Events & Activities in Bushey

This page gives information on events and activities in Bushey and the surrounding area, including South Oxhey and Carpenders Park. If you would like to advertise on this website and the Facebook page, please do get in touch.

Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Market

Bushey Festival and the Friends of the Rose Garden invite you to the Bushey Christmas Market. Browse for Christmas gifts, enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate and listen to some festive music. Saturday 2nd December from 11am – 3pm.

Saturday 2nd December – Christmas Family Fun Day

Come along and enjoy this Family Fun Day, with rides, games, entertainers and Santa’s grotto. Saturday 2nd December from 11am – 3pm. At Market Square, Prestwick Road, South Oxhey, WD19 7EU.

Saturday 2nd December – Compassionate Cafe

A drop-in session, in partnership with Red Trust Bushey. It provides a space for members of our community who have been affected by any type of loss and would like to come along for a friendly chat and a chance to meet others over a cup of tea. Do join them and feel free to bring a friend or family member along. At Red Café, Phoenix Centre, Farrington Avenue, Bushey, WD23 3DG. Every first Saturday of the month from 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Sunday 3rd December – Christmas Craft Fair

There will be home made cake and hot drinks for sale, so do come and support your local charity. At St Martin’s Church, Muirfield Road, South Oxhey, WD19 6JD, on Sunday 3rd December from 11am – 3pm. The hall will be full of hand crafted items, made and sold by local sellers for you to treat yourself and your loved ones.

Monday 4th December – Baby Group

Meet other families with young babies in a supportive, stimulating and friendly environment. During the free 90 minute session there will be time for babies to play, discover more about their development and support your wellbeing as a new parent. Mondays from 10am – 11.30am. At South Oxhey Family Centre, Oxhey Wood Primary School, Northwick Road, South Oxhey, WD19 6NL.

Tuesday 5th December – Art Group

Get creative at this art and craft group. Bring your own project and join in with this friendly group. Tuesdays from 10am – 12 noon. At South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Gosforth Lane, Watford, WD19 7AX.

Tuesday 5th December – This and That

Drop in for tea and biscuits, chat and make new friends. The first Tuesday of each month from10.30am – 11.30am. At Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, WD23 1FA.

Tuesday 5th December – Baby Rhyme Time

These fun, half hour sessions of songs and rhymes are perfect for helping your child to learn language skills and are an opportunity for you to meet other families too. Every Tuesday at 11.15am – 11.45am. At Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, WD19 7AG.

Tuesday 5th December – Community Chess

Come and join in with this weekly chess club until at least 19th December, for all ages and levels. Tuesdays from 3pm – 5.15pm. At Stanmore Library, 8 Stanmore Hill, Stanmore, HA7 3BQ.

Thursday 7th December – Knit and Natter

Casual meet up of people to do knitting or crochet while having a natter along the way, at Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, WD19 7AG. Thursdays from 10am – 11am.

Thursday 7th December – Cake Sale

Come along to discover a range of delicious treats, homemade cakes and bakes, all affordably priced. The Three Rivers Healthy Hub, in partnership with Mind Hertfordshire is running a fundraising cake sale at the South Oxhey Healthy Hub, Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, WD19 7AG. It is part of Sixteen Days of Action aimed at the elimination of violence against women and young girls. Thursday 7th December from 11am – 4pm.

Thursday 7th December – Computers and a Cuppa

Digital Champions will be at Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, WD23 1FA on Thursdays from 12 noon – 2pm, with their Computers and a Cuppa session. No need to book, just drop in.

Friday 8th December – Shop and Pamper Spa Day

Join a festive day of pampering and shopping in the spa, located on the first floor of Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TD. Free mini treatments and skin analysis, Biotec demonstrations. Product samples and exclusive offers. Prosecco and nibbles and Christmas gift packages. Friday 8th December from 10am – 4pm. Please book at the spa reception, telephone: 01923 470161 Email: [email protected]

Saturday 9th December – Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas arts and craft event plus more. A great opportunity to purchase handcrafted gifts for Christmas. Come along and enjoy the festivities. Meet local crafts people, drink coffee, eat cake and just enjoy the event. Saturday 9th December from 12 noon – 3pm. At Carpenders Park Community Hall, Station Footpath/Gibbs Couch, WD19 5EG.

