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Family Open Day 2019
July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC
Family Open Day, 6th July 2018
Where are you based?
We are near Aldenham in Watford. The manor is set in 80 acres of countryside grounds. Please check directions before travelling here – TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
What will I get from the Family Fun Day?
The Family Fun Day will give you and your family an incredible experience of activities and fun in the Hare Krishna tradition. You will have the opportunity to explore the amazing Bhaktivedanta Manor in a comfortable and friendly environment with lot of activities to take part in. The manor was gifted by George Harrison of the Beatles in 1973 and is home to the George Harrison Garden, Woodland Walk, the biggest cow protection and working oxen centre in the UK, organic farm, a magnificent Krishna Temple, Meditation rooms, and much more! You will have an opportunity to:
- Get a tour of the Mock-Tudor mansion gifted by the Beatles FREE
- Feed the Oxen, Cows and the Calves
- Go on an Ox-cart ride FREE
- Try some face-painting
- Decorate your hands with some Henna designs
- Discover your future with ancient Indian palm-reading
- Evaluate your Ayurveda bodily and mental constitution and get natural health advice
- Have some fun on the bouncy castle (kids only)
- Try some amazing cuisines, snacks and sweets
- Discover a traditional eastern culture with the Temple and Meditation rooms FREE
- Learn about the history of the Hare Krishna movement FREE
- Meet the monks and ask questions FREE
- Join in with some some yoga and meditation taster sessions FREE
There are many more things to do and we can’t list them all here!
How much do I pay?
Entry the the Family Fun Day is FREE and so are a lot of activities. Some activities require just a small charge to pay for the items used.
Can I just turn up?
Yes, you can! Please do register with the registration gazebo to claim your free access to a lot of activities on site.
Is there free parking?
Yes, and there’s lots of it!
Is there a FREE lunch?
There will be a free meal at 5.30pm, but during the open day there will definitely be some free snack and delicious food you can buy from the bakery
Can I bring my dog?
Although dogs are generally welcome on lead on the grounds during regular days, we request you not to bring your dog due to the number people present and any concerns they may have.
How long can I spend?
All day if you like. But a tour would take about 20 minutes, and then it depends what activities you want to take part in. We recommend a couple of hours at least to get the full experience!
What time is the yoga?
Three sessions – 11.30 am, 12.30pm, and 1.30pm. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise we’ll have one for you here. Due to the limitation of the size of the rooms, we’ll only be able to take the first 15 yoga enthusiasts!
Cost: FREE (just for you, your friends and family), but you are welcome to make a donation on the day.
TRAVELLING DIRECTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you haven’t been to Krishna Wisdom events before, please familiarise yourself with the location below or on google maps and give yourself plenty of time to arrive. Use postcode WD25 8HE for SatNav. You will most likely arrive from the A41. Turn into ‘Sandy Lane’ between McDonalds and the Mercure hotel. At the end of the road, turn left onto Hilfield Lane and into the set of big gates immediately on the right. There is no other entrance to the venue. If you get stuck, call the number below.
Check out this fun video of Bhaktivedanta Manor: