.
Sunday 28 June, from 9pm, Pineapple Inn, Station Road: Pub Quiz
Sunday 12 July, 2–5pm: Volunteers needed to help out on the park.Please do come along, we don’t bite and you’ll be doing something great in your local community. Help is always wanted and everyone welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult though). All tools and free refreshments are provided. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. You don’t need to come for the whole time either – every little bit helps. Meet us at 1.45–2pm in the car park (Radyr Road) or whenever you want to (ring 07836532258). Improve your health and your local environment at the same time –if you do one thing to help the environment this year then do it for Hailey Park! http://www.friendsofhaileypark.org.uk/news--events.html
Wednesday 22 July, 9.30pm: Let’s go Batty on the Park. Discover the bats living in Hailey Park using bat detectors to locate this secretive nocturnal creature. Please bring a torch. Meet at Radyr Road car park, Hailey Park £1 charge.
From natural history to heritage, sports activities to family events there is something for everyone to do in Cardiff's parks and open spaces.
12/07/2015 14:00–16:00 MEADOW FLOWERS IN NANT FAWR Led by the Community Park Rangers. See what wild flowers are growing on the meadows and learn about their uses in human history, and the issues involved in modern urban meadow management. Meet at the reservoir car park off Rhydypennau Road Free 2km B
12/07/2015 14:00–15:30 CATHAYS CEMETERY HERITAGE WALK Discover the history of one of the largest Victorian cemeteries in Britain. Find out about famous residents and events in Cardiff's past whilst walking through this beautiful cemetery. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CEMETERY. Meet at the main entrance gates in Fairoak Road Free
18/07/2015 10:30–16:30 FLY FISHING FOR ADULTS – BEGINNERS A chance to learn some basic fly fishing skills. The day will involve some theory in the classroom followed by practical instruction on the River Taff. Places are limited and will need to be booked by contacting the Ranger service on 07976 132824 or 029 2044 5911. Please bring wellies or waders if you have them and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee supplied. Meet at the Warden Centre, Forest Farm £20
18/07/2015 10:00–12:00 MONTHLY NATURE RAMBLE AT FOREST FARM Led by RSPB Cardiff and the Friends of Forest Farm. A guided walk to identify birds and wildlife which may vary from month to month. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Warden’s Centre, Forest Farm.
25/07/15 10:00–12:00 FOREST FARM WILDLIFE WATCH Do you want to be part of a club where you can enjoy fresh air while learning about nature? Come along and make friends with other nature detectives and have lots of fun taking part in all sorts of activities. This club is for children aged 8–12 years and their families. Most meetings start at the Forest Farm Warden Centre from 10:00‐12:00. For a current Forest Farm Wildlife Watch programme please email Gareth at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Community Rangers on 07976 132824
The park now has 2 basketball nets on the park. After we Hailey Mews houses were built it meant the basketball hoop in the playground was not safe to use as balls could easily drop over the other side on to a road. The hardstanding was chosen as the place to move it and we requested they add another basketball hoop at the opposite end and thankfully they also levelled the hardstanding out was it was easier to play on.
A new log bench has been put in a lovely spot by the river – along the river path toward the bridge – and is proving quite popular. The other log benches have also been replaced and the one near the bridge has now been returned. Many thanks to the rangers for doing all this.
Discussions are still ongoing with regard to the bowling green and to turn it in to an area to be used by all – as a natural play area, sensory garden, seating with some additional play equipment. Also ongoing is the search for funding for more grants to assist in this task.
Now we’ve finished willow coppicing in the meadow for the autumn and winter our last workday was taken up with path edging near the playground area. Although the ground was very hard, the finished sections looked neat and tidy afterwards. You might have noticed the bug walk is the same day as the June workday – the bug hunt now replaces the workday.