Saturday 9th December – South Oxhey Choir Christmas Concert

The South Oxhey Choir we are dusting off their Carol Song Sheets and preparing for their annual Christmas Concert which will be full of music and song from them and plenty of opportunities for you to join in with some well known festive tunes. At St Matthews Oxhey, St Matthews Close, Watford, WD19 4ST. Saturday 9th December from 7pm – 9pm. To book click here

Sunday 10th December – It’s a Dog’s Christmas

Join this paw-some Christmas games event for dogs and owners. Bring your furry friends and let them unleash their holiday spirit in a morning filled with festive fun and games. Activities Include: Ball and spoon, Musical sits, Musical spot, Red light green light, Agility course, and best Christmas dog outfit. The best Christmas dog outfit parade is at 11.45am. Sunday 10th December from 11am – 12.30pm. At King George Recreation Ground, King George Avenue, Bushey, WD23 4NT.

Tuesday 12th December – Cuppa & Catch Up

Fortnightly Cuppa and Catch up sessions for the entire Bushey Community. Tuesday from 10am – 12 noon (2nd and 4th of the month) At SRMD London Spiritual Centre, Falconer Road, Bushey, WD23 3AD.

Thursday 14th December – Brush Party: Ice Ice Angus

Join Brush Party, the UK’s ‘Paint and Sip’ experts, at The Three Crowns,1 High Road, Bushey WD23 1EA, on Wednesday 14th December from 7pm – 10pm, to paint their fabulous theme Ice Ice Angus. They provide everything, a quality canvas, all the paint you need, brushes and aprons. For further information and to book click here

Friday 15th December – Christmas Runaround 

Book your place on this Christmas Runaround on Friday 15th December from 10.30am – 11.30am. Enjoy an hour of soft play fun with a surprise visit from Santa. To book your place in advance through reception call 01923 470140. At Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TD.

Saturday 16th December – Watford Philharmonic Society

Enjoy an evening of carols, seasonal songs and festive orchestral works, with well-known professional singer Andrew Shore (baritone) and the Watford Philharmonic Society choir and orchestra. Complete with the opportunity to join them singing well-known Christmas favourites. At The Grand Hall, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA. Saturday 16th December from 7pm. To book click link

Thursday 21st December – New Christmas Crafts

New to Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TD, this year, a fun adult and child Christmas craft session. Thursday 21st December from 10am – 12.30pm, enjoy a series of Christmas themed crafts including making reindeer food for Santa, Christmas cards, Christmas photo frames, 2024 calendars and icing Christmas biscuits. Bookings to be made at reception, call 01923 470140. One adult must be booked on per ticket, this is not a drop and go session.

Thursday 21st December – Festive Craft Event

Decorate baubles, make Christmas ornaments and cards at this festive craft event. Thursday 21st December from 11am – 3pm. At Oxhey Library, Bridlington Road, South Oxhey, Watford, WD19 7AG.

Friday 22nd December – Christmas Pool Party

Enjoy Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TD, Christmas themed pool party with inflatables and lunch. Friday 22nd December from 10.30am – 12 noon. Enjoy your pool party lunch of chicken goujons and chips (vegan/veggies options are available) please let the cafe know your lunch order before you go into the pool, keep hold of your booking receipt to secure your child’s lunch. Book at reception by calling 01923 470140 to secure your place.

Sunday 24th December – Treasure Island

Set sail from Metropolitan Bushey this Christmas Eve for fun and adventure in this rip-roaring Pantomime version of everybody’s favourite swashbuckling classic, Treasure Island. Packed solid with comedy, songs, and audience participation, the kids will love to cheer their hero Jenny Jiggles, boo the evil pirate Long John Silver, roar with laughter at the antics of Dame Auntie Nelly, and of course meet the friendliest Cat ever.

This event will be theatre style in our Ballroom upstairs. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. There will be a pushchair/pram park in The Studio Room on the Ground Floor. Sunday 24th December from 10.30am – 11.45am. Doors open at 10am. To book click link

Friday 5th January – Baby Rhyme Time

These fun, half hour sessions of songs and rhymes are perfect for helping your child to learn language skills and are an opportunity for you to meet other families too. For the comfort and safety of families we may have to limit numbers so entry to a session cannot be guaranteed. Every Friday at 11am – 11.30am. At Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, Bushey, WD23 1FA.

Monday 8th January – IT Champions

IT Champions offer one-to-one support, problem-solving, and online safety advice for users of the library computers and WiFi. At Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, Bushey, WD23 1FA. Every Monday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Wednesday 31st January – Talking Additional Needs

Talking Additional Needs is a six week group for parents and carers of children with any additional needs aged 2-25. At Otley Way Family Centre, Otley Way, WD19 7TB. To book, call 07512 709556 or email [email protected